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December 25, 2016
Wind turbine at West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.   Director of renewable energy research, Michael Reese.  Tour of energy and other research projects during July open house. Submitted photo
Features from the Farm
December 25, 2016 - 8:04am
December 19, 2016
The organic dairy herd at West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris stays outside in the winter. Submitted photo.
Who let the cows out?
December 19, 2016 - 12:10pm
December 17, 2016
Dairy cows in the pasture during the summer at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. The collar and ear tag recording devices can be seen on their necks and ears. Submitted photo
Cow tracks
December 17, 2016 - 10:22am
November 27, 2016
This variety of impatiens was a Top 10 performer at WCROC this season. Submitted photo.
Features from the Farm:
November 27, 2016 - 3:06pm
October 29, 2016
WCROC's Steve Poppe talks about the year's top performing annual flowers.
These flowers are tops
October 29, 2016 - 11:59am
September 25, 2016
Features from the Farm:Solar Panels Power WCROC Swine Barn
September 25, 2016 - 11:43am
August 1, 2016
Mary Meyer of the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science narrates the annual flower tour during Horticulture Night at the West Central Research and Outreach Center on Thursday, July 28 in Morris. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)
Colorful evening at WCROC’s annual Hort Night
August 1, 2016 - 1:35pm
July 15, 2016
Rain in early July helped area crops after a relatively dry spring. Going forward, farmers are looking for timely rains and warm (but not hot) temperatures to ensure a strong harvest. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
May 29, 2016
The Northern Lights series of hardy azaleas are now flowering at the West Central Research and Outreach Center Horticulture Display Garden in Morris. (Submitted photo)
Azaleas in bloom at the Horticulture Display Garden
May 29, 2016 - 5:06am
March 4, 2016
Business Briefs: March 5, 2016
March 4, 2016 - 4:14pm
February 26, 2016
Brad Heins, assistant dairy professor at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, works to help solve problems that arise on organic dairy farms. (David Hansen/University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station)
Features from the Farm: Making a difference for organic dairy farms
February 26, 2016 - 5:10pm
February 19, 2016
Business Briefs: February 20, 2016
February 19, 2016 - 4:07pm
February 13, 2016
Dairy operations use a lot of energy to produce milk for consumers. An ongoing research project at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is looking to build a dairy system that generates more energy than it uses. Visit our website, www.morrissuntribune.com, for a peek inside the renovated WCROC milking parlor. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)play button
Building a green dairy on the prairie
February 13, 2016 - 5:52am
December 7, 2015
Researchers at the West Central Research and Outreach Center have completed their third year of a study looking at best practices for growing day-neutral strawberries. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)play button
WCROC study looks at a new crop in a new time period
December 7, 2015 - 2:30pm
August 18, 2015
Natalie Nyhus of WCCO interviewed Senior Horticulture Scientist Steve Poppe in the Horticulture Display Garden at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The Horticulture Garden was voted Best in Minnesota by viewers of WCCO News.
Horticulture Display Garden voted best in Minnesota
August 18, 2015 - 3:45pm
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