Diversified Ag Summer Program
Vermont Technical College’s Summer Diversified Agriculture Program is an intensive study of sustainable agriculture methods backed by science. The program is open to current Vermont Tech students, high school students, students from other colleges and universities and adult learners. The program offers hands-on practical experiences in business management planning, vegetable/fruit crop management, poultry and dairy husbandry, and service learning experiences on Vermont farms. Students will work on Vermont Technical College’s organically managed vegetable farm and working dairy operation.
AREAS OF STUDY
During the program students have the option to earn specific certifications with expert faculty and staff and a total of six credits: three in Agricultural Techniques and three in Vegetable Crop Management and Production. In addition, students will be exposed to various agriculture management and business techniques including direct marketing, CSA model and wholesale. This program will support students looking to enter the food systems work force. Emphasis is on operating and managing a sustainable diverse farm.