University Farm

University Farm - Sign at Thousand Hills FarmThe 400-acre University Farm at Truman State University is located on the edge of Kirksville, Mo., about 1.5 miles 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

Observatory at the University FarmObservatory

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