Cutting-edge research facilities are a cornerstone of the college’s missions of teaching, research, and outreach.

Beef-Sheep Center

Located on Orchard Road, the center maintains an average of 75 Angus brood cows and their calves in addition to the herd sires and market cattle.

Chemical Ecology Lab

Located on Orchard Road, this lab currently houses office and laboratory facilities, a newly constructed state-of-the-art greenhouse, additional greenhouse facilities, and the Gypsy Moth Research Center.

Dairy Barns

The Dairy Barns are located off Park Avenue, directly across from Beaver Stadium. Approximately 500 animals are housed at the dairy facilities.

Deer Research Center

The Penn State Deer Research Center is located in a 22-acre fenced enclosure northeast of campus off Big Hollow Road and provides research and educational opportunities for students and faculty.

Dry Pilot Plant

The Dry Pilot Plant is designed for processing products in an environment of low relative humidity, with an emphasis on powders and confectionery products.

Equine Facilities (aka Horse Barns)

Penn State's Equine Facilities include two horse barns with approximately 35 stalls, an indoor arena, a round pen, and paddocks and pastures.

Food Safety Pilot Plant

The Food Safety Pilot Plant is designed for challenge and validation studies in a controlled environment. It is a CDC BioSafety Level 2 rated facility.

Forestland Management Office

This office is responsible for the more than 8,000 acres of forest owned by Penn State used for teaching, research, recreation, and as a renewable resource for timber and other forest products.

Greenhouse and Plant Growth Facilities

Tyson and the Agricultural Sciences and Industries (ASI) Buildings have greenhouses for use in teaching and research activities. The College of Agricultural Sciences provides these greenhouses and controlled-environment plant growth facilities to researchers and instructors.

Joseph E. Valentine Turfgrass Research Center

The Valentine Center is a turfgrass research facility focused on high-maintenance turfgrass.

Landscape Management Research Center

The Landscape Management Research Center was established in 1984 to meet the needs of the rapidly growing and diversifying landscaping industry.

Mushroom Research Center

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology's Mushroom Research Center provides unique facilities for conducting mushroom research.

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

This unit is one of 40 Fish and Wildlife Research Units associated with land-grant universities across the country. They are cooperative ventures of the U.S. Geological Survey, state natural resource agencies, and the Wildlife Management Institute.

Poultry Education and Research Center

The $6 million Poultry Education and Research Center consists of six separate buildings occupying about 50,000 square feet.

Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics

The Schatz Center's state-of-the-art facilities provide the capacity for high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing, genotyping, plant tissue culture, and fluorescence microscopy.

Soil Research Cluster Laboratory

A multiuser analytical laboratory that provides common and cutting-edge analytical instrumentation in the areas of soil chemistry and biochemistry, soil fertility and nutrient cycling, soil physics, pedology, and hydropedology.

Swine Education and Research Farm

Nestled on 16 rolling acres, the original swine facility was opened in 1958 and has provided swine education to Pennsylvanians for decades.

Wet Pilot Plant

The Wet Pilot Plant is designed for processing fluid and wet foods, with an emphasis on dairy products, fruits, and vegetables.

Office for Research and Graduate Education


217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802-2600

Office for Research and Graduate Education


217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802-2600