Spillman Agronomy Farm was developed in 1955 by Dr. Orville Vogel, the third wheat breeder at WSU. The farm was purchased through a novel combination of state, private industry, and grower money. Many of the highest producing wheats in the Pacific Northwest today were developed at Spillman Agronomy Farm. In addition to wheat, the Spillman Agronomy Farm has also served as the foundation for barley and legume breeding programs that have provided significant additional economic returns to Washington farmers since 1955.
Policy and Forms
If you are planning on doing research at Cook, Spillman, or PCFS Farms then please use the forms below so we can improve the quality of your research. The land use request form is designed to help us in the planning phase and to track field operations and chemical usage through a database. The request form should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your estimated start date. At the conclusion of your experiment, you will be expected to complete the End of Year report. You will need to record actual chemicals used and their rates, GPS coordinates of your plot, any deviations from details listed on your request form, and other such details.