Research at the Cummings School Farm

The staff and faculty of the Cummings School’s farm utilize it as a working laboratory to make new discoveries about animal and human health, as well as ways to make farming more profitable, environmentally conscious, and sustainable in New England and beyond.

A number of landmark agricultural biotechnology projects have been carried out at the Cummings School, including many of the first studies on the production of human medication derived from goat's milk, cloning of valuable livestock, and organ and tissue transplantation with swine.

More recently the Cummings School has been using the farm for research and development of unique premium livestock products to be adopted by local farmers to supply local consumers. That branded program operates on campus as Azuluna Brands, LLC and has been funded for several years by the USDA. These conservation projects help to put livestock back on pasture, improve the land and create economically and environmentally sustainable programs to help farmers keep their land productive. Azuluna meats and eggs are currently being sold by select markets in New England.