The CFANS Organic Program at the University of Minnesota is a global leader in organic research, education, and community engagement. The Cornercopia Student Organic Farm is a critical component of the Organic Program, providing a vibrant, energizing center for knowledge sharing and creative solution building that celebrates the rich beauty and bounty of urban food landscapes by promoting experiential learning opportunities where students can develop the skills necessary to create sustainable interconnected food systems.
CFANS Organic Program Mission
The CFANS Organic Program at the University of Minnesota Twin City campus is an exemplary model for innovative organic agriculture research and education. We maintain an excellent support structure for student and faculty research, and promote discovery and learning about organic agriculture within the University of Minnesota community.
Organic Program Strategic Plan
The CFANS Organic Program completed a strategic planning process in 2016. The process included stakeholders from across the underiversity as well as community members outside of the university. The resulting 5-year plan is currently guiding the activities of the CFANS Organic Program. Download the UMN Organic Program Strategic Plan.
Cornercopia Student Organic Farm Mission
Cornercopia is the University of Minnesota’s student organic farm and living laboratory, where students are encouraged to realize bold ideas and take creative risks via the production of diverse, high quality, and ecologically responsible foods, and participation in a community of practice dedicated to promoting sustainable food systems. Through our formal and informal programs, Cornercopia prepares tomorrow’s agricultural leaders with skills to bring about positive, forwardthinking food system change.