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Newport Extension Center

649 Jackson Road 917
Newport, AR 72112
Bob Scott, director

This center features 480 acres of alluvial crop land with half under modern pivot overhead irrigation. On the center’s irrigated lands, the research and extension faculty conduct applied research projects and “hands-on” demonstrations of the major Northeast Arkansas crops of soybeans, corn, wheat, sorghum and rice along with specialty crops of peanuts and sesame.

The tract was the site of Erwin Air Field during World War II, and the runways and taxiways still exist. This station, formerly known as the Beef Substation, was closed in 1993 and was reopened in 2005. 

Driving Directions:

From Hwy. 67, take Exit 80, Hwy. 14, and proceed east as though going to Jonesboro. After 0.5 miles, turn left onto County Road 917 and proceed one mile to Station.

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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