Register for the Online Certificate Program

Our 15-credit Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for:

  • adults looking to make a career change,

  • returning Veterans,

  • high school grads not yet ready to go to college fulltime, and

  • those of you pursuing a lifelong interest related to food, farming, homesteading or gardening.

Our online program has been particularly attractive to the fastest growing farm demographic in New England, farms managed by women.  We know how busy your lives can be, so our online classes may be taken on your own schedule.  You don't have to compromise your personal health to learn how to make the world around you a healthier place!. 

Classes are taken through UMass Online and cost $371 per credit.  To see the classes being offered throughout the year, go to SCHEDULE.

The Certificate may be completed entirely ONLINE, but many of our courses are also available on campus.  Courses may be taken individually or toward fulfillment of the Certificate and credits earned may be applied to our Bachelor of Science degree

The classes we currently offer online are (click on the title)*

Other Stockbridge classes may be applied to the Certificate Program with permission of the Program Coordinator.  Courses must be graded and no practicum or independent study classes may be applied toward the Certificate Program.  If college credit is not of concern, there are other online resourdes and workshops you might consider listed here: Non-credit Resources.

To be eligible for the Certificate, please fill out the online registration form here.