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.

Visit Sterling

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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Allison Hooper named Chair of the Sterling College Board of Trustees

As of July 1, Allison Hooper will serve as chair of the Sterling College Board of Trustees, following Peter Chehayl who has held the position since 2017. Allison was first…

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In Memory of Michael Phillips

“We are not at the end of a rope, as it’s so easy to think. Humanity can yet choose to turn direction. The moment has come to leap into action…

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Diverse Voices Fellowship

Sterling College is now accepting applications for a new online course on the art of food and environmental writing, with tuition-free fellowships funded by Penguin Random House and other donors….

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Dr. Lori Collins-Hall Appointed Interim President of Sterling College

The Sterling College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Lori Collins-Hall as interim president of the college, effective November 1, 2021. Dr. Collins-Hall’s appointment follows the departure of Matthew Derr,…

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Upcoming Events

  • Technology Helpdesk Tuesday + Taxonomy Tuesday

    September 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Beginning Taiji

    September 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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  • Community Meeting

    September 28, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
    Dunbar Dining Hall

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  • Mid-week Movement Class with Charlotte Feinberg 1958 room

    September 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Wellness Block

    September 29, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm

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  • Listening Circle in the Nest

    September 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Crystal Queer Dinner Crew!

    September 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Kickboxing with Pablo

    October 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • What is Masculinity?

    October 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Nationwide initiative named Sterling College as having the nation’s top local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade collegiate food system. Read More

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Allison Hooper named Chair of the Sterling College Board of Trustees

As of July 1, Allison Hooper will serve as chair of the Sterling College Board of Trustees, following Peter Chehayl who has held the position since 2017. Allison was first…

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Sterling College Receives $200K VOREC Grant to Make Outdoor Recreation More Accessible in Craftsbury

Sterling College has been awarded a $200,000 community grant from the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) to help establish a public-facing outdoor recreation hub as part of its vision…

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A Woman of Many Parts

Katie Connor is, to use an old-fashioned phrase, a woman of many parts. She is or has been (deep breath here): A licensed boat captain, commercial fisherperson, research vessel crew,…

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