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Research Centers

Crop Sciences Research and Education Center

AW-101 Turner Hall
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 244-5444 or (217) 333-2965
Superintendent: Robert Dunker

Dennis Bowman
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


Brownstown Agronomy Research Center

Route 2, Box 36A
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-5239
Field Worker: Lindell Deal

Robert Bellm
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


Dixon Springs Agricultural Center

Route 1, Box 256 Simpson, IL 62985
(618) 695-2790
Superintendent: Stephen Ebelhar

Teresa Steckler
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center

14509 University Road
Shabbona, IL 60550
(815) 824-2029
Superintendent: Lyle Paul

Russ Higgins
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center

Route 3, Box 111; 321 210th Avenue
Monmouth, IL 61462
(309) 734-7459

Angie Peltier
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center

Box 212
Perry, IL 62362
(217) 236-4911
Research Center Coordinator: Emerson Nafziger
Farm Foreman: Mike Vose

Travis Meteer
Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


St. Charles Horticulture Research Center

535 Randall Road
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
(630) 584-7254

Tom Ahasic

The UI Agricultural Experiment Station and University of Illinois Extension manage a network of Research and Education Centers throughout the state as a service to crop producers, landowners, crop consultants, advisors, the agricultural industry, the green industry, and commercial growers. This group of centers is a system of field laboratories and classrooms accessible without charge to clientele.

Service is provided on a walk-in basis or during scheduled tours. The Centers are field laboratories for proof-of-concept research conducted by faculty of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.