Top Story: Student farm

 

Students experience agriculture,
business, research at their farm

July 28, 2011
By Lisa Schluttenhofer

A new farm at Purdue University is providing practical experience to students who are learning not only how to grow vegetables, but also how to manage a small business and conduct research.

Because they run the farm themselves, their experience is bringing them "Full Circle" in agriculture, a reference to the group they formed to organize the operation.

The students last fall began planning the 5-acre farm west of campus, located across from the Horticulture Park along state Route 26. They are now producing an array of vegetables that includes tomatoes, corn, beans, peppers, radishes, onions and salad greens in small plots to test production strategies.

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