This one-year, 27-credit, online certificate covers the "the history, values, benefits, regulations and practices associated with organic agriculture."
The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience at the Dilmun Hill Student Farm. The sustainable cropping systems management curriculum focuses on "the production and management of crop systems, including the use of both organic and conventional methods."
The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience at the Dilmun Hill Student Farm. The organic agriculture curriculum provides instruction "about the philosophy and regulations involved with certified organic crop production" and on "practical ways of growing crops and managing pests using organic methods."
Coursework in the Agricultural Technology Program covers organic and sustainable agriculture technology, organic food production systems, sustainable vegetable production, sustainability practices, alternative energy, precision agriculture, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems and more. "Emphasis is placed on the application of sustainability principles on the university's farm, research plots, gardens, hydroponic systems, greenhouses, and high tunnels."
Research at the North Alabama Horticulture Research Center is focused on organic production of tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes in organic systems. The Center is one of two organic agriculture research units in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station system that has certified organic research plots and focuses on applied research to support small-scale organic farmers.
The 23-acre Student Farm offers practical, hands-on sustainable agriculture education through courses, internships, special projects, summer organic farming internship, a pollinator program, a garden-based child/youth-focused education program and research projects. Undergraduate and graduate sustainable agriculture courses and curricula offered in conjunction with other courses on campus.
Certificate of Achievement Program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.
The program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.
Student-designed "paths" could include courses on ecological agriculture, permaculture design, and/or the College's Practice of Organic Agriculture course which spans 3 quarters and has both an academic and on-farm component at the Evergreen State College Organic Farm. The course addresses practices in organic farming; running a farm business; and marketing food. One quarter explores "organic food production systems using the three pillars of sustainability - economic, environmental, and social justice." The Evergreen College also has a permaculture site, demonstration site, compost facility, and a biodiesel generation project.
The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Pullman, Washington campus.
The E.V. Smith Research Center Horticulture Unit, one of two organic agriculture research units in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station system, has certified organic research plots and focuses on applied research to support small-scale organic farmers. Research areas include certified organic vegetable production and conservation tillage aspects of sustainable agriculture.
Students in the Agriculture and Food Systems major can "tailor their course work to their specific interests" to focus their area of study on sustainable or organic agriculture, agricultural policy and entrepreneurship, alternative energy, community supported agriculture or other interests.
The Farm's "mission is to promote agroecology and sustainable food systems by providing a diversity of experiential learning opportunities for NC State and the broader community."
"Busby Farm serves Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR) by demonstrating and researching organic, integrated and sustainable ways to farm." It is one of the largest organic research farms in the United States.
The 85-acre farm is used "for organic, sustainable crop production, student experiential learning opportunities and organic, sustainable agricultural practice research." Organic Farming Workshops are held February through June. Offers Organic Farming Techniques course (AGS 104B).
Formerly offered as Ecological Agriculture (B.S.)
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 Dartmouth Organic Farm, a certified-organic, student-run educational and working farm, provides opportunities for student and faculty research, labs and courses, internships, and independent projects, and includes hands-on experience in sustainable food, organic production, renewable energy, beekeeping, and aquaponics.
The University of Georgia farmland includes more than six acres of certified organic production area with field plots and a greenhouse at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, and provides students in the Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture with hands-on learning opportunities.
The College's 50-acre, USDA-certified organic farm is available to students and faculty for indepenent research projects, labs and onsite courses. "Students learn about renewable energy and sustainable agriculture through workshops and volunteer opportunities." Crops are earmarked for the campus Dining Hall and the farm's Campus Supported Agriculture program. Youth programs include "Farm, Cook, Eat, Sustainable Earth Education (SEED)" courses and workshops.
The Farm is an educational laboratory for students in the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program and "serves as a model of sustainable agriculture." Experiential learning opportunities are offered in livestock, organic field and forage crops, and organic horticultural production, as well as value-added processing and marketing. The College's Agriculture and Natural Resources (B.S.) degree includes courses in sustainable agricultural practices, and bees and beekeeping.