The Ecological Food and Farming Systems (EFFS) graduate specialization focuses on "biogeochemical, socioeconomic, and policy concepts critical to sustainable agriculture and food systems."
The farm "is a 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm." It markets include two CSAs, an on-campus farm stand, and sales to campus dining halls. Programs include the Organic Farmer Training Program, collaboration with the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Specialization, undergraduate coursework and research, experiential educational opportunities, and Outreach and Extension programs.
"The Organic Farmer Training Program is a nine-month intensive training program in year-round organic farming focusing on diversified production of vegetables, livestock, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets." Program includes management of "15 acre certified organic farm including its 20,000 sqft of passive solar greenhouse space and the SOF production for its primary markets including a 48-week CSA, 7-month on campus farm stand, and sales to campus dinning services."
Graduate coursework topics include agroecology, agroecosystems, sustainable agriculture, sustainable food systems, and urban agriculture. An interdisciplinary graduate certificate is in development through the University of Michigan's Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.
The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program focuses on facilitating education on sustainable food topics, collaborative programming and outreach, and growing sustainable food in support of the University of Michigan community and environment. The Campus Farm is the "central hub of hands-on activity" and provides a venue for experiential and academic education as well as practical sustainable food growing experience. Offers coursework, volunteer opportunities and internships.
The Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project and farm provides students, faculty and staff with a space for experiential learning in sustainable and organic agriculture and incorporates a CSA. The Project also offers courses, programs, internships and other activities that promote awareness about sustainable development.
The University of Michigan Campus Farm provides both formal and informal educational opportunities related to food systems, sustainability, and sustainable food production. Also visit https://www.facebook.com/KaleToTheVictors.