University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm research demonstrates and evaluates management practices and technologies designed to help farmers operate profitably, while protecting and enhancing natural resources.

Research projects address environmental, economic, and social issues identified by farmers and interest groups through a voluntary collaboration among producers, regulatory agencies, science and education institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Undergraduate and graduate students in agriculture programs at UW-Platteville participate in research and increase their proficiency in the management of resources.

  • Agricultural Research Service, USDA

    Collaborator Specialization Project
    Daren Harmel Hydrologist Alternative Samplers
    Tom Edrington Animal Scientist Pathogens in Runoff
    Peter Vadas Soil Scientist Pasture Runoff
    Thomas Moorman Soil Microbiology Upper Mississippi River Basin Long Term Acceptance Rate (UMRB LTAR)
    John Baker Soil Physics UMRB LTAR
    Gary Feyereisen Hydrologist UMRB LTAR
    Mark David Tomer Soil Scientist UMRB LTAR
    Abdullah Jaradat Agronomist UMRB LTAR

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville

    Collaborator Specialization Project
    Philip Parker Hydrologist Norman Runoff Sampler
    Mike Penn Hydrologist Phosphorus Loss from Winter Runoff
    Barb Barnett Statistician Assistance for Statistical Analyses
    Jeff Huebschman Biologist Nesting Birds, Small Mammals
    Sharon Klavins Biologist Botany
    Donita Cartmill Environmental Horticulture UMRB LTAR

    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Collaborator Specialization Project
    George Kraft Hydrogeologist Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions
    Paul McGinley Hydrogeologist Paul McGinley

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Collaborator Specialization Project
    John Panuska Soil Scientist Phosphorus Loss, Erosion
    Laura Ward-Good Soil Scientist Phosphorus Index

    University of Arkansas

    Collaborator Specialization Project
    Brian Haggard Hydrologist Alternative Samplers
  • Charles Steiner
    Pioneer Farm Director, Assoc. Professor, Agribusiness

    Rami Reddy
    School of Agriculture Director

    Chris Baxter
    Professor, Soil and Crop Science

    James Hampton
    Assistant. Professor, Animal Science

    Jeff Huebschman
    Professor, Biology

Physical address:

29200 College Farm Road
Platteville, WI 53818