Kuehn Research and Education Center (Dowell, IL)
The Kuehn Research and Education Center is part of the University Farms system and is located approximately 15 miles north of Carbondale.
The farmland for the Center was gifted to the University through the estate of Harold and Norma Kuehn. In accordance with the wishes of the estate, a portion of the property was sold for the purpose of funding scholarships in support of students pursuing degrees in Plant and Soil Sciences as well as Animal Science. The remaining acreage was used to create the Center which will be used for research and educational purposes. The large farm allows researchers to conduct large-scale experiments that will benefit farmers throughout the region.
Corn and soybean research will be conducted at at the center, as well as studies in watershed management and erosion control.
To learn more about the gift from the Kuehns, follow the link below to the story:
- "Kuehn's Estate Gift Benefits Agricultural Research" [The Saluki Times, 12/03/2010]
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