As college sustainability and agricultural programs continue to grow, it only makes sense that universities around the country would cultivate those efforts by maintaining their own farms. Hundreds of colleges are using their farms for educational experiences for their current students, creating community-based learning opportunities, providing food for use on campus and even local farmers markets.

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These 40 college farms were selected after compiling scores and ranking college farms based on the following criteria:

  • Hands-on experiences
  • Student involvement
  • Community outreach programs
  • Workshops, classes, and lectures
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Degree plan options

Elizabeth Chapman, the article's author, had this to say regarding the ranking: "We are excited to highlight these 40 farms. They are providing great resources to their students as well as the community. These schools are impacting the future of our country as they work to research and develop innovative ways to grow and provide for families around the globe."

Read through the list and let us know what you think. PORK Network has asked for additional information on how the list was chosen and what questions were asked in the survey. It’s website states: “College Ranker is your number one resource for finding the best school for your specific interests. Our goal is to research the most in demand features of college life, and let you know who's doing it right. The college experience can be about so much more than grades. Making sure you have a memorable experience can depend on finding a place that you can call home.”

The complete list of farms is here (In alphabetical order)

  • Antioch College - Yellow Springs, OH
  • Berea College - Berea, KY
  • Berry College - Mount Berry, GA
  • Bowdoin College - Brunswick, ME
  • Butte College - Oroville, CA
  • Cal State Chico - Chico, CA
  • College of the Atlantic - Bar Harbor, ME
  • College of the Ozarks - Point Lookout, MO
  • Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
  • Dartmouth College -Hanover, NH
  • Deep Springs College - Big Pine, CA
  • Delaware Valley College - Doylestown, PA
  • Earlham College - Richmond, IN
  • Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA
  • Ferrum College - Ferrum, VA
  • Goshen College - Goshen, IN
  • Green Mountain College -Poultney, VT
  • Hampshire College -Amherst, MA
  • Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
  • Montana State University  - Bozeman, MT
  • New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM
  • North Carolina State - Raleigh, NC
  • Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH
  • Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • Penn State University - State College, PA
  • Pomona College - Claremont, CA
  • Prescott College  - Prescott, AZ
  • Sterling College - Sterling, KS
  • University of California: Davis - Davis, CA
  • University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho
  • University of Maine - Orono, ME
  • University of Vermont - Burlington, VT
  • University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
  • University of Minnesota: Duluth - Duluth, MN
  • University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
  • Warren Wilson College - Swannanoa, NC
  • Washington State University - Pullman, WA
  • Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA
  • Wilson College - Chambersburg, PA
  • Yale University - New Haven, CT