Lakeland acquires land for new bison operation


Lakeland College has purchased new land south of Vermilion and will be moving its bison herd to the site at the end of January. Lakeland’s new land includes eight contiguous quarters, handling facilities, outbuildings, fencing, and full services. The new space will give students the opportunity to gain experience in a commercial-sized mixed farm operation. “The addition of a bison herd to our agricultural sciences programming not only gives our students experiential learning opportunities with the bison, it expands our entire program, strengthening our ability to teach our students about sustainable range and forage management,” said Lakeland Dean of the School of Agricultural Sciences Geoff Brown. The purchase was made possible by a $4M gift in 2020 that was dedicated to the project.