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Veteran's Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) Program
Karen and Colin Archipley, founders of Archi's Acres and the VSAT program, visit with the First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House Garden Spring 2013
About the VSAT program:
California State University San Marcos's Extended Learning has partnered with Archi's Acres, a local organic farm, for Veteran's Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) with a six-week certificate program. In this course, students will receive training in hydroponics, drip/micro irrigation, environmental control, soil biology, composting, greenhouse management, and more. The six-week intensive course meets 8-5pm M-F and will introduce you to sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. Students will have the opportunity to meet with successful industry leaders throughout the program. This course will bring your skills up-to-date with small-scale organic farming methods, help build your resume, and assist you in connecting with the current agricultural job market.
Students will have a better understanding of the types of self-employment or employment available in Sustainable Agriculture in the following categories:
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Organic Production Methods
• Green House Production
• Irrigation maintenance, installation and sale
• Food Handlers Managers License
• Farmers Market management
• Farm ownership and Farm management
$4,500 for 240 hours of classes + 30 hours job readiness training
Full tuition may be available for those who qualify. TA funding approved.
See below to contact us for more information.
January 6 - February 14, 2014
March 3 - April 11, 2014
June 23 - August 1, 2014
August 18 - Sept 26, 2014
August 26 - October 4, 2014
October 13 - November 21, 2014
If you have questions about this program, please contact Nance Pomerene, Coordinator for Science Programs at Extended Learning by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 760-750-8783.
To register for the VSAT course, please initiate the process by visiting: Archi's Acres.