Established in 1907, the Central Great Plains Research Station has served over 100 years as a link between producers and the latest practical research available in the field of agriculture. The station currently consists of 550 acres of cultivated, dryland research land.
The mission of the Central Plains Resource Management Unit is to enhance the economic and environmental well-being of agriculture by development of integrated cropping systems and technologies for maximum utilization of soil and water resources. Emphasis is on efficient use of plant nutrients, pesticides, and water and soil conservation/preservation.
The current overarching project for the station is, "Adaptation of Dryland Cropping Systems for the Central Great Plains Region to Extreme Variation of Weather and Climate." Our other project, which fall under this project can be found here.
In addition to research, the station holds an annual Field Day over the summer, open to everyone; as well as, an annual Customer Focus day focused on a smaller invited group.
We are located 5 miles East of the town of Akron, off Highway 34.
USDA, ARS, PA
Central Great Plains Research Station
40335 County Road GG
Akron, CO 80720
P - 970-345-2259
F - 970-345-2088