Sterling College offers full tuition funding for veterans in continuing education courses and workshops

Sterling College offers Full Tuition Funding for Veterans in Continuing Education Courses and Workshops

Hands-on courses open to veterans interested in agricultural pursuits and food production

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT (June 23, 2022) – Sterling College’s Office of Continuing Education is offering full tuition funding to military veterans who attend its agroecological farming and craft food production courses. The continuing education courses are open to all learners and aim to sustain healthy working landscapes, nourish communities, and support food sovereignty.

“We are proud to offer tuition-free educational experiences to our military veterans,” said Christina Goodwin, Vice President for Advancement at Sterling College. “Participating in our hands-on continuing education courses can help prepare veterans for successful careers in agriculture and to become part of the community that is unique to food and farming.”

Course offerings that are eligible for full tuition-funding in 2022 include:

•Food Resilience and Conservation (15 spots available)
•Koji and Friends: Fermenting Foods with Mold (13 spots available)
•Natural Cheesemaking: Raw Milk Cheeses (5 spots available)
•Natural Cheesemaking: Next Level Cheeses (7 spots available)
•Mycology & Color: A Chromatic Universe of Mushroom Dyes (9 spots available)

Veterans and service members transitioning to the private sector are eligible for this program and can receive a registration code by emailing Nakasi Fortune, Director of Continuing Education Services, at [email protected].

Full course descriptions and availability can be found at


Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College advances ecological thinking and action through affordable experiential learning, preparing knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders to face the ecological crises caused by unlimited growth and consumption that threatens the future of the planet. Sterling College is home to the School of the New American Farmstead, the Wendell Berry Farming Program, and EcoGather; is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education; and is one of only nine colleges and universities recognized by the US Department of Education as a “Work College.” Sterling acknowledges that the land on which it gathers is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people on its Vermont campus, and the Shawnee, Osage, and the Eastern band of the Cherokee on its Kentucky campus. For more information, visit:

Nakasi Fortune
Director of Continuing Education Services
Sterling College
802-586-7711 x147
[email protected]

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