Student-run farm celebrates 80 years at ISU

Since 1943, students majoring in agricultural studies have had the chance to apply the science they've learned in the classroom to a real-world farm setting. The Ag 450 farm started on just 187 acres, and has grown and evolved over time. Now over 600 acres, the farm grows corn and soybeans and custom feeds pigs as well. The students focus on the day-to-day work on the farm, but also learn how to manage finances, market commodities, and how to plan their operations. Students in the Ag 450 course manage and run the farm, not just for today, but for the future as well.