As I crossed the main lane at ACRE yesterday and heard a horn honk, I decided it was time to again remind everyone about driving safely at ACRE, especially on the main lane in the building area. Remember there can be numerous people around the Research Building especially during lunch and breaks. Remember the STOP sign and to limit speeds to 15 mph maximum in that area. Also remember that the Beck building adds to our traffic load on the lane. Sometimes those drivers are not as familiar with our lane, so drive slowly and defensively especially when a group has dismissed. Finally there may be times during congestion or construction when you will need to avoid the main entrance and enter the farm from County Road 500 West. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim
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.