MSU AgBioResearch backs several outlying research centers and on-campus research facilities that provide growers, natural resource managers and commodity groups with critical information they need to remain viable and competitive in the global economy.

Campus Facilities

  • Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center

    4090 N. College Road, Building G, Lansing, MI 48910

    The mission of the MSU ADREC is to create a platform for collaborations that will lead to the development of sustainable waste-to-resource solutions, as well as address current and future waste management issues.

  • Beef Cattle Teaching & Research Center

    5307 Bennett Road Lansing, MI 48910

    The Beef Cattle Research and Teaching Center conducts research designed to advance animal agriculture using multidisciplinary approaches to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge in beef cattle biology and management.

  • Crop and Soil Sciences Teaching and Research - Agronomy Farm

    4450 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    The MSU Agronomy Farm hosts on-campus teaching and research opportunities with various cropping systems.

  • Dairy Cattle Teaching & Research Center

    4075 N College Road Lansing, MI 48910

    The center provides teaching, research and outreach opportunities in dairy management, nutrition, reproductive physiology and more.

  • Entomology Field Research Center

    4301 Collins Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    The Entomology Field Research Center is home to a variety of research projects on insects that impact Michigan's agriculture and natural resources.

  • Hancock Turfgrass Research Center

    4444 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910

    The Hancock Turfgrass Research Center has been conducting cutting-edge turfgrass research since 1978.

  • Horse Teaching & Research Center

    3327 Collins Rd. Lansing, MI 48910

    The primary mission of the HTRC is to educate the next generation of Michigan horse persons and solve industry problems through applied scientific research.

  • Horticulture Teaching and Research Center

    3291 College Road Holt, Michigan 48842

    The 180 acre HTRC is located just south of campus in Holt, Michigan. The center meets the needs of field labs for outdoor classrooms as well as basic research.

  • Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910

    The MSU Pavilion hosts approximately 100 events each year. It is the home of the Spartan Stampede Rodeo, the Michigan Livestock Exhibition, the RV Show, the Lansing Home and Garden Show, AutumnFest, and numerous 4-H and FFA events.

  • Plant Pathology Field Laboratory

    3735 N. College Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    The Plant Pathology Field Laboratory hosts research on plant diseases that affect the agriculture industries.

  • Pollinator Performance Center

    4090 College Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    The MSU Pollinator Performance Center serves as a hub of the university's teaching, research and outreach on pollinators and their connection to agricultural systems and the environment.

  • Poultry Teaching & Research Center

    5252 E. Jolly Road Lansing, MI 48910

    The PTRC's mission is to provide facilities and resources for the education of animal science students, and to conduct basic and applied research that will benefit the poultry producers of Michigan.

  • Sheep Teaching & Research Center

    3885 Hagadorn Road Okemos, MI 48864

    The Sheep Teaching and Research Center provides students with the opportunity to work with the sheep maintained on campus for classes, livestock evaluation, undergraduate and graduate work, and research.

  • Swine Teaching & Research Center

    4813 Power Line Dr. Lansing, MI 48910

    The swine farm’s primary mission is to work with faculty and staff as they complete their research, teaching and extension/outreach programs.

  • Tree Research Center

    5640 E. Jolly Road, Lansing MI 48910

    The 30-acre center was established in 1963. Facilities include an irrigated tree nursery, greenhouses, tree plantations, and buildings and equipment to support research, teaching and maintenance activities.

  • Veterinary Research Farm

    4345 Hagadorn Road, Okemos, MI 48864

    These farms and our resident livestock and horses give students an opportunity to handle and work with food animals and horses in natural settings and also to learn to care for their well-being.

Off-campus Facilities

  • Clarksville Research Center

    9302 Portland Road Clarksville, Michigan 48815

    The Clarksville Research Center hosts research on small fruits and tree fruits, as well as potatoes, chestnuts and a variety of other crops.

  • Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center

    9422 Herbison Road Laingsburg, MI 48848

    Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center is a site for long-term, interdisciplinary research of inland wetland ecosystems, creating opportunities for student experiential learning and community engagement.

  • Dunbar Forest

    12839 S. Scenic Drive Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

    The 5,760-acre Dunbar Forest is the largest and second-oldest MSU off-campus facility. The forest hosts long-term genetics and silvicultural studies that have helped advance the science of forest management in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

  • Fred Russ Forest

    20673 Marcellus Highway Decatur, MI 49045

    The 939-acre Fred Russ Forest allows researchers to conduct long-term research on Christmas tree seed production and other projects aimed at preserving the diversity and abundance of Michigan forests.

  • Lake City Research Center

    5401 W. Jennings Road Lake City, MI 49651

    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.

  • Lux Arbor Reserve

    11324 S. Norris Road, Delton, MI 49046

    Lux Arbor Reserve is a pristine natural environment supporting many diverse research projects.

  • MacCready Nature Reserve

    9243 Skiff Lake Road, Clarklake, MI 49234

    The MacCready Nature Reserve is a 408-acre property that is designated for education, research, and outreach programs in wildlife and forestry management.

  • Mason Research Farm

    1614 Okemos Road, Mason, MI 48854

    The Mason Research Farm hosts research on plant agriculture, particularly wheat field trials.

  • Montcalm Research Center

    4629 W. McBrides Road Lakeview, MI 48850

    Michigan potato and dry bean producers are the main beneficiaries of the research conducted at the 57-acre Montcalm Research Center.

  • MSU Forestry Innovation Center

    6005 J Road Escanaba, MI 49829

    The 1,745-acre MSU Forestry Innovation Center in Escanaba is leading a number of initiatives to broaden MSU's impact in the forestry and wildlife sectors

  • Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

    6686 S. Center Highway Traverse City, MI 49684

    This 137-acre center sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan.

  • Rogers Reserve Field Laboratory

    8072 S. Jackson Road, Jackson, MI 49201

    The Rogers Reserve Field Laboratory in Jackson was donated by Ernie and Mabel Rogers in 1990. The couple was interested in agriculture and natural resources, especially chestnut production.

  • Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center

    3775 S. Reese Road Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Research at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center has allowed Michigan producers to be national leaders in sugar beet and dry bean production.

  • Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center

    1791 Hillandale Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

    The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is located in Berrien County, and growing several types of fruit and conducting variety evaluations of numerous fruits and vegetables are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site.

  • Trevor Nichols Research Center

    6237 124th Avenue Fennville, MI 49408

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    The primary objective of the 156-acre Trevor Nichols Research Center is to find the best ways to keep fruit pest-free in Michigan while preserving the environment and ensuring economic viability for the state’s fruit growers.

  • Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center

    E3774 University Dr. Chatham, MI 49816

    The MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center is a hub for sustainable agriculture innovation and education that is relevant to the environment, economy and needs of UP communities.

  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

    3700 East Gull Lake Drive Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    World-renowned for its contributions to ecology, evolution and sustainable agriculture, the 3,014-acre W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is MSU's largest off-campus research and education complex.

  • W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest

    7060 N. 42nd Street Augusta, MI 49012

    Established on abandoned agricultural land, the 716-acre Kellogg Experimental Forest is known worldwide for research on tree breeding and genetics, planting techniques, and plantation establishment and management.

  • West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center

    5185 N. Oceana Dr. Hart, MI 49420

    The West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center is home to research on tree fruit (apples, peaches, pears, tart cherries and sweet cherries) and asparagus.