Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, is rolling out a first-of-its-kind 10-month certificate program in January 2017. The program is now accepting applications.
What Is Regenerative Organic Agriculture?
“A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food get renewed in the process of using them,” says Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, and a leader in the field of organic and regenerative agriculture.
In learning this system of regenerative organic agriculture, you will be able to contribute powerfully to agricultural solutions that have far-reaching influence on major problems facing humanity today.
You Will Learn How To
- Draw down CO2 from the atmosphere and fix it in the soil
- Produce food efficiently without squandering nonrenewable, fossil carbon resources
- Reduce water use by building soil fertility and water-retention capacity
- Take part in the nourishing relationship that exists between the farmer, the community, and society
What Will You Get?
Upon completion of this program, you will receive:
- A certificate in Regenerative Organic Agriculture underwritten by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the Biodynamic Association, and more
- Connections to national and international opportunities, including food hub internships, farm-to-table operations, and urban food programs
- Apprenticeship opportunities in organic and biodynamic farms in the United States and internationally in Nepal, Italy, Costa Rica, Bali, and other countries
“A truly regenerative agriculture is one in which all the natural resources we use to produce food get renewed in the process of using them.”
—Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.