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.
Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory
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.
This intensive three-day course offers practical guidance on setting up and running a market garden or small-scale produce operation. The school emphasizes organic production methods, direct marketing, and economic considerations as well as soil fertility, crop production, greenhouse management, pest and disease management, post harvest handling,and 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.