The main goal of the University Farm is to educate students. This is a critical function of the farm due to the limited farm experience of many students. Even though most of today's students won't be farm owners, hands-on-farming experience is an important part of their education and preparation for careers that directly relate to the production sector of agriculture.
The University Farm supports corporate educational initiatives. State Farm Insurance Company has used the farm to educate employees to conduct safety audits on farms. Crop protection companies such as Pioneer/DuPont use plots at the farm to educate employees about new products and weed identification. Several companies cooperate with the University Farm to demonstrate seed varieties and host field days for employees and customers.
Approximately 630 acres (270 at Gregory Street property; 360 at Lexington farm)
New $28 million dollar College of Business building. Just
In the Spring of 2000, the Illinois State Univesity Board
The glow from the Teflon-coated roof on game night has
This is the new (2002) building for the College of Fine Arts.
Halloween fun carving pumpkins at ISU.
Watterson Towers, twin 28 stories tall residence hall. One
Final ranking in 2005 of 22 in DI-AA Football. Redbirds
The Big Red Marching Machine, which turns out a compact disc
Through generous support to the athletic department's
Illinois State's Academic Assistance Unit is a model other
Shake that money-maker Reggie (school mascot)