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UMass Agronomy Farm

Farm Research and Event Requests

CAFE Farms Use During Coronavirus Emergency

The CAFE farm facilities are open to researchers and other facility users who have an approved Research and Continuity Plan from the VCRE. In order to protect the health and safety of all facility users, CAFE requires all individuals accessing facilities to have prior authorization. Please contact Bob Skalbite, CAFE Farm Manager, at rskalbit@umass.edu to request access to farm facilities. 

Reading the Covid-19 Farm Facility User Access Protocol is required before going to any CAFE Farm Facility. 


Beginning in 2015 requests to utilize the South Deerfield Crop and Animal Research and Education Center for research projects and Extension/outreach events are submitted using the appropriate form below.

Your request is routed to Farm Superintendent Neal Woodard for review and approval. Please note the “Work Request Form” is submitted for specific tasks after your project is approved.

This online database is designed to improve communications and accountability for all aspects of farm operations in support of faculty and staff projects.

Click here to determine the reference number for a specific plot.