COLUMBUS, Ohio — 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.
The full ranking can be viewed here: www.collegeranker.com/ranking/best-college-farms/
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."
The complete list of farms is here (in alphabetical order):
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Berea College, Berea, Ky.
Berry College, Mount Berry, Ga.
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Butte College, Oroville, Calif.
Cal State Chico, Chico, Calif.
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine
College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
Deep Springs College, Big Pine, Calif.
Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa.
Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash.
Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va.
Goshen College, Goshen, Ind.
Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vt.
Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.
North Carolina State, Raleigh, N.C.
Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Penn State University, State College, Pa.
Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.
Prescott College, Prescott, Ariz.
Sterling College, Sterling, Kan.
University of California: Davis, Davis, Calif.
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
University of Minnesota: Duluth, Duluth, Minn.
University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, N.C.
Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash.
Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa.
Yale University, New Haven, Conn.