The home is now the centerpiece of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center complex in Covington County. It is one of the finest field facilities of its type in the nation.

The students come here to have hands-on experience in forestry education. The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Science manages the Dixon Center. Each Auburn forestry student spends one 10-week summer term at the Dixon Center taking basic field forestry coursework prior to their junior year and more advance on campus courses.