agriculture review

Why Is Stanford Called A Farm?

by aditya abhishek

Stanford University

Stanford University is situated at 450 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305, US and is one of the most prestigious Universities in the world. 


Stanford University is called the farm because the founders Leland and Jane Stanford built it on their Palo Alto stock farm.


It was founded on 11 November 1885  to promote public welfare and education among American youth in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr.


Moreover, they agreed upon maintaining farmland on university lands to educate people about farming techniques and innovations.  


In 2014, the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences established the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm near the University's Red Barn. 


It offers academic and experiential learning opportunities. More than 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops and fruits are cultivated. 


Agriculture is the primary activity of humans, to survive we need food, and to produce food we need effective agriculture systems which are developed by scientists, researchers and farmers. 

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