Agricultural research conducted at NEPAC transfers more readily to area farmers than that conducted on the flat black prairie soils of west central Indiana or the soils of other regional PACs. Farmers near NEPAC want to know how a particular practice or management system is going to work on their farm. Research therefore has focused on row-crop production. Current research includes projects related to fertility; insect, weed, and disease control; corn, and soybean production trials; and tillage systems.
Researchers in the Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Agricultural and Biological Engineering are currently conducting research at NEPAC.