Apprenticeship and Training Programs in Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Education Programs

Source: website with list of programs, divided by type of school:

Four Year State and Private Universities

Private Liberal Arts Colleges

Community and Junior Colleges

Additional resources

List from ATTRA Website:

Links to Sustainable Agriculture Educational Programs

University and College Programs

Organic Dairy


Agricultural Production

  • Dr. Arden Anderson — Science in Agriculture
  • Graeme Sait — Nutrition Rules
  • Gary Zimmer — The Biological Farmer
  • Jerry Brunetti — The Farm as an Ecosystem
  • Dr. William Albrecht — Albrecht’s Foundation Concepts (Volume 1: The Albrecht Papers)
  • Eliot Coleman — The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition (A Gardener’s Supply Book)
  • Scott Chaskey — “This Common Ground, Seasons on an Organic Farm” and “Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds”

Food, Culture, and Politics

  • Barbara Kingsolver — Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
  • Barry Estabrook — Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
  • Barry Estabrook — Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat
  • Ben Hewitt — The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
  • Christopher Leonard — The Meat Racket
  • Daphne Miller, MD — The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World – Why They Work and How to Make Them Work For You
  • Daphne Miller, MD — Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up
  • Douglas Gayeton — LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America
  • Eric Schlosser — Fast Food Nation
  • Forrest Pritchard — Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmer’s Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
  • Frances Moore Lappe — EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want
  • Fred Kaufman — Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food
  • Gerard Colby Zilg — Du Pont: Behind the Nylon Curtain
  • Joan Gussow — This Organic Life
  • Judith Schwartz — Cows Save the Planet And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
  • Kristin Ohlson — The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
  • Liz Carlisle — Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
  • Marion Nestle — Food Politics
  • Marion Nestle — Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety
  • Mark Lappe — Against the Grain
  • Martin Blaser — Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
  • Michael Moss — Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
  • Michael Pollan — In Defense of Food
  • Michael Pollan — Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Michael Pollan — Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
  • Michael Pollan — Botany of Desire
  • Paul Greenberg — Four Fish: The Future of the last Wild Food
  • Paul Greenberg — American Catch: The Fight for our Local Seafood
  • Philip Ackerman — Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems
  • Raj Patel — Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
  • Rachel Carson — Silent Spring
  • Sam Fromartz — Organic Inc.
  • Scott Chaskey — This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm
  • Scott Chaskey — Seed Time
  • Sir Albert Howard — An Agricultural Testament
  • Sir Albert Howard — Soil and Health
  • Steven M. Druker — Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
  • Tamar Adler — An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace
  • Tracie McMillian — The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
  • Vandana Shiva — Stolen Harvest
  • Vandana Shiva — The Violence of the Green Revolution
  • Vandana Shiva — Soil Not Oil
  • Wendel Berry — The Unsettling of America
  • Wendell Berry — Our Only World
  • Wenonah Hauter — Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

Wendell Berry Book Recommendations

  • The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey.
  • Farmers of Forty Centuries by F. H. King.
  • Becoming Native to This Place by Wes Jackson. Counterpoint Press, 1996.
  • An Agricultural Testament by Sir Albert Howard.
  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.
  • Tree Crops : A Permanent Agriculture by J. Russell Smith; Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929. (link).
  • Home Place: Essays on Ecology by Stan Rowe; NeWest Press, 2002.
  • Earth Alive: Essays on Ecology by Stan Rowe; NeWest Press, 2006.
  • “Soil Erosion: A National Menace” by Hugh Hammond Bennett, USDA Bulletin Circular 33, Washington, D. C. : U. S, Government Printing Office, 1928.
  • From Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Principles of Ecological Design by John Todd and Nancy Todd; North Atlantic Books, 1994.


List from National Family Farm Coalition

Websites with Information about Sustainable Agriculture