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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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.

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The 92-acre Organic Crops Unit, one of six farming units that make up the East Tennessee Ag Research and Education Center, includes 14 acres certified organic and 7 acres under conventional production. The farms support faculty and graduate student research, with a primary emphasis on sustainable and organic crop production.

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The Stanford Educational Farm is a living laboratory offering academic and experiential opportunities in the practice of sustainable agriculture. "The farm utilizes agroecological relationships to grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops and fruit."

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Educational opportunities and events at the Middlebury College Organic Farm and Food Project are open to students, staff, faculty and community members.

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Seeds@City Urban Farm, a hands-on training in sustainable, organic, local and community agriculture, is the outdoor laboratory for the San Diego City College sustainable agriculture program.

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The 1.2 acre Pomona College Organic Farm serves as a site for hands-on education in "various methods of small-scale ecological farming." Students, faculty and staff use the farm for academic studies and have conducted research for thesis projects on sustainability. The farm hosts local school groups and community tours, and offers workshops and events for community members.

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The 300-acre Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility is "dedicated to investigating irrigated and dry-land agriculture in a Mediterranean climate." The Century Experiment (formerly known as LTRAS - Long Term Research Agricultural Sustainability) is a long-term, 100-year study implemented in 1993 on the main plots of Russell Ranch. The Experiment also includes the former Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems (SAFS) research project.

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The Soil Stewards Student Farm operates a 3-acre organic farm and research site at the University of Idaho and runs a local CSA.

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The Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies facilitates practical training and research and is used to demonstrate sustainable methods of soil improvement, weed and pest control, cover and biointensive cropping, rotation, use of compost and green manures, and alternative fuel research. The Center includes the Fulton Farm, a USDA-certified 50-acre farmstead, passive-solar greenhouses, solar and wind-generated electricity demonstrations, and a Community Supported Agriculture program. Previously called the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living.

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The Sterling College Farm programs in vegetable production, livestock management and woodlot management support the courses in the Sustainable Agriculture major and in the Food Systems major, serve the College's dining hall, and offer general farming experience for agriculture students.

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Rogers Farm serves as the University's organic and sustainable agriculture research facility and is used for "a wide range of teaching, research and outreach activities." The University operates its student-run community-supported agriculture program on the farm.

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The Student Sustainable Farm is an "outdoor classroom for specialized, interdisciplinary coursework, providing unique opportunities, hands-on experience, and research opportunities for students."  Additionally, the farm focuses on organic production and community involvement, provides summer internships, offers an 8-week summer course on organic farming, and runs a CSA program. 

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The Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture serves as the living laboratory space for Delaware Valley University’s major in Sustainable Agriculture Systems. The Center is available for research, class demonstrations, and lab projects.

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Part of the Southern Illinois University Farms system, the Sustainability Center is comprised of the student-run Sustainable Farm and Greenhouse, a Vermicomposting Center, and the Paper Recycling Project. Research and work-study opportunities are available.  The farm operates a seasonal CSA, markets produce locally, and provides organic vegetables to the Southern Illinois University dining halls.

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The Center promotes sustainability at Slippery Rock University and in the local community. Located on 83 acres of the university campus, the Center operates a demonstration farm, demonstrates sustainable technologies and systems; supports sustainability-focused academic initiatives and research; and sponsors events, workshops and programs.

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The Purdue University Student Farm offers students experiential learning opportunities, serves as a site for undergraduate research on sustainable agriculture, and offers courses to students who participate in the farm's operation.

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The Matanuska Experiment Farm at the University of Alaska is part of the Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station. It "provides a site in Southcentral Alaska for research in sustainable agriculture, land reclamation and other environmental issues like renewable energy and environmental remediation."

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The 365-acre Shone Farm provides hands-on experience to students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science Programs. Students produce and sell grass-fed beef, direct market value-added products, and operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

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The Sustainable Agriculture Program awards an Associate in Applied Science and three certificates in sustainable agriculture. The program includes instruction by local farmers, research in sustainable agriculture, hands-on classes, and field trips to local farms and businesses.

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The Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project and farm provides students, faculty and staff with a space for research and experiential learning in sustainable and organic agriculture and incorporates a CSA. The Project also offers courses, programs, internships and other activities that promote awareness about sustainable development.

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The Sustainable Food Program focuses on facilitating education on sustainable food topics, collaborative programming and outreach, and growing sustainable food in support of the University of Michigan community and environment. The Campus Farm "is the center for hands-on learning related to sustainability, food systems, and food production."

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Students use the Teaching and Research Farm and Agroecology Laboratory to enhance their coursework in agroecology, agroforestry, renewable energy, and sustainable farming practices. The farm is approximately 35 acres of pasture with 130 acres woodlot and woodlands. It includes a large greenhouse, late-nineteenth century barn, and a student residence where students work on the sustainable production of vegetables, fruit crops, poultry and livestock.

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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.

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The Warren Wilson Farm is a 300-acre working farm with diversified "mixed crop and livestock" dedicated to sustainable farming practices.

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