The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden, managed through a partnership with Cultural Conservancy and University of California Cooperative Extension, "was created to support and sustain local food systems and organic agriculture," to teach Marin County residents about local agriculture, and "to provide fresh and healthy food for local residents." Students use the farm for research, coursework, and to meet degree program requirements.
Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory
The Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems program combines education in the fundamentals of crop, soil, and livestock management with instruction in business management. It focuses on "the integration of crop and livestock production principles to create sustainable farming and food systems." The program includes laboratory courses, field trips, and internships on the FVCC campus farm and in the community."
Iowa State University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community members manage the 2-acre Good Earth organic farm and Community Supported Agriculture program.
Kentucky State University offers opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students to study and conduct research in organic and sustainable agriculture through its College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems. Courses cover agroecology, alternative energy, organic livestock production, organic and sustainable plant production systems, sustainable pest management, and urban agriculture.
The KU Community Farm, previously referred to at the KU Student Farm, "provides individual and community plots where KU students, faculty, staff and others can grow their own food using organic methods." Located at the Native Plant Medicinal Garden.
The Leopold Center, a research and education center, "identif[ies] and develop[s] new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources as well as reducing negative environmental and social impacts."
This interdisciplinary certificate provides an overview of the concepts and issues of the local food movement.
The MSRS integrates a variety of disciplines including agriculture, physical science, environmental design, engineering, and business. The John T. Lyle Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.
Merry Lea Sustainable Farm, the agricultural component of Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, serves the Agroecology Summer Intensive program, the Center's K-12 programs, and the Center's Masters in Environmental Education. The "educational farm demonstrat[es] sustainable agriculture practices for students and the visiting public." College and high school students conduct research projects and collect data at the farm.
"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 square foot of passive solar greenhouse space and the Student Organic Farm for its primary markets including a 48-week CSA, 7-month on campus farm stand, and sales to campus dinning services."
The farm "is a 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm." Its markets include a year-round CSA, 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.
Educational opportunities and events at the Middlebury College Organic Farm and Food Project are open to students, staff, faculty and community members.
This intensive three-day course offers practical guidance on setting up and running an apple orchard business. The course includes guidance on both IPM and organic production methods as well as variety and root stock selection, planting schemes, pruning, business planning and management, and economic considerations.