Horticulture research has been conducted periodically over the years at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station. Currently research is being conducted on organic vegetables and hazelnut. The hazelnut research is part of the Upper Midwest Hazelnut Development Initiative where plants at Spooner are being evaluated and screened for production, plant habit, and other attributes needed for commercial nut production. In partnership with UW-Madison Department of Horticulture, various vegetable varieties are being evaluated for their production and culinary attributes while grown and managed organically. The Seed to Kitchen Collaborative research project is connecting plant breeder, direct-market farmers and chefs to improve flavor and direct market quality of vegetable varieties. Similarly the Organic Potato Project is evaluating a wide variety of market class potatoes that excel under organic management.