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Making Research Accessible

Research Center magazine highlights strengths of each Center

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Agricultural Research Centers across Missouri, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. The Research Centers host a variety of events and activities, from field days to MU Extension activities…

Crafting the Perfect Brew

MU Extension horticulturalists researching hops

Most often used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, hops have become more popular during the past few years, due in large part to the boom in the craft brewing industry. Hops, which are cone-shaped flowers, aren’t a new crop for Missouri, but it’s been years since hops have been a mainstay in the state. “If you go…

Covering a Wide Variety of Topics

More than 400 people attend Southwest Research Center field day

With a focus on its diverse variety of research, the Southwest Research Center field day featured 20 speakers who presented on everything from pawpaws to seafood production. The field day, held Saturday, Sept. 9, also had several activities for children. This is the second year that Southwest has hosted its field day on a Saturday, focusing on bringing families to…

Terrific Turnout for Tomato Tasting

More than 1,000 attendees taste tomatoes and peppers at Tomato Festival

For 13 years, the Bradford Research Center has provided the Columbia community an opportunity to taste a huge variety of tomatoes and peppers, as well as a chance to learn which of those varieties could work in their own home gardens. This year’s event was no different, as more than 1,000 attendees tried about 150 tomatoes and about 75 peppers.…

Providing Pertinent Information for Producers

Rain doesn't dampen Fisher Delta Research Center field day

A few storms didn’t dampen the Fisher Delta Research Center field day, as more than 1,000 guests attended the annual event, held Thursday, Aug. 31, in Portageville. The rain moved the traditional wagon tours inside where attendees learned more about the soybeans, rice and cotton research taking place at the Center. The field day also featured an honorary breakfast with…

Studying Sustainable Agriculture

Hundley-Whaley twilight tour looked at maple syrup, mushrooms and monarchs

With a focus on sustainable agriculture, the Hundley-Whaley Research Center twilight tour stayed busy throughout the evening on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The sustainable agriculture tour featured presentations on maple syrup harvesting, beekeeping, mushroom cultivation and monarch habitat. The twilight tour also had presentations on other timely agricultural-related topics. More than 200 guests attended the event. “The sustainable agriculture topics are ones…

Highlighting Topics of Interest

Graves-Chapple field day touched on dicamba, other timely topics

The tour wagons were packed throughout the morning during the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center field day on Tuesday, Aug. 22. More than 225 guests enjoyed presentations on a variety of agricultural-related topics. There was a special question and answer session on dicamba during the event as well. “Things went great,” Superintendent Jim Crawford said. “The weather cooperated and we had…

Fishing for Data

South Farm recruiting anglers for upcoming eclipse

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ South Farm Research Center is recruiting anglers for the upcoming solar eclipse, which will sweep across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. The South Farm Research Center is hoping to prove an increase in feeding activity within the direct path of the eclipse. To do that, the Center is…

‘A New Beginning’

More than 400 guests attend Greenley field day

The Greenley Research Center showed off its extensive collaborative efforts, as well as its new Grace Greenley Farm, during its 40th annual field day on Tuesday, Aug. 8. More than 400 individuals attended the event, which was focused on showcasing the water quality projects that Greenley will be conducting on its new farm. “The weather, having the new farm and…

An Artistic Flair

Hanna Pippin expresses her artistic side in a variety of ways

Growing up, Hanna Pippin would draw elegant dresses and shoes on her sketchpad. She was going to be a fashion designer when she got older. While she never landed a gig as a fashion designer, Pippin has continued to express her artistic side in a variety of ways – from drawing to woodworking to sewing. “I always liked coloring and…