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Sheridan R&E Center

Sheridan Research & Extension Center

Sheridan R&E Center 2022 Field Day

Wednesday, July 27

Registation begins at 8:30am.
Field Tours from 9:00am to noon.

Tours will include:
Grapevine variety trial
Bulbous bluegrass control
Alternative forage plots
Dry bean and pea selection fields
Discussing alternative alfalfa weevil control options

The Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC) is one of four University of Wyoming  R&E sites in Wyoming, it is in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone 4 with an average growing season of 120 days and average annual precipitation of 15 inches. 

ShREC now has two active sites within Sheridan County. 

First the Wyarno station site, originally established in 1915, is located nearly seven miles east of Sheridan near Wyarno. This site consists of approximately 300 acres of dry land with an elevation of approx. 3,800 feet.

The second and main office site located just south of Sheridan.  In 2013 the University of Wyoming purchased and renovated the Watt Regional Agriculture Center on Sheridan College (SC) campus.  It then subleases the Adams Ranch located directly south of the new office location. The Adams Ranch consists of approx. 400 acres, to be utilized for research and educational activities. Since most of the Adams Ranch is under irrigation, the scope of ShREC has expanded even further. 

At ShREC we are able to provide dry land and irrigated land for studies to facilitate research and education on agriculture, forage management, horticulture, and viticulture (the science, study and production of grapes), along with various other possibilities.

Important ShREC Information

ShREC Research, Engagement, Education

Research

  • Evaluation of grapevine varieties for Wyoming climatological conditions
  • Precision breeding for desirable grapevine characteristics
  • Gene-editing for grapevines and other horticultural crops

Engagement

  • NEW Native Plants: Cooperative collection, evaluation, and development of plant materials for reclamation, wildlife habitat, and rangeland improvements in Northeast Wyoming
  • Northeast Wyoming Invasive Grasses Working Group

Education

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Grape Production
  • Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
  • Topics: Collaborative Rangeland Planning (Land Management Practicum)

Relationships

Learn how the Sheridan R&E Center and the Sheridan College Agricultural Department are working together for students and research.

Contact Us

Center Address

1090 Dome Loop
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

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

Director: Brian Mealor

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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