West Central Research & Outreach Center | Morris, MN

Aerial view of WCROC
Grazing dairy cows
Low tunnel strawberry plot


Pouring rain, organic swine, and hybrid rye… oh my!

May 31, 2024

On May 30th, 2024, West Central Research & Outreach Center (WCROC) hosted its second Organic Swine Field Day event to showcase some of the research being completed on alternative feed options for organic swine producers. The main focus of the event was on the ongoing project related to feeding hybrid rye to organic pigs, with experts involved in each step presenting and available to answer questions.

Organic Swine Production Tips

May 17, 2024

After 2 years of studying organic-certified pig production at the WCROC, graduate students Megan Kavanagh and Gabriella Lima offer some tips for successful organic pig production. 

Harley Hanke honored at Minnesota State Capitol

February 22, 2024

The family of former West Central Research and Outreach Center’s (WCROC) animal scientist, Harley Hanke, was invited to the Minnesota State Capitol for special presentation of a House Resolution honoring Harley’s commitment to agricultural research and education. Harley served as WCROC Animal Scientist from 1956-1986, and also taught at the West Central School of Agriculture. 


Midwest Farm Energy Conference

June 26-27, 2024

Save the date for the 2024 Midwest Farm Energy Conference, which is scheduled for June 26-27, 2024. The theme of the conference is "Pathways to Decarbonizing Agriculture", and will cover topics such as electrifying the farm, utility transmission, ammonia as a farm fuel, E-Fuels, reducing methane emissions and agrivoltaics.  

Horticulture Night

Thursday, July 25, 2024 4:00 -8:00 pm

Featuring hands-on gardening demonstrations, horticulture presentations, WCROC farm tours, and much more!