Michigan State University and its Student Organic Farm  
Announce the new 12 Month Organic Farming Certificate Program,
Beginning in January 2007!

It's Finally Here! 
Organic Farming Apprenticeship and Course Work for Academic Credit 

Where:       Michigan State University Student Organic Farm 
                 East Lansing, Michigan 

What:*       One year (40 credits) of course work and experience
operating a certified organic, 10 acre, four season farm 
        *        7 acres of field production, 10,000 sq ft of unheated
greenhouses, 4000 sq ft of heated greenhouses 
        *        Production of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and
flowers for 50 membership 48 week CSA and a summer farm stand 
        *        Management of 1/2 acre permaculture (native, edible
forest garden) plot 
        *        Honey bees and free-range laying hens on site 

The certificate program is administered through MSU's Horticulture
Department And  Agriculture Technology Institute. Housing is available
in Spartan Sustainable Village apartments on campus. 

When:*       Starting January 2007 for one year on campus plus an
on-farm or community garden based internship. 

Who: *       A group of 10-15 students who are passionate about organic
farming and food systems, taking classes and working together as a team.

        *       The program will prepare participants for a future
career in organic farming, food security projects, farm to school,
organic agriculture education, community garden projects, the Peace
Corps, and more! 

How: *      Contact Corie Pierce at [log in to unmask] 
        *      Call 517-355-5191 then dial 1 and ext. 411 for an
application or more information
        *      Ask us about the availability of workshops and on-line
courses for people who cannot participate full-time but want to learn
about organic farming
        *      Visit

Please share this announcement with your friends - they'll thank you! 

Corie Pierce
Vicki Morrone
Organic Vegetable and Crop Specialist
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
CARRS Departent of Community, Agriclture, Recreation and Resource
303 Natural Resources Bldg
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
Phone: 517-353-3542
Cell: 517-282-3557
FAX 517-353-3834
E-Mail:  [log in to unmask]
Don't forget! A carrot a day may keep the doctor away but an ORGANIC
carrot a day, grown locally will taste good, support your farmer
neighbor AND may keep the doctor away!!!