USU Small Farms
USU Small Farms features a cut flower program for research, teaching, and extension. Our research focuses on tailoring cut flower production to Utah growing conditions, as well as testing environmentally responsible farming practices. We teach our students through hands-on farm internships and host outreach events to share our findings across the Intermountain West. Our flowers are primarily sold to Utah florists, and we use these sales to support our students and study the local cut flower market.
The USU Small Farms team consists of graduate students, undergraduate students, and me (Melanie Stock, USU faculty). Special acknowledgement goes to Maegen Lewis, my MS student with the biggest passion for cut flowers, and the person who deserves all the credit for managing the day-to-day needs at our farm, including undergraduate student training and sales.
We specialized in peony, snapdragons, stock, lisianthus, dahlias, zinnias, celosia, foxglove, and delphinium. Our cut flower trials are established in North Logan at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station – Greenville Farm, and we also collaborate on trials with growers across the Wasatch Front. Most of our flowers are sold through Florage Flower Farm Co-op.