West Central Research & Outreach Center | Morris, MN


Renewable Energy Ammonia Production Research Continues at the WCROC

May 7, 2021

In a joint project with RTI International, the State of Minnesota, and several Minnesota utilities, U of MN researchers will soon be taking on a new project which aims to re-imagine next-generation processes for producing and using low-carbon energy carriers like ammonia.

WCROC Completes MDA Water Quality Certification

April 28, 2021

The University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center is the first U of MN entity to achieve certification through the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP).  Administered through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, this voluntary program allows farmers and landowners to demonstrate new practices which can positively impact water quality and conservation efforts that help protect our environment.

Greener Farms of the Future

March 30, 2021

(Minnesota Alumni) U of M researchers are partnering with farmers to find new ways to cultivate the soil and raise animals - and help mitigate climate change.


Horticulture Night

July 29, 2021 4-8pm

Save the date for Horticulture Night! The year 2021 marks our 50th in-person celebration of our most highly anticipated event of the year - Horticulture Night. We hope to see you there!

Retirement Open House for Steve Poppe

Thursday, August 5, 2021 3-5 pm

Organic Dairy Day

August 5, 2021 11am - 2pm

Join us for an organic dairy research update from the WCROC.


June 30, 2021

Temp High (F): 81

Temp Low (F): 56

Precip (in.): 0.00

Growing Degree Days: 18

Soil Temp - 2" Max: 70

Soil Temp - 2" Min: 63

Soil Temp - 8" Max: 65

Soil Temp - 8" Min: 64