|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise
Director of University Sustainability
Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
A brief description of the enterprise:
The Student Farm is the first farm at Purdue University managed primarily by students. It sits on a lovely five acre tract of land on the west edge of campus. The farm is being developed for and by the students to increase Purdue’s opportunity to offer real-life farm development, management and marketing skills. The students raise a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and animals. Produce is currently sold to restaurant outlets on campus and through produce baskets (a CSA - community supported agriculture project). Courses are being developed that will be taught at the farm, and a summer internship experience is available from May through August.
Goals of the Student Farm are:
*To develop a fully integrated, sustainable, student-run farm,
*To support a farm where skills in farm management can be developed through experiential learning,
*To provide locally grown, fresh food for the campus and local communities, and
*To stimulate the development of education in sustainable agriculture at Purdue.
The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:
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