Three-quarters of a century ago, the University of Arkansas changed the land outside Batesville to create the Livestock and Forestry Research Station. On Oct. 4, the place known as the “Batesville Station,” will mark is anniversary with an open house.
Welcome to the home page for the Livestock & Forestry Research Station, known locally as the Batesville Station. It is one of 13 field locations of the University of Arkansas System's statewide Division of Agriculture. The Station is located in Independence County west of Batesville. We support the research and extension programs of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, which are the two parts of the UA Division of Agriculture.
Projects involve beef cattle, forage crops and forestry. The Station consists of 3,031 acres on two tracts, of which 1,733 acres are forested with mostly upland hardwoods. Past forestry activities focused on shortleaf and loblolly pine seedling release in hardwood forests, pine spacing and thinning studies, and periodic harvests. Both the Station and River Hills Tracts have great potential for further research and demonstration, including hardwood stand improvement, regeneration, BMPs, and wildlife. Be sure to visit the News & Events page for Field Day announcements and summaries!