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