Catch Up With CAFNR

A photo gallery of CAFNR happenings

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The ADM Center for Agricultural Development was unveiled on Oct. 9, in the Agricultural Engineering building. The center will provide students opportunities for experiential learning in biofuel development, food production and energy processing. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) provided a $1 million gift to establish the facility.

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The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center hosted its annual Field Day Oct. 4 at the center near New Franklin. The day included educational talks and tours of research involving walnuts, pecans, and new chestnut harvester and the center's Flood Tolerance Laboratory. Mike Gold, research professor of forestry and associate director of the Center for Agroforestry, and Research Specialist Kenny Bader demonstrate HARC's new commercial chestnut harvester.

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Wurdack Research Center held its annual Field Day Oct. 3. The day featured educational talks for local producers at the center in Cook Station. Here Superintendent Dusty Walter welcomes the crowd at the start of the day.

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Wurdack Research Center's Ag Ed day was held Oct. 2, at the Center near Cook Station. Here students get a demonstration of a sawmill.

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The CAFNR Career Fair was held at the Reynolds Alumni Center Oct. 1. Students from all CAFNR programs were invited to speak with more than 80 companies looking to hire students for internships and full-time positions in many career fields.

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South Farm Showcase was held Sept. 27, at South Farm Research Center. The event brings families to the farm for educational, fun exhibits and activities, including a corn maze, cockroach races, tomato tasting and much more.

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The 2014 Forage Systems Research Center Field Day was held Sept. 23. Producers and FFA students from across the area visited for the annual educational workshop at the center near Linneus, Mo. Gentrie Shafer, MU livestock Extension specialist, shares the latest in AI and fixed time protocols.

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The CAFNR Bonfire, sponsored by the Mizzou Ag Alumni Association, was held Sept. 21, at Bradford Research Center. CAFNR student, faculty, staff, alumni and families enjoyed food, games and fun.

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Volunteers picked more than 6,000 lbs. of apples at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin Sept. 20. CAFNR faculty and staff joined the effort, which supports The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. For more than 20 years John Poehlmann, associate director of the agricultural experiment stations, and his wife, Linda, have helped spearhead this effort to donate to those in need.

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Vice Chancellor and CAFNR Dean Tom Payne walks with other CAFNR faculty during a processional through campus honoring the inauguration of Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Sept. 18. Faculty and administration proceeded from the Reynolds Alumni Center through the Francis Quadrangle to the Missouri Theatre for the inauguration.

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A special ceremony honored the planting of the 175th tree this year by the MU Botanical Garden Sept. 18, in Peace Park. The tree is a Buck's Unlimited Oak, developed by Mark Coggeshall, assistant research professor of forestry. The swamp white oak variety begins producing acorns at a young age, attracting wildlife early on. The ceremony was part of the 175th anniversary activities conducted by Mizzou.

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Thompson Research Center hosted its annual Field Day Sept. 16. The morning featured educational talks centered on beef cattle production and management strategies to improve the herd. Jared Decker, assistant professor, speaks to the crowd about using genomics to build a better cow herd.

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Southwest Research Center hosted its annual Field Day Sept. 12. Producers and landowners visited the center in Mount Vernon to find out more about the latest research from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Here Arianna Bozzolo, research assistant professor of viticulture at the MU Grape and Wine Institute, speaks about Missouri grapes during a tour of the center's vineyard.

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The MU Steak Fry is held after the Tiger Ag Classic Golf Tournament each year at Cosmo Park.

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The Mizzou Ag Alumni Association held their annual golf tournament, Tiger Ag Classic, Friday, Sept. 12, at L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Thirty-three teams took to the course on a cold, wet day, raising more than $20,000 for CAFNR scholarships and teaching enhancements.

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Southwest Research Center hosted its annual Agriculture Education Day Sept. 11, at the center near Mount Vernon. More than 2,100 students from nearly 50 area schools attended. Dusty Walter, superintendent of Wurdack Research Center, spoke to students from Southwest High School about the importance of fire and how it can be used in land management strategies. He demonstrated how quickly a fire can spread, but how certain tools and practices can easily contain a controlled burn.

Check out more photos from these events on our Flickr site.

What are YOU up to? Send us photos and captions of the events and other happenings in your corner of CAFNR! Just email the information to hallmich@missouri.edu.