Office of Research

Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center

This center was originally established as a 278-acre agronomy center in 1978 on rolling, deep-loess soils (primarily Hapludalfs, Ochraqualfs and Albaqualfs) near Perry in Pike County, of which 95 acres were suitable for agronomic plot work and the remainder devoted to permanent grassland and forest. The University acquired an additional 191 acres adjacent to the original tract and has developed an Animal Sciences component, resulting in the reassignment of some acreage between the two units involved. Currently, the center has 120 acres of usable agronomic plot land.

More information about this center is available on the Crop Sciences website.