What is ACRE?

The Agronomy Center for Research & Education is an outdoor, hands-on agronomic laboratory for researchers and educators from several departments. It is strategically located 7 miles northwest of campus on 1,408 acres of prairie and forest soils.

Several researchers maintain project buildings at ACRE as their "home-base" for seed storage, sample processing, and as a place to house, repair, and modify field research equipment.

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History of the Farm

ACRE 75 - celebrating the 75th anniversary of the farm

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Rachel Stevens
Farm Manager

Agronomy Center for Research & Education
4530 US-52
West Lafayette, IN 47906



Image from the 1900s of people on a farm and another from today (2024), digital assets web banner.

Please mark your calendars to celebrate ACRE's 75 Anniversary

Date: September 6th, 2024
Location: ACRE / Beck Center

More information: purdue.ag/acre75