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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Pullman, Washington campus.

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The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Everett, Washington campus.

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"The goal of these educational opportunities is to provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop a sustainable farm or food business."

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Washington State University's "Crop and Soil Science degree programs can also be developed to study sustainability of alternative cropping systems such as organic, site-specific, [and] biointensive and direct-seed systems."

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Washington State University's "Crop and Soil Science degree programs can also be developed to study sustainability of alternative cropping systems such as organic, site-specific, [and] biointensive and direct-seed systems."

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"The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis, Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions. " Topics covered include agroecology, ecological urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, food culture and politics, a seminar in bioregional food systems careers, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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"The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis, Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions." Topics covered include agroecology, urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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The Hispanic orchard employee education program (HOEEP) is a 19-week certificate program designed for the Latino workforce in the tree fruit and viticulture industries. Courses offered include horticulture, integrated pest management, and viticulture.

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"WSU's nine-credit online certificate [provides] graduate-level expertise at researching and improving sustainable agriculture....While the certificate can be earned completely online, the electives also include a hands-on internship or practicum."

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The nine-credit Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate provides "graduate-level expertise at research and improving sustainable agriculture." Elective hands-on internship or practicum.

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Students can explore organic and sustainable agriculture, agroecology and environmental sciences at the 25-acre Evergreen State College's Organic Farm. The Organic Farm's Sustainable Agriculture Lab is a hands-on training facility. The farm includes a food-grade laboratory, the student-designed and built Organic Farmhouse, and the student-run Demeter's permaculture demonstration site and Community Gardens. A Community Supported Agriculture program and community-based activities also are available.

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The College's Practice of Organic Agriculture spans 3 quarters and has both an academic "emphasis" and an on-farm component at the Evergreen State College Organic Farm. The course addresses practices in organic farming; running a farm business; and marketing food. One quarter explores "organic food production systems using the three pillars of sustainability - economic, environmental, and social justice." The Evergreen College also has a permaculture site, demonstration site, compost facility, and a biodiesel generation project. Evergreen College does not offer Majors or Minors; students have the options of focusing studies in a particular area and designating that as their area of emphasis.

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The Sustainable and Organic Agriculture A.A.S. "Transfer" Degree Pathway is an articulation agreement with the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS)

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The Eggert Farmily Organic Farm, a 30-acre certified organic farm near the Pullman, WA campus, is operated through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. The farm is used for teaching and Extension, and for the WSU scientific community to conduct organic research projects. Students in the Practicum in Organic Agriculture class operate the farm and gain hands-on training in organic production and certification, and in local food marketing.

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This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "combined practical focus on urban agriculture production and enterprises. " The program "trains students to design, plan, and operate agriculture systems relevant to urban environments?including backyard, vertical, rooftop and community gardens, micro-farms, and food hubs and markets."

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This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "practical focus on the study and hands-on cultivation of organic food crops for year-round production and harvest in the maritime climate of the Puget Sound bioregion."

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This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "practical focus on the study and hands-on design, planning, and operation of agriculture systems relevant to urban environments ? including backyard, vertical, rooftop, and community gardens, micro-farms, and food hubs and markets."

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"The Certificate in Organic Agriculture is an 18-credit undergraduate program that can be taken along with a major in another field, or as a stand-alone educational experience. The certificate is ideal for professionals working in agriculture or related fields who require in-depth knowledge of organic systems, those wanting to pursue a career in organic agriculture, anyone interested in beginning a community supported agriculture (CSA) enterprise, home gardeners, as well as current WSU students in other majors at WSU with an interest in organic agriculture."

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