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WKU Agriculture & Research Education Center

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WKU Agriculture Research and Education Center

Western Kentucky University purchased the Agriculture Research and Education Center (AREC) (Farm) in 1934.  The 800 acre farm is utilized by students for classes, labs, and a place to gain experience in their area of interest by working for one of the many operations.  Livestock enterprises consist of dairy, beef, and equine, each of which provide a solid background for both Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary careers.  Additionally, a variety of crops are produced including corn, soybeans, wheat, grass hay, and alfalfa.  This portion of the farm provides hands on experience for Agronomy, Plant Science, Horticulture, and Turf Management careers as well as those interested in the various aspects of Soil Science, such as soil testing and soil judging.

The farm is also used for USDA research, faculty research, and corn and soybean research trials.  The farm is a tool used by a wide variety of students pursuing careers in all aspects of agriculture such as Agribusiness, Ag Education, Ag Mechanics, and composting.  The farm is located about 15 minutes from campus.  We encourage you to explore the website and learn more about the wonderful opportunities in Agriculture at WKU!


Mailing Address:
1906 College Heights Blvd #41066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066
Located at:
4660 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104
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  • The 2020 WKU Corn Strip Trial has been harvested.  The results can be found here.  We hope this information is useful to those planning for 2021.  Thank you to those companies that participated in this corn trial!  Stay tuned for soybean results coming soon.

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 Last Modified 10/15/20