Located in Corvallis, Montana the Western Agricultural Research Center (WARC) is one of seven facilities that make up the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) Research Center System. Situated on 29 acres of irrigated farmland WARC is equipped with a variety of field plot, and laboratory equipment, as well as greenhouse and high tunnel facilities. The station is positioned within the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, 45 miles south of Missoula, Montana.

Scientists and staff at WARC are actively involved with local farmers and ranchers, industry representatives and the Montana State University (MSU) Cooperative Extension Service to better serve the varied and diverse agricultural and horticultural needs of Western Montana.

Our Mission

The Montana State University Agricultural Experiment Station's (MAES) mission as established in 1893 by the state statute 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." Thus, the research centers fulfill the agricultural research component of Montana State University's federal Land Grant University mission of teaching, research and extension.

WARC Overview Video