Wendell Berry Farming Program Virtual Open House

Wendell Berry Farming Program Virtual Open HouseWendell Berry Farming Program Virtual Open House

Sun, Jan 24, 2021 11:00 AM – Sun, Jan 24, 2021 2:00 PM Wendell Berry Farming Program Virtual Open House

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In Henry County, Kentucky, the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College offers a tuition-free junior and senior year farming curriculum focused on ecological management of livestock, pasture, and forest using draft animals and other appropriately scaled mixed power systems. Inspired by the lifework of farmer and writer Wendell Berry, and designed in partnership with The Berry Center, in New Castle, Kentucky, the program serves undergraduate students from Kentucky and elsewhere who intend to farm. In combination with previously-earned credits, students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from Sterling College, a federally-recognized Work College. Wendell Berry says of the curriculum, “This farming program is exactly what most needs doing here.”

As we have done for decades on our Vermont campus, Sterling College provides in Kentucky a farmer education that links the liberal arts to farming, forestry, draft power, and good land stewardship. The curriculum combines the arts and sciences with community-based, co-operative economics and training. Students work with local farmers, economists, rural advocacy groups, and The Berry Center staff. The curriculum culminates in graduates’ farm plans. The Wendell Berry Farming Program is for students who will have completed at least 60 college credits by August of 2021 and who are farming already or intend to farm for a livelihood. Cohorts of 12 students are selected from a pool of applicants for a 2-year commitment. Applicants do not need to have attended Sterling College in order to apply. Although financial need is not a prerequisite for admission, we are especially interested in applicants who are Pell Grant-eligible as well as students from groups underrepresented in farming. Typically, admitted students have a strong liberal arts and sciences background, a solid work ethic, a desire to farm, and a commitment to strengthening rural places.

Register here: https://sterling.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/eform/Md670c87A86R0x6702l0B1.ssc

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January 24, 2021 11:00 AM
January 24, 2021 2:00 PM
America/Indianapolis
Sun, Jan 24, 2021 Wendell Berry Farming Program Virtual Open House

In Henry County, Kentucky, the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College offers a tuition-free junior and senior year farming curriculum focused on ecological management of livestock, pasture, and forest using draft animals and other appropriately scaled mixed power systems. Inspired by the lifework of farmer and writer Wendell Berry, and designed in partnership with The Berry Center, in New Castle, Kentucky, the program serves undergraduate students from Kentucky and elsewhere who intend to farm. In combination with previously-earned credits, students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from Sterling College, a federally-recognized Work College. Wendell Berry says of the curriculum, “This farming program is exactly what most needs doing here.”

As we have done for decades on our Vermont campus, Sterling College provides in Kentucky a farmer education that links the liberal arts to farming, forestry, draft power, and good land stewardship. The curriculum combines the arts and sciences with community-based, co-operative economics and training. Students work with local farmers, economists, rural advocacy groups, and The Berry Center staff. The curriculum culminates in graduates’ farm plans. The Wendell Berry Farming Program is for students who will have completed at least 60 college credits by August of 2021 and who are farming already or intend to farm for a livelihood. Cohorts of 12 students are selected from a pool of applicants for a 2-year commitment. Applicants do not need to have attended Sterling College in order to apply. Although financial need is not a prerequisite for admission, we are especially interested in applicants who are Pell Grant-eligible as well as students from groups underrepresented in farming. Typically, admitted students have a strong liberal arts and sciences background, a solid work ethic, a desire to farm, and a commitment to strengthening rural places.

Register here: https://sterling.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/eform/Md670c87A86R0x6702l0B1.ssc


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