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Planting seeds of service

And providing easy access to healthier foods for low-income individuals and families
The OSU Student Farm is a project to rebuild the land with a mission to feed the community in a sustainable way and provide access to produce including broccoli, spinach, lettuce, onions and more. The Student Farm also utilizes buried irrigation to prevent water waste. 
Future plans for the farm include expanding to a second field of vegetables, renovating the old swine barns, building a washstand to clean the vegetables on site and remodeling the old house for an office.

Where learning meets the land 

Helping students become the future of the agriculture industry 
At OSU, a multitude of degree programs, courses and volunteer opportunities directly align with the work of the Student Farm. These hands-on learning experiences provide students with the opportunity to learn practical experience outside of the classroom and connect with faculty experts, peers, and community members. Through teaching, research and Extension, students are prepared for real-world success. To learn more about how to get involved, please contact us.

For information on supporting the Student Farm, contact James Ambrose or visit to make a gift. 
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Growing collaboratively

In partnership with Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center
Our Daily Bread's mission is to feed our community collaboratively and provide connections that enable lasting change.
The Ferguson College of Agriculture's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture has been a partner of Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center since its opening in 2017. Initially focused on supporting the efforts of their onsite community garden, the relationship has grown to incorporate the OSU Student Farm. The farm was originally a dream to give students more hands-on experience in agricultural production. Our Daily Bread’s need for more local, fresh produce came to the forefront with increased numbers of households in Payne County visiting ODB for groceries through the worst of the pandemic and beyond. Combining that practical learning experience at the farm with filling a need at Our Daily Bread makes for an ideal partnership.

Because no one should go hungryOur Daily Bread 2023 Impact

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Impact Rankings

A leader among universities with research and action

OSU ranks first in the U.S. and second globally in addressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger. Learn more

Oklahoma Gardening Features

OSU Student Farm Update # 1

OSU Student Farm Manager Lynda Carrier gives us an update on the student farm's progress and what to expect next season.

OSU Student Farm Update # 2

"Oklahoma Gardening" host Casey Hentges gets an update from Lynda Carrier, OSU Student Farm Manager, about the progress that's been made on the farm and the plans to plant crops this spring.

OSU Student Farm Update # 3

OSU Student Farm Manager Matt Beartrack shares how they created raised beds and planted transplants at the farm.

OSU Student Farm Update # 4

Lynda Carrier, Matt Beartrack, Parker Lastovica, and Sam Pratt demonstrate how to harvest four different cool season crops.

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