The farm is home to barns, storage facilities, pastures, the Matthew Hillyard Animal Teaching and Research Center (ATRC) and the Equine Education Center.
Research is focused on small grains breeding and other dryland agriculture. Scientists from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Forage and Range Research Laboratory (housed at USU) also conduct field work at Blue Creek.
The Cache Junction Farm is among our newest facilities. Established in 2003, it is the site of commercial crop production, including alfalfa and grass hay used to feed university animals, seed peas for a seed company, as well as wheat and pinto beans.
The Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center is among the nation's leading dairy production research centers. Work includes studies of animal nutrition and reproduction, waste-handling, and animal health.
The Evans Research Farm, just south of Logan, is devoted primarily to forage improvement. More than 300 hybrids and several improved grass cultivars have been developed from a worldwide collection of wheatgrasses growing on the farm.
Grasses, legumes, cereal grains, vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants are bred and evaluated at the Greenville Research Farm in North Logan. The site was established for research in irrigated agriculture more than 100 years ago.
The Intermountain Irrigated Pasture Project was founded in 2005 through a long-term lease with Dennis W. and Karen T. Jackson and Wells and Jodie Jackson Family Trust.
Currently the UAES Kaysville Research Farm is the site of research on fruit tree cultivation, organic vegetable production, turfgrass and landscape plant irrigation requirements, fruit and vegetable production, and integrated pest management.
The Nephi Dryland Research Farm is the oldest continuing dryland station in North America. Research in dryland farming began at Nephi in 1903 and continues today as new dryland cereal grains at developed and rangeland forages are evaluated.
The Panguitch Research Farm has ¼ mile of the Sevier River running through it, and since 2001 USU Extension has had an ongoing riparian restoration demonstration project.
At the Richmond Research Farm, biological control of the alfalfa weevil, a destructive pest of alfalfa is studied. The farm is also used for grass variety trials and to test minimum-tillage equipment.
The Smithfield Farm in Cache Valley operates under the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Find information to contact farm managers and view maps.
The Wellsville Farm produces forage and feed, mainly corn and barley, for the university’s teaching and research animals.
The West Logan Farm in Cache Valley operates under the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Find information to contact farm managers and view maps.