New York, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2013
Advancing Eco Agriculture, a commercial agricultural company that helps farmers produce disease and insect resistant crops by using plant nutritional supplements to develop inherent plant resistance, commends Chico State University for offering its agriculture students with the chance to get hands-on experience with sustainable farming.
According to an August 25, 2013 article published by ChicoER.com, titled, “Students run organic vegetable project at University Farm,” Chico State agriculture students are given the opportunity to get hands-on experience of sustainable farming through its University Farm.
The University Farm is a student-run, 3 acre organic farm located at Chico State. whose mission is to provide education and fresh produce to the university community. Agriculture students are able to get involved by volunteering or by taking a “directed field class.” The University Farm gives students the opportunity to “experiment with sustainable gardening techniques, research innovative gardening and marketing strategies and get hands-on experience in management, organization and working on land.”
Agriculture students are not the only ones reaping the benefits of University Farm. There are a few contracts in negotiation between the farm and the Chico State Associated Students dining services that would provide “a more direct way to get fresh produce to all students.”
John Kempf, CEO of advancing eco agriculture, finds this program to be an excellent gateway to educating today’s young adults about the practice of organic farming. “The organic and biological agriculture community is expanding quickly. There is a large need for young people who are passionate about agriculture and food production to be able to get some field experience and learn to appreciate the art and science of farming.”
Advancing Eco-Agriculture (AEA), has created models for understanding the soil-plant system and how this its performance can be optimized with plant nutrition supplied at Critical Points of Influence (CPI’s). Our product technologies and consulting services help farmers around the world to grow healthier crops, regenerate soil health and improve farm economics. Our mission is to help farmers produce top quality, healthy, disease and insect resistant, and high yielding crops by using a systems approach to providing complete plant nutrition.”