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Berea College Farm has been identified as being one of the top ten college run farms for animal husbandry in College Values Online. College run farms on this list have a diverse animal component and an economic involvement in the local food community.
“Most of the 45 majors in Berea’s Agriculture and Natural Resources program are employed at the College’s 480-acre farm, learning and implementing a great diversity of skills in farm production, including animal husbandry. The farm raises and sells an impressive diversity of animal products: beef , pork, chicken, eggs, goat, fish (tilapia, catfish, prawns), and honey. These are sold to college dining services, the campus farmers’ market, the Berea College Farm Store, and local restaurants and cafés. The website makes it easy for customers to find products.” Read the full article here.
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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.