Changes at Alfred State’s dairy farm are advancing environmental sustainability locally and globally. The move away from corn production on the College Farm to a grass-based, organic system reduces the use of fossil fuel for tillage, planting and harvesting, and eliminates the use of commercial fertilizer. By keeping the farm in perennial grasslands for grazing, soil organic matter and carbon sequestration markedly increase[i].
Conference on Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability June 14-16, 2012 at Alfred State College
If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Craig Clark, Conference Co-Chair and Executive Director and Dean, School of Applied Technology by phone: (607) 587-3101 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred State has a long tradition of fostering and nurturing agriculture through local and regional partnerships. In that tradition, the Alfred State Green Team launched the Alfred Community Garden in 2010 to provide hands-on education in sustainable agriculture to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The garden, which is located on land owned by Alfred State and governed by an independent board of directors, offers multiple opportunities for service learning projects and civic engagement.
The Alfred Sustainability Calendar (below) is a community-wide calendar that includes sustainability-related events at Alfred State as well as independently organized events in the surrounding region. To submit an event for inclusion in the calendar, please email Julian Dautremont-Smith at email@example.com.