Organic Research Center

panoramic view of organic farm on Clemson campus

Organic Research Center

red onionsThe Organic Research Center is a fully operational 16-acre research farm with facilities at both the Calhoun Fields Laboratory and Cherry Farm. The center, originally established as the Student Organic Farm in 2001, has remained USDA certified organic since 2005. The Organic Research Center is used as an official university resource for ongoing organic research under the Piedmont Research and Education Center. 

In addition to serving as an experimental research farm, hosting training and other events, the farm produces a variety of seasonal vegetables for direct sale and wholesale markets.

All revenue generated by the sale of farm products goes directly toward salaries of farm staff, student workers, and farm operating expenses.