Each year, the U of MN Professional & Administrative (P&A) Senate recognizes units of the U of MN that are judged to be exemplary in their support of P&A staff and the critical role P&A employees fulfill in supporting the University's mission.  The WCROC was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Unit Award Honorable Mention.

Brad Heins, dairy scientist at the WCROC, received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for his outstanding leadership and mentorship to graduate students.

On June 13-14, the U of MN WCROC will host the Midwest Farm Energy Conference; the conference is designed to provide practical, research-based energy information to farmers and agricultural professionals.  Keynote speakers include Dr. Barry Bunn (SDSU), Dr. Brian Buhr (U of MN), and Mr. Mark Greenwood (AgStar).

Despite the inclement weather conditions present throughout the Upper Midwest, outwintering is a management style growing in popularity.  With low set-up costs, outwintering a dairy herd wins every time.


June 23, 2017

Temp High (F) Temp Low (F) Precipitation (in.)
73 55 .03
Soil Temp - 2" Max Soil Temp - 2" Min Snow (in.)
85 57


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