Upcoming Events

Cover Crops Field Day

October 8, 2014


Dairy Goat    Field Day

October 11, 2014


Pest Management Update Meeting

November 20, 2014

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Welcome to the Arlington Ag Research Station

The Arlington Agricultural Research Station is used by almost all disciplines in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The 2,000 acre complex is composed of 12 crop and livestock units. These include the Agronomy, Beef Nutrition, Beef Physiology, Emmons Blaine Dairy Center, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Headquarters, Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Entomology, Sheep, Soils, and Swine units. The Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department maintains approximately 55 acres of trees for research. Biological Systems Engineering researchers work with many of the units across the station. There is no single focus to the station's research; rather, the station supports a wide cross section of research.

The Wisconsin Foundation Seed Program moved into new facilities on the Station in 1988 after many years at the West Hill Farm in Madison.


20 miles north of Madison, 1 mile west of State Hwy. 51, Columbia County
Distance to Campus - 20 miles
Nearest City - Arlington. Lodging available in DeForest, Madison, or Portage.
Latitude - 43 degrees 18 min.
Longitude - 89 degrees 21 min.
Elevation - 1,034 feet (315 meters)


National Weather Service reporting station
Automated electronic weather station


2,021 total acres (818 hectares)
1,700 cropland acres (688 ha)
80 certified organic acres (32 ha)