Research and Extension Centers
CAHNRS operates four main Research and Extension Centers (RECs) that develop sound science, instruction, and outreach to meet local and regional needs and make immediate and long-term economic impacts.
The WSU-Mount Vernon Northwestern Research Center is in the Skagit Valley of northwestern Washington. This region is well known for its scenic beauty, the Cascade Mountain Range, and Puget Sound. The center’s mission is to serve the agricultural, horticultural, and natural resource science interests of the state through research and extension activities that are enhanced by the unique conditions of northwestern Washington: a mild marine climate, diverse small and mid-sized farming enterprises, and close rural-urban interface.
The WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) is the focal point for the University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) research, extension, and certification programs that address the concerns of irrigated agriculture. An estimated two-thirds of the agricultural production in the state comes from irrigated land, making such research of vital interest to Washington’s economy, both for intrastate distribution and exportation.
The WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center combines research, education and community outreach to provide innovative science, knowledge and over 30 programs across our state, country and world. Enriching the lives of families and improving our environment and economy, WSU Puyallup staff are dedicated to delivering answers that address current issues and vital needs of the future.
The Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC) is the research and extension center of Washington State University dedicated to the tree fruit sciences. Located in the primary fruit-producing region of the world, the center features a cooperative, multidisciplinary approach to tree fruit production in the 21st century.