Crop Sciences Research and Education Center South First Street Facility
Contact: Darin K Joos
Address: 4202 South 1st Street, Savoy, IL, 61874
The Crop Science Research and Education Center, referred to as the South Farms, features about 1,600 acres of research fields south of campus. It includes several research farms with most of the acreage dedicated to row crop (corn, soybeans, and small grain) production.
Contact: Darin K Joos
Address: 4202 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61822
The Energy Farm offers space, resources, and expertise for field research and production for university researchers, corporate partners, and collaborators. The 320-acre living laboratory supports work connected with alternative energy resources, sustainable food production, and environmental stewardship.
Contact: Tim Mies
Address: 4110 South Race Street, Urbana, IL 61802
The Morrow Plots are named after the first dean of the College of Agriculture, Professor George Espy Morrow. Established in 1876, the plots are the oldest experimental crop field in the Americas and the second oldest in the world.
Andrew J Margenot Michael Douglass Address: 1102 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
The Monmouth Research and Education Center was established in 1980 near Monmouth in Warren County. The center is located on the very productive Muscatune, Osco, and Sable silt loam soils. In 2019, the university purchase 80 additional acres to bring the total to 400 acres.
Contact: Marty Johnson
Address: 321 210th Avenue, Monmouth, IL 61462
Orr Research and Education Center is co-located with John Woods Community College (JWCC). he Established in 1978 as a 278-acre agronomy center near Perry in Pike County, the center now includes an additional 191 acres. Dominant soil types are Downsouth, Orion, and Winfield silt loams.
Contact: Luke Merritt
Address: 37804 State Highway 104, Baylis, IL 62314
The Sustainable Student Farm grows 40 to 50 vegetable and fruit crops on 6 acres. Student workers and volunteers plant, cultivate, and harvest produce using low-input and organic practices. Most of the produce goes to campus dining, a farm stand on the quad, and an online store.
Contact: Matt Turino
Address: 3505 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802