Mature Wheat, University of Kentucky

The North Farm is located north of Lexington, Kentucky within the boundries of  Newtown Pike, Iron Works Road and Interstate 75.  The North Farm resulted from the merging of Maine Chance Farm, purchased by the University in 1967 from the Elizabeth Arden Estate, and Spindletop Farm, which was purchased in 1959 from Pansy Yount.  The land mass of the North Farm is approximately 2000 acres which provides a vast array of teaching, research and extension opportunities for the faculty, staff and students of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. 

Currently, the North Farm research includes initiatives, projects and programs in the departments of veterinary science, animal and food science, plant and soil science, biosystems and agricultural engineering, and entomology.  The Kentucky Foundation Seed Project and Kentucky Seed Improvement Association are housed on the North Farm.

corn at UK's north farm

The North Farm facilities provide outstanding resources for extending the classroom for many students who participate in field trips, laboratory exercises, judging team competitions, and other events adding to the undergraduate understanding of course concepts.  Additionally, many students are employed on the farm as part of the student labor program which enhances their college learning experience. 

Lexington area residents and visitors are able to appreciate much of the beauty of the North Farm as they travel the Legacy Trail, which winds along the farm's edge.  Also within the boundries of the farm lies the Club at UK's Spindletop Hall, a social facility for faculty, staff and alumni of the University.