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90th Anniversary 2018

 History of the Station

Scientific Staff (1928-current)

A.C. Hildreth: Initiating USDA Agricultural Research in Cheyenne

Chronological History and Photos of Station 


Station Size 2870 acres
Elevation 6190-6460 ft
Annual Precipitation 14.6 inches
Growing Season 128 Days
Rangeland Type Mixed Grass Prairie
45% blue grama, 15% western wheatgrass, 15 % other grasses, 10% sedges, 10% broad-leaved plants
Annual Production 1380 lb/acre
Cattle Carrying Capacity 500-1700 lb/acre