Morningside garden provides farm fresh produce to on-campus dining hall

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For agriculture students, only so much learning can be done in the classroom.   That’s why Morningside college has created a way for there AG students to get the hands-on learning they need with a local garden.

Coltin Schachtnerkramer, the garden president says, “We have people from so many different departments on campus a part of this and it’s just become so much more than just a garden.”

What may look like an average garden, is something Morningside college has begun to cherish.

Ag professor, Dee Mckenna says, “It’s really cool to see something that you started as a seed in the spring and it comes full season in the fall and you’re able to harvest it.”  

Morningside Ag Student, Zach Keller says, “I mean it’s just awesome seeing these kids out here wanting to be in agriculture and all of us working together for the same goal- to have a good harvest.”  

What started as a class project, also gives back to the campus community. The garden supplying farm fresh produce to their own dining hall.  

Nick Gunn, dining hall executive chef says, “So it just tells us it’s fresh, it lets the students know that we care. Their hard work isn’t going to waste either.”   

Hard work that pays off and the students can take pride in.  

Carter Anderson, Morningside AG student says, “It’s awesome. Knowing that the students are eating what we grew here on campus. It’s a good feeling.”

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