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Adding a Unique Perspective

Sarah Lovell joins CAFNR as H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and director of the Center for Agroforestry

As an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Sarah Lovell interacted with the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) often on a variety of projects. Lovell’s research focuses broadly on the analysis and design of multifunctional landscapes, with an emphasis on agroforestry and urban agriculture, so working with UMCA was a no-brainer. Lovell is now joining the Center…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball is a family affair for Scott Brown and his sons

Known as America’s pastime, baseball has been a favorite of families for generations. Scott Brown’s family is no different. Scott and his oldest son, Michael, have been coaching baseball teams featuring Scott’s youngest son and Michael’s brother, Mark, for the past five years. It’s a complete family affair. “It’s just really special,” Scott said. “Having all of us together, watching…

Important Interactions

Greenley Field Day featured discussions on beef, crops and integrated pest management

A wide variety of agriculture topics were presented on during the Greenley Research Center Field Day, which took place Tuesday, Aug. 6. Guests heard presentations related to beef, crops and integrated pest management. There were several new discussions during the event, including talks related to industrial hemp and precision agriculture. “We made sure to feature projects that our local farmers…

An Exclusive Opportunity

Bradford Research Center to offer farm-to-table dinner 

For years, the Bradford Research Center invited University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources faculty and staff to the Center for a lunch featuring numerous varieties of sweet corn. The Bradford Research Center is bringing that event to the public, with some exciting additions. The Center is offering a farm-to-table dinner featuring sweet corn grown at Bradford.…

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden

JFG to host an evening of discussion on various weather and climate topics

Jefferson Farm and Garden will host an evening of scientific discussion centered on weather and climate in late August. The event will feature the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ atmospheric science program, as well as two live broadcasts by KOMU-TV Chief Meteorologist Kenton Gewecke, who has a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences from MU. The…

The Road to Discovery

Third issue of Research Center magazine focuses on a variety of topics

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers extend CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres across the state to meet regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. To showcase the research taking place at each Center, there are numerous Field Days throughout the fall, as well as various other events…

‘An Exciting Opportunity’

Bruce Barrett named interim director of the Division of Plant Sciences

Bruce Barrett, professor and director of undergraduate studies, has been named the interim director of the Division of Plant Sciences in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Barrett’s interim director appointment is effective Sept. 1. “For many years, Dr. Barrett has led research and Extension programs that have contributed significantly to the success of Missouri…

Research Center Magazine: A Passion for Animals

Emily Wawrzyniak housed livestock at Jefferson Farm and Garden as a high school and college student

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Emily Wawrzyniak had never heard of the National FFA Organization before her freshman year at Rock Bridge High…

Research Center Magazine: Researching Pasture Diversity

Warm-season grasses offer a summer grazing option for cattle

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  In the early 2000s, the Forage Systems Research Center introduced warm-season grasses in an attempt to research pasture…

Research Center Magazine: A Loyal Spirit

Jon Schreffler has worked at the Thompson Research Center since 1978

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  On April 10, 1978, Jon Schreffler drove up to the Thompson Research Center to begin his first day…