Rice Research Center To Be Built In Northeast Arkansas

The Arkansas Rice Research Promotion Board has dedicated $4 million toward the construction of a rice research center in Poinsett County, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture spokesman Ryan McGeeney told Talk Business & Politics.

The center will sit on a 614 acre swath about five miles south of Jonesboro on Arkansas 1 just over the border in Poinsett County, according to University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture interim associate director Dr. Victor Ford. How much the center will cost has not been determined, and final plans are still being formulated, he said. A timetable for work to begin on the project was not released, but officials hope the facility will be operational by 2021.    MORE

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