The College Farm offers fresh and local produce to the Davidson College community through the college's Dining Services operation.

The farm is a stand-alone, business-based unit of the college.

We engage Davidson students, faculty, and staff to enhance educational opportunities and create a collaborative and innovative environment for curricular and co-curricular activities that support local farming.

Located on Grey Road in Davidson, our initial production is situated on a three-plus-acre site on land known as McIntosh Farm. In 2008, the college purchased a total of 109 acres from the McIntosh family.

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Volunteer at the Farm!

Volunteer days are an excellent way to learn about small-scale agriculture, build community with peers, and get your hands dirty. No previous experience farming or working at The Farm at Davidson College is expected or necessary.

Complete the FADCO Volunteer Day Sign-Up Form

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Sustainable Agriculture

The farm uses organic practices as well as integrated pest management in vegetable production. This involves using exclusively organic-certified inputs, planting cover crops to promote soil health, and timing applications strategically to minimize negative environmental impact.

Student harvesting

Student Enrichment

There are many ways for students to get involved year-round including part-time employment, volunteer days, agricultural research, and experiential learning. Log on to Handshake to view current job postings.

Profile Marisa Wilson '18

The Farm at Davidson teaches students about sustainable agriculture and provides them with hands-on training in organic farming practices. Another benefit: farm work can reduce stress, enhance focus and sharpen mental clarity, as described by Marisa Wilson '18.

Visit Us

We are located at 1603 Grey Road in Davidson, which is accessible via the cross country trails near the Erwin Lodge. To schedule a visit, please contact Halle Murphy, Farm Manager, at hamurphy@davidson.edu.

The Farm at Davidson

Physical Location

1603 Grey Road Davidson, NC 28036

Mailing Address

Box 7166 Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road Davidson, NC 28035