Land Laboratory

Corn harvest

Ohio State ATI's 143-acre land laboratory consists of a classroom in the field and numerous educational, agronomic experiments, and demonstrations. The farm encompasses 815 tillable acres, 350 acres of pasture, and the balance in woodlands, facilities, lawns, and open areas. The tillable acres are planted to corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, alfalfa, and mixed hay.

Students in the Crop Management and Soil Conservation and Agronomy programs gain hands-on experience with the cultural practices necessary to produce high-yielding forage and field crops. These facilities allow students to practice crop and environmental management techniques through the use of seed varieties; chemical and pesticide use; and tillage, fertilization, and harvesting in a commercial farm setting.