Sterling College Accepting Applications for Wendell Berry Farming Program in Kentucky

Sterling College in Vermont and The Berry Center have announced that they will collaboratively launch The Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College in Henry County, Kentucky. This will be a no-tuition undergraduate sustainable agriculture degree program, inspired by the lifework and writing of farmer and environmental activist Wendell Berry. Admission will be highly selective, but students will be chosen without regard for financial ability to pay tuition. A $2.5 million grant from the NoVo Foundation means that students will not pay tuition, giving graduates better prospects to farm without relying on student loans. Applications for the program are due by April 1, 2019.