- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York college is launching the first four-year degree program in fermentation science in the Northeast.

SUNY Cobleskill says its new bachelor of technology in applied fermentation program will train students for growing food industries including beer, wine, cheese and yogurt. Fermentation processes are also used in biodegradable food packaging, nylon, pharmaceuticals and alternative fuels.

The program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017.

A handful of other colleges offer fermentation science four-year degree programs, including Oregon State, Colorado State, and Appalachian State in North Carolina.

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