Panhandle Research and Extension Center

IANR operates three main Research, Extension and Education Centers (REEC) across the state with each having a network of farms, ranches and educational facilities to support the mission of IANR. Located in Scottsbluff, the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center (PREEC) plays a central role in agriculture throughout western Nebraska. Thirteen IANR faculty members across multiple disciplines are based at PREEC. They, and other faculty members, provide Extension programming, conduct research, and mentor graduate students through PREEC.

PREEC is located on a 156 acre site for small plot research. PREEC includes oversight of the following:

  • Mitchel Lab site. A 269 acre cropland site and the Research Feedlot.
  • High Plains Ag Lab, Sidney, NE. A 799 acre farm consisting of cropland and 1,600 acres of pasture.
  • Sioux County Experimental Range, Scottsbluff, NE. A 800 acre native range site.

To learn more about PREEC, explore the web site,