Students enrolled in a dual-listed Horticulture and Ag Education and Studies course, Hort/Ag EdS 465, operate their own small farm enterprise, the ISU Top Shelf Farm, at the ISU Horticulture Farm in Story County. This grant will help them create a website to sell their produce directly to ISU faculty, staff and students. Previously, they had sold produce to ISU Dining and a local restaurant. The class is growing heirloom tomatoes, various greens and melons.
Mark Honeyman is professor and coordinator of Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms with more than 30 years of experience managing the research farm system. He was instrumental in forming Hort/AgEdS 465, a course that teaches students the basics of managing a small horticultural farming operation. His B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Iowa State University.
Leah Riesselman, Instructor, ISU Horticulture
Nick Howell, Superintendent, ISU Horticulture Research Station