SWROC agricultural programs include agronomy, high tunnel production, organic production, pest management, soil science, and farm business management. Our research addresses the issues faced by southwestern Minnesota crop producers with the goal of finding practical solutions to yield, profitability, and environmental quality constraints within the region and beyond.
The SWROC has a strong history of collaborative research programs that address the problems identified in production agriculture. We work with farmers, agribusiness professionals, rural leaders, faculty from throughout the University of Minnesota system, and professionals from other institutions and organizations to develop our research and education programming.
Our research focuses on crop production issues common to southwestern Minnesota while also addressing greater environmental and social concerns. This localized approach provides insight and practical solutions applicable to the surrounding region that are also applicable across the globe.
Agricultural Research and Outreach Programs:
- High Tunnel Production
- Organic Agriculture
- Pest Management
- Soil Science
- Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association
If you are interested in pursuing a research project at SWROC, please visit Research Requests for more information.