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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

This 17-month, interdisciplinary master's degree program offers four specialization tracks, including Renewable and Sustainable Energy, and Sustainable Food Systems.

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The degree focuses on agriculture, agribusiness, and agritourism, covers "both traditional and sustainable agricultural sciences," and emphasizes "new and emerging technologies for high yield and specialty agriculture" for regional small farms.

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This one-year, 27-credit, online certificate covers the "the history, values, benefits, regulations and practices associated with organic agriculture."

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Student-designed "paths" could include courses on ecological agriculture, permaculture design, and/or the College's Practice of Organic Agriculture course which spans 3 quarters and has both an academic and on-farm component at the Evergreen State College Organic Farm. The course addresses practices in organic farming; running a farm business; and marketing food. One quarter explores "organic food production systems using the three pillars of sustainability - economic, environmental, and social justice." The Evergreen College also has a permaculture site, demonstration site, compost facility, and a biodiesel generation project.

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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. See also https://agroecology.wisc.edu.

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The Agroecology Summer Intensive is an undergraduate 10-week, summer, residential curriculum in academic and experiential learning at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. It comprises four courses (15 credits) in Sustainable Agriculture: soils, vegetable crops, agroecology and small farm management/produce marketing that count towards the school's Agroecology Minor. A Certificate Program is available for persons not seeking academic credit. Internships are available at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm.  ASI is held at the Rieth Village, 4415 W. 200 S, Albion, IN 46701.

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Interdisciplinary program in the Crop and Soil Sciences and the Horticultural Science departments offers three concentrations:  Agroecology Research and Production; Community Food Systems; or Urban Horticulture.

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

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Students in this program "gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural systems and obtain skills in analyzing ag systems from a multi-disciplinary and integreated approach." The minor is open to all students.

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The Farm's "mission is to promote agroecology and sustainable food systems by providing a diversity of experiential learning opportunities for NC State and the broader community."

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"Busby Farm serves Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR) by demonstrating and researching organic, integrated and sustainable ways to farm." It is one of the largest organic research farms in the United States.

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This Kellogg-endowed program provides interdisciplinary sustainable agriculture research, education and outreach leadership and engagement for The Ohio State University and its many partners throughout the State of Ohio and beyond.

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Research at the North Alabama Horticulture Research Center is focused on organic production of tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes in organic systems. The Center is one of two organic agriculture research units in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station system that has certified organic research plots and focuses on applied research to support small-scale organic farmers.

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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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The Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) "works to enhance the quality of agricultural and environmental education at the University of Illinois through support [of] graduate students studying critical issues in agriculture, food systems and their interactions with the environment and society."

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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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"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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