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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Studies focus on sustainable agriculture, organic crop and livestock production, local food production, environmental stewardship, and small business planning. Offers hands-on experience with Central Iowa farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, livestock and vegetable production, and/or certified organic farming.

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Interdepartmental Ph.D. degree delivered in partnership with 19 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) degrees and a double degree M.S. program.

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Interdepartmental M.S. degree (thesis and non-thesis) delivered in partnership with 19 Iowa State University departments. The GPSA program also offers a Ph.D. and a double degree M.S. program.

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Interdepartmental degree delivered in partnership with 19 Iowa State University departments. The program offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees, and a double degree M.S. program.

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Studies focus on sustainable agriculture, organic crop and livestock production, local food production, environmental stewardship, and small business planning. Offers hands-on experience with Central Iowa farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, livestock and vegetable production, and/or certified organic farming.

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Studies focus on sustainable agriculture, organic crop and livestock production, local food production, environmental stewardship, and small business planning. Offers hands-on experience with Central Iowa farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, livestock and vegetable production, and/or certified organic farming.

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Research in organic topics, leading to a graduate degree in Horticulture, Agronomy or Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA), is available in Dr. Delate's lab. Experiment station and on-farm organic agricultural research, Extension activities, bulletins, field days, and training.

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The Leopold Center's work focuses on "ecological systems research, marketing and food systems research, policy research and cross-cutting research that bridges all areas (water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems)." The Center was established to "identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources."

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Iowa State University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community members manage the 6-acre organic farm and Community Supported Agriculture program.

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Iowa State University graduate students in programs other than the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) can receive a Graduate Minor in Sustainable Agriculture.

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The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) and the Iowa State University Department of Community and Regional Planning offer a dual degree program leading to the Master of Science degree in sustainable agriculture and the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree.

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The Sustainable Living Bachelor's degree offers an Agriculture and Food "Track of Focus" that covers sustainable/organic agriculture, season extension and biodynamic agriculture. The University's certified-organic farm and greenhouses offer student research, intern and volunteer opportunities.

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