Field Day Announced

The 2024 CARC Field Day will take place Wednesday, June 26th!  

CARC's 2024 field day will take place June 26th, beginning at 8:15 and ending with lunch at noon.  This event is free and open to the public.  Speakers include MSU crop breeders, CARC faculty and staff, and several MSU faculty specialists in a variety of different topics related to central Montana farms.  There will be two tours and we have brand new audio equipment.  A locally sourced meal will be provided by Central Montana Cattlewomen.


The Central Agricultural Research Center just west of Moccasin consists of 600 acres and serves agricultural producers throughout Central Montana. 

The current research center staff is comprised of one superintendent, two faculty, a farm operations manager, a farm mechanic and support personnel. A local advisory board made up of area producers and industry representatives from the surrounding counties, provides guidance on CARC research priorities.

The species investigated at CARC include cereals, oilseeds, pulses, other specialty seed-food crops, and forages.  Public tours are conducted during our summer field days to present research findings and results.

Our Mission

"To enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of dryland agroecosystems through plant diversification and improving our understanding of the soil microbial community"

The MAES mission, as established in 1893, is "to conduct and promote studies, scientific investigations and experiments relating to agriculture, natural resources and rural life, and to diffuse information thereby acquired among the people of Montana." The research centers fulfill the agricultural research component of MSU's Land Grant University mission of teaching, research and extension.

Surplus/Unused Items 

CARC currently has the following surplus or unused items available: