Each year, the University of Missouri's South Farm opens its laboratories and research centers to the public to share the fun and excitement of science and discovery. This event has no admission charge and is perfect for the whole family!
MU South Farm is located on New Haven Road, one-quarter mile east of the AC/Grindstone exit off Highway 63 in southeast Columbia.
Look for signs on the south side of the road.
3600 East New Haven Road
Columbia, MO 65201
Join us for:
Exotic animal petting zoo
Doppler radar on wheels
Missouri wine tasting
Parade of foals
Rides from MU Mule Team
Dog herding demos
Soil testing opportunities*
Ag Engineering demos
Fish & wildlife exhibit
Trained hawk demo
Sawmill and forestry info
Putting on the green
Soccer on the turf
Buck's ice cream**
We'll also have live music, balloon rides***, food**, wagon rides, a quarter-scale tractor, equine equipment demo, and corn and straw bale mazes. Kids will love to try milking a cow and handling snakes.
*Drop off your soil sample (6" deep samples taken from 6 random spots and mixed) to be tested for a fee of $10 per sample.
** Available for purchase.
*** Available for purchase and weather permitting.
Come see firsthand why MU South Farm is vital to the University's research, teaching, extension and economic development missions.
South Farm: 1,452 acres of research, education and service to the citizens of Missouri
South Farm supports the research, outreach and teaching missions of animal science, plant science, veterinary science, biology, botany and other disciplines. The farm is home to the Swine Research Complex, the Beef Research and Teaching Farm, the Turf Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Horse Farm. The farm also supports research and demonstration projects in entomology, poultry and maize genetics. The Missouri Foundation Seed program uses South Farm to increase the sales of newly developed seed varieties to dealers. It provides hands-on teaching to more than 1,500 students annually.