Agricultural Learning Center

In 2013, UMass started the Agricultural Learning Center (“ALC”) as a hands-on living “classroom” or field laboratory for undergraduates, graduate students and residents of Massachusetts to pursue active learning about all forms of agriculture. The ALC will provide experiential learning opportunities in a wide variety of farming, horticultural, nursery and landscape industries. With small areas devoted to livestock, fruits, vegetables, turf, and landscape crops, the ALC will offer a broad array of agricultural topics to both UMass students and the general public.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

April 25, 2013

Partner(s): 

United States

Program Director: 

Wes Autio

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Wes Autio

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Stockbridge School

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No