Experiential learning, real-world impact
The Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture provides Cornell undergraduate students across disciplines with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and understanding of natural ecosystems and to learn about ecological and social approaches to agricultural systems.
Working and learning on local farms
The Lund Fellows Program provides students opportunities to gain applied experience working on an agroecological farm and contribute to the farm in meaningful and helpful ways, while learning about the process and considerations involved in managing such an enterprise.
- We work to spread awareness about the value and mission of agroecological biodynamic, organic, regenerative, and sustainable approaches to farming
- strengthen relationships between the university and local farms
- and provide assistance to small farms that could not otherwise fund summer internships
Our commitment to sustainable farming
In the spirit of partnership with local farms, we are committed to ensuring this experience is mutually beneficial for students and farmers. Toward that end, we are dedicated to preparing and supporting our students in ways that enable them to contribute to the work of community partners in meaningful ways.
- Completion of two prerequisite classes that explore aspects of biodynamic, organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture & food
- Completion a one-credit pre-internship spring semester course for Lund Fellows, taught by the Lund Program Coordinator and/or other professionals and potentially including visits to local farms and farmers’ markets
- Completion of an eight-week summer internship at an approved agroecological farm that is committed to local distribution and inclusiveness where Lund Fellows are expected to work eight hours per day, five days a week (stipend of $6,800)
- Completion of online and/or in-person check-ins during the internship
- Completion of writing prompts and on-line discussions during the internship
- Completion of a one-credit post-internship course held at the start of the fall semester for fellows to share their individual experiences and bring knowledge gained back to the classroom, including the development of a poster and participation in a poster session
Apply to the program
Applications for Summer 2022 are due by February 27 via Experience Cornell (link to each farm's application below). You can reach out to program coordinator cns44 [at] cornell.edu (Carrie Simon) for questions.
Faculty advisory committee
Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Small Farm Program
School of Integrative Plant Science
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