News Archive

October 13, 2015

The dairy operation at the WCROC milks 250 cows twice daily and is representative of a mid-size Minnesota dairy farm. The goal of our project is to increase renewable electric energy generation on Minnesota dairy farms by establishing a "net-zero" energy milking parlor.

October 12, 2015

Controlling pesky flies is a challenge for any dairy operation, but especially for organic dairies that must do without insecticides.

January 21, 2015

There are lots of ways to raise pigs and with proper management, nearly all of them can be productive and profitable. Because several packers have resolved to move away from individual gestation stalls, some producers are building new facilities with group housing for sows.

August 18, 2015

The Horticulture Display Garden at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris has been named as the Best Public Display Garden in Minnesota by viewers of WCCO News.

August 13, 2015

The West Central Research and Outreach Center held its annual Horticulture Night on Thursday, June 30. The evening included several programs for adults, including “Gardening with Succulents,” “Tree Health in a Changing Climate,”  and “Cold Fruits for Cold Climates.” 

July 29, 2015

Microbes are, literally, everywhere: In our guts, in soil, in plants, in food, in water, maybe even in outer space. Across the college, CFANS researchers are finding new ways to unearth the magic of microbial science.

July 24, 2015

Crop rotations beyond strictly corn and soybeans are gaining popularity as producers look at building soil fertility and getting the most out of the ground that they can.  Doug Holen, U of MN Extension Educator, explains at WCROC Summer Field Day.

July 6, 2015

The University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris is walking the talk when it comes to efficiency and renewable energy.

July 1, 2015

The summer months provide an ideal time to showcase a few of our research areas by offering several educational events and activities for all.  

June 9, 2015

Visiting scholars from VietnamVisiting scholars from Vietnam toured the swine facilities at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, MN as part of a USDA Cochran Fellowship Program.  The group met with Yuzhi Li, and was accompanied by Wayne Martin of U of MN Extension.