The Lake City Research Center includes 810 acres of managed land and 180 beef cows in a geographic area suitable for forage-based livestock enterprises, potato production and bioenergy crop production.

Established 1928

The Lake City Research Center includes 810 acres of managed land and 180 beef cows in a geographic area suitable for forage-based livestock enterprises, potato production and bioenergy crop production. The center is a leader in potato breeding and genetics research, with more than 60,000 seedlings grown and evaluated each year. It also supports research on forage and beef production systems that are holistic, sustainable and profitable. The center’s mission is to bring about practical, common-sense solutions to agricultural sustainability obstacles using research- and knowledge-based problem solving with the assistance of industry partners and the community.

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MSU AgBioResearch scientist talks with field day guests.

MSU AgBioResearch announces field day schedule for summer 2017

Published on May 18, 2017

Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.

MSU has become the first university to host a Savory Institute hub

The pasture isn’t always greener on the other side: Or is it?

Published on November 7, 2016

MSU Lake City Research Center helps to lead way in developing new regenerative grasslands certification.

Lake City Research Center

Cattle production and grazing management focus of 2016 Lake City Research Center Field Day

Published on August 8, 2016

Research updates on beef cattle production will be the focus of this year's field day at the Michigan State University Lake City Research Center August 13.

A researcher gives a field day presentation.

Save the dates for MSU field days featuring research updates

Published on May 26, 2016

Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.

Visitors listen to equipment demonstration at the 2014 Viticulture Field Day in Benton Harbor.

MSU field days to feature research trials benefiting agriculture

Published on May 11, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its research facilities across Michigan this summer. The organization's annual field days will highlight current research projects benefiting the Michigan agriculture industry.

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