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University Farm Tour

Due to biosecurity issues at the farm, the tours have been suspended until further notice. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your understanding.

Group tours of the University Farm may be arranged by contacting or phoning (309) 365-2211. To schedule a tour, visit the Farm Event Schedule page. If there are specific requests please contact Russ Derango directly. There is no cost associated with the tour.

Visitors should be aware that this is a "working farm." Visitors can see cattle, hogs, sheep, machinery, compost operation, and crops (seasonal). Much of the tour is outdoors so visitors should dress appropriately. For biosecurity reasons, individuals who have been outside the United States are requested to wait a minimum of 14 days before visiting the University Farm.

Come Visit the Farm

Farm Event Schedule

Farm Visitor Pass


Take Interstate 55 to the Lexington exit (exit 178). Proceed towards the town of Lexington (traveling east). At the stop sign, turn left. You will then be traveling north on County Highway 23. Travel over the interstate and take the next right. Follow this road to the new farm. (approximately 1/4 mile) The Lexington farm site is approximately 15 minutes from Normal.

See this location on the campus map.


Illinois State University

Department of Agriculture
Normal, Il 61790-5020
Phone: (309) 438-5654

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