Current research focuses primarily on row crops and includes cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, and small grains.  Research and Extension Scientists and County Extension Agents carry out roughly 40 research projects annually.  Research projects include the evaluation of crop varieties, pest management strategies, and conservation tillage practices including cover crop systems.  Most experiments are irrigated with center pivot systems.  In addition, a 6-acre site is devoted to sub-surface drip irrigation.

SEREC is staffed by 5 full time positions. The center hosts several outreach functions throughout the year.  An annual field day is held every August along with several smaller production meetings, trainings, and workshops. Local school groups conduct field trips and Ag Awareness education at the center as well.