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Agricultural Experiment Station

The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) conducts research in agriculture, forestry, animal science and natural resources that benefits the citizens of Missouri.

This research is geared to making the most effective use possible of the state's natural resource base, including its people resources, in an increasingly global economy. We strive to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

Farms, Centers and Forests

AES operates a system of farms, centers and forests around the state to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.

Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center
2,280 acres, Ashland
Horticulture and Agroforestry Center Horticulture and Agroforestry Center
655 acres
New Franklin
Bradford Research and Extension Center Bradford Research and Extension Center
590 acres, Columbia
Hundley-Whaley Center Hundley-Whaley Center
364 acres, Albany
Midwest Claypan Research Farm Midwest Claypan Research Farm
291 acres
Kingdom City
Sanborn Field Sanborn Field
4.5 acres
Fisher Delta Research Center Fisher Delta Research Center
1,024 acres
South Farm South Farm
1,452 acres
Forage Systems Research Center Forage Systems Research Center
1,200 acres, Linneus
Southwest Center Southwest Center
893 acres
Mt. Vernon
Foremost Dairy Center Foremost Dairy Center
820 acres, Columbia
Thompson Farm Thompson Farm
1,600 acres
Graves-Chapple Research Center Graves-Chapple Research Center
74 acres
Atchison & Holt Co.
University Forest University Forest
160 acres
Greenley Research Center Greenley Research Center
700 acres
Wurdack Farm Wurdack Farm
1,217 acres
Cook Station


Location map

Since AES was formed in 1888, it has become an extensive, statewide research and technology-transfer network the tangible, practical manifestation of our forebears' idealism. (AES locations map)