The SROC's location in the heart of Minnesota's farm country allow us to explore the areas where agriculture and ecosystems connect. Livestock and crop research at the center is focused on both agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. We share our findings with nearby communities to benefit southern Minnesota. 

Research programs based at the SROC focus on:

SROC also serves as a research site for a diverse range of CFANS faculty and student research projects related to:

  • corn & soybean production
  • crop breeding & variety development
  • vegetable production
  • insect, disease & weed management
  • nutrient management
  • small grains production
  • soil fertility
  • water quality

SROC’s agricultural land is used for both research and general crop production to support the center’s operations.