TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Stories – Justin

This post continues our series of stories from current TC3 Sustainable Farming Students. The stories are a response to an assignment given in ENVS 115 – Sustainable Farming I: Introduction to Soil Science. You can learn more about the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program at TC3 HERE. You can see stories from other students below.

MARIA, HAILEY, CEDRIC

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Stories - Justin

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Justin

This class is one of my favorite classes I’ve ever taken. It shows you a whole other side of where your food comes from and it is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. It is a very good feeling to harvest or plant something, which takes time and effort, to see it finished makes you feel great. Harvesting potatoes is something I won’t forget because it’s very physical and time consuming but when your done and all the beds are clear you can look back and see that you actually did something that is noticeable.

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Farm Business Planning Course – Groundswell

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Announces Farm Business Planning Course Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will once again be conducting a 10-week Farm Business Planning Course, beginning in January 2016, for those interested in developing an agriculturally-related business concept by working directly with farm business instructors and a team of farmer … Read more

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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TC3 Farm CSA Newsletter – Week of 11/9/15

Okay, folks, we have made it. The end of the 2015 CSA season is upon us. It’s always a bittersweet time of the year for me. I truly enjoy growing food for you all and the weekly conversations that we have around the share. I absolutely love how food brings people together. At the same … Read more