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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…

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…