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Willow Lake Student Farm

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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.

Willow Lake Student Farm Club

The Student Farm Club supports the operations of the Student Farm through volunteer work hours, creative student projects and a vibrant social presence. Some of the club's activities include harvesting for farmers markets, organizing educational field trips, facilitating volunteer workdays and enjoying potlucks at the farm. The club is open to undergraduate and graduate students, while farm volunteer events are also open to members of the community.

Ways to become involved in or support the farm:

  • Join the Farm Club! Contact one of our officers listed to the right on this page.
  • Join our listserv to hear about upcoming news and events:
  • We are always looking for ways to work with other departments at K-State; if you have ideas for teaching or research collaborations, please contact farm management!
  • Follow us on social media!
  • Make a donation:
    • Search "D38065" in "Fund Options" and select "Sustainable Horticulture Student Farm"

Willow Lake Farm Club Meetings:  Thursdays at 6:00 pm; 2414 Throckmorton

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Farm Manager:

Farm Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jeremy Cowan

Farm Club President
Pierce Hayden

Historian/PR Coordinator

Willow Lake Student Farm
Willow Lake Student Farm

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