Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought #39

When heavy rains occur at ACRE some hazards to consider are the big ditches that drain the farm, especially the “Box Ditch.” Avoid rushing water both personally and in a vehicle. Don’t blindly drive across the wooden bridge if water is above the deck, as it might have floated away (again). Also avoid “superintendent rage” by not driving on soft or muddy lanes. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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