From the beginning, the aim of the Student Organic Farm was to provide a place where students could volunteer, work, visit, and make lasting contributions to the development of the land and farm. Undergraduate students come to the SOF from dozens of disciplines, bringing wonderfully diverse perspectives to the farm and taking their farming experiences and greater understanding of the food system back to their various fields of study.
The SOF strives to build and strengthen connections between our farm and academics on campus. Our farm is a Living Learning Laboratory where they can experiment with and see in action the ideas and concepts they are learning about in the classroom. Whether they become farmers or chefs, doctors or lawyers, business owners or teachers, students engaged at the Student Organic Farm gain confidence and build career skills that last a lifetime.