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Dr. ThimmaiahDr. A. Thimmaiah, associate professor of Sustainable Living, joins me in the show's first segment to discuss the new 10-month certificate program at MUM to train future farmers.

The program has three phases-classroom work, a practicum where each student will be given a quarter acre of land, and focus on an agricultural project, and concludes with a month long internship working with farmers in the USA, Bhutan, India, Italy, and other spots.  

The certificate will feature the very first university course in the United States offered on Biodynamic farming methodology.   That part of the curriculumn will be taught by the co-exectutive director of Demeter Association Inc. (the organization established to represent Demeter International and entrusted with upholding the principles of Biodynamic practices and principles), Jim Fullmer.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, October 21 at 3:00 pm. for the new Ag Center.  The location will serve as the classroom and laboratory for the new initiative, and is located just north of Reiff Grain and Feed on Highway 1.

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