Research and Demonstration:
The farm is used for whole-farm agricultural demonstrations focused on modest-sized, sustainable, family-based farming. The farm is used to develop profitable farming systems for these farm units. All the farm’s enterprises incorporate whole-farm systems rather than studying individual components.
Innovative techniques are used for growing crops and livestock. These techniques will be used to develop systems that complement the crop, livestock and management of modest-sized farms. The farm is the site of a biomass research trial involving the perennial grass miscanthus. The farm staff also is active with research