UNIVERSITY FARM

The University Farm serves as a laboratory for instruction in the agriculture degree program. The farm headquarters are based just west of the main campus and consist of about 75 acres of pastures, roads, outbuildings, equipment maintenance facilities, and animal handling facilities. The Lawrence Farm is located approximately seven southwest of the campus and includes another 160 acres of pasture and hay fields. Additional leased properties consisting of about 160 acres of pasture are located near Lake Ellsworth to the north of the city. The farm also includes the Plant Science Building, a greenhouse, and the Animal Science building, all equipped with teaching labs and located just a short drive from the main campus. We maintain a herd of registered Angus cattle as well as a commercial herd of cattle, and also have a herd of registered Katahdin sheep. Students in the agriculture program learn how to work with livestock animals safely and effectively, and will apply principles from animal science, plant science, and agribusiness management classes to real life situations.