Support the Southeast Research and Extension Center
The University of Nebraska Southeast Research and Extension Center is a research and extension facility of the University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR).
The faculty and staff are located at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building located at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, on the UNL East Campus, and in 28 county offices in southeastern Nebraska.
Each day extension makes a difference in the lives of adults and youth living in southeast Nebraska. Their efforts rely increasingly on partnerships with government agencies, business, industry, schools, communities and foundations. Working together with their partners they strive to strengthen the social, economic and environmental conditions of Nebraska’s communities. Their programs change as they listen to the needs of the people they serve.
The ARDC, a research and education facility located in Mead, is one of the largest and most dynamic research facilities in the world. Approximately 400 University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees work to conduct research and educational programs on the ARDC. The ARDC consists of approximately 9,663 acres (3,912 hectares). About half of the land base is in row crops. Fifty percent of those row crops are irrigated. The balance of the site is predominately in cool and warm season pastures. More than 6,000 domestic farm animals used for research and teaching reside at the ARDC. The scope and diversity of ongoing research projects at the ARDC combines to make the ARDC a very unique research facility. They have many unique features to boast about. For instance, how many ag research facilities have an on-site observatory – complete with a 30-inch telescope? This ARDC's size and diversity offers many research and educational opportunities in integrated systems research. And their educational programs attract about 5,000 people each year.