Lima Regenerative Farm

multiple pictures put together for the header of the Regenerative farm project

The Regenerative Farm at The Ohio State University at Lima is part of a large research project involving faculty and staff from different departments and colleges within Ohio State looking at regenerative agriculture processes.

Dig deeper into soil science and stay up to date with the farm to see how we're connecting the dots between healthy soil and healthy people.

Farm in the News

agricultural drone

Farm: Looking back to 2023 and flying ahead to 2024

Ohio State Lima's farmer Todd Mason takes a look back at the campus farm for 2023 and shares what he's looking forward to learning in 2024. Read more

Field day participants watch a drainage plow

Drainage field day 2023

The second Drainage Installation Field Day at The Ohio State University at Lima brought out close to 100 farmers, engineers, contractors and researchers from around northwest Ohio and across the state to learn more about the installation of sub-surface drainage tile systems and their modern uses. Read more

Robin Bagley in the Ohio State Lima prairie

New grant will bring prairie into the classroom

A new grant from the Ohio State Energy Partners will open up a range of opportunities for Ohio State Lima students to develop strong research and laboratory skills that will easily transfer to future career and education paths. While building those skills, the students will be also be building the pool of knowledge around the effects of sustainable practices on an agricultural ecosystem. Read more

Coming soon: Drainage Installation Field Day July 25, 2023

The 2023 Drainage Installation Field Day will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at the Ohio State Lima Regenerative Farm. Field demonstrations will be conducted by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America in an open-house-style format throughout the day. Lunch will be provided and will include a short educational presentation by Bruce Clevenger, Farm Management Field Specialist, about crop yields and the economic benefits of drainage and drainage water management. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available off Thayer Road. Register here.

field tile

Drainage field day coming to Ohio State Lima campus farm

The Ohio State University at Lima will host a Drainage Installation Field Day on the campus farm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Field demonstrations by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America will begin at 9 a.m. Learn more

group of people in a corn field

First year of regenerative farming at Ohio State Lima builds a strong base

The first year of the regenerative farming experiment at The Ohio State University at Lima is in the books. As is appropriate with experiments and particularly experiments at a university, lessons were learned. Learn more

people pulling building material off of the bed of a pickup truck

Regenerative agriculture at Ohio State Lima

The agriculture fields at Ohio State Lima are on track to become a very large research project involving faculty and staff from different departments and colleges within Ohio State and looking at regenerative agriculture processes. Read more