Maricopa Agricultural Center

A 2,100-acre research farm within The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Bill, Greg,and Clint standing next to new Case-IH MX-305
  • MAC has a commercial-sized cotton ginning facility
  • Aerial view of a cotton field and fish ponds
  • A picturesque sunset silhouetting Hesperaloe inflorescences
  • The Ag Literacy program at MAC farm is known as Ag-Ventures
  • Demonstrating a Hesperaloe pulp crusher. Hesperaloe is a crop used to make paper fiber
  • Dr. Pedro Andrade takes data with shoulder-mounted sensors.
  • Aerial view of buildings and fields looking north of Smith-Enke Road
  • The Faul Ag-Village: Where kids learn & have fun learning!

Our goal is to develop and deliver the best integrated agricultural technologies for problems faced by Arizona consumers and producers. Research focuses on cotton, small grains, alfalfa, and new specialty crops that could be used to provide fibers, oils and pharmaceuticals. The Center also  supports  extension outreach programs, such as Ag-Ventures, various University classes, and  Ag-Literacy for all age groups.

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