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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.



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


Featured Stories About Cummings Farm

  • An experimental gene therapy was little Alissa’s only hope. Now, instead of certain death, she faces an uncertain future.
    Cummings School is mentioned in a USA Today story about an experimental gene therapy developed at UMass Medical School to address a deadly disease in children.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-25
  • 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
    Published on: 2017-05-04
  • 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,… Read More... Read more
    Published on: 2017-03-09
  • 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: Read more
    Published on: 2016-08-05
  • Betting the Farm
    Against the odds, a family dairy is fighting to innovate and grow with the help of a Tufts vet One day last fall, Eugene White was standing inside a barn in Woodstock, Connecticut, observing a… Read More... Read more
    Published on: 2016-07-20
  • 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… Read More... Read more
    Published on: 2015-04-01

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