The 3-week Breakthrough Leaders Professional Certificate Program "combines online and on-campus cross-disciplinary learning to addres problems and opportunities relating to sustainable food systems and leadership."
Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory
Sustainable practices are taught at the 85-acre Butte College Farm of which 17 acres is certified organic. Organic Farming Workshops are held February through June. Offers Agricultural Science course (AGS 104B) on organic farming techniques including organic methods of disease and pest control.
The Cabrillo College Horticulture Organic Farm provides hands-on training and theory in Best Management Practices, including small- or large-scale organic farming and even conventional farming.
The 11-acre, certified organic Cal Poly Organic Farm provides students with a place to gain hands-on learning experience in organic and sustainable farming and gardening practices.
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.
The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) engages in research, education, and outreach programs that focus on "creating agriculture and food systems that sustain both human communities and the environments in which they live." CASFS manages a 30-acre organic farm and the 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden. Programs also include undergraduate internships, a six-month on-farm apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, farm tours, on-farm research, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.
University students, faculty and researchers use the 30-acre organic farm and 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden as teaching and research sites in organic horticulture and agriculture. Programs also include farm tours, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.
"Land in the Organic Research Unit is available to all researchers at North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University to conduct short-term research projects." "CEFS faculty, in their work to support sustainable agriculture and local food systems, conduct research and provide demonstrations of organic production practices at the Organic Research Unit, the Small Farm Unit, and the long-term Farming Systems Research Unit. One hundred and six acres of the 2,000-acre research station are currently certified organic." Offers a Sustainable Agriculture Research Apprenticeship Program and internships.
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) creates "multidisciplinary research and education/training projects" that focus on how "integrated farming systems can contribute to environmental, economic, social, and intergenerational sustainability."
The Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) "serves students, faculty, and the community through education, research, and demonstration of organic and sustainable farming practices." COSA's two working farms support instruction in organic dairy production, management intensive grazing, organic forage production, sustainable livestock husbandry, organic vegetable production and more.
The "five-acre student farm at the Pittsboro Campus (NC) is an organically managed outdoor classroom for research, demonstration, and crop production. The site includes a greenhouse, as well as student-built farm structures including a pole barn, a packing shed and a masonry pizza oven."
The Green Mountain College's Cerridwen Farm provides experiential learning opportunities to students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major and the Masters in Sustainable Food Systems graduate program and to other College students. The Farm is part of the College's Sustainable Food Solutions project that conducts research in sustainable agriculture and food production projects such as renewable energy, local and regional food processing, and high tunnel crop production.
The Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture. This full-time program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and expert farmers, and rotate as workers and learners on successful, diverse farms in the Burlington area.
Undergraduate and graduate studies in organic agriculture, soil ecology, reduced and no tillage, integrated pest management, cropping systems, and development of pest-resistant crop cultivars. Research and Extension education.
The Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisciplinary Minor) (18 credits) is open to students in all degree programs at the university.