Centers and Facilities

MAES staff oversee research facility management on the St. Paul campus and coordinate with MAES researchers located at Research and Outreach Centers throughout the state.

Research and Outreach Centers

Ten ROCs are strategically located throughout the state to provide agricultural and environmental research and outreach that is specific to each region. Their research is unbiased and works to provide field-tested methods and best practices that can be adapted by their communities and the industry as a whole.

Agriculture and Horticulture Facilities

The Saint Paul campus is home to over two acres of greenhouse space and 160 acres of outdoor research plots. The University’s unique urban location provides an opportunity for researchers and students to explore study agriculture and horticulture in the middle of a growing Metropolitan area.

The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘Lang-MN.’ It is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region. Lang-MN is named after Ben Lang, past president of the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA).  

Shelly wheat.Shelly’ is the newest wheat variety developed by the University of Minnesota and dates for touring demonstration plots have just been announced. 

Itasca Grape.The University of Minnesota is releasing its fifth cold-hardy wine grape and it’s named “Itasca.”