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Processing produce at the wash & pack station
Summer in the high tunnel
Harvesting in the field production plots
Daniel, Farm Technician, giving tour of the Aquaponics Lab
Sample of produce from the farm
Elementary school group field trip to the farm
Madison, Farm Coordinator, harvesting carrots
Student volunteers assisting in the greenhouse
Spring in the high tunnel

Program Overview

The Environmental Studies Program at Shepherd University has partnered with the College of Business and designed a program focused on sustainable agriculture production and agricultural business management. The production component focuses on the practical aspects of small-scale agricultural production including aquaponics. The business component will focus on entrepreneurship including marketing and how to establish successful business plans. The program will provide students with the technical skills necessary to embark on new careers including:

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Shepherd University Agricultural Innovation Center

at Tabler Farm

The field site for the Sustainable Agriculture Program is located just one mile from main campus at Tabler Farm. The 160 acre property currently hosts a one and a half acre  production site including a high tunnel, field vegetable production plot, and a multi-fruit orchard,  an indoor aquaponics research lab, a small bee apiary, a newly established food forest, and solar energy.