Here at Howdy Farm, we believe in getting our hands dirty.
We believe that growing things on a small organic farm in College Station, Texas, can help college students influence the world for good.
All across America, schools and universities alike are realizing the power behind experience. Over the past few years, our classrooms have shifted slightly from their typical setting. Learning institutions, such as Texas A&M University, are using experiences and immersion to enhance and solidify what students learn in the classroom.
Texas University at Austin describes experiential learning as "any learning that supports students in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems or situations where the instructor directs and facilitates learning." In light of an increasing loss in student attention during class, teachers and professors have developed innovative ways to engage their students. One of them is through experience--something Howdy Farm excels at.
A&M Students from differing colleges are able to come together and work with each other. Howdy Farm successfully integrates students from different walks of life into a work environment that is progressive and fun.
"Even though I'm a nutritional science major, I've learned so much interning here at Howdy Farm," said Farm intern Taylor Stolt. "I think having a garden of your own, even something small like an herb garden, could be a way to make healthy eating more fun and more convenient."
Students are able to use their vocational skills in many forms, from accounting to public relations. The Howdy Farm encourages growth of the mind as well as the growth of produce.
Howdy Farm coordinator Corey Wahl says that teaching students in new ways is his passion.
"The most rewarding part of my position as the Howdy Farm coordinator is when I see the excitement in students as they encounter something they have just learned in the classroom," Wahl said. "They verbalize their knowledge to me and I help them understand how it applies to our farm system and beyond."
The Farm offers positions that cater to student's future careers. By using their skills in an environment that encourages learning and promotes service, college students not only enhance their resume material but also grow in community. From business management to soil science, every major has a part in growing and caring for the organization.
Our mission is to grow healthy food and community and the connect the two through experiential learning, interdisciplinary research and promotion of sustainable agriculture.
Volunteer on MWF from 1-5 pm.
Or consider joining our program as a member of the Howdy Farm Team!