Nearly 3,000 acres of farmland and pastures make up the Central Research Station, located a few miles south of the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The station’s mission is to provide land, equipment and personnel to support plant and animal studies conducted by researchers from LSU AgCenter departments. Much of the crop research focuses on variety improvement. The station’s wheat and oat breeding program is one of the largest in the United States. All aspects of the station’s research emphasize production efficiency while minimizing environmental effects. These studies are vital to improving agriculture in Louisiana.