Research plots at Musgrave Research Farm

Research Farms

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The world-class research farms managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station are the bridge between academic discovery and commercial application, contributing to a thriving economy.

Dilmun Hill Student Farm

Ithaca, NY - Dilmun Hill, a 12-acre student-run farm, provides a working farm for students to learn hands-on organic practices and farm management. Dilmun distributes organic produce to Cornell Dining, Manndible Café, and also sells directly to the public.


Farm Services

Ithaca, NY - Farm Services provides agricultural services such as drainage, trucking, mowing and excavating, and a well-maintained fleet of agricultural equipment to faculty, departments and researchers. Farm Services also manages Cornell's four acre compost facility


Campus Area Farms

Ithaca, NY - Campus Area Farms comprises 11 farms and 325 acres in and around the Cornell Campus. The farms provide easily accessible research plots for faculty.


Bluegrass LaneBluegrass Lane Turf & Landscape Research Center

Ithaca, NY - Bluegrass Lane serves as a center for turf, flower and woody landscape plant research, extension and teaching activities. 12 of the acres are protected by a deer fence.


Cornell OrchardsCornell Orchards

Ithaca, NY - Research projects at the Orchards are primarily focused on apples, grapes, and berries, in support of a growing fruit industry. Cornell students gain hands-on experience with all aspects of fruit production. Farm-fresh apples and cider are available at the Orchard Store.


Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm

Freeville, NY - Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 10 miles from the Cornell campus, is a site for interdisciplinary research aimed at optimizing vegetable production systems for the Northeast. The 200-acre farm includes a 30-acre parcel for the Freeville Organic Farm.


Musgrave Research Farm

Aurora, NY - The Musgrave Research Farm, 27 miles north of Cornell's Ithaca campus, provides productive arable land for applied agricultural research, teaching,and extension.


Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center – LIHREC

Long Island, NY - The 68 acre facility features state-of-the-art greenhouses, a nursery and container production area, and a plant tissue culture facility. LIHREC specializes in floriculture, viticulture (grape production), and the research of vegetables, potatoes, and woody ornamentals.


Willsboro Research Farm

Willsboro, NY - This 352-acre farm is located along Lake Champlain. Both clay and sandy soils are present on the farm, permitting a range of field experiments for optimizing management of agricultural resources.