Director: Brett Blum
Address: 4101 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 621-3246

The Campus Agricultural Center (CAC) is a 160 acre research, teaching, and extension facility which supports those functions of the ten College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (CALES) departments. Major departmental programs and facilities include Agricultural Education, Technology & Innovation, Agricultural Research Center, Animal Science Teaching Farm, Controlled Environment Agricultural Center, Equine Center, Food Product and Safety Laboratory, Greenhouses, Karsten Turfgrass Center and Pima County Cooperative Extension.

The CAC is currently home to over 70 different multidisciplinary research studies in the fields, laboratories, and greenhouses. The center is also used for both formal classroom courses in various subject areas as well as teaching in the form of Extension programs for both youth and adults.

  • 160 acre multidisciplinary research and education facility 

  • Maintained field and pasture space available for specialized research and teaching in plant, animal and ecological sciences 

  • Over 14,000 square feet of greenhouse space available 

  • Classroom, pavilion and auditorium space available for teaching and community education and outreach events 

  • Controlled Environment Agricultural Center and Mars Lunar Green House for research on precision agriculture, resource utilization and controlled crop production 

  • Biosystems engineering to enhance efficiency, understanding and sustainability related to water and food systems and bioenergy production 

  • William J. Parker Agricultural Research center for environmental simulation and controlled experimentation on biological products for food production 

  • Agriculture Technology Education Center provides lab space and hands on experience for teaching related to agricultural and land management practices 

  • Newly renovated equestrian education center for research and teaching related to equine breeding, herd management and husbandry 

  • Food Product and Safety Lab, a USDA inspected facility for teaching and technical experience related to food safety, animal processing and meat sales 

  • Pima County Cooperative Extension headquarters to support the UA Land Grant mission of continued community engagement, education and outreach 

  • Tucson Village Farm and Pima County Master Gardeners demonstration gardens for 4H programming, community education, youth engagement and family development 

Resources include:

  • 280 irrigable acres
  • 50,000 rangeland acres
  • 47,000 ft2 greenhouse
  • 6,000 ft2 shop space
  • 7 meeting rooms
  • 31 dorm beds