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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Cornercopia is a student-managed, USDA-certified organic, sustainable farm with over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. The farm offers internships and a Student Organic Farm Planning, Growing and Marketing Class. See also: Official Blog.

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Students operate a 1.5 acre organic farm, sells produce to campus dining halls, and hires summer interns with farm profits. Farm practices include drip irrigation and a hoophouse.

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"MISA supports [University of Minnesota] programs that provide students with the opportunity to interact with faculty involved in sustainable agriculture research; with practitioners who are applying sustainable principles on their farms; with organizations and agencies that work on myriad aspects of sustainability in agriculture."

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The Organic Ecology Program explores agricultural alternatives and the science of organic systems. Researchers from the University of Minnesota's Research and Outreach Centers, faculty from the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, and University of Minnesota Extension Service educators contribute to the program with research projects and outreach activities.

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The CFANS Graduate Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems is available to undergraduates in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).

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Online courses may be taken individually or combined to earn this Certificate (non-credit). Courses include: Local and Global Food Systems; Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture; Between Farm and Table; Food Justice: Ethical Production and Distribution; and Food Systems Policy and Trends.

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The CFANS Undergraduate Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems is available to undergraduates in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Students interact with faculty involved in sustainable agriculture research; with practitioners who are applying sustainable principles on their farms; and with organizations and agencies that work on myriad aspects of sustainability in Agriculture. Internships required.

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