Sheridan Research & Extension Center

The Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC) is seven miles east of Sheridan at an elevation of 3,800 feet. ShREC is in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone 4 with an average growing season of 120 days and average annual precipitation of 15 inches. The main station at Wyarno includes approximately 250 acres; field crops are dryland while vegetables and fruit trees are under irrigation. ShREC also manages sites at Sheridan College (SC), which are under irrigation. In addition, ShREC is managing the 450-acres Adams Ranch south of SC. The ranch owned by Whitney Benefits, includes approximately 240 acres of irrigated cropland.

Man on tractor plowing up field in the fall.

Historic Wyarno Farm

  • ~300 acres of non-irrigated lands well suited for dryland agriculture, soil science, weed science, and restoration-related research
  • Forced-air drying ovens
  • Lab/sample processing facilities
  • Seed cleaning/processing facilities
House at the Wyarno Center

Adams Ranch

  • ~200 acres of irrigated lands with ~200 acres of dryland/rangeland
  • Adjacent to Sheridan College and Watt Agricultural Center
  • 3 center-pivots
  • Research vineyard
  • Heritage Apple Orchard for germplasm conservation
  • High-fenced horticulture complex with multiple high-tunnels
  • Grasses of Wyoming garden
Center pivots

Watt Agricultural Center

  • 2 research greenhouses with >5000 square feet of growing space
  • Headhouse/processing facility
  • Walk-in cooler for sample storage or seed stratification
  • Multiple laboratories with various functionality
  • 2 environmental growth chambers

Contact Us

Sheridan Research & Extension Center

1090 Dome Loop
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

Phone: (307) 673-2856
Email: shrec@uwyo.edu

Director: Brian Mealor

Important Websites

Agricultural Experiment Station

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources