Author: Logan Jackson

Bradford Native Plant Sale Set For April 8

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center will host its annual Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. The sale will include a handful of presentations, informative booths and demonstrations, and Missouri native plant and shrub vendors. The sale will be free and open to the public…

A Sweet Success

This is part two of a two-part story exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center near Ashland. Part one can be found by clicking here. Once the taps are set in the sugar maple trees, the sap flow is in Mother Nature’s hands. While the maple syrup…

A Syrupy Tradition

For a guy who doesn’t like pancakes, Dave Davis generally has quite a stockpile of maple syrup at his house during the early part of each year. Davis, superintendent of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Forage Systems Research Center, has been collecting sap and boiling his own maple syrup for nearly 25 years –…

Promoting Environmental Stewardship

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program was unveiled in 2015 to acknowledge and reward those responsible stewards. MDA has certified nearly 90 farms across the state thus far, including the University of…

Engaging Alumni

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Office of Academic Programs is focused on recruiting strong high school students and providing them with the opportunities to succeed – not only in the classroom but once they enter the workforce. The CAFNR Office of Academic Programs welcomed three new hires in August of last year – Matt…

Supporting Students

Scholarships play an important role for students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. CAFNR awarded a total of $1.3 million in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year – in the form of academic scholarships, graduate scholarships, research internships and study abroad. More than $1 million of the total was awarded in academic scholarships. “The cost…

A Sweet Opportunity

This is part one of a two-part story exploring the process of collecting sap and turning it into maple syrup at the Baskett Research Center near Ashland. Part two can be found by clicking here. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center, near Ashland, spans nearly 2,300 acres and includes more…

Making Good Management Decisions

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, are large animal agricultural facilities that raise a specific number of animals in production barns or confinement pens. Because catastrophic and chronic weather events happen, MDNR can issue a permit to a farmer…

‘A Whole New Game’

With technology ever changing, University of Missouri Extension professor Gene Stevens knows how important it is to keep up with the latest trends. Stevens, who is located at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo., has developed a program to help farmers do just that. Stevens, through MU Research and Extension, has developed the Crop Water Use App which…

Exploring Medicinal Plants

More than 300 guests attended the eighth annual Agroforestry Symposium on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Bond Life Sciences Building on the University of Missouri campus. The symposium, sponsored by the MU Center for Agroforestry, focused on medicinal plants in agroforestry and was titled, “Enhancing Health, Conservation and Livelihoods: Medicinal Plants in Agroforestry.” The symposium was also broadcasted live, reaching…