The Cummings School Farm occupies just over 200 acres of the 594-acre veterinary school campus. In use by Tufts University since 1980, the farm raises beef cattle, sheep, goats, dairy replacement heifers, laying hens, pigs, corn and hay. The animals are used extensively in teaching at Cummings School in a variety of core and elective courses for DVM candidates, veterinary technician students and prospective students in the Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program. While most of the animals are raised for food and fiber production, certain species are involved in research projects and are provided to other research institutions.
Since the Farm Field grows hay and grain that feeds much of the school’s livestock, we ask that all Farm Field users help to keep the field clean. For your convenience, dog waste bags and trash barrels are provided. However, we ask that you bring your own waste bags and bring your waste home if at all possible to keep the costs of maintenance to a minimum.