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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is managed through a partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay and University of California Cooperative Extension and is used to teach Marin County residents about local agriculture. The farm also is available to students for research, coursework, and degree program requirements.

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The 365-acre Shone Farm provides hands-on experience to students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science Programs. Students produce and sell grass-fed beef, direct market value-added products, and operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

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An outdoor classroom, Seeds@City Urban Farm, offers hands-on training in sustainable, organic, local and community agriculture.

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The 300-acre Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility is "dedicated to investigating irrigated and dry-land agriculture in a Mediterranean climate." The Century Experiment (formerly known as LTRAS - Long Term Research Agricultural Sustainability) is a long-term, 100-year study implemented in 1993 on the main plots of Russell Ranch. The Experiment also includes the former Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) research project.

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The John T. Lyle Center "advance[s] the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach." The John T. Lyle Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.

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The 1.2 acre Pomona College Organic Farm serves as a site for hands-on education in "various methods of small-scale ecological farming." Students, faculty and staff use the farm for academic studies and have conducted research for thesis projects on sustainability. The farm hosts local school groups and community tours, and offers workshops and events for community members.

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The Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center is an 800-acre diversified farm that includes an Organic Dairy Unit and research in organic vegetable production. The farm is used to evaluate and demonstrate organic and sustainable farming practices.

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This certificate focuses on "the principles of agribusiness management, sustainable agriculture and direct farm marketing" and is designed to teach students the skills in small sustainable farm business management needed to "enter the workforce as a small farm owner or manager."

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Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable production.

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Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable crop production.

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The College of the Extended University at Cal Poly partnered with Archipley's Family Farm, Inc. (AFFI), also know as Archi's Acres to offer a six-week Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) certificate program. Upon completion, students also earn 17 quarter units of academic credit at Cal Poly State Polytechnic University - Pomona.

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Archipley's Family Farm, Inc. (AFFI), also know as Archi's Acres, has partnered with the College of the Extended University at Cal Poly to create a six-week Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) certificate program. Upon completion, students also earn 17 quarter units of academic credit at Cal Poly State Polytechnic University - Pomona.

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The CAFES Center for Sustainability offers student intern programs, professional development, community workshops and resources for sustainable agriculture.

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Courses and/or lectures series on organic agriculture, sustainable gardening, hydroponics food production, integrated pest management, soil conservation, and more. Operates the Cabrillo College Horticulture Organic Farm.

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