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A Tasty Treat

The 11th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival is set for Sept. 3

The 11th annual Tomato Festival at the Bradford Research Center will have something fun for the entire family. The Tomato Festival will run from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 and will include numerous activities for anyone in attendance. The event is free and open to the public. “This has always been a really fun event,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said.…

The Wild Weather of 2015

Hundley-Whaley Research Center to focus on several topics during Field Day

The rainy weather of 2015 will be one of several topics presented on and discussed during the Hundley-Whaley Research Center Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. Tours run from 9 a.m. to noon. A free lunch will follow the tours. Pat Guinan, associate extension professor of climatology, will present on the wild…

Stopping Pests in Their Tracks

Graves-Chapple Field Day to feature pest, nutrient and crop management tours

Several topics will be discussed in depth at the 27th annual Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The Field Day will touch on nutrient management, pest management and crop management. “We’re really excited,” Superintendent Jim Crawford said. “We have a lot of great topics and great speakers lined up. It’s also good to have several University of…

Making Their Mark

The Mizzou SAIFD Chapter took third at the 2015 AIFD Symposium

Kim Martin didn’t know what to expect when she started developing a floral design program for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Division of Plant Sciences. She just knew that she wanted to provide her students a pathway to internships and jobs. That desire led her to the American Institute of Floral Designers. “I kind…

Training for the Future

Agroforestry Academy strong for third straight year

The University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry put together another successful Agroforestry Academy in late July. This is the third year the academy has been offered to individuals interested in learning more about agroforestry. The purpose of the weeklong academy is to show the many opportunities agroforestry offers through classroom work and farm visits. Individuals also took part in a…

A Closer Look at Cover Crops

Greenley Research Center adds cover crop tour to annual Field Day lineup

The 38th annual Greenley Memorial Research Center Field Day, set for Tuesday, Aug. 4, will offer a variety of topics, including a special look at cover crops. Along with agronomy and beef tours, the Greenley Research Center has added a cover crops tour, which will focus on several areas of cover crop management. “We’re really excited with the addition of…

‘Super’ Alumni

Q and A with CAFNR's Research Center Superintendents/Directors who are Mizzou alums

From insects to cattle, from cotton to soybeans – the University of Missouri has Agricultural Research Centers across the state studying all areas of agriculture. Of those research centers, which are spread throughout the state, eight have superintendents or directors who earned degrees from the University of Missouri. Those degrees range from Agronomy to Plant Sciences. “By having superintendents from…

Go Organic!

Bradford to host third annual Organic Field Day on Aug. 6

The third annual Organic Field Day, hosted by the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, will take place Thursday, Aug. 6. Registration for the event begins at 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at 3 p.m. Registration is available throughout the event. “We tried some different things last year, and we received a lot of good feedback,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said.…