Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center

About

Mt. Vernon (893 acres)

Local Weather

The Southwest REEC was established in 1959; the site represents various soil types in this region. Serving 22 counties, this center addresses the main agricultural concerns of area industries including beef, forage and horticultural crop production.

Directions

14548 Highway H
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Located 4 miles SW of Mt. Vernon.
Westbound: Exit 44 off I-44, turn left onto Highway H for 2 miles.
Eastbound: Exit 38 continue east 4 miles on south outer road.

Contact

For general questions, contact Sarah Grubaugh, 417-466-2148

Staff

Research Highlights

  • Beef genetics, nutrition and management systems.
  • Horticultural and alternative crop research includes elderberry and grape cultivation.
  • Monarch Waystation and pollinator education plots.

Extension & Education