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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New Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

Recognizing that here in Craftsbury, in this nation, and around the world, people are mobilizing to make personal commitments to address long standing injustice and to work to build more…

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Allison Van Akkeren Announces her Retirement

Dear Sterling College Community, It is with a mixed heart I write this letter to share with you that I am retiring from my employment at Sterling College. When I…

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Sterling College Announces the Election of Officers

Sterling College Announces the Election of Officers Six members of the Sterling College Board of Trustees have been elected to serve as officers. Peter Chehayl, MBA, CPA; Chair. An alumni…

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Heidi Myers Appointed Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications

Heidi Myers Appointed Associate Dean of Marketing & Communications Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for…

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Upcoming Events

  • Percussive Gathering

    April 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    1958 Room

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  • IS, CTE, and SYRP proposals for Summer Due

    April 21, 2021

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  • Student Activities Meeting

    April 21, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    https://zoom.us/j/98900048649?pwd=c1FyN0xYS1FqWjRPMklYM01ZWEg5UT09

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  • Community Gathering

    April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://zoom.us/j/97289483455

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  • Sterling Alumni

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    Sterling provides the education and experience that prepares our graduates to lead productive lives as environmental stewards. Read More

  • Faculty:Student

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    Ratio

    You will not be a number at Sterling college. Read More

  • Campus Kitchen

    No. 1

    in the Nation

    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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Alumni Spotlight: Abbey Dearwester ’18

Name: Abbey Dearwester ’18 Education: BA in Ecology Current Hometown: Moab, Utah Employment: Interpretive Park Ranger – National Park Service Other Interests: Cycling, avid hiker and explorer of the desert…

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Wendell Berry Farming Program Student Profile : Gabriel Francisco

My name is Gabriel Francisco, and I am from a small town called Paw Paw in Southwestern Michigan. I grew up on a small farm which is now in the…

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Wendell Berry Farming Program Student Profile : AugustLee Gramig

AugustLee Gramig (she, her) is a student from Louisville, Kentucky, in the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College (WBFP), located in Henry County, Kentucky. She is a fiber artist,…

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