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In 1956 the college farm moved to a 320-acre site on Elliot and Price Road. Over the years, practical experience ensued with students working in all phases of agricultural production. A beef cattle herd was started and two new breeds of sheep were purchased, adding to the 70 milking cows and 350 pigs. A program in crop rotation was initiated. A farm machinery center opened, the first in decades for Arizona agriculturists. The Field
ASU Farm Laboratory, Agriculture Department, 1973

ASU Farm Laboratory
Agriculture Department
Photographer: Charles R. Conley
Charles Conley Photographs, University Archives
ASUD A35 #50

Laboratory functioned as a research farm in a variety of areas: dairy, beef, swine, sheep, poultry, horticulture and cropland for more than 20 years. The program was discontinued in 1982-83 and the land now is used for the present ASU Research Park.

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