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Reymann Memorial Research, Education and Outreach Center

Reymann Memorial Farm

The Reymann Memorial Farm was given to West Virginia University in 1917 by the family of Anton Reymann of Wheeling in memory of Lawrence A. Reymann. The farm is located on Highway 259 about two miles north of Wardensville in Hardy County. The 990-acre tract is found in two sections, separated by a narrow strip of privately owned land. Timber covers about 350 acres of the two sections. In a typical year, the farm will maintain:

  • 75 sheep
  • 160 cattle
  • 1,600 turkeys
  • 2,100 chickens
  • 150 bulls in the Bull Performance Test Program


  • Cattle performance barn
  • Cattle barn
  • Broiler/breeder building
  • Cattle research barn, bull barn and shed, and sheep barn

Research activities

  • Temporal changes in ovarian functions in domestic ruminants
  • Increasing farm income by shifting the breeding time for ewe flocks
  • Field crop variety testing.
  • Fertility and production of broiler feeders
  • Comparisons on genetic lines of turkeys
  • Production issues related to vectors of salmonella introduction into turkey flocks