Davis Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC)

Size and Topography

  • 703 acres in northwestern Randolph and southwestern Jay Counties, including 522 tillable acres and 100 managed forested acres (known as the Herbert Davis Forestry Farm)
  • A variety of soil types but mostly fine-textured, heavy clay soils (Blount/Pewamo) commonly found in east central Indiana - gently rolling, hard to manage, poorly drained, low organic matter


The Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center Includes 523 tillable acres and 100 managed forested acres in Randolph and Jay Counties. Mrs. Martha F. Davis donated the original property to  Purdue University in 1917 in memory of her son.
In 1926 forestry professor Burr N. Prentice painstakingly numbered, mapped, described, and tagged every tree at this location. His work, and the work of Purdue foresters after him, have made the Davis-Purdue Research Forest the largest and oldest mapped forest in North America, resulting in its designation as a Registered Natural Landmark.​
dpac field day save the date august 29, 7:30am to 1pm

Contact Us 

Jon Leuck
Director, Purdue Agricultural Centers, and Project Coordinator
615 Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: 765-494-8368
Email: leuckj@purdue.edu​

Alex Helms
Assistant Director, Purdue Agricultural Centers
615 Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: 765-494-8367
Email: helms0@purdue.edu

Jeff Boyer
Davis-Purdue Agricultural Center (DPAC), Superintendent
6230 North State Road 1
Farmland, IN 47340-9340
Phone:  765-468-7022 
Fax:  765-468-8125
Email: jboyer@purdue.edu


Current Research

Researchers at DPAC study soil fertility, crop diseases, weed control, insect prob​lems, site-specific agriculture, controlled drainage and drainage water analysis, old-growth timber stands/wildlife interactions, and variable-rate fertilizer applications in corn, soybeans, and winter wheat.

The Purdue Agriculture departments involved in research at DPAC include Agronomy, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Forestry and Natural Resources, and Entomology.

  • August 29, 2024 | Davis Purdue Agricultural Center - Field Day 
  • For more information contact Jeff Boyer at 765-468-7022 or jboyer@purdue.edu

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PAC Events

PAC Events

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2024 Field Days & Training Events

The Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACS) will be offering public field days, workshops, and other events in 2024. These events provide educational opportunities for commodity producers, crop/livestock advisers, and others seeking knowledge in crop...

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