The University of Minnesota (U of MN) has been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million project to advance animal health on organic farms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).  The project will be led by Dr. Brad Heins, Associate Professor of Dairy Science at the WCROC.

Annual flower cultivars that appear promising for Minnesota gardens and landscapes announced at the close of the annual flower trials held at the WCROC Horticulture Display Garden.

After 34 years of dedicated service to the U of MN WCROC, Jean Spohr retired from her position as Executive Administrative Specialist on Sept 2, 2016.  Jean offered administrative support for extension personnel, and many of our faculty, staff, and students; she will be missed!

Crossbred and/or pure holstein bull calves available for silent auction bid.  Calves were born between March and May 2016, and will be available this fall for purchase.  Silent auction bid forms at


October 20, 2016

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.) Growing Degree Days
46 29 0 0
Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Soil Temp - 4" Max Soil Temp - 4" Min
50 40