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BEXLEY, Ohio — College Rank, a website dedicated to evaluating and ranking college programs and experiences, has released a list of the Top 35 College Farms.

The full ranking can be viewed here: http://www.collegerank.net/best-college-farms/

Many colleges around the country have stepped up their agricultural studies game. These programs are developing tomorrow's leaders in food consumption planning, product, and crop growth. They are working to connect farm to table concepts and increase global connectivity with food. Our team has worked to research and evaluate these 35 rigorous agriculture programs around the country.

"Farming in America provides nearly 10% of jobs in the United States. University farming and agricultural programs allow students to gain invaluable experience before leaving to start their careers," says Monica Dennis of College Rank.  "Hands on learning offers students the opportunity to learn how large functioning farms work, both in agriculture and animal management and care. "

While compiling this list, we took into account student integration with sustainability factors, community programming, and courses available at the university or college farm, not just in the classroom.

The list (in alphabetical order):

Berea College - Berea, KY

Berry College - Mt Berry, GA

Butte College - Oroville, CA

Cal Polytech - San Luis Obispo, CA

California State University - Chico - Chico, CA

Clemson University - Clemson, SC

College of the Atlantic - Bar Harbor, ME

College of the Ozarks - Point Lookout, MO

Cornell University  - Ithaca, NY

Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH

Deep Springs College - Big Pine, CA

Duke University - Durham, NC

Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA

Ferrum College - Ferrum, VA

Goshen College - Goshen, IN

Green Mountain College - Poultney, VT

Hampshire College - Amherst, MA

Idaho University  - Moscow, ID

Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI

Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH

Penn State  - State College, PA

Pomona College Farm - Claremont, CA

Prescott University - Prescott, AZ

Sterling College - Sterling, KS

University of California: Davis - Davis, CA

University of Maine - Orono, ME

University of Minnesota Duluth - Duluth, MN

University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH

University of Vermont - Burlington, VT

University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

Warren Wilson College - Swannanoa, NC

Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

Yale University - New Haven, CT

About: College Rank is a website dedicated to evaluating and ranking academic and student experiences. The team is committed to providing well researched and relevant articles for our readers.

Contact: Sara Moore: http://www.collegerank.net/contact/ or 614-271-3535

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