TC3 Farming Students Perspectives – Hailey

This is the third post in a series exploring TC3 Farming students perspectives. Students currently enrolled in the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program at TC3 were asked to write a reflection on their first semester in the program as a class assignment. Here is what they said.

You can see other posts by clicking on the following links:

MARIA

CEDRIC


TC3 Farm Students

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Hailey

This last semester at TC3 as part of the Farm to table/Sustainable Agriculture program has been, I believe, my greatest academic experience thus far. I have learned more in this last semester than I have in any other given year or semester of school. As for background information my name is Hailey and I am from California, I have no background farming but my first experiences gardening started very young and pursued me all of my life. After working on another organic upstate NY farm over the summer I fell in love and decided it was the right path for me. After my first semester in the Farming Program I couldn’t be more excited to begin a career as a farmer in the food system.

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TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Cedric

This is the second in our series of posts on the TC3 Sustainable Farming student perspective. Students currently enrolled in the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program at TC3 were asked to write a reflection on their first semester in the program as a class assignment. This is what they said.

You can see other posts by clicking on the following links:

MARIA

HAILEY

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Cedric

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Cedric

For me, the sustainable farming program has proven to be a successful alternative to a traditional learning environment. During my first two semesters at TC3, I was a liberal arts major taking all traditional style classes (English, calculus, psychology, philosophy, etc), and I honestly did very poorly. I was a good student in high school, I had high grades, took honors and AP level courses, yet I struggled in this new environment. It wasn’t the content that got me, I’ve always been a naturally quick learner and none of the concepts I was learning were particularly difficult, but what was difficult for me was showing up everyday.

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TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Maria

This is the first in our series of posts on the TC3 Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program from the students perspective. Current TC3 Sustainable Farming students were asked to write a reflection on their first semester in the program as a class assignment, and these are the results. Hope you enjoy hearing from our students.

You can view other TC3 Sustainable Farming student perspective posts by clicking the links below:

CEDRIC

HAILEY

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives - Maria

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives I – Maria

This semester has been a whirlwind experience of learning at the TC3 Farm!  As background, I was raised on an organic dairy farm in Cortland County, but my Dad always said the barn was “not a safe place for girls,” even though my Aunt was one of his partners; I guess she didn’t count. Suffice it to say, I never really worked on the farm I grew up on, only enjoyed their raw milk and the beef from the cows sent to slaughter.

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Agroforestry and Forestry Course in the Fingerlakes

Agroforestry & Forestry Short Course 11/11 – 11/15, 2015 The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org) and Wellspring Forest Farm (www.WellspringForestFarm.com) are offering a Forestry and Agroforestry Short Course from Sept 11 – 15. Begin each day learning basic concepts in ecology and management and spend each afternoon traveling to many local sites with some of the … Read more