The Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC) is situated on the difficult to manage sandstone and shale soils of southern Indiana which pose a continuing challenge for agricultural researchers. They serve the needs of farmers who work the sandstone shale soils typical of this part of the state.
Since its establishment, SIPAC has been the scene of extensive experimental work on adapted
grasses and legumes, livestock grazing trials, forage management, beef cattle winter feeding trials, aquaculture, and forest management.
SIPAC has a history of applied research in production and utilization of forages and agronomic crops, management of beef and dairy cattle, and catfish production.
An Extension Forester works in southern Indiana from his SIPAC Office. This Center is also home to The Dennis H. Heeke Southern Indiana Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which serves the poultry and livestock industry in southern Indiana.