Sterling College ranked top college farm in Vermont

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Agriculture is at the core of Vermont’s economy, and it is an essential part of the environmental stewardship education at Sterling College. That commitment to sustainable agriculture has resulted in Sterling College and its Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems being ranked as the top college farm in Vermont, and the eleventh college farm nationally, by OnlineCollegePlan.com.The list was compiled in honor of National Farm to School Month in October, a month dedicated to spreading awareness and celebrating the efforts of the farms at participating schools. Other Vermont schools were well represented in the rankings, with Green Mountain College, Middlebury, and the University of Vermont also included.OnlineCollegePlan.com lauded the involvement of students, noting that a fourth of all students work on the farm, gaining hands-on experience managing crops, livestock, and woodlands. Sterling College is the only federally-recognized Work College in the Northeast, where all students, regardless of financial need, work on campus and earn money toward their educational expenses. Students have a variety of jobs to choose from on campus, including farm positions such as Livestock Crew, Forestry Crew, Draft Horse Attendant, and Perennial Planting Specialist.“This ranking is proof that we’re not just studying environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture on campus: we’re living it every day,” says Dr. Charlotte Rosendahl, Director of the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems and faculty in Sustainable Agriculture. “Our farm is a living laboratory to shape a future of ecological agricultural systems—small-scale farms that don’t exacerbate climate change, water scarcity, or pollution.”Sterling College is a leader in sustainable agriculture education, and had one of the first college farms in the country. The farm provides around 20% of the food eaten on campus, leading to accolades from the Real Food Challenge, Sierra magazine, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for Sterling College’s sustainable college dining. The College is the top college in the United States that serves food on campus that is local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade.This ranking contributes to a remarkable few months in which Sterling College has been included by Sierra magazine in the top 11% of its “America’s Coolest Schools” list, a ranking of the nation’s greenest colleges and universities; was a top performer in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index by AASHE; and was cited by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.To see the complete listing, visit http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/college-farms/(link is external). For more information about the Sterling College farm, visit http://www.sterlingcollege.edu/life-at-sterling/the-farm/(link is external)STERLING COLLEGEFounded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only eight federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.Source: November 10, 2016 • Craftsbury Common, VT • Sterling Collegelast_img read more

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Smith Flow Control appoints new president

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Tactical adjudications

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Shiva Boys, CWSS record contrasting wins on opening day

first_imgTHERE were contrasting wins for Trinidad’s Shiva Boys Hindu College and Christianburg/ Wismar Secondary School on the opening day of the inaugural KFC Goodwill schools’ football cup.While CCWS and Annandale needed penalties to decide a winner, Shiva easily outplayed Annai Secondary at the Ministry of Education ground.The feature game was a tense affair with a lot of bad blood being left over from the recently concluded GUYOIL Tradewind tankers football tournament.Linden had a point to prove after they finished behind the East Coast side in the league play format, but it was Annandale who scored first through Omari Glasow three minutes from the end of the first half.  CWSS then came out swinging as they had one-two efforts by Andre Mayers in the 78th and 80th, taking the lead in the contest with just 10 minutes left on the clock.Annandale then showed their true form when Kurt Rudder took the game to penalties with a last-gasp goal on the cusp of injury time. In the end though, the game belonged to the Linden side after a 5-3 penalty shootout.In the other game, things went Shiva’s way.In the third minute of the clash, Shiva’s Gesiah Bishop was brought down in the penalty area by one of the Rupununi- based players and Bishop was spot on to find the back of the net. Shiva’s dominated the match and it was evident that their level of training was different and they surely demonstrated such on the Carifesta Avenue ground.  The T&T lads pace, first touch and passing accuracy were excellent. The youngsters weren’t short of flicks and tricks and they had their fair bit of fun, dribbling the Region Nine team that found it hard to get their footing.Shiva’s boys only shortcoming was their finishing and delivery in the final third of the game when they should have scored at least two more goals.Heading into half-time, the score was two-nil after the skipper, Nikel Roberts, had blasted in a good strike from 20 yards out in the 23rd minute.After the win, Shiva’s skipper, Roberts, noted that “It (the match) was a tough challenge and I am happy that my team was good enough to come out with the win and we are looking forward to a fantastic tournament here in Guyana.”The KFC goodwill tournament features four school teams– three from Guyana and one from T&T– battling for the KFC Cup in a round-robin format over three days. The tournament continues tomorrow with CWSS playing Annai from 17:00hrs while Shiva plays Annandale from 19:00hrs.last_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao would KO Conor McGregor in ONE round as he ‘wouldn’t play with his ass’ like Floyd, says Jeff Mayweather

first_imgMANNY PACQUIAO would knock Conor McGregor out in ONE ROUND, according to Floyd Mayweather’s uncle Jeff.McGregor is back fighting in the UFC and made a winning return by stopping Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds back in January.According to Jeff Mayweather, his nephew Floyd toyed with McGregor and could have ended the fight when he wantedCredit: ReutersFloyd Mayweather’s uncle Jeff has scoffed at Conor McGregor’s boxing skillsCredit: Las Vegas SunThe Irishman also tried his hand at boxing – but was unsuccessful when he was stopped in the tenth round against legend Floyd Mayweather back in 2017.But McGregor has refused to rule out another boxing fight – and Pacquiao has been touted as a future opponent.This intensified yet further when the Filipino agreed a management deal with Paradigm Sports who also work with McGregor.But Mayweather’s uncle Jeff has scoffed at the idea of McGregor fighting Pacquiao.Manny Pacquiao wouldn’t play with his a**. He’d knock him out in one roundJeff MayweatherHe thinks McGregor only lasted as long as he did against his nephew because Floyd toyed with him.And the 55-year-old predicts it would be an easy night’s work for boxing’s only eight-division world champion. Speaking on his YouTube boxing channel, Jeff said: “I think Floyd could have knocked Conor McGregor out anytime he wanted to.“Just like they were talking about him [McGregor] fighting Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao wouldn’t play with his a**. He’d knock him out in one round.“Any other fighter other than Floyd would knock Conor McGregor out in one or two rounds.”MALIGNAGGI AGREESThis is an opinion shared by ex-boxer Paulie Malignaggi, who is of course McGregor’s bitter rival.The former sparring partners had a high-profile falling out three years ago in the build-up to McGregor’s fight with Mayweather.The UFC star angered the American after releasing images of him appearing to knockout Malignaggi during a training session.The former sparring partners had a high-profile falling out three years ago in the build-up to McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather.The UFC star angered the American after releasing images of him appearing to knockout Malignaggi during a training session.“He basically quit against Mayweather and stopped throwing punches. He was in shape. I was in camp with him. He was looking for a way out of that fight.”Manny Pacquiao is seemingly interested in a boxing fight against Conor McGregorCredit: Getty Images – GettyConor McGregor goes on topless run with dog Hugo in Dublin sunshine Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Funny Moments Of Footballlast_img read more

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