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A Unique Research Resource

The UMD Research & Field Studies Center (a.k.a. The Farm) is an outdoor, experiential learning space for our students and faculty.

Student Taking Plant Photo

The UMD Research and Field Studies Center is a 114 acre site located along Amity Creek approximately four miles from campus on Jean Duluth Road.

It is considered an educational and research-centered resource that also provides space to support other UMD campus activities.

The main objectives of the Center are:

  • Conduct research on natural ecosystems, plant and animal populations, and individual species in a changing landscape.
  • Provide field-based educational activities in the form of academic classes, informal workshops and training programs.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain an experiential venue to educate students, the University community, and the region on sustainable agriculture.
  • Communicate to the public and engage the campus community in scientific study through involvement with researcher shared expertise and results.
  • Facilitate interaction between a variety of disciplines related to environmental management, education, and sustainable agriculture at UMD.