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Non-degree Programs ( Yellow Ribbon)

Hops for Brewing

Hops for Brewing: Begins Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Have you thought about growing locally-sourced ingredients for the craft beer industry? This hybrid, self-paced course will provide you with an overview of the brewing industry and the information you need to learn about the agricultural aspects of crafting the perfect brew. $100 fee covers all materials including a rhizome to grow your first hops plant this spring. Learn more.

Drexel U's Certificate in Veterinary Medical Science 

Farm$en$e by Penn State Extension. Short courses:Finance and Production Education for Pennsylvania Farm Businesses. Learn how to manage scarce financial resources and plan farm production accordingly. 

Harrisburg Area Community College's Enology & Viniculture program is GI BIll approved. Coursework in growing grapes and making wine is online augmented by limited time on campus; students complete a paid apprenticeship. Questions? POC is Bob Green,

Leheigh University partners with Rodale Institute on Urban Ag projects  

Manchester Bidwell Applied Horticulture program operates the Drew Mathieson Center for Horticultural and Agricultural Technology educational greenhouse in Pittsburgh.

PSU World Campus online offers certificate and degree programs in Turfgrass Management.

Rodale Institute's Veteran Farming Training Program offers tailored, flexible, two-to-four month training in organic farming, that includes a stipend and housing allowance. This program targets the needs of those veterans who are interested in organic agriculture, but are not sure if they want to make a career change into agriculture.


Slippery Rock University organic farming center offers workshops and a community garden.

Minnesota's South Central College's Swine Production certificate program uses a hybrid format combining video conference links and computer web pages (online).  Students do not have to be on campus to complete the courses in the certificate. This design minimizes biosecurity issues related to pig production. For info and a course schedule, contact  UPDATE: This program is not currently approved for GI BIll, but the college hopes to receive approval for the course this summer. Please check with the project coordinator before enrolling.

Horn Farm Center in York, PA offers training and workshops, a CSA, community gardens,

and an incubator farm for those with at least 2 years of farming experience. 

The Seed Farm, in Emmaus, PA (Lehigh county), offers an 8 month training program covering all aspects of managing a diversified vegetable farm. Trainees receive an average of 20 hours of training per week from early March through the end of October.  They are not yet accepting 2017 applications.

NOT currently on WEAMS for GI Bill students.

Colleges/University programs

Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability & the Environment offers a Master’s of Sustainability, which includes coursework in Sustainable Ag, and is housed at the Eden Hall campus.  

Delaware Valley University Degree programs. 

Penn State offers many and varied agriculture, forestry, and veterinary programs.

(PSU Turfgrass program also offered for degree)


Saint Francis University in Loretto offers Aquarium and Zoo animals major and Environmental Studies  major for future Fisheries management and Forestry professionals.

U Penn Veterinary Med 


Westmoreland County Community College offers Associates degrees in Horticulture with concentrations in floriculture, landscape design, and turfgrass management 

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