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With over 7 billion people living and eating today, the planet is struggling to meet our demand for food.

Today's agricultural methods deplete the soil of essential nutrients and wreck ecosystems. It's time to shift to a truly sustainable food system that regenerates the planet's health, preserves resources, & adds to our well-being.

Farm in harmony with nature

We’ll teach you to work with nature, not against it. You’ll study regenerative organic agriculture, a method that goes a step beyond organic by using only natural resources that are renewed during the farming process to grow healthy food at no cost to our planet.

We combine biodynamic agriculture methods with modern science to teach totally renewable, practical, and environmentally-friendly agricultural techniques. In our hands-on approach, you’ll develop a complete seed-to-sale farm system and even start selling your own produce before graduation.


Advocate for our planet

You’ll take one hands-on class per month, diving deeply into what you’re learning and studying with experts in the field to master permaculture, soil ecology, biodynamic agriculture, harvesting, long-term crop storage, and all of the other skills you need to create your own sustainable farm.

Our program goes beyond agriculture, too—you’ll have the opportunity to study writing, journalism, environmental advocacy, sustainable community development and more. You’ll be fully prepared for your choice of career in sustainable agriculture.


Dive within & discover yourself

As a student at MUM you’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, an evidence-based technique that enhances clear thinking, reduces stress, promotes creativity, and gets you in touch with who you are at your core.

In addition, our unique system of Consciousness-Based education will help you to connect everything you’re learning, from harvesting methods to biodynamic techniques, to everything else you study—and to your deepest self.

You’ll graduate with an internationally-recognized certificate, a BA degree, and all of the skills and connections you need to secure a job in the field of sustainable agriculture.

Financial aid is available for this program. Learn more ➤

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Featured courses

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Permaculture Design

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You’ll learn how to design and implement sustainable systems in harmony with the natural world. This class will teach you the principles and methodologies of sustainable design, how to read the landscape, and the basics of urban and rural homesteads, food forests and orchards, greenhouse operation, natural building, alternative energy techniques, and more.

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Harvesting and Succession Planting

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In this course, you’ll study harvest and post-harvest efficiencies, including cleaning and storage, packing shed efficiency and flow, succession plantings, and cover crops, through hands-on work in the field with your classmates. At the end, you’ll market your own crops at our local farmers market.

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Science and Technology of Consciousness

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In this class–which is totally unique to our university–you’ll examine how our brain constructs reality at every moment and how daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique can awaken creative potential. This course provides a framework for MUM’s unique system of Consciousness-Based education and connects to everything else you’ll learn here.

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Apprenticeship

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Your apprenticeship will send you head-first into the world of sustainable agriculture, setting you up for a promising career in the field after graduation. You’ll have the opportunity to work with industry experts in a variety of domestic and international locations.

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$10,000 Grant Brings Total New Trees to Approximately 240 on Maharishi U Campus

$10,000 Grant Brings Total New Trees to Approximately 240 on Maharishi U Campus

Some 100 additional trees were recently planted by volunteers on the campus of Maharishi University of Management, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Alliant Energy. This is the third such... more

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