A 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching & production farm providing learning opportunities through courses in organic farming, interdisciplinary experiential educational activities, & research opportunities.
The MSU Student Organic Farm (SOF) is a 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm. Markets include 48-week CSA, 7-month on campus farm stand, and sales to MSU dining halls. The farm collaborates in creating learning opportunities for other students at MSU through courses in organic farming, interdisciplinary experiential educational activities, and research opportunities.
At the farm, hoophouses - or passive solar greenhouses - are used to produce and distribute fresh produce all year long. Winter production includes saladmix, spinach, kale, collards, chard, choi, napa cabbage, komatsuna, cilantro, parsley, radishes, carrots, beets, and more. These fresh items are combined with storage crops such as squash, garlic, potatoes, onions, cabbage, rutabaga to create bountiful shares throughout the winter.
The farm operates an 8-month Organic Farmer Training Program in year-round organic farming, focusing on diversified production of vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets. The program emphasizes student learning in hands-on farm management and decision-making as well as development of necessary farming skills and knowledge.
Visit the MSU SOF website for complete information about these and other activities, including farm tours and volunteer opportunities.