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The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies has as its focus the teaching and learning processes. All three elements of the land-grant philosophy - learning, discovery, and engagement - are part of the department's emphasis on the educational processes, and how these processes impact our clientele in a variety of agricultural settings.

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Iowa Public Television's Market to Market features
ISU Student-Managed Farming Operation (AG450 Farm)

(Media Alert - Iowa Public Television)

For more than 70 years, Iowa State University has provided students enrolled in the course Agricultural Education and Studies 450 (AgEds 450) the opportunity to manage a working farm. Iowa Public Television's Market to Market program featured this student-managed farming operation that is the only one of its kind at a land grand institution. The farm was envisioned by William Murray whose brainchild came to fruition in the winter of 1943.

IPTV Producer David Miller, along with camera crews, traveled to the AgEdS 450 farm near Ames, Iowa several times during fall semester to document the unique educational experience. Miller spent time with Tom Paulsen, Ph.D., AgEdS 450 Farm Operator Greg Vogel, Ph.D. student Dustin Perry, and several students to get an idea of how the farm works. Native Iowans Emily Ryherd from Haverhill and Sami Bissell of Massena were among those interviewed for the Market to Market program.

The story can be see on Iptv.org/mtom

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Agricultural Safety & Health - Ag450 Farm is now a Certified Safe Farm. For more information on this voluntary program see:

CY visits 450 Farm