On August 6, more than 100 people attended the Greenley Field Day held at the research center near Novelty. Educational tours were given around the farm that included topics about how to waste less hay, tillage radish management, herbicide burndown options for marestail and the utilization of grazing wheels for strip grazing summer annuals. A highlight for some, was a demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), piloted by Kent Shannon.
“With the help of a camera attached to the UAV, this is a chance to look at our crop fields in a lot easier and safer manner,” Shannon said.
A breakfast kicked off the day at 7 a.m. and soon after educational tours started. Lunch was served at noon and featured presentations by MU Associate Dean for Research & Extension Marc Linit, Gary Porter of the Missouri Corn Purchasing Council, Ashley McCarty, special project coordinator for the Missouri Corn Growers Association and Sen. Brian Munzlinger of the Missouri 18th District.
Each year, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources sponsors the Greenley Field Day as an opportunity for the public to find out what research goes on in their community.
For more photos from the day, visit a gallery on our Flickr page.
For more information about Greenley Research Center visit http://aes.missouri.edu/greenley/ or contact Randall Smoot at 660-739-4410.