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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…

Highlighting New Production Practices

Hundley-Whaley Research Center brings in more than 300 guests for Field Day

ALBANY, MO. – The Hundley-Whaley Research Center saw a tremendous turnout for its annual Field Day, held Wednesday, Aug. 26. More than 300 guests attended the event, which focused on several agricultural topics. “Each year we look forward to highlighting new production practices and addressing current problems farmers are facing this year, including nitrogen management and waterhemp control in soybeans,”…

Providing Research-Based Information

Beautiful weather, strong presentations bring many to Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day

ROCK PORT, MO. – The Graves-Chapple Research Center set an attendance record during its 27th annual Field Day, held on Tuesday, Aug. 25. More than 200 guests attended the event, which focused on numerous agricultural topics. “We were extremely pleased with our Field Day,” Superintendent Jim Crawford said. “The weather, the attendance and the presentations were all great. We’re really…

Endless Possibilities

New director, vision at Jefferson Farm and Garden

Amy Dooley has been at her new job for less than 30 days but she already sees the infinite possibilities. Dooley was named the program director at Jefferson Farm and Garden July 20. She brings abundant experience to the position. “It is a very exciting time for Jefferson Farm and Garden as we begin the development process,” Dooley said. “We…

A Giving Spirit

Greenley Research Center kicks off Field Day season

Miss Hortense Greenley always had a giving spirit. She donated the land where the Greenley Memorial Research Center now sits in honor of her father, Lee Greenley Jr., in 1969. She helped revive several buildings and structures on the site as well, including the remodels of the farmhouse, built in the 1850s, that now serves as the Center’s office and…

An Eye on the Sky

State-of-the-art radar opens the door for research

Neil Fox, associate professor of atmospheric sciences, teaches a couple classes where students use and study weather radar. Those classes are about to get a whole lot more interesting. A new Doppler weather radar was installed in late June at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Jefferson Farm and Garden. The radar is owned and…