Tuttle Forestry Research Center

The Tuttle Forestry Research Area was leased by the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources from the Army Corp of Engineers in 1964. The site was formerly used by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as an aquaculture station. The oldest plantation contains black walnut (Juglans nigra), and northern red oak (Quercus rubra), planted in 1967.

This center provides a dedicated and secure site for long-term forestry research, extension, and improved tree seed production activities. The Horticulture Student Farm currently leases a small part of the site.

Facility activities include:

  • Silvicultural practices and tree improvement evaluations to determine best sources adapted to the Central Plains
  • Extension and Forest Service outreach programs are held on-site

Willow Lake Student Farm

Willow Lake Student Farm is located about five miles north of campus and serves as a research and production specialty crop operation. The farm has seven acres in production and is managed by K-State staff, students and volunteers.

The farm was created in 2008 with the help of Dr. Rhonda Janke (former faculty member) and K-State alumna Lani Myer. The purpose of the farm is to provide education and high quality produce to the Manhattan community with a focus on sustainable food production. In addition the farm serves as a site for undergraduate and graduate student research.

Join the Willow Lake Student Farm Club

Support the Student Farm

The Student Farm Club supports the operations of the Student Farm through volunteer work hours, creative student projects and a vibrant social presence. These efforts are partially funded through donations. To give:

  1. Go to: https://giving.ksufoundation.org/campaigns/17104/donations/new
  2. Select Horticulture Enhancement Fund.
  3. Type Willow Lake Student Farm into the Special Instructions.