The Organic Farming Certificate is a 36-credit, one-year program offered through a partnership between Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA and Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA. The program can lead to a rewarding career producing food in a way that restores, maintains and enhances the natural world. All terms offer the flexibility to attend part-time or full-time.
Students who complete the program are prepared to work for an organic farming operation or to start a small-scale organic farm.
Financial aid is available to all organic farming certificate students. In order to be eligible for aid, you are required to enroll in at least six credits per term. You can begin the process by completing the FAFSA form found here. Contact the Financial Aid Office with any additional questions.
Military and veteran educational benefits may be available if you are a current service member, or a veteran, or if a veteran is turning over their benefits to you. If you plan to use these educational benefits, contact Military and Veterans Affairs Director Kerr Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.489.2914 to get the process started.
Apply now through the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies. No prior college experience is necessary. The application, application fee, and undergraduate college transcripts are required; a copy of your high school diploma is required only if you have no previous college experience. Note: You do not need to submit standardized test scores or an essay to apply.
If you have questions about the program, the application process or would like to schedule a campus visit, please contact Organic Farming Program Coordinator Joe Grato.