University Farm

The 400-acre University Farm at Truman State University is located on the edge of Kirksville, Mo., about a mile from campus. Activities at the farm range from classwork, to research, to recreation.

The University Farm features:

  • Classroom/lab, equine and cattle facilities
  • 40-head riding/breeding horse herd
  • Indoor and outdoor riding arenas
  • A herd of Gelbvieh beef cattle
  • Two greenhouses, an orchard, vineyards, and garden plots
  • Agronomy research plots and crops
  • Beautiful, rolling grassland and woodland areas
  • Horse boarding available by contract


The open spaces at the University Farm are perfect for the University Observatory which provides a great viewing location for physics research and a place for events sponsored by student organizations such as the Stargazers Club.

For more information, contact:

Bill Kuntz
Farm Manager

Michael Seipel
Agricultural Science Department Chair

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Virtual Tour

Miranda Biddle

Truman’s Agricultural Science Department allows students not only to have plenty of one-on-one attention with professors, but also with other Agricultural Science majors. All of us majors are like a family and are willing to help each other out, whether that might be tutoring for a class or assistance in finding a summer internship.

Miranda Biddle, Class of 2016