Located in the southern part of the state near Simpson, Illinois. The station operates on approximately 580 acres of university-owned property, and about 4,200 acres under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.
The Dudley Smith Initiative (DSI) supports innovative research and outreach that advances its fundamental goal of invigorating the agricultural system in Illinois.
Serving the needs of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and others in the university, through a 10,000-square-foot food pilot plant with space for food-grade production and teaching and research activities.
Focuses on the scale-up of basic research in biofuels, chemicals, and other bioproducts through a 12,000-square-foot pilot plant and 3,500-square-foot analytical laboratory.
Houses the nation's maize collection.
Offers the oldest agronomic experimental fields in the United States (established in 1876 and a National Historical Landmark), including the world's longest-term continuous corn plot.
Serves as the primary greenhouse space available to faculty, staff, and students in Crop Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and affiliated USDA projects.
Evaluates, creates, and disseminates economically viable technologies, practices, and systems to reduce postharvest losses of commodities, including rice, wheat, maize, and oilseed.
Facilitates and promotes research and education that protects natural and human resources in Illinois while sustaining agricultural production.
Advances knowledge and practices that strengthen families’ abilities to meet life’s challenges and thrive.
A one-stop website for Illinois producers, lenders, and agribusinesses that provides comprehensive risk management information and analysis. "Farm Financial Analyzer" helps users evaluate farm financial performance. "Outlook" offers popular weekly and monthly newsletters on markets and other economic topics.
Provides up-to-the-minute information on Great Lakes issues, emphasizing concerns in the southern Lake Michigan region. Research and outreach activities address water quality, aquaculture and seafood safety, biological resources, sustainable coastal development, and coastal processes.
Educates future generations of plant breeders (i.e., those involved in all areas related to cultivar improvement and seed product development) and provide ongoing support through continuing education.
Conducts research on the taxonomy, ecology, and management of insects, plants, and animals. Offers online research databases, research project pages, survey publications, contacts, and history.
Conducts research in agriculture, human health, the environment, and energy use, and production.
Comprehensively addresses soybean technical knowledge and innovation, providing direct support to researchers, private sector firms, non-governmental organizations, extension specialists, agronomists, technicians, and farmer associations tasked with soybean development