Students work at UKCSA

All students in the SAG program are required to work for at least one summer as apprentices on the UK Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. Established in 2005, this program has become one of the premier collegiate apprenticeships in United States, allowing students to gain training and skill across a full range of production and marketing activities. Through weekly lectures and farm work students gain expertise in a comprehensive array of production practices including seed germination and transplanting, irrigation, soil fertility and maintenance, pest management and equipment operation and maintenance.  In addition to being involved in general farm work, student responsibilities include the weekly harvest, preparation and delivery of produce to CSA members during the growing season.  This program is a highly popular cornerstone of the SAG curriculum and there are opportunities for highly motivated and successful students to extend the learning experience by becoming farm crew members in subsequent years once the apprenticeship has been completed.    

Students sorting produce for the UK CSA Program