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Cummings School Farm

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.

 

Contact

1 Nickerson Lane
North Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 887-4945

 

Featured Stories About Cummings Farm

  • Herding Cattle, Shepherding Students
    On the Cummings School farm, students learn to how to handle farm species from a man with plenty of experience: Scott Brundage. ... read more
  • Winter on the Farm
    Winter on the farm is a time for new life. The farm team welcomed over 40 lambs during lambing season (January-February), as well as the usual newborn piglets and calves. The team works through rain, sleet, snow, and whatever else the New England climate throws their way. Here’s a sample ... read more
  • The View from the Farm
    Summertime on the farm means blue skies and baby animals. Here are some of our favorite shots from this summer. Source: http://cummingsvoices.tufts.edu/2016/08/the-view-from-the-farm/ ... read more
  • Scott Brundage
    Scott Brundage of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has worked on farms since he was a child. He attended an agriculture high school and college.  As Herdsman of Cummings School Farm, Brundage helps manage the university’s 594 acres located in North Grafton, Massachusetts. He cares for dairy ... read more
  • In Sheep Shape
    The veterinary teaching flock moves into a new home, which replaces a 70-year-old structure ... read more
  • Escape from Farmageddon
    One breed of livestock vanishes from the planet every month. Why that’s not a good thing for any of us, and what Tufts is doing about it ... read more

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