University of Georgia's 90-acre Horticulture Research Farm includes a two-acre, certified organic production area in support of the Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture.
Undergraduate and graduate studies in organic agriculture, soil ecology, reduced and no tillage, integrated pest management, cropping systems, and development of pest-resistant crop cultivars. Research and Extension education.
Oxford College's 11-acre Organic Farm, established in 2014, will be used "to model the use of sustainable farming techniques to support our local community and to provide education and training opportunities for our students on the issues of sustainability."
The University of Georgia's certified-organic farm, a four-acre area with field plots and a greenhouse at the Horticulture Research Farm in Watkinsville, provides students in the Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture with hands-on learning opportunities and a laboratory for their research projects.
Students from all University of Georgia majors can take classes, volunteer, or gain hands-on experience in organic agriculture and local food systems. Classes are offered as part of the Local Food Systems Certificate.