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.

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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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Allison Van Akkeren Announces her Retirement

Dear Sterling College Community, It is with a mixed heart I write this letter to share with you that I am retiring from my employment at Sterling College. When I…

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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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New Sterling College Land Unit: The Farm Between, Jeffersonville, Vermont

Sterling has been granted a fantastic opportunity to be the stewards of The Farm Between in Jeffersonville, Vermont, just over thirty miles from Craftsbury on the west side of the…

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Lessons in Homecoming by Lizzie Camfield

Reprinted with permission from The Berry Center. Lizze Camfield is a student enrolled in Sterling’s Wendell Berry Farming Program. Down a curvy, one lane road in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, sitting atop…

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What is Next for Chestnuts at Sterling College and in Vermont?

We are on the northern range of where the big majestic tree – American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) – used to call home. We have all heard amazing stories about what…

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