Spanning more than 1,000 acres in Rowan County, the Piedmont Research Station has improved farming practices through controlled research since 1904. The station is a living laboratory, where researchers have studied poultry (shown above), dairy, corn, cotton, soybeans, paulownia trees, hay, small grain, wheat, tomatoes and strawberries.
The 18 research stations in North Carolina are a collaboration among the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. Throughout the year, the stations hold public tours to present research findings. Click here for more information about the Research Stations Division and to find a tour near you.