The UKREC/GFCE is open to the public 8:00 to 4:30 (cst) Monday to Friday, except holidays.  

Anyone entering the UKREC/GFCE facilities are required to wear a mask whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated.  If you are in your office by yourself, you may take your mask off.  If in the hallways and other common areas, you must wear your mask.  If your office is a cubicle, you must wear your mask at all times.

We look forward to assisting you!



The vision of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center is to be recognized at the local, state and national level for excellence in agricultural research, education, leadership and service to the Commonwealth.

The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center is fundamentally interdisciplinary, applying the biological and social sciences to challenges in agricultural, food and environmental systems. Our scholarship encompasses human and natural resources and their interaction.

UKREC holds a unique position as part of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and remains dedicated to sustaining the heritage of impact and achievement by these great institutions and the rapidly changing issues and challenges associated with them.

As part of the University of Kentucky we:

  • Facilitate life-long learning, informed by scholarship and research.
  • Expand knowledge through creative research and discovery.
  • Serve Kentucky communities by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.


Winter Wheat Meeting - January 4, 2022 - GFCE at UKREC, Princeton, KY

IPM Training School - March 9, 2022 - GFCE at UKREC, Princeton, KY

Wheat Field Day - May 10, 2022 - UKREC Farm, Princeton, KY

Pest Management Field Day - June 28, 2022 (tentative) - UKREC Farm, Princeton, KY

Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day - July 21 or 26, 2022 - UKREC Farm, Princeton, KY

High School Crop Scouting Competition - July 28, 2022 - GFCE at UKREC, Princeton, KY


UKREC Old BarnThe Agricultural Experiment Station was established in 1885 as the research arm of the College of Agriculture of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky's Land Grant Institution. In fulfillment of statewide responsibilities to serve the research needs of agriculture and rural citizens, experimental work is conducted under a variety of climatic and soil conditions in all parts of the state. 

Click this link for a PDF version of the History of UKREC