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  1. Johnson County Community CollegeCenter for Sustainability and Campus Farm Mike Ryan Campus Farm Manager

  2. Components of the Center for Sustainability • Executive Director- Jay Antle • Farm Manager- Mike Ryan • Waste Minimization- Michael Rea • Curriculum Incorporation- Kim Criner • Senior Data Analyst- Ryan Wing

  3. JCCC Campus Farm History • Originally created through a grant-funded partnership with Kansas State University, circa 2007-2008 • Originally located 20 miles from JCCC’s Main Campus, on K-State property • With the dissolution of the partnership, the farm “moved” to the main campus • In the fall of 2010, roughly 2.5 acres of field space was dedicated to chemical-free vegetable production

  4. What We Have Now… • 2.5 Acre, Chemical-Free Vegetable Production Farm • Support for the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate Program • Focus on “Local Marketing” • Produce is used primarily on-campus • Focus on manual farming techniques

  5. The Campus Farm Model

  6. 30 Different Crops… 80 Different Varieties Squash and Cukes August ‘11

  7. The Campus Farm Model

  8. Campus Farm Outlets Dining Services Culinary Program Rolling Prairie Farmers’ Alliance CSA

  9. The Campus Farm Model √ √

  10. Upwards of 1 ton of pre-consumer waste per week! JCCC Kitchen Dock

  11. The Campus Farm Model √ √ √

  12. Front of the Composter

  13. Composter Controls

  14. Business End of Composter

  15. The Campus Farm Model √ √ √ √

  16. Farm Infrastructure Located Mainly in JCCC’s Horticultural Sciences Building

  17. Horticultural Sciences Center

  18. Farm Infrastructure Located Mainly in JCCC’s Horticultural Sciences Building 1968 Ford 3400 (Gas Powered, 50 hp)

  19. The Ol’ Ford

  20. Farm Infrastructure Located Mainly in JCCC’s Horticultural Sciences Building 1968 Ford 3400 (Gas Powered, 50 hp) 2011 John Deere Gator

  21. John Deere All-Electric Gator

  22. The Gator at work with Students

  23. Farm Infrastructure Located Mainly in JCCC’s Horticultural Sciences Building 1968 Ford 3400 (Gas Powered, 50 hp) 2011 John Deere Gator Cooler Trailer with Coolbot

  24. Mobile Cooler

  25. AC Unit

  26. Cooler Interior

  27. Cool Bot

  28. Funding... Primarily Externally Funded Student Sustainability Committee Student “Green Fee”

  29. Green Fee • Self-Imposed by Student Senate in 2009 • 1 Dollar per student, per credit hour, per semester • Student Enrollment roughly 21,000 • Students average 8 hrs per semester • Generates approximately $400,000 per fiscal year in discretionary funding.

  30. Student Work Days…

  31. What’s Next? • High Tunnel Assembly • Better management of crops • Increased Production • Increased Enrollment • Increased outreach to schools and community

  32. “Farmer Mike” Ryanmryan11@jccc.edu Johnson County Community College Overland Park, Kansas