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Horticulture Center


The Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University offers students a variety of learning environments. From a fully functioning farm to a large horticulture center to a welcoming home in the Ropp Agriculture Building, students have no shortage of places to enhance their education.

Facilities Listing

  • Ropp building sign

    Ropp Agriculture Building

    Home to Department of Agriculture and faculty offices, classrooms, a modern greenhouse, and laboratory space. Laboratory space includes facilities for nutrition, soils, agronomy, meat science, agricultural engineering technology, and horticulture.

    Directions to Ropp
  • Student working in the meat science lab

    Meat Science Lab

    The Meat Science Lab processes meat from the University Farm for the purpose of research and teaching. Allows students learn about the different cuts and grades of meat. Meat can be purchased through Illinois State's National Agri-Marketing Association's (NAMA) student chapter.

  • Ropp building

    Agriculture Shop

    As part of the Ropp Agriculture Building, the shop is fully stocked with welding and carpentry equipment, giving students hands-on experience with various types of equipment.

  • A professor lectures to his classroom of students.

    Hudelson Building

    Home to Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communications and Leadership majors. It also houses classroom space, non-tenure track offices, and is available for Department of Agriculture team meetings.

    Directions to Hudelson Building
  • Sheep graze outside the barn on the University Farm.

    University Farm

    Located on Interstate 55 with access from Lexington, about 20 minutes from campus. The farm is utilized extensively for teaching, research, and outreach activities.

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  • Students at the Horticulture Center

    Horticulture Center

    A focal point and support for horticultural instruction and scholarship, as well as public demonstration and outreach. Community members can take part in many events throughout the year. Future development will entail a building with classrooms, offices, labs, greenhouses and several gardens.

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