Farm Hands

Emily is a non-traditional student who has returned to IU after a 16 year academic break. She is a junior working towards a B.A. in Geography while completing an Individual Major Program focusing on women’s role in small-scale agriculture.

Emily has her own farm just outside of Bloomington city limits where she and her partner grow perennial and annual produce and raise chickens for meat and eggs. Along with farming, Emily has an extensive background in Indiana native perennial landscaping, ceramics, and pie baking.

Past Members

The current success of the IU Campus Farm would not be possible without the help from the many incredible students and community members who shared their time, energy, and expertise on this project before moving on to do more good work in the food system in Bloomington and beyond. Some key members are featured below:

Lea Woodard was a co-founder of the IU Campus Farm alongside James Farmer, while also being the coordinator at Indiana University’s Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. Lea has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Thiel College and an M.S. in Environmental Science from IU's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Lea grew up on a dairy farm in northeastern Ohio and continues the dairy tradition on her own homestead with dairy goats as well as chickens and a vegetable garden.

Jacob Mills majored in Environment/Sustainability studies at IU with a focus on Food Systems, and additional studies in GIS and Labor Studies. He moved on from the IU Campus Farm after graduation to work at an organic farm in the region. You might see him selling at the  Bloomington Farmers' Market on Saturdays!