Food & Dining

Introduction

Modern industrial food production often has deleterious environmental and social impacts. Institutions can use their food purchases to support their local economies; encourage safe, environmentally friendly and humane farming methods; and help eliminate unsafe working conditions and alleviate poverty for farmers. These actions help reduce environmental impacts, preserve regional farmland, improve local food security, and support fair and resilient food systems. Dining services can also support sustainable food systems by preventing food waste and diverting food materials from the waste stream, by making low impact dining options available, and by educating its customers about more sustainable options and practices.

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Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

ASAP’s current mission is to build and sustain an organization that empowers the on and off campus community working to advance sustainable and organic food and farming systems in ...

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Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Center has been working for two decades to bring sustainable solutions to the citizens and agricultural industry of Washington State. Its faculty and affiliates are working on exciting projects ...

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AAS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

As a pioneer in innovative curriculum programs for the community college system, CCCC scored another winning effort with the establishment of its Sustainable Agriculture program in 2002. Developed in partnership ...

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AAS in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Rio Salado College (AZ)

Sustainable Food Systems will show students how to identify ways to create sustainable food practices. Students will also learn about the real food movement, how food is produced and purchased ...

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AS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Sustainable Agriculture major is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management ...

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture (AS)

  • San Diego City College (CA)

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at City College offers you a hands-on approach to becoming a professional and/or academic in the fields of farming, gardening, gardening for the culinary ...

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Associate Degree in Farm & Food Systems

  • Greenfield Community College (MA)

The Farm & Food Systems program at GCC is a Liberal Arts advising option that explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems. It provides students with ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Technology AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated ...

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Agroecology (AS)

  • Northwest College (WY)

This degree is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences with sustainable crop production. Students can transfer into Crop Science or Agronomy programs ...

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Agroecology (BS)

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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BA in Land, Farming & Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Students in the Land, Farming and Community major will take a wide variety of courses (in such disciplines as history, theology, biology, and English) both within the Core Curriculum and ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Sterling College (VT)

The Sterling students who get a degree in Sustainable Agriculture will learn how to build a future of small farming that doesn’t exacerbate climate change, water scarcity, or pollution ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The way humans produce food can intensify problems like global warming, water scarcity and energy shortages. Farming methods can also become part of the solution for a more habitable world ...

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BA in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Sterling College (VT)

Studying sustainable food systems means taking an ecological approach to the future of food and food production. Students will examine the social, cultural, and ecological impacts of the way food ...

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BS in Agriculture with Emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Increasingly, farmers are looking for creative ways to increase and diversify farm income, while consumers are seeking sustainably raised food produced close to home. Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of ...

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BS in Agroecology

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

AgroEcology is an interdisciplinary major shared between Penn State's Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology and Plant Pathology. While our majors are rooted in the plant sciences, they ...

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BS in Horticultural Science

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Horticultural Sciences Department offers four undergraduate curriculum options: Horticultural Sciences - This is a flexible curriculum covering growth and development of horticultural crops and is tailored to individual students’ interest ...

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BS in Plant Science

  • University of Florida (FL)

Plant Science is a diverse major offered by the departments of Agronomy and Plant Pathology. Various specializations are available. Agronomy administers two of four options in the undergraduate Plant Science ...

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BS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Unity College (ME)

Sustainable Agriculture majors are farm-focused and community-minded. They are interested in the ways in which local farmers and food enterprises contribute to a healthy food supply-from growing crops and raising ...

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BS in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Students majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SA&FS) focus on the social, economic and environmental aspects of food and agriculture - from farm to table and beyond. The program is ...

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BS in Sustainable Food & Bioenergy

  • Montana State University (MT)

The Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) B.S. degree program is an exciting, innovative interdisciplinary program from Montana State University that promotes the sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of ...

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Ecological Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Ecological Agriculture (ECAG) is a degree that provides a foundation in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the application of ecological principles to the production of horticultural or agronomic ...

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Organic Agriculture (BSc)

  • University of Guelph (ON)

A fresh wind is blowing at the University of Guelph, offering novel opportunities for students to make their mark in the rapidly evolving world of organic agriculture. Undergraduate students at ...

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Organic Agriculture Systems (BS)

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Significantly different than conventional agriculture, organic food production is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture, with retail sales increasing by 20 percent annually since 1991. In many ways ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Students in the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Program experience a range of learning opportunities designed to immerse them in the world of sustainable agriculture, through a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum tailored ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Sustainable Agriculture Program is an interdisciplinary program offered cooperatively by the faculties of the Departments of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Biology, and Resource Economics and Policy. In addition ...

