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Fielding Questions

Forage Systems Research Center Field Day focused on beef cattle and forages

University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ researchers, MU Extension experts, and business owners answered numerous questions throughout the morning during the Forage Systems Research Center (FSRC) Field Day. The event, which took place Tuesday, Sept. 10, featured presentations on beef cattle and forages, as well as weather, industrial hemp and beekeeping. “It’s always great to see…

Showcasing the Uniqueness of CAFNR

South Farm Showcase set for Saturday, Sept. 28

One of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) most well attended events, the South Farm Showcase offers mid-Missouri families an opportunity to see the uniqueness of what CAFNR has to offer. This year’s South Farm Showcase will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the South Farm Research Center…

Turning Data into Insights

Partnership puts MU at forefront of precision agriculture technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate Corporation are now partnering with…

An Evening of Scientific Discussion

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden returns with a focus on plant genetics

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will return with another evening of scientific discussion on Thursday, Sept. 19, with a focus on plant genetics – specifically, corn. The event, titled, “Plant Genetics – Where Our Food Comes From and How We Got To Where We Are,” will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A tour of the corn genetics demonstration field…

Interacting with Researchers

Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day featured presentations related to soybean, cotton and weeds

The tour wagons were packed throughout the morning, as guests enjoyed a variety of presentations related to soybean, cotton and weeds during the annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. The event, which took place Friday, Aug. 30, featured more than 10 stops and allowed attendees to interact with numerous researchers. The Field Day included an honorary breakfast with several…

A Focus on Beef Cattle

Beef cattle a key topic during Thompson Research Center Field Day

The Thompson Research Center will discuss numerous topics related to beef cattle during its annual Field Day, which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Registration for the event begins at 3:30 p.m., with a farm tour scheduled at 4 p.m. Field Day presentations will begin slightly after 5 p.m. The event will feature numerous University of Missouri College of…

An Evening of Learning

Hundley-Whaley Research Center showcased various projects during Twilight Tour

The Hundley-Whaley Research Center showcased various presentations related to a variety of agricultural topics during its annual Twilight Tour on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Center in Albany. Precision agriculture, Japanese beetles and industrial hemp were just a few of the topics covered during the event. A meal followed the two tour options, one that featured agronomic crop decisions and…

A Perfect Morning for Presentations

Graves-Chapple Research Center showcased research during annual Field Day

Attendees of the Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day had the opportunity to enjoy informational and educational presentations, as well as wonderful weather, during the event on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The Field Day focused on integrated pest management, crop management and technology in agriculture. Guests were treated to a free breakfast and lunch and heard from numerous University of Missouri College…

FAPRI Releases U.S. Baseline Outlook Report Update

Several factors have disrupted agricultural markets in 2019

Excessive spring rain, trade disputes and African swine fever have disrupted agricultural markets in 2019. Despite reduced 2019 United States corn and soybean production prospects, prices for many commodities are under downward pressure because of the many factors that have weakened demand. Economists with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and the MU Agricultural Markets and Policy (AMAP) team release…

A Global Partner

CAFNR International Programs supports research, teaching and Extension efforts at an international level

CAFNR International Programs (CIP) provides technical assistance to international partners and facilitates global engagement for CAFNR faculty and students. CAFNR International Programs oversees numerous international training programs and welcomes visitors from across the globe each year. CIP named a new director in early August – Kerry Clark, an assistant research professor in rural sociology. Clark’s international work is well documented,…