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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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 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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Seeds@City Urban Farm, a hands-on training in sustainable, organic, local and community agriculture, is the outdoor laboratory for the San Diego City College sustainable agriculture program.

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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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Courses in this multidisciplinary program, open to students in all colleges, are held on "16-acre Living Laboratory."  The John T. Lyle Center "advance[s] the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach." The Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.

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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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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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The degree covers "all aspects of technology and horticultural study including hydroponics, aquaponics, organic substrate production, GIS / GPS, water and energy conservation, and computing and connecting technology tools and data streams on farm."

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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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The College of the Extended University at Cal Poly partnered with Archi's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (AISA), also know as Archi's Acres to offer a six-week Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT) certificate program. Upon completion, students also earn 12-semester units of academic credit at Cal Poly State Polytechnic University - Pomona.

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Archi's Acres is a USDA-certified organic greenhouse operation. Archi's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (ASSI) partners with the College of the Extended University at Cal Poly 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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The CAFES Center for Sustainability offers student intern programs, professional development, community workshops and resources for sustainable agriculture.

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This 12-unit certificate provides training for "those interested in obtaining an agriculture-realted job or developing a larger-scale home garden."

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This 30-unit certificate is intended for "those who are preparing to establish and operate an urban farm-related business."

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The program provides training on the "skills and practices of urban agriculture, focusing on ecologically restorative food production, project planning, and small-scale enterprise development."

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