The Willits Fellowship is open to students from all academic programs who have met the course prerequistes, and students are selected through a competitive application and interview process.
This program has the following goals for participants:
- Students gain hands-on experience in diverse activities related to production agriculture and natural resources management (including growing, marketing, distribution, communications, leadership, and stewardship)
- Students develop an understanding of the complexity of food systems through first-hand experience, readings, observations, and inquiry
- Students build capacity for sustainable and resilient community food systems on Sweet Briar’s campus and in the region
- Students have increased awareness of career opportunities and pathways related to agriculture and natural resources management