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New Video

Check out this new video created by one of our SAP students, this is what the Sustainable Agriculture Project is all about!

"My goal was to capture SAP from the students perspective. While making this video I was able to reflect on my experience with SAP, its truly been life-changing. Thanks to all that have been involved!" --Tom Deschenes, student video producer


SAP@UMD formed in 2009 to institute education, research, and regional engagement around community food and agriculture systems in the western Lake Superior bioregion. SAP is a place-based 'land lab' comprised of fifteen acres at UMD's Research and Field Studies Center (formerly the Northeast Agricultural Experimental Station). We manage a five acre trial seedling apple orchard and a ten acre organic (transition) farm; we also work on a variety of food and agriculture projects in the region. SAP@UMD is guided by an interdisciplinary faculty collaborative in its activities, which fall into three areas: building a platform for experiential learning in sustainable agriculture for faculty, students, and community members; as a vehicle for collaborating on food systems change within the University of Minnesota, Duluth; and as a vehicle for bringing resources into the community and region around sustainable agriculture and community food systems.

We invite you to look around and contact us if you are interested in participating in one of our projects or have questions.


Where is the Research and Field Studies Center?

Farm Locator Map UMD Farm Site and Community Orchard
3566 Riley Road

UMD Heritage Orchard Site
4709 Jean Duluth Road