Author: Logan Jackson

Broadcasting Brilliance

Central Missouri is going to be a prime location for the upcoming total solar eclipse, which will pass through the United States on Monday, Aug. 21 – the first total eclipse to happen in the U.S. since 1918. The event is bringing numerous opportunities to Columbia, Jefferson City and the surrounding areas, including a chance to collaborate with the National…

A Deeper Connection

The Vegetable Grower’s field day is coming to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center, with a focus on bringing important information to both commercial vegetable farmers and home gardeners. The event will run from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and is free and open to the public. There will be wagon…

A Big Boost

The Greenley Research Center will showcase its 240-acre Grace Greenley Farm during its 40th annual field day on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The field day will feature a variety of demonstrations and will officially unveil the Grace Greenley Farm, located just south of the Greenley Research Center. The entire field day will be held at the Grace Greenley Farm, including breakfast,…

‘Real-Life Application of New Organic Practices’

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will bring back its organic field day for the fifth year in 2017 – with a little bit of a twist. There will be two different field days this year, both of which will be located at farms of collaborators. The organic field day is normally held at the…

Connecting Youth With Agriculture

With a focus on connecting youth with agriculture, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Southwest Research Center hosted more than 150 elementary students for an agriculture fun day in June. There were numerous stations where the students stopped and engaged with agricultural experts about a variety of topics. “Jendel Wolfe (office support assistant) worked extremely…

Providing Leadership Development Opportunities

The University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy returned in 2017 with a focus on teaching high school students more about the livestock industry. The four-day academy allowed an opportunity for networking with industry leaders. The goal of the program is to provide leadership development opportunities for youth in agriculture. The academy is a partnership between MU Extension, the…

That Family Feel

Britton Francis was born and raised with black and gold in his blood. With a grandfather who was a professor of atmospheric sciences, parents who earned degrees from the University of Missouri and a brother currently earning a degree in plant sciences, the Francis family, who hail from Paris, Mo., has a Mizzou pedigree. Although Britton didn’t receive his bachelor’s…

A Community Asset

For several years, the Columbia FFA chapter has partnered with local landowners and entities to provide a space for student projects. The goal of these partnerships is to provide an area for students to raise livestock. These students may not have enough room at their homes to have a full-scale livestock operation. “We’re very appreciative of the partnerships we’ve had,”…

CAFNR Field Days Approaching

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to chestnuts to cotton. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies rice and cotton. In the northwest…

Making An Observation

As a soybean breeder, Andrew Scaboo describes himself as an observational scientist. It’s a personality trait that has transitioned into other aspects of his life. While finishing his master’s degree at the University of Tennessee, Scaboo and his wife received two bird feeders from family members. Scaboo installed both in their backyard – and the observation soon began. “It’s just…