Over the years, the university farm has become a major resource for research and educational studies. A variety of professors have conducted studies and lab experiments in the areas of plant competition, plant physiology, herpetology and pond ecology.
There are 40 faculty members and students that are actively doing research at the farm in the areas of ecology, environmental studies, local food production, nutrition, engineering, conservation, and carbon sequestration. Projects included undergraduate research, senior projects, capstone and graduate research.
University Farm Contributions
The Farm's contributions to campus research include growing several types of plants at the November Research Greenhouse to provide research material in the area of neurobiology and bioengineering. Tobacco and ditura plants are delivery to Dr. Mark Willis on regular basis to help support his moth colonies for neurobiology studies. From 2012 to 2018, the Farm staff grew another species of tobacco plants for Dr. Nicole Steinmentz used on her research of tobacco virus and cancer.