West Central Research & Outreach Center | Morris, MN


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.

The Cowbot

March 21, 2021

(PBS Prairie Sportsman) Wait, no driver?!? Our robotic mower, dubbed the "Cowbot" takes to WCROC pastures to mow down weeds using GPS navigation.

Beyond the Elements: Reactions

February 3, 2021

(PBS) Check out the U of MN's role in helping to feed the world in this exciting segment, featured on PBS by NOVA. 


Indestructible Houseplants for your Health and Well Being

April 21, 2021 12-1 PM

Can houseplants really make your environment healthier? Come explore the health benefits of indoor gardening, indestructible plants you can add to your indoor environment, and some easy care tips to keep your plants thriving. 

Spring Tasks for the Waking Yard and Garden

May 21, 2021 12-1 PM

We will discuss and show how to perform a variety of lawn and garden tasks ranging from cleaning up perennials/shrubs and lawn fertilization to picking out plants in the greenhouse in order to help you properly prepare your yard and garden for the upcoming growing season.


March 31, 2021

Temp High (F): 33

Temp Low (F): 20

Precipitation (in): 0

Snow (in): T

Snow Depth (in.): 0.00

Soil Temp - 2" Max: 30

Soil Temp - 2" Min: 30

Soil Temp - 8" Max: 33

Soil Temp - 8" Min: 33