TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Indigo

This post continues our series on the perspectives of current students either enrolled in the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Degree Program at TC3, or taking classes in the program as electives while pursuing a TC3 Degree. We have a great group of students, and hope you enjoy hearing more about what they’ve been doing, and how it is affecting their learning and thinking.

See other other students perspectives here: HAILEYMARIACEDRICJUSTIN

 TC3 Farm Student Perspectives - Indigo

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Indigo

The great philosopher Confucious once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”, and I believe there couldn’t be more truth to this statement. Even before high school I worried about pursuing my true passion in life, but I was always unsure. I was unsure what road to take and troubled by the possibility of failing if I did not choose correctly. I knew I loved art and nature, but what fulfilling job could I possibly find out of the two? I gave a shot at photography  after obtaining my first degree but I wasn’t satisfied – I burned for something more. When I stumbled upon the Sustainable Agriculture program at TC3, my mind immediately lit up. While I do love art, I had a feeling that this new program would be right for me. Over the course of just one semester I have found that nothing fills my spirit with more purpose and joy than working with the Earth to create delicious and sustainably grown produce. Like a sponge, I have soaked in the overwhelming amounts of information, but have done so with such excitement I have never felt before.

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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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