Research and Education

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Research

Hundley-Whaley has a large variety of research projects going on throughout the year. The Center focuses on improved management practices for corn, soybeans, industrial hemp, small acre entrepreneur crops (e.g. sunflowers, popcorn and pumpkins), horticultural crops, beekeeping, native warm season grasses and forbs, pollinator habitat, timber, bottomland soils and supporting research in alternative crop and Extension demonstration projects. The Extension and Education Center is noted for excellence in research for pesticide, fertilizer, and varietal evaluations and comparisons.

Education

Hundley-Whaley hosts a successful FFA Field Day each fall. High school agricultural education classes from the surrounding area are invited to participate in a day of learning about agriculture, natural resources, farm safety, higher educational opportunities and more. Tours of the research center are also part of the event.