Carl Walsh $100.00
Dean Baas $100.00
Sarah Sheafor $100.00
Donna Iding $25.00
Seann Sweeney $100.00
Student Organic Farm
The MSU Student Organic Farm provides a place where all students can volunteer, work, tour, and connect with the land that sustains us. It is a place where undergraduates get their hands in the soil, eat tomatoes in the warm summer sun, and make lasting contributions to the development of our campus food traditions.
As an important institutional asset—we think the farm is as special as Spartan Stadium—students learn about regenerative agriculture, producing organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs by working to restore natural ecological processes in our farming. The SOF is a place where students find a sense of belonging to something greater than themselves, and in so doing they form lasting community with each other.
Give to the Student Organic Farm and help us extend this opportunity to more students in 2024!
From Engineering to Horticulture to Anthropology to Arabic, our students come from a range of disciplines, bringing wonderfully diverse perspectives to the farm and taking their farming experiences and greater understanding of the food system back to their various fields of study. Whether they become farmers or chefs, doctors or lawyers, business owners or teachers, students gain confidence and build career skills on the farm that last a lifetime.
The ingredients to the Student Organic Farm’s success are sunshine, water, good soil and the support of the MSU community. Through your generous donations, we will be able to continue providing a wide variety of programming, paid crew positions, improve our infrastructure, and expand our capacity to provide fresh nutritious food to student families in need at MSU.
Your Support Will Make a Huge Difference!
Your gift to the Student Organic Farm will help us expand our resouces. Our current needs are adding farm equipment and expanding our staff to enhance our student experience. See how these areas will make an impact below!
The purchase of a new Farm Vehicle. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to the farm's old truck. We are in need of a new vehicle for on-farm jobs and off-farm deliveries.
The addition of a second Non-Student Employee. Student Farmers are the heart and soul of the SOF, but non-student employees are essential to keep the farm running smoothly. A second person would expand the farm's capacity in every aspect, from the quantity and quality of the produce to community and education events/tours to holistic farm sustainability and inclusivity efforts.
Who Grows There?
The MSU Student Organic Farm is now a program of Student Life and Engagement. We are a 20 acre certified organic, year-round educational farm. It is a place where students are able to engage with growing food and growing their knowledge of sustainable food systems while becoming campus leaders. Students at the SOF participate field trips, internships, capstone projects, and service learning connections with credit-bearing undergraduate courses at MSU. We also offer an 8-month Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP) in year-round organic farming.
Our harvest goes to:
- MSU SOF’s Community Supported Agriculture
- MSU dining halls
- Allen Neighborhood CSA
- MSU Student Parent Resource Center
Make a Gift by Mail:
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 24OOPCF1GTSOF” in the note section.