The Simpson Research and Education Center is one of six Clemson Research and Education Centers (RECs) located across the state of South Carolina. Collectively, these RECs are known as the Clemson Experiment Station.
The Simpson REC consists of all of the research farms located on and around Clemson University's main campus, including: Calhoun Fields, LeMaster Dairy Cattle Center, Morgan Poultry Center, Musser Fruit Farm, Simpson Beef Cattle Farm, and the Starkey Swine Center. John Andrae is the REC director. The Simpson REC is named after Col. Richard W. Simpson, the first chairman of the Clemson University Board of Trustees and a personal friend of Clemson founder Thomas Green Clemson. The mission of the Simpson REC is to support agriculture research, teaching and public services of Clemson University in an efficient and effective manner while maximizing available resources. Each of the farms within the Simpson REC holds workshops and field days related to research done on each corresponding farm.
Clemson’s six research and education centers provide science-based solutions that directly support South Carolina’s $42 billion agribusiness industry.