The Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department is selling Rhoden Farm’s fresh eggs and ground beef as a way to raise money for their department and give back to ACU.
The farm stays involved with ACU through horsemanship classes offered at the Rhoden Farms located on Texas 351, giving ACU students the opportunity to ride horses to earn a PEAC credit. Selling eggs and beef to faculty and students is another way Rhoden’s Farm stays connected.
ACU alumni Jason Davis, and wife, Erin, run the Rhoden Farm and began selling eggs and beef to give back to the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences department.
Rhoden became ACU’s primary farm in the early 2000s. It has been an resource for students to have the opportunity to gain experience and a paycheck from working on the farm.
Brody Benge, sophomore agribusiness major from Lubbock works three days a week at the Rhoden farms.
“It was something grown here around the area by the students and by the faculty,” Benge said.
Eggs are $3 per dozen. The chickens are free-range and they lay cage-free eggs. Fresh deliveries are made every Monday at noon. Natural, hormone-free beef is $6.50 per lb.
“It’s just something to be involved with,” Benge said, “It’s a way for the department to make some money.”
Bryce Gerlach, senior wildlife management major from Far Hills, N.J., grew up on a farm and has always worked with animals.
As a member of the Agriculture and Environmental Club, he said he appreciates what Rhoden Farm is doing to fundraise money.
“It’s a good way to support our department,” Gerlach said.
Fresh eggs and beef can be picked up on the first floor of the Admin building in room 131. The products are kept in the refrigerator. Payments can be made through cash or check.
“You’re not going to find any freezer beef like this or eggs like this at the supermarket,” Benge said.
For additional questions, contact the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences department at (325) 674-2401 or talk to Mandy Scudder.