The School of the New American Farmstead

Professional Certificates to launch your career

Give your passion for food and farming the time and space it deserves. Explore professional opportunities and lifestyle choices that will feed your body, mind, and soul. Learn to replenish the land, relish its bounty, and revive time-tested culinary and agricultural arts–in Vermont’s majestic Northeast Kingdom, Brunnenburg Castle & Agricultural Museum in the Italian Alps, the dairy region of the Upper Loire Valley of France, and Point Reyes, California.

Visit Sterling

In a world where colleges, like big box stores, look increasingly alike, Sterling is unlike any other school in the nation. Which is why you need to visit.  Breathe the fresh, mountain air on our rural Vermont campus. Watch our draft horses at work and tour our woodlands, greenhouses, classrooms, and studios. Relish a farm-to-table lunch with Sterling faculty and students.

See for yourself that it’s possible to learn in a place where you can live your values. Schedule a visit now. (And wear your work boots.)

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New Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Recognizing that here in Craftsbury, in this nation, and around the world, people are mobilizing to make personal commitments to address long standing injustice and to work to build more…

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Sterling College Announces the Election of Officers

Sterling College Announces the Election of Officers Six members of the Sterling College Board of Trustees have been elected to serve as officers. Peter Chehayl, MBA, CPA; Chair. An alumni…

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Heidi Myers Appointed Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications

Heidi Myers Appointed Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for…

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Sterling Farm Creates Food Hub to Help Small Growers and Reduce Food Insecurity

STERLING FARM CREATES FOOD HUB TO HELP SMALL GROWERS AND REDUCE FOOD INSECURITY SNAP Benefits for CSA, Food From Micro-Local Producers, and Seed Library  Throughout the pandemic, the Rian Fried…

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  • Block One

    September 11, 2020 - October 15, 2020 @ 

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  • Student Life Council

    September 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • Working with Boundaries: Relating with our Stress, and Relating with our Needs

    September 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
    Merlin/Kestrel lawn

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  • Block One

    September 11, 2020 - October 15, 2020 @ 

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  • Working with Boundaries: Relating with our Stress, and Relating with our Needs

    September 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
    Merlin/Kestrel lawn

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  • Roots

    September 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Mager Conference Room

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  • Campus Kitchen

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    in the Nation

    Nationwide initiative named Sterling College as having the nation’s top local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade collegiate food system. Read More

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Alumni Spotlight: Kayla Scheimreif ’13

Sterling degree: BA in Natural History from Sterling and a MS in Natural Resources from Cornell University Current hometown: Utqiagvik, Alaska Employment: Wildlife Biologist at North Slope Borough Department of…

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Heritage Livestock & Rotational Grazing Systems at Sterling College

In addition to efforts focused on crop varieties, the Rian Fried Center is also deepening our commitment to heritage livestock breeds. This includes a transition toward on-farm breeding of dual-purpose…

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Alumni Spotlight: Molly Cyr ’12

Name: Molly Cyr ’12 Sterling degree: Outdoor Education & Leadership Current hometown: Orr’s Island, Maine Employment: Farm Camp Manager – Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment Other activities/volunteer…

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