MSU Student Organic Farm

A 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm providing learning opportunities through courses in organic farming, interdisciplinary experiential educational activities, and research opportunities.

MSU Student Organic Farm

The MSU Student Organic Farm (SOF) is a 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm.  Markets include year-round CSA, 7-month on-campus farm stand, and sales to MSU dining halls and other wholesale buyers.  The farm collaborates in creating learning opportunities for other students at MSU through courses in organic farming, interdisciplinary experiential educational activities, and research opportunities.

The farm operates an 8-month Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP) 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.

Another educational program offered by the SOF is the Farmer Field School. It is comprised of intensive hands-on workshops. These are tailored to deliver in-depth, practical information built upon the foundational work of the OFTP and the wealth of knowledge in Michigan’s farming community.  

Visit the MSU SOF website for complete information about these and other activities, including farm tours and volunteer opportunities.

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