Examples of Sustainable Agriculture Major Projects

  • Salvation Farms: A Community Gleaning Project
  • Mongolian Horsemanship: First-hand Research and Discourse Analysis
  • Agricultural Cooperatives in Kenya and Afghanistan
  • Common Ground Farm: An Integrated Design Connecting Culture with Agriculture

Examples of organizations Sterling graduates have worked for:

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Vermont Land Trust
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Park Service
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Howard Gardner School
  • Teton Science School

Put your hands and mind to work as a Sustainable Agriculture major at Sterling College.

Come and see what sustainability can look like.

  • “Sterling taught me about a life that I had no idea existed. It also gave me the chance to understand myself and feel proud of who I am as a learner.”

    Vincent Wisniewski Profile Pic

    Vincent Wisniewski

    2011, B.A., Natural History Self-Designed Major, is a science educator for Alaska Geographic and he lives at Denali National Park.

  • “I wouldn’t have gone to college if it weren’t for Sterling. I thought college was a sham. But here you can do your own thing and take as much initiative as you want. If you put your time in and give it a whirl, you can have an amazing experience. The people who do are top in their field where they work.”

    Dan Pittenger ’10

    B.A. Conservation Biology. Pittenger went on to earna master’s degree in Hydrology and Water Resources Science from Central Washington University. He works as a wetland ecologist in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • Sterling College reinforced my love of hard labor and taught me to see the world with an ecologist’s eye and a naturalist’s heart.”

    color photo of man casting a fishing pole on a beautiful summer day

    Ben Matthews ’09

    B.A. Ecology. Matthew is a fish biologist for Trout Unlimited, a cold-water fisheries conservation organization.

  • “My work program job as the farm chore supervisor and draft horse teacher’s assistant helped me realize that I love teaching others and sharing knowledge in a farm setting.”

    Julie Scott

    Julie Scott (Olsen)

    B.A. 2007 Sustainable Agriculture major, is the farm manager at the FARM Institute in Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard.

MEET THE FACULTY:

  • Charlotte Rosendahl

    Charlotte Rosendahl

    Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Rick Thomas

    Rickey G. Thomas

    Co-Director of the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems, Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture, Draft Animal Educator, Farrier and Lumberjack

  • photo of Garden Manager Gwyneth Harris, sitting and smiling on a straw bale in the garden in the summertime with the green mountains in the background

    Gwyneth Harris

    Farm Manager & Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture

  • color photo of Jeff Richardson, a new faculty member

    Jeff Richardson

    Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture

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