Provide a Laboratory resource for testing questions that have agricultural and natural resource importance to the people of Wisconsin.

Support the development of new or improved cultivars/lines of plants and animals of potential benefit to Wisconsin.

Support research on cropping systems, pest management practices, animal production and health, conservation techniques, and related activities leading to profitable, environmentally sound resource management.

Provide educational opportunities which complement classroom experiences for students within specialized agricultural and life science areas.

Facilitate outreach programs for the citizens of Wisconsin through the timely dissemination of agricultural and natural resource information.

Enhance Wisconsin’s economic development by promoting profitable and sustainable agricultural and natural resource practices.