The Warren Wilson Farm is a 275-acre working farm with diversified "mixed crop and livestock" dedicated to sustainable farming practices.
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The Eggert Family 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.
Paul Quinn College converted its football field into the student- and employee-operated organic "WE Over Me Farm". Located in a food desert, the Farm provides organic produce to local charitable organizations, community members, the college, and restaurants and grocers in Dallas, TX.
"West Virginia University's Organic Agriculture Research Farm is among the largest certified organic research farms dedicated to teaching, research and outreach." Undergraduates and graduates have access to 144 acres of certified organic farm land for research on a range of academic disciplines, including "horiticulture, agronomy, soil science, animal science, soil biology, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and agricultural economics."
Students in the Alternative Crops Research Program investigate new or alternative crops for the Midwestern United States that can help mitigate pest problems or increase crop diversity.
Coursework and research in sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and alternative crops.
The school offers a pasture-based dairy and livestock seminar within the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course, or via facilitated distance education classrooms throughout Wisconsin. Training is conducted through traditional classroom activities, hands-on internships, and farm tours of pasture-based farms managed by successful graduates and mentors. The program emphasizes business and financial planning knowledge required to run a successful farm business.
The school emphasizes organic production methods and direct marketing. Its intensive three-day course provides a "realistic picture of what it takes to run a successful small-scale produce operation." Topics covered include: business and marketing, soil fertility, crop production, pest and disease management, equipment and labor needs.
The Yale Sustainable Food Program manages the Yale Farm, collaborates with faculty at the undergraduate and graduate level on courses and educational opportunities related to food and agriculture, supports the Yale University sustainable dining program and offers diverse events related to food and agriculture.