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‘A Diamond in the Rough’

MU Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences converts ambulance into weather vehicle

You never know what you’ll find for sale on the side of the road. Graduate student Chasity Henson found something hugely beneficial to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences. Henson, who grew up in Carthage, Mo., was heading home to visit her parents on a weekend last year when…

Connecting With the Community

More than 3,000 attend Missouri Chestnut Roast at HARC

The Missouri Chestnut Roast celebrated its 10th anniversary with a fun, family-friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. More than 3,000 attended the event, which included tours of HARC, samples of roasted chestnuts, kids’ activities and educational booths and demonstrations. “The…

An Exciting Anniversary

More than 16,000 attend 10th South Farm Showcase

The South Farm Showcase added more activities to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 1 – and that led to even more fun for attendees. This year’s Showcase, which took place at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ South Farm Research Center in Columbia, added several stops throughout the event, including a horse plow…

A Part of the CAFNR Culture

South Farm Showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary on Oct. 1

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources South Farm Research Center conducts a variety of research – from swine to turf – on its nearly 1,500 acres of land. More than 10 years ago, CAFNR Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne put together a team to find the best way to showcase the assortment of projects…

Presenting Useful Information for Producers

Thompson Research Center Field Day focuses on beef cattle

The Thompson Research Center explores beef cattle production systems and hosts an annual Field Day to bring those findings to local producers and landowners. The Thompson Research Center Field Day, held Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Spickard, showcased topics such as genomics, economic opportunities and drone surveillance. The Thompson Research Center is one of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture,…

Exploring Forages, Beef Production and Natural Resources

Nearly 400 attend Forage Systems Research Center Field Day

The Forage Systems Research Center does a variety of research, including exploring forages and best management practices for beef production. FSRC showcased that research during its annual Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Linneus, bringing in nearly 400 attendees for the event. Along with forages and beef production, the Field Day included looks at several natural resource topics, including…

A Family-Friendly Event

Southwest Research Center doubles Field Day attendance from last year

The Southwest Research Center tried something a little different for its Field Day in 2016. Southwest typically hosts its Field Day during the morning hours on a weekday. This year’s event was moved to a Saturday in the hopes of bringing in more producers and landowners, as well as more families. Mission accomplished. The Southwest Research Center doubled its Field…

Highlighting Research

Fisher Delta Research Center showcases cotton, rice, corn and soybean research

The tour wagons stayed packed throughout the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2, as attendees learned about the variety of research going on in Portageville, Mo. More than 1,200 individuals attended the Fisher Delta breakfast and program. The program featured Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Jason Smith, and Richard Fordyce, the Director of the Missouri Department of…

A Staple Event

More than 1,000 people attend 12th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival

The Tomato Festival has been a staple at the Bradford Research Center for the past 11 years. This year’s event was no different. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a beautiful day of tasting tomatoes and peppers during the 12th annual Tomato Festival on Thursday, Sept. 1. “It was wonderful to have so many members of our local community out enjoying…

Playing an Integral Role

CAFNR Office of Academic Programs adds three to team

The Office of Academic Programs plays an integral part in numerous aspects of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, including student recruitment, study abroad opportunities and showcasing careers for students. The CAFNR Office of Academic Programs has three new hires on its team, each of whom began their respective roles in August: Matt Arri, coordinator of career…