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Nguyen, Weisman Named Curators Professors

Dr. Henry Nguyen and Dr. Gary Weisman were both recently given the University's highest rank

Dr. Henry Nguyen, professor of plant sciences, and Dr. Gary Weisman, professor of biochemistry, were both recently named 2015 Curators Professors, the University of Missouri’s highest and most prestigious rank. Nguyen earned his Ph.D. in agronomy (genetics) from MU in 1982. He returned to MU in 2002 as the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Endowed Professor of Genetics and Soybean Biotechnology,…

Missouri Chestnut Roast a Huge Success

More than 1,500 people attend Missouri Chestnut Roast at HARC

NEW FRANKLIN, MO. – A beautiful day brought more than 1,500 people to the Missouri Chestnut Roast at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Missouri Chestnut Roast was last held in 2010. It was revived in 2015 – and offered guests plenty of activities throughout the day. The event is hosted by the University of…

Working For a Better Tomorrow

Beverley Flatt took her love for agriculture to Australia

Beverley Flatt’s love for agriculture wasn’t passed down through generations of family-owned farms. Instead, that love was developed and it continues to grow each day. Beverley – a 2011 University of Missouri graduate from Republic, Missouri – recently took her vast agricultural knowledge to international soil. Beverley was selected to represent the United States at the Youth Ag-Summit from Aug.…

Improving Farm Productivity

Wurdack Research Center Field Day covers numerous agricultural topics

COOK STATION, MO. – Guests heard presentations on a variety of agricultural topics during the annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2. More than 60 farmers and producers attended the event. “I’ve hoped we could raise the attendance, but for the past several years we’ve been relatively consistent with 60 to 70 producers,” Superintendent Dusty Walter said.…

An Active Approach to Agriculture

Forage Systems Research Center hosts annual Field Day

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…

Guests Flock to Annual Showcase

An estimated 16,000 attend ninth annual South Farm Showcase

COLUMBIA, MO. – Another successful South Farm Showcase wrapped up Saturday, with an estimated 16,000 people attending the annual event. The ninth annual Showcase ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the South Farm Research Center and Jefferson Farm and Garden. “As the number attending Showcase grows each year, it is a strong endorsement of the…

Improving Beef Cattle Production

Thompson Research Center takes a look at beef cattle during annual Field Day

SPICKARD, MO. – Creating strategies to enhance beef cattle production was the core focus of the Thompson Research Center Field Day, held Tuesday, Sept. 15. More than 150 farmers, producers and students heard numerous topics on management strategies to improve beef cattle production. “We had a really great crowd and a lot of great presentations,” Superintendent Rodney Geisert said. “Guests…

A Learning Experience

Southwest Research Center touches on numerous topics during Field Day

MT. VERNON, MO. – Guests heard research on a variety of topics during the Southwest Research Center Field Day, held on Friday, Sept. 11. More than 200 farmers and producers attended the event, which covered agricultural topics such as beef and forages. “This year we had more than 20 speakers providing wide-ranging, timely and pertinent information to a great group…

Fighting An Aggressive Opponent

Research shows waterfowl can carry and spread pigweed across Missouri

Palmer amaranth, one of the most aggressive pigweed species, is native to the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. So why is the weed randomly showing up more and more in Missouri and throughout the United States, even as far north as Michigan? It’s a question that Kevin Bradley, associate professor of plant sciences, was interested…

Diving into Delta Agriculture

Large crowd gathers for 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day

PORTAGEVILLE, MO. – A huge crowd took in the festivities during the 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 2. More than 1,200 guests attended the event, which showcased the numerous research going on at the Center. “We enjoyed great attendance at the 2015 Field Day breakfast, on our research tours and for our FFA Vo-Ag…