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Agriculture in education

One of Earlham’s green initiatives, Miller Farm is an engaging way for students to learn about sustainable farming and work hands-on in the dirt! This student-run, non-profit organization welcomes everyone, regardless of experience. An extra pair of hands is always appreciated.

And Miller Farm is more than just farming. Food is cooked in the kitchen or pizza oven on the farm every weekend, and a variety of events are held throughout the school year. Miller Farm is a creative space where new ideas are always encouraged, allowing you to integrate your personal interests with your participation on the farm.

A look at the farm

Hen home built on Miller Farm

What we do

Sustainable agricultural practices are always evolving and expanding at the farm.

Interior of the high tunnel at Miller Farm

Where we do it

The great outdoors is supplemented by interior spaces for a year-round farming cycle.

Students working at Miller Farm

Get involved

Community participation is vital to the success of the farm—and you could find a brand-new interest!

Miller Farm at the Richmond Farmers Market

Community connections

Miller Farm is a great opportunity to connect with and involved our Richmond neighbors.

Life on the farm

Harvesting
Harvest
Haulin' Vines
Hay There
Hens at Home
High Tunnel Interior 2
High Tunnel Interior
Onions
Peppers
Purple Asparagus
Ride 'Em
Root Veggies
Seeds&Spice for Sale
Some Kind of Veggie Sprouts
Tending Crops
The Farm
The Fields
Tomahtoes
Veggie Rows Edit
Veggie Rows
Vines on Trellis
What Are They Doing Now
What Are They Doing
What Is This
Worm Farming
Bird Tracks
Coon Tracks
Farmers Market Booth
Favorite Fowl
Feed Me Sign
Fenced Field
Flower
Grains at Sunset
Greenhouse Seedlings
Guinea Eggs
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Harvesting
Harvest
Haulin' Vines
Hay There
Hens at Home
High Tunnel Interior 2
High Tunnel Interior
Onions
Peppers
Purple Asparagus
Ride 'Em
Root Veggies
Seeds&Spice for Sale
Some Kind of Veggie Sprouts
Tending Crops
The Farm
The Fields
Tomahtoes
Veggie Rows Edit
Veggie Rows
Vines on Trellis
What Are They Doing Now
What Are They Doing
What Is This
Worm Farming
Bird Tracks
Coon Tracks
Farmers Market Booth
Favorite Fowl
Feed Me Sign
Fenced Field
Flower
Grains at Sunset
Greenhouse Seedlings
Guinea Eggs
previous arrow
next arrow

Our farm hands

Anna Seifert photo

Aija Bowman ’26

Indianapolis, Indiana

Earth and Environmental Science Major

“I heard about Miller Farm when I was applying to Earlham and I heard great things about it. I decided to volunteer at the farm because I saw all the innovative opportunities present and wanted to gain valuable experience.”

Caleb Smith photo

Jo Potter ’25

Belfast, Maine

Geology and Art double Major

“I love working on the farm because it is very hands-on. It gives me a break from all the academic work with school and I find there is a meditative or mindfulness aspect when working at the farm. Whether it is planting, weeding, or any other activity I feel like I am able to focus and just be in the moment.”

Malia Staab photo

Malia Staab ’18

Honolulu, Hawai’i

Biology and Environmental Studies Major

Malia Staab of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, graduated from Earlham College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Environmental Studies in 2018. She will be teaching as an assistant instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming.

Garrett Byrd photo

Garrett Byrd ’20

Richmond, Indiana

Environmental Sustainability Major

“It was a big change going from living in Richmond my whole life to living in the third largest city in the world. I met a lot of cool people, and it was a good experience.”

History at Earlham

Earlham College has a long history of using agriculture as a means of experiential education. From students working the farmland to defray college expenses in the early 20th century through versions of an agricultural program in the decades following, a working farm has long been part of Earlham life. 

Learn more about the history of Miller Farm.

An issue of The Earlham Post, published in 1975, discusses the different farm-projects at the college and the start of a potential farm.

An issue of The Earlham Word, published in 1988, talks about the benefits of Miller Farm and how it is unique to Earlham College.

Want to learn more?

Tony Noble

Anthony Noble

Farm manager

Anthony Noble has been the farm manager at Miller Farm since 2017. After growing up Quaker in Indianapolis, he sees working at Earlham as a way of contributing to the community.

“I love the sense of community that emerges through sharing knowledge and space at the farm.”

For questions about Miller Farm, contact Anthony or connect with us on social media.