Southwest Research Center near Mount Vernon was established in 1959; the site represents
various soil types in this region. Serving 22 counties, this research center addresses the
main agricultural concerns of area industries including beef, forage and horticultural crop
production. Currently, there are research and education projects related to beef genetics,
nutrition and management systems; horticultural and alternative crop demonstration and
research; elderberry and grape cultivation; and newly certified Monarch Waystation and
pollinator education plots.
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