West Central Research & Outreach Center | Morris, MN


WCROC Leadership Change

August 9, 2022

After serving as the director of operations at the WCROC for the last 12.5 years, Professor Lee Johnston has returned fully to his research work in the U's Department of Animal Science. Lee will continue to base his research out of the WCROC. Mike Reese, who has served as the center's renewable energy director since 2001, assumed the leadership role effective August 8, 2022.

As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up

July 1, 2022

(New York Times) Across the country, communities and states are accelerating their efforts to fight climate change as action stalls on the national level. That is what happened in Morris, a city of about 5,000 in Minnesota, not far from the South Dakota border.

Grain dryer experiment will put 'green ammonia' to the test

June 28, 2022

(AgWeek) Can “green ammonia'' be an efficient fuel for drying down grain? Seamus Kane is working to prove that it can be. Kane is a University of Minnesota researcher who is about to wrap up three years of work by testing out an ammonia-fueled grain dryer at the WCROC.


Hands-on Hort

Saturday, September 10, 2022 1-4 PM

Get your hands in the dirt with us during Hands-on Hort! Participants must pre-register for their choice of gardening sessions to attend during our afternoon of learning and discovery.