Alfred State College - Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Alfred State College (ASC) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) are pleased to announce a partnership to establish Pioneer Farm, a model farm to be operated by the college in accordance with Animal Welfare Approved standards. It will focus on teaching grazing systems and animal husbandry practices that enhance land use and animal well-being.
Smiles were the order of the day, Thursday, May 8, when Alfred State College, its faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, students, friends from all walks of life, and SUNY (State University of New York) gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school's founding.
Members of UUP (United University Professions) at Alfred State College, gathered recently to honor NYS Sen. Catharine M. Young, (R-Olean), at a dinner recognizing her for being named "2008 Friend of SUNY" by the organization.
Enough with the chicken wings and comfort foods -it's time to get your palate ready for spring. Alfred State College will host New York's first Lettuce Tasting event on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in the new Student Gathering Place on campus. "Lettuce Indulge," hosted by Alfred State's Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA), will give students and members of the community the chance to sample COSA's produce while giving their taste buds an education in greens.
There may be snow on the ground and a nip in the air, but the cropping season is well underway at Alfred State College. Thanks to new greenhouse and lighting technologies, the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Technology, located in the central Southern Tier, is growing vegetables year-round.
Dr. Matthew Harbur, assistant professor of agriculture and horticulture at Alfred State College, recently spoke to members of the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Cornell University, about the development of the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Alfred State College.
Getting nutritious, tasty, fresh, and appealing meals on the table every day at the Alfred State College campus is a challenging affair. It means developing recipes, planning menus, locating and ordering large quantities of foodstuffs, preparing the food, and serving it to customers at the right temperature - all while maintaining the quality and safety of the food.
Alfred State College recently received a $29,320 grant to organize a system for local farmers to supply Alfred State College's dining services with fresh produce. To accomplish this, the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) will provide support and educational benefits for local farmers.
Alfred State College hosted NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Organic Agriculture Specialist Sarah Johnston recently for a full day of conversation on the needs of organic farmers in New York State and what role Alfred State's new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture can play, now and in the future, at a WNY Organic Agriculture Roundtable.
Alfred State College is hosting NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Organic Agriculture Specialist Sarah Johnston on Monday, Oct. 1, for a full day of conversation and dialogue on the needs of organic farmers in New York State and what role Alfred State's new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture can play, now and in the future, at a WNY Organic Agriculture Roundtable. NYS Sen. Catharine Young is expected to attend.