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Arkansas Agricultural Research and
Extension Center (AAREC)

Vaughn Skinner
Resident Director
1366 W. Altheimer Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Fax: 479-575-2911

Driving directions:

Hwy. 112/Garland Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701

From I-540, take Exit 66 and head south on Hwy. 112/Garland Avenue. Proceed through the traffic light at Drake Street. The Station is on your left and right.


Our mission is to create and provide optimum conditions for research and for educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide superior service at all levels for basic and applied research in agriculture and related sciences and technologies.


The Center is located two miles north of the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. This station was known as the Main Agricultural Experiment Station until 1996 when it was named the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The Center is partitioned into areas that are administered by departments of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, which are also academic departments in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. This provides a strong linkage between teaching, research and extension in the College and Experiment Station.

Departments of Agricultural and Extension Education; Animal Science; Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences; Entomology; Food Science; Horticulture; Plant Pathology; and Poultry Science conduct field and laboratory research at the Center. Washington County Cooperative Extension Service, the Biomass Research Center, the Watershed Research and Education Center, the Leland Tollett Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Arkansas Archeological Survey are also located on the Center.

Of the 725 acres on both sides of State Highway 112, approximately 70% is in research and 30% in roads, grounds and buildings. The Center is located on the Springfield Plateau (36:05:46.8N, 94:10:28.5W NAD83, 1294 ft NAVD88), with rolling hills to moderately level land. The soil is predominantly a silt loam with 17 soil series represented. The Captina silt loam is predominant. The soils are moderately to well drained and slowly permeable with 1 to 5% slopes. The climate is humid sub-tropical.

Over 100 Faculty/ extension personnel, research specialists/associates, and technicians work at the Center. Graduate assistants from each department, working with their major professor, have numerous and varied research projects that are conducted on the center.

Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center

The Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center is one of the newer facilities at
the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

AAREC Information

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Farm
Altheimer Laboratory
Variety Testing Program
Research Programs
Land and Greenhouse Use Request Forms
Agri Park



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University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
E214 AFLS Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701 • USA
Phone (479) 575-4446
Fax (479) 575-6363

University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 South University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 • USA
Phone (501) 671-2000