KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee's five-year-old Organic Crop Unit is being ranked among the best programs in the country for teaching students how to farm organic.
The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Organic Farming Research Foundation has ranked UT's program among the six best in the nation.
UT's program was the newest one to be named by the foundation's first-ever Organic Land Grant Assessment.
The foundation judged programs by whether or not they offered organic crop production classes and dedicated faculty members, had a farm that allowed for students to get hands-on experience and offered an internship program.
Organic farming on campus has attracted students from a variety of majors, not just students of agriculture.
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