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Tentative Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 am:  Welcome, Staff Introductions & Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:25: Program Overview with Dr. Leah Bayens ~ Dean of Wendell Berry Farming Program

9:30 – 9:50: Good Farming with Dr. Ed Fredrickson ~ Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture

10:00 – 10:20: Break/Walkabout/Transfer to Hope Hill Farm

10:20 – 10:45: Forestry / Draft Power Demonstration with Rick Thomas  ~ Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture

10:45 – 11:00: Transfer to New Castle

11:00 – 11:30: Agrarian Studies with Dr. Leah Bayens ~ Dean of Wendell Berry Farming Program

11:30 – 11:45: Work Program, Community Life & Alumni Student Perspective with Shannon Boyd ~ Director of Student Life & Operations

11:45 – 12:00: Closing Remarks & Thank you’s!


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Sterling College Grows Program and Farmers in Kentucky

Vermont College Grows Program and Farmers in Kentucky Students to Begin Two-Year Studies at the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College Craftsbury Common, VT • Among an increase of…

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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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A Culture Encased: Landscape, Food & Culture

We are grateful for Rachel Hampton’s permission to publish her essay from the Landscape, Food, & Culture course with Dr. Leah Bayens from Fall Semester 2019.  Rachel is a student…

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