Lab Farm Master Plans

Background

In spring 2013, CAFES began the process of constructing a Master Plan for the Campus and Mann Valley Farms. This Plan will serve as a guide for the development of the farms over the next 20 years. A planner from Vierbicher Associates, and our own campus planner, have led our steering committee of faculty and staff through several workshops to help us better define our needs now and into the future. Students, industry representatives, campus and local community members were also invited to participate at various stages in the process.

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The information gathered was used to form two unique scenarios, or concept plans, for each Farm. The best of each concept plan was merged to create the draft final Master Plan for each Farm.

DRAFT Final Master Plans

Please note these are DRAFTS at this point and still subject to final approval by State, UW-System and UW-River Falls representatives.

Two maps are included in the draft final Master Plan for each farm:

  1. Overall map: shows the entire area of each farm
  2. Core map: focuses on the farmstead proper

In addition, we have provided links to sections of the maps highlighting specific changes to be made.

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Overall Master Plan

Campus Farmdocument
Mann Valley Farmdocument

Core Master Plan

Campus Farmdocument
Mann Valley Farmdocument