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BS in Sustainable Food & Farming

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The concentration in Sustainable Food and Farming was developed in response to growing student demand and emerging job opportunities. If you care about good food, small farms, and local solutions ...

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Sustainable Food Systems (BS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Growing demand for food and fiber crops requires the need to maximize long-term sustainability of our agricultural systems and reimagine how we grow, market and transport food. This program is ...

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Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (SLH) provides a professional education in the use and care of trees, shrubs, flowers, lawn grasses, and other plants in the human environment. The program integrates professional ...

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PhD in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

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PhD in Plant & Soil Sciences

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The department of Plant and Soil Sciences at UVM offers several Master's degree options, including: Agroecology, Agronomy, Ecological Landscape Design, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Food Systems. Current ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (PhD)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Food & Agricultural Systems

  • Pinchot University (WA)

Pinchot University offers a Certificate in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems, a four-course sequence offering an integrated examination of food systems in the U.S. and the broader movement toward ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture provides post-baccalaureate students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current issues in sustainable agriculture, along with the science that makes it work. Students ...

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Master of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Charles Sturt University (NSW)

The Sustainable Agriculture program brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems; agribusiness; and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives ...

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MS in Agricultural Engineering

  • Purdue University (IN)

Agricultural Engineering offers a unique perspective on environmental management that cannot be gained through other engineering or agricultural programs. Agricultural training provides students with insight into the many issues and ...

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MS in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

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MS in Food Systems & Society

  • Marylhurst University (OR)

The Master of Science (MS) in Food Systems and Society is an online graduate program focused on how to advance equitable food systems through analysis and inquiry. The MS in ...

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MS in Plant & Soil Sciences

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The department of Plant and Soil Sciences at UVM offers several Master's degree options, including: Agroecology, Agronomy, Ecological Landscape Design, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Food Systems. Current ...

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MS in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Master of Science degree in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) is a truly unique program designed to prepare future leaders in the burgeoning food movement with a ...

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MSc in Agroecology

  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The programme prepares students for a wide range of positions concerning conventional and organic agriculture and food systems, including advisory services and extension, development projects, management of agricultural and natural ...

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MSc in Ecological Food Systems

  • Schumacher College

Schumacher College is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Ecological Food Systems, developed in collaboration with Plymouth University, The Organic Research Centre (ORC), The Campaign ...

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MSc in International Food Business & Consumer Studies

  • University of Kassel

The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving. This programme enables its students to take on responsible tasks in national ...

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MSc in International Organic Agriculture

  • University of Kassel

The MSc Programme International Organic Agriculture is a finishing study programme, immatriculation is no more possible. Since Wintersemester 2009/10 the contents continues as a specialization in the Master Programme ...

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MSc in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Increasing concern over environmental, biodiversity and food safety issues in the Mediterranean area have formed the basis for a Masters of Science (M.Sc. ) degree on "Sustainable Agriculture". Sustainable Agriculture ...

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MSc in Sustainable International Agriculture

  • University of Kassel

The MSc Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a joint venture of two German Universities: The University of Kassel in Witzenhausen (Organic Agricultural Sciences) and the University of Gattingen (Agricultural Sciences ...

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Organic Agriculture (MSc)

  • Wageningen University

The Organic Agriculture programme has been designed to train students in multiple aspects of organic agriculture and the associated processing and marketing chain. An important goal is to prepare the ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (MS)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

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Agroecology Minor

  • Goshen College (IN)

Students who enroll in the nine-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center all share something in common: they are passionate about sustainable agriculture. ASI is ...

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Graduate Minor Degree in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The minor in Sustainable Agriculture Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. The program provides a curriculum with strong ...

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Food & Dining Partners

Chartwells Higher Education

Rye Brook, NY
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AGreenOZZI, LLC

East Greenwich, RI
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Sustainability-minded AGreenOzzi has created the OZZI Collection System. This patented technology will help eliminate the use of traditional disposable take-out containers and replace them with sustainable reusable containers.

Aramark Higher Education

Philadelphia, PA
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Creative Dining Services

Zeelend, MI
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Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC

Neenah, WI
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SCA is a leading global hygiene products company that develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Tork, a global brand of SCA, is a market leader and committed partner to customers in over 100 countries.

Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Oakland, CA
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FarmLogix, LLC

Evanston, IL
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Java City

Sacramento, CA
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Leonardo Academy

Madison, WI
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The Campus Kitchens Project

Washington, DC
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Empowering students to create innovative and sustainable solutions to food waste and hunger.

Vegware US

Warren, OH
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