LINNEUS, MO. – More than 200 farmers, producers and area high school students attended the Forage Systems Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Numerous agricultural topics, including freeze branding for cattle identification, an update on novel endophyte tall fescues, and weed management in pasture and hay settings, were highlighted.
“We added more visual and hands-on education to this year’s Field Day venue so that farmers and students could better understand some of the nuances of agriculture practiced in our area,” Superintendent David Davis said.
The Forage Systems Field Day offered two different wagon tours and a walking tour. The walking tour included discussions on mushroom cultivation, controlled burning for pasture and wildlife management, and using weather data on the farm. Wagon tours travelled throughout the Research Center and gave guests a rundown of some of the research being done at the site.
“We like to offer a variety of topics at our Field Day so that everyone can learn about something that interests them, and we expose them to something new, too,” Davis said.
High school students from Brookfield, Bucklin, Linn County R-I and La Plata attended the event. A free lunch was offered to all guests as well.
To view pictures of the event, visit flickr.com/photos/cafnr/albums/72157656984408643.
The Forage Systems Research Center is located in Linneus, Mo. For more information about the Research Center, call 660-895-5121 or email DavisDK@missouri.edu. You can also visit their website at fsrc.cafnr.org/.