The on-campus centerpiece of the Williams Works program is Eagle Farms, a working fruit and vegetable growing operation staffed by students who plant, cultivate and harvest the crops, as well as market the produce. The 10-plus acre farm is located at the northwest corner of the WBU property.
Eagle Farms also operates a farmers market and sells produce at Williams Corner, a new university-owned retail location on Highway 67 frontage at the WBU turnoff. Eagle Farms produce is available at several other local outlets, and plans are underway to develop a line of WBU-branded products. With a grove of 125 pecan trees already on campus, Eagle Farms pecans are sold as well as other specialty products.
Two greenhouses were recently added to Eagle Farms as memorial gifts. Several types of produce grown on Eagle Farms begin in the Nora Leann Shuman Greenhouse, allowing the seedlings to get a headstart on the growing process. At the appropriate stage of their growth, they are transferred into the fields for continued cultivation. The Dannah Russell Jones Greenhouse is outfitted with irrigation and heating lamps that will assist in the growth of tomatoes and other crops year-round.