Americorps | Utah Conservation Corps | USU Community Engaged Learning
Dr. Jennifer Reeve, Dr. Dan Drost, and over thirty USU graduate and undergraduate students broke ground on the USU Student Organic Farm in the spring of 2008. The farm provides a “hands-on” student laboratory for teaching students about best practices in both organic farming and gardening.
An Inside Look
At the close of spring semester, five student interns are employed to work for the duration of the field season. This also includes two more experienced students returning for their second season on the farm as farm managers. Although the students come from various backgrounds and are pursuing many different majors, they are all passionate about organic farming and sustainable agricultural. The farm provides an opportunity for students to acquire the many skills critical to creating a successful market or backyard garden. The farm’s produce is sold on campus every week, as well as through 55 CSA shares. Proceeds go to support the student farm in terms of operating expenses, equipment purchases and modest student stipends.