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Grant Awards

2012 Aggie Green Fund Grant – $96,000 – Greenhouse and Education Facility

The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association and the Howdy Farm envision an educational organic agriculture facility utilizing solar and rainwater technologies to be constructed on west campus near the Howdy Farm’s organic production site. This structure would ensure year-round greenhouse production capability and adequate learning space. The facility will educate TAMU students about sustainable greenhouse production by hosting classes and using the space for research, class projects, and independent graduate and undergraduate research on sustainable crop production. Read the application here.

2011 Aggie Green Fund Grant –  $50,000 – Student Farm

The project will establish a certified organic parcel of land for food production, education and research; create a closed system of food production, reducing the campus’ waste stream and providing a source of fresh nutrient‐dense food; provide educational opportunities for Texas A&M students in sustainable agriculture through courses, student organizations, and educational outreach; and provide Texas AgriLife Extension and Research Services access to certified organic land for research and community education. Read the application here.

What is this Aggie Green Fund you speak of?

The Aggie Green Fund is a student initiated and student controlled fund that awards $300,000 per year to empowers students & faculty to take action and bring about novel and creative sustainability initiatives to the Texas A&M University campus.


Campus farm sprouts student involvement

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Say ‘Howdy’ To A Fresh Share Of Farm Produce

Howdy Farm reaps organic produce

Green Fund Advisory Board Announces Spring 2012 Grant Winners

STARS Institutions: Sustainable Enterprise

Farmers market keeps menu fresh

Aggies feeding Aggies: Student Organic Farm grows great local grub

Aggies go green: Student fees support nine sustainability projects

Opinion: The Aggie Green Fund. Pro

Dr. Joe Novak discusses how Howdy Farm got started

Brady Grimes discusses the future of “Howdy Farm”

It doesn’t get any more local than this!


HowdyFarm Powerpoint-2012


howdyfarm – brochure

howdy farm- Greenhouse and Education Facility Application Phase 



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