Agriculture Forestry Centre
The Department's offices, extensive central laboratories, greenhouses, plant growth chambers, a pilot plant, and small animal facilities are situated in the Agriculture/Forestry Centre located on the main campus of the University of Alberta, on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. The Department's laboratory complex is well known internationally for its state-of-the-art equipment and well-developed support facilities.
Other excellent research facilities are located at the Edmonton Research Station, two kilometers south of the main campus and at Ellerslie Research station, six kilometers further south. They include the crop field research facilities; dairy, poultry and the Sinclair swine facility, and the Laird McElroy Environment and Metabolism Centre. The Ministik field station, located 50 kilometres from Edmonton provides a wildlife research facility. Beef cattle, bison, range management and sustainable land use research is carried out at the University Research Ranch located at Kinsella, 150 kilometers southeast of Edmonton.
Medicine, Pharmacy, Zoology, and Geography provide access to specialized equipment such as the SLOWPOKE reactor facility. The Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, Soil and Feed Testing Laboratory, Crop and Soils/Agronomy Centre of the Provincial Government, Public Health Laboratory, Fish and Wildlife Laboratory, and Northern Forest Research Centre are all within three kilometres of the campus. The department also has access to the Provincial Food Processing Development Centre in Leduc, Alberta. Through adjunct professors, the Meats Research Laboratory of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lacombe, Alberta, is another accessible research facility, and many joint research projects are also conducted with the Crops Research Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lacombe, Alberta.