The Murray State University West Farm Complex is home to
the University’s certified Angus herd. The herd was established in 2001 through
the generosity of ranches in Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Donations
included award-winning stock, embryos, and semen. This herd has become an
important part of our farm and serves as a learning tool for our Animal Science
and AHT/Pre-Vet programs.
In addition, the West Farm also provides space for forage and grazing studies,
as well as agronomy research plots. BASF,
Garst, and the University of Kentucky have partnered with MSU to conduct
seasonal research trial involving corn, soybeans, and dark-fired and air-cured
tobacco. School of Agriculture students
are involved in many aspects of these research trials, and have the opportunity
to study, analyze, and present data that is collected.