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Much of UW’s organic agriculture research takes place on 142 acres, most of it certified, located on four agricultural research stations in different parts of Wisconsin.

Photo by Anders Gurda

Arlington Agriculture Research Station
• 80 acres
• No-till research, corn, soybeans, cover crops, Kernza, cereal grains, Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial

West Madison Agricultural Research Station
• 30 acres
• Sweet corn, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, melons, beets, squash, peppers, carrots, wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa, soybeans, cover crops, winter rye

Spooner Agricultural Research Station
• 16 acres
• Vegetable trials, high tunnel, caterpillar tunnel, acres for seed-to-kitchen project, tomato breeding, squash, peppers, carrots, wheat, oats, Kernza
• Not certified but managed organically

Hancock Agricultural Research Station
• 16 acres
• No current research, but land has maintained its certification


Back to the cover story, Organically Grown at UW.

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