Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC)
Size and Topography
- 664 acres on the Porter-LaPorte county line, with about 560 tillable acres to serve the agricultural research needs of northwestern Indiana
- Three distinct soil types: Tracy sandy loam, which can be irrigated during dry periods for horticultural research; highly organic muck; and Sebewa loam used for corn and soybean studies
- Approximately 45 acres of woodland
- Ten acres in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program
- Warm- and cool-season grasses native to the area
The original 486-acre property was a gift in 1919 from William Pinney and his daughter Myra Pinney Clark. Over the years Purdue has acquired an additional 178 acres of adjacent cropland.