Raj Patel will speak about “The World That Food Made” at the Berea College convocation on Thursday, March 1 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. During the convocation, Patel will discuss the 15th century origins of how we feed the world and suggest a hopeful vision for re-imagining the way food is grown. The convocation is co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology departments. Continue reading Raj Patel to Speak on the World That Food Made →
Dr. Pamela Ronald will be the featured speaker at the Berea College Science Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Ronald’s presentation will explain how integrated approaches are needed to enhance sustainable agriculture. The lecture is co-sponsored with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Department.
Ronald, a plant pathologist and geneticist, specializes in cell and developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics. Her Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley. Ronald has received many accolades from her research and ground-breaking discoveries, including the Honorary Scientist at the National Institute of Ag Biotechnology, Korea; John Simon Guggenheim Fellow; 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award; and the 2012 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award. Continue reading Dr. Pamela Ronald to Discuss Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food at Berea College Science Lecture →
A national ranking of college farms that provide locally produced and sustainable food sources puts Berea College in the #2 spot, besting elite schools including Yale, Dartmouth and Vassar.
During October, which is Farm to School Month, Online College Plan named the top 60 college-affiliated farms, ranking them on criteria such as farm size in acres, crop variety, and sustainability-related degree options. Berea College, was in the top ten, “Cream of the Crop” schools. The ranking helps in spreading awareness and celebrates the efforts of the student-run farms. Continue reading Berea College Farm #2 in National Ranking →
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. Continue reading College Values Online Counts Berea among top 10 colleges with Farms for Animal Husbandry →
At #17, Berea College’s farm has been named among the nation’s 40 “best” college farms by College Ranker, a group that researches colleges all across the U.S. to determine the best features of these schools and to “. . . let you know who’s doing it right.” Berea’s high ranking was determined based on factors such as hands-on experiences, community outreach, and degree options. Continue reading Berea’s Farm in Top Twenty “Best College Farms” in U.S. →
At #17, Berea College’s farm has just been named among the nation’s 40 “best” college farms by College Ranker, a group that researches colleges all across the U.S. to determine the best features of these schools and to “. . . let you know who’s doing it right.” Berea’s high ranking was determined based on factors such as hands-on experiences, community outreach, and degree options. Continue reading Berea’s Farm in Top Twenty “Best College Farms” in U.S. →
Many alumni, members of the administration, staff, and faculty members already know Roberta Pearl Larew-Allison (‘42). Everyone who has ever spoken to this amazing alumna knows, immediately, how dear Berea is to her. Continue reading A Trailblazer, True: Honoring the Work of Roberta Pearl Larew (’42) →
After much anticipation, the Berea College Farm Store opened to the public on Saturday, November 23, at 9 a.m. Located at 311 North Main Street just below Seabury Athletic Complex, the store will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 2-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continue reading Berea College Farm Store Provides Outlet for Local Foods →