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2900 Hwy 130 East
Stuttgart, AR 72160 (near Almyra)
Fax 870-673-4315
Charles E. “Chuck” Wilson, Director:

Driving directions:

From I-40, take Exit 193 at Hazen and head south approximately three miles to the intersection with Hwy. 70. Turn left and proceed east approximately 1 mile to the junction with Hwy. 63 heading south. Head south for approximately 23 miles to Stuttgart. On the north side of Stuttgart, turn left at the stop sign at the intersection of Hwy. 63 and Hwy. 165. Head east/southeast until you reach the traffic light. Continue through the traffic light heading south on Park Avenue. At the next traffic light at the junction with Hwy. 130, turn left and head east for approximately nine miles to the intersection of Hwy. 130 and Hwy. 153. The Center is on the right just prior to this intersection.

The University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center (RREC) is located nine miles east of Stuttgart

RREC building
New RREC facilities completed in 2010 provide for enhanced research and extension programs to meet the needs of Arkansas producers.

on Highway 130, in the heart of the famous Grand Prairie rice-growing region. The first land acquired for the Center was deeded in 1927, when a group of farmers and the UA recognized the need for locally-conducted rice research. Subsequent land acquisitions were added to what is now 1,022 acres devoted to research in rice and rotation crops such as soybean and wheat. In combination with the USDA/ARS National Rice Research Center located next door, the RREC is the largest rice research location in the U.S. and is well known worldwide. Students, interns, and research and industry professionals visit frequently, staying from a day to a few years.
Research at the Center is applied and production-oriented. The faculty are engaged in research projects in plant breeding and genetics, pathology, entomology, agronomy, water conservation, physiology and economics.  The Extension faculty members disseminate the results from this research and demonstrate research applications on whole field or whole farm situations. Many projects integrate several disciplines. For example, the rice breeding program includes not only the breeders, but pathology, entomology, and agronomy as well. All projects have very close working relationships with the greater rice industry. Research is funded in part by the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board.








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