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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program supports graduate student research into "agriculture, food systems and their interactions with the environment and society."

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The Agricultural Sustainability Institute Student Farm offers practical, hands-on sustainable agriculture education through courses, internships, special projects, summer organic farming internship (open to all students and the public), garden-based child/youth-focused education program and research projects. Undergraduate and graduate sustainable agriculture courses and curricula offered in conjunction with other courses on campus.

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"The Agroecology program ... combines student-centered research, education, and community engagement in various projects to address locally relevant issues that affect agroecosystems in South Texas, including in sustainable agriculture, community supported agriculture, urban forestry, and sustainable food systems."

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The undergraduate certificate is offered by the Department of Environmental Studies in alliance with the Miami-Dade College, Archbold Biological Station's MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center (MAERC), and USDA's Agricultural Research Service. The FIU Organic Garden is maintained by the Agroecology Program and the Organic Gardening Club.

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The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience. The sustainable agriculture concentration "allows students to combine interests in environmental and social studies with current topics in agriculture such as organic farming practices, local food initiatives, farm workers' rights, energy sources, and farm policy."

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An interdepartmental Bachelor of Science in Agroecology is also offered involving faculty in the Departments of Plant Sciences and Ecosystem Science and Management. Alternative contact: Department of Plant Sciences. 50 Agriculture Building. Phone: 307-766-3103.

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The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience at the Dilmun Hill Student Farm. The organic agriculture curriculum provides instruction "about the philosophy and regulations involved with certified organic crop production" and on "practical ways of growing crops and managing pests using organic methods."

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The Agroecology undergraduate minor "is open to all baccalaureate students. It is designed for students majoring in Biological Sciences, Plant & Soil Sciences, Horticultural Science and Animal Science, but will be of interest to a wide array of students as agriculture has broad implications in the life sciences, economics, and sociology."

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The Agroecology Minor requires four courses in the Agroecology Summer Intensive program plus two additional courses.

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The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Everett, Washington campus.

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The Agroecology Program offers a Master's degree with two tracks: 1) The Public Practice Track trains project developers and program managers at the interfaces of agriculture and other sectors of society; and 2) The Research Track addresses the need for continued research and scholarship.

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The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Pullman, Washington campus.

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Coursework in the Agricultural Technology Program covers organic and sustainable technology, organic food production systems, sustainable vegetable production, application of sustainability practices, precision agriculture, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems and more. "Emphasis is placed on the application of sustainability principles on the university's farm, research plots, gardens, hydroponic systems, greenhouses, and high tunnels."

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Agroecology is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Plant Sciences and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. An Agroecology Minor also is available. Alternative contact: Department of Plant Sciences. 50 Agriculture Building. Phone: 307-766-3103.

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"Busby Farm serves Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR) by demonstrating and researching organic, integrated and sustainable ways to farm."

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"The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.

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"This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management and business management skills."

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"The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy." Students "learn to evaluate the ecological, political, economic and social aspects of food production and distribution." Research opportunities are offered in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and consumer behavior related to food and the environment.

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