Lake Wheeler farm in foreground, with Raleigh skyline in background

Lake Wheeler Road Facility

The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory offers nearly 1,500 acres for teaching, research and extension requests made by NCSU faculty. Many of the units hosted here are operated by various departments in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) — such as Animal Science; Poultry Science; Crop Science; Biological & Agricultural Engineering; Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences; Entomology; and Soil Science.

Lake Wheeler Field Lab Units and their operating departments are listed below. Contact information appears at “Agriculture-Related Units in the Raleigh Area.”

Activities at these units are supported by the Lake Wheeler Field Laboratory personnel, which include staff for field operation, landscape & maintenance, and vehicle maintenance. Support activities include forage production, waste management, landscaping, maintenance, and repairs. Additional agronomy-related research is conducted directly by the farm operations staff.

Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory
4201 Inwood Road Raleigh, NC 27603
Superintendent: Curtis Powell
T 919.515.2823
F 919.515.6338
Animal-Related Units Located at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory:

Animal Health Building (Animal Science)

Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center Processing Facility (Poultry Science)

Aquaculture Education Unit (Fish Barn) (Applied Ecology)

Beef Education Unit (Animal Science)

Bee Research Facility (Entomology)

Dairy Education Unit (Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences)

Equine Education Unit (Animal Science) – located at 5100 Reedy Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC

Feed Mill Field Laboratory (Poultry Science)

Poultry Field Laboratory (Poultry Science)

Swine Education Unit (Animal Science)


Plant-Related Units Located at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory:

Air Quality-Plant Growth & Development Unit (USDA)

Agroecology Education Farm (Crop Science)

Fike Agronomy Teaching Field Lab (Crop Science)

Small Grain Research Area (USDA-ARS)

Soil & Water Technology Center/Land Application Facility (Soil Science)

Structural Pest Training Facility (Entomology)

Turfgrass Field Laboratory (Crop Science)