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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Rachael Blansett Appointed: Diversity & Inclusion Fellow

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT, AND BAR HARBOR, MAINE, June 29, 2021—A collaborative effort by Vermont’s Sterling College and Maine’s College of the Atlantic to bolster antiracist initiatives has led to the…

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Sterling College Welcomes Four New Trustees

New board members to begin three-year terms on July 1, 2021 Four new members will be joining the Sterling College Board of Trustees on July 1st to oversee Sterling’s mission…

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Juneteenth at Sterling

 Originating in 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. For the second year, Sterling will join in solidarity by observing…

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Sterling College’s Sustainability Achievements Rated GOLD

Sterling College has once again earned the STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE’s Sustainability…

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Upcoming Events

  • Withdraw Deadline for Block Two (5-week) Classes

    July 28, 2021

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  • Sterling Alumni

    90%

    meeting career goals

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

  • Faculty:Student

    6:1

    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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New-Found Skills and Hand-Made Packs

Customers receiving their long-awaited, hand-made, bespoke climbing pack from John Campbell may find, enclosed with their order, a small square sticker that reads: “Alpine Luddites: No social media. No one…

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THE WORLD STILL SHINES: Report from the Southwest Field Semester

The world still shines.  We just have to get out and see it. I’m not talking about the world of bank accounts and airports and cars and automated systems.  We…

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Rachael Blansett Appointed: Diversity & Inclusion Fellow

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT, AND BAR HARBOR, MAINE, June 29, 2021—A collaborative effort by Vermont’s Sterling College and Maine’s College of the Atlantic to bolster antiracist initiatives has led to the…

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