Photos from the Field: Piedmont Research Station

by | Aug 16, 2010

Hens used for research at the Piedmont Research Station in 1981.

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.