Farm Services provides both research and production farming on acreage in and around the campus. It hosts as many as 20 research projects at any given time, as well as cropping close to 1,000 acres of hay, corn, barley, and wheat. Farm Services maintains a college "land-bank" that keeps land in agricultural production, as the need for research acreage ebbs and flows. Farm Services also operates the university compost facility, which currently handles about 6,000 tons of waste annually, making it the second largest recycling operation in Tompkins county. Cereal grains and forages grown on Farm Services land are either used within Cornell, or sold to defray the cost of operations.