College of the Atlantic owns and manages two farms: <a href="/farms/beech-hill-farm/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Beech Hill Farm</a>, where students focus on the sustainable production of vegetables; and <a href="/farms/peggy-rockefeller-farms/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Peggy Rockefeller Farms</a>, where grass-fed livestock is humanely raised. Both farms are used as <a href="/academics/areas-of-study/farming-food-systems/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">educational tools</a> for the students at the college, and both provide food to both the college itself and the surrounding community.College of the Atlantic owns and manages two farms: Beech Hill Farm, where students focus on the sustainable production of vegetables; and Peggy Rockefeller Farms, where grass-fed livestock is humanely raised. Both farms are used as educational tools for the students at the college, and both provide food to both the college itself and the surrounding community.

Studying agriculture in the US used to be considered somewhat outdated, but due to improvements in technological farming, it is now one of the most involved degrees to obtain. When you consider that agriculture is one of the US’s biggest industries, it’s no surprise that farming and education are seeing a boost in popularity.

2. College of the Atlantic – Maine

Ranked in the top 10 of Princeton’s Green Colleges list, COA offers students almost 200 acres of farmland in two locations, with one focusing on growing certified organic produce and the other raising organic, grass-fed livestock. Their mission is to create a sustainable farming environment, cultivating and caring for land and animals while providing economic stability. The college farm hopes to create a field-to-table ethos, not only for the school but also for the wider community, forming a greener system of food production and consumption. COA creates an open learning environment for its students, enabling each individual to cultivate their degree path no matter their subject choice.

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