The Organic Farm is a fully operational 14-acre research farm located on the Clemson University campus. The farm was established in 2001 as a project under the Sustainable Agriculture Program and was certified organic in 2005. The Organic Farm is used as an official university resource for ongoing organic research under the Piedmont Research and Education Center. The farm also serves a resource for training and education in sustainable and organic agriculture.
In addition to serving as an experimental research farm, hosting training and other events, the farm produces a wide variety of seasonal vegetables for direct sale and wholesale markets.
The farm relies heavily on student involvement in all aspects of farm management, production and marketing. It offers research opportunities for undergraduate/graduate students and also provides students of any discipline with hands-on experience in organic and sustainable production systems.
All revenue generated by the sale of farm products goes directly toward salaries of farm staff, student workers, and farm operating expenses.