The Fairbanks Experiment Farm, part of the Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station, is composed of the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, offices, laboratories and greenhouses. The farm is located on West Tanana Drive on the UAF campus and it includes 260 acres of cropland and 50 acres of forest land for research and demonstration projects. The farm houses a red barn, a 65-foot high grain handling facility, a small stationary sawmill used to cut rough lumber for farm structures, feed mill, maintenance shop, combination greenhouse and agronomy lab, two residences and several storage facilities. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is also located on the farm.

History

  • 1906: Established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as an Agricultural Experiment Station to conduct research and promote agriculture in Interior Alaska
  • 1922: University of Alaska opened on a site adjacent to the USDA Experiment Station
  • 1931: USDA Experiment Station was transferred to the University of Alaska for use as an agricultural experiment station comparable to those at other land-grant universities

Location

2180 W. Tanana Drive

Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone: 907-474-7627