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Our Mission

To support innovative research and demonstrations to enhance the sustainability of plant, animal and natural resource systems. Our unit maintains research facilities and services across Oklahoma that facilitate the development and dissemination of agricultural and natural resources knowledge under locally relevant conditions for the direct benefit of Oklahomans.


The Field and Research Service Unit operates research stations that represent the diverse geographic areas across Oklahoma and multi-departmental research facilities on the Oklahoma State University campus. FRSU provides a central focus on budget management, facility upgrades, consolidation of labor pools, maintenance and repair of equipment and buildings, as well as other infrastructure needs. The unit also provides on-site research support services and management for campus-based faculty. 
FRSU manages 19 stations and nine specialty facilities that encompass 14,500 acres across Oklahoma. These stations and specialty facilities are organized into 14 management groups. Research areas supported include cattle, goats, improved forages, forestry, horticulture, rang management, natural resource management, sustainable energy/biofuels, wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans, peanuts, alfalfa, pecans, grapes, hops, fruit trees, vegetables, wildlife, turf, irrigation and agricultural technology development.


The Field and Research Service Unit was created by OSU Ag Research in 2005 to support innovative research conducted by academic departments and institutes within OSU Agriculture. The formation of the unit supported increased collaborative and multi-disciplinary research and the development of educational research programs.
FRSU provides core infrastructure to OSU Ag Research faculty to conduct research and demonstrations funded by grants, contracts and endowments. The unit also provides opportunities for academic training associated with undergraduate and graduate students and Extension outreach activities.

Field and Research Service Unit-Operated Facilities

FRSU Research Stations

  • Agronomy Research Station, Stillwater

  • Entomology & Plant Pathology Farm, Stillwater

  • Caddo Research Station, Fort Cobb

  • Cimarron Valley Research Station, Perkins

  • Kiamichi Forestry Research Station, Idabel

  • Lindley Research & Demonstration Farm, Valliant

  • Logan Research Station, Haskell

  • Marvin Klemme Range Research Station, Bessie

  • McCaull Research & Demonstration Farm, Eva

  • Mingo Valley Research Station, Bixby

  • North Central Research Station, Lahoma

  • Oklahoma Panhandle Research & Extension Center, Goodwell

  • OSU Range Research Station, Stillwater

  • Sandyland Research Station, Mangum

  • South Central Research Station, Chickasha

  • Southwest Research & Extension Center, Altus

  • Tipton Valley Research Station, Tipton

  • Turf Research Center, Stillwater

  • Wes Watkins Research & Extension Center, Lane


Other Facilities

FRSU also maintains a Controlled Environment Research Lab management group that oversees campus-based research facilities:


  • Animal Nutrition & Physiology Center

  • Controlled Environmental Research Laboratory

  • Noble Research Center Growth Chambers

  • Noble Research Center Greenhouses

  • Western Road Greenhouses

  • Ridge Road North Greenhouses

  • Ridge Road South Greenhouses

  • Agronomy Farm Greenhouse

  • Stored Products Research and Education Center

This group also provides fee-based support for the Greenhouse Learning Center, some departmentally operated greenhouses and growth chambers and conducts some basic lab equipment maintenance.

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Field Days

The unit also operates the OSU Agriculture Field Day events, which share research-based information and resources with Oklahoma producers, industry representatives and other state residents. Field days showcase current agricultural research and relevant best practices through presentations, tours, hands-on workshops and discussion.


  • Wheat and Forages Field Day, Tipton Valley Research Station

  • Lahoma Wheat Field Day, North Central Research Station

  • Panhandle Crops Field Day, McCaull Research & Demonstration Farm

  • Altus Cotton Field Day, Southwest Research & Extension Center

  • Peanut & Cotton Field Day, Caddo Research Station

  • Fall Turf & Landscape Field Day, Turfgrass Research Center

OSU Agriculture Field Days
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