Grazinglands Research Laboratory Facilities
The scientists and support staff of the Grazinglands Research Laboratory (GRL) conduct research across a broad range of topics of special interest to livestock producers in the Great Plains. The research focuses on solving problems in two topical areas: genetic improvement and management of forages, which requires scientific expertise in agronomy and plant genetics; and livestock production, which requires expertise in animal nutrition and genetics.
Recent renovation of laboratory and office space at El Reno provides modern facilities for research. Field research is conducted on 6,700 acres of grazing land, including grazed wheat, alfalfa and other legumes, improved perennial pastures and tall grass prairie
In addition, a research program is conducted in cooperation with the Grasslands Center of Excellence, located at LangstonUniversity, Langston, OK, an 1890's University. Two GRL scientists are stationed at LangstonUniversity to conduct research directed at problems related to efficient utilization of grazing lands by small and disadvantaged farmers.