MU Forestry Professor Michael A. Gold talks to a group about the possibility of growing chestnuts in Missouri at the annual Field Day at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin Oct. 5.
MU graduate students Brad Scharf and Andy Curtis talk about the Thermal Aid smart phone app they helped develop to assist farmers in recording heat stress in livestock. The 2013 Wurdack Field Day was held at the research center in Cook Station, Mo. More than 50 people attended the annual event to learn more about the new Thermal Aid app from CAFNR, managing winter coats on fall-born calves, minimizing hay waste and alternative forage crops.
Wurdack Ag Ed Day
Students from the Union FFA Chapter help put out a demonstration fire set by MU Forestry Professor Hank Stelzer at the 2013 Wurdack Research Center Ag Education Day. Hank instructed the students on how to handle wildfires and what foresters do to help the environment.
CAFNR had its largest Career Fair ever Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Reynolds Alumni Center. Eighty-one employers and nearly 600 students participated. CAFNR students went on to do about 250 interviews the next day with the employers, for both jobs and internships.
CAFNR Family Breakfast
It truly was a family breakfast at CAFNR's Culinary Cafe Saturday, Sept. 28. CAFNR students brought their parents and siblings to enjoy a meal prepared by the College's Hospitality Management program. In all, more than 650 people attended. The event was part of CAFNR Week and coincides with MU's Family Weekend.
FSRC Field Day
Associate Extension Professor John Lory talks about his study with a high-crop style tractor mounted with sensors to more accurately distribute nitrogen to row crops and forages at the 2013 Forage Systems Research Center Field Day, The event was held Sept. 25 at the center near Linneus, Mo. Several dozen students from Linn County high schools joined several producers for a day of educational tours ranging from managing field edges for wildlife to automated weather monitoring, grazing novel endophytes and ways to reduce hay waste. A demonstration of an UAV also piqued the interest of visitors.
Tiger Garden Flower Flash Mob
The colorful remains of a Flower Flash Mob -- part of Tiger Garden's recent Grand Reopening celebration, Sept. 23-28. Horticultural Science and Design students and Tiger Garden employees surprised MU students with daisies attached to an informative card about the floral shop at a designated time at Speakers' Circle. Other participants tossed petals into the air as flower-themed music played. Tiger Garden is CAFNR's student-run floral shop Events included store specials, public flower classes, a ribbon cutting, recognition ceremony, giveaways and more.
South Farm Showcase
MU Research Specialist Kris Simpson holds out Madagascar hissing cockroaches for children and adults to see up close. Almost every hour of the day, the insects participated in the infamous cockroach races. The winner is the first roach to cross the painted circle ring. The 2013 South Farm Showcase was held Sept. 21, 2013, on a beautiful first day of autumn. Record crowds showed up to the 7th annual event for a day of family fun at the South Farm Research Center in Columbia.
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