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Wurdack Research Center Showcases Projects During Field Day

Field day focuses on forage management

The Wurdack Research Center featured a variety of topics during its annual field day, which was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Center near Cook Station. A big focus of the presentations was on forage management. Along with the research presentations, attendees were served a free lunch, sponsored by First Community National Bank. “We had a great lineup of…

After Hours: A True Tiger Tailgate

Garton, Langworthy families celebrate Mizzou football through tailgating

A sea of black and gold highlights the tailgating scene before each University of Missouri football game. From shirts, to tents to plates, the Tigers are front and center throughout the campus. There is a little red that stands out in that sea of black and gold – an Ohio State University flag owned by Bryan Garton. The flag flies…

The Art of the Forecast

Students in Atmospheric Science 4710 are learning how to forecast weather events

Putting together a weather forecast is as much a science as an art form. The process begins with in-depth observations of past weather events, as well as taking a peek at what’s happening currently. Once that information has been collected and diagnosed, it is fed into weather models, which are used to help predict what will happen next. It’s an…

Celebrating Chestnuts

Early rain showers didn't slow Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival

Early rain showers didn’t slow the Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), which took place on Saturday, Oct. 6, in New Franklin. The event featured presentations, demonstrations, seminars, farm tours and several other activities. “While the rain was a bit of a nuisance, the weather improved throughout the day and it turned out…

Serving Missourians

Kallenbach tapped to continue the collaborative relationship between CAFNR and MU Extension

Rob Kallenbach, assistant dean for Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension, has been named the interim associate dean/senior program director of Agriculture and Environment Extension in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. His appointment was effective October 1. “This position has statewide responsibility for Extension programs in agriculture and the environment – and Dr.…

Sharing Fun and Excitement of Science and Discovery

Thousands flock to South Farm Showcase

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was on full display during the 12th South Farm Showcase, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free, family-friendly event brought thousands out to the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia. Attendees could stop by the more than 60 venues set up throughout the Center and Jefferson Farm…

Noticing Signs of Stress

Good animal husbandry key to understanding animal needs

Good animal husbandry is having an understanding of what the animal needs on a day-to-day basis. For cattle, that can mean finding ways to reduce stress, such as good forage, easily accessible and clean water, and shade. Noticing signs of stress can be extremely important for cattle owners, as those signs can be the beginning of a much bigger problem,…

The Sweetness of Sweet Corn

Three separate genes responsible for the sweetness in corn

During his time as the superintendent of the Bradford Research Center, Tim Reinbott worked regularly with corn genetics. That work turned into an annual event at Bradford – sweet corn tasting for MU faculty and staff. “Corn genetics is really what started it all,” Reinbott said. “It got me thinking about the different types of sweet corn and what made…

East Campus Plant Growth Facility

Topping Off Ceremony

The University of Missouri is internationally renowned for the strength of its plant biology research, including studies of how plants adapt and respond to changing environments. A new facility will make that research even more prominent. The East Campus Plant Growth Facility will promote the continued success and enhancement of the campus’ plant biology programs. The $28.2 million facility, funded…

Diverse Research Highlighted Thompson Field Day

MU Division of Animal Sciences showcased strong research, programs during Thompson Research Center field day

The University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences showcased its diverse research and strong graduate student programs during the Thompson Research Center field day, which was held on Monday, Sept. 17. The presentations throughout the evening were primarily led by graduate students, each of whom shared their research and work. “At the Thompson Research Center, we have a great opportunity…