Deep Springs received a generous grant from The Darling Foundation to cover costs of construction for a new hay shed on the ranch. The shed is constructed of 13 steel towers spanning nearly 300 feet in length – enough roof area to protect up to 400 tons of hay from the elements. Students are providing the majority of the necessary labor, under the direction of farm manager Mark Dunn DS’99, and work is expected to be complete before this summer’s harvest begins. (Check our gallery page or our facebook page for photos of the progress). This project is another in a series of efforts the college has undertaken in the past four years to improve the productivity of the farm and involvement of students in farm labor. We are extremely grateful to the Darling Foundation for their continuing support of these efforts, as they have a positive impact both on the college’s educational mission and our financial health.