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Helping out their community

Fisher Delta Research Center employees elected mayors of small towns

Most people think of a mayor as a professional politician with a big budget and a staff of assistants and cabinet members. In the small towns that dot the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri, where hamlets can be just a stop sign and a few houses, the reality is different. Here, leaders hold down regular jobs as they try to…

Youth in Agriculture

Center welcomes more than 2,000 area students

On Sept. 11, 2014 the Southwest Research Center hosted more than 2,100 students from 49 schools across southern Missouri during the annual Agriculture Education Day. More than 40 guest speakers welcomed students to stops located across the center. Speakers included MU experts, Missouri Department of Conservation biologists, researchers, MU and Lincoln University extension specialists and area industry professionals.

Highlights from our Field Day

Photos from the 2014 Field Day

The annual Field Day was held on Sept. 12 and featured different tours of informational talks and demonstrations geared towards landowners will focus on beef and dairy productions, horticulture, vineyard growers, conservation and ways to live more energy efficient.

Highlights from our Field Day

Photos from the 2014 Field Day

The annual Field Day was held on August 6. Educational talks and tours included the new project of subsurface drip irrigation for soybeans and three separate tours geared toward livestock farmers and crop producers.

Highlights from Our Field Day

Photos from the 2014 Field Day

The annual Field Day was held on August 26 and featured tour topics of cover crops, nitrogen management strategies, current and upcoming insect issues, weed management and the future of UAVs in agriculture.

What’s Best for Producers

Wurdack Field Day to feature novel fescue trials and educational talks for landowners

Results of the new novel endophyte fescue field trials and other educational presentations will be the highlight of the Wurdack Field Day on Oct. 3. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and free tours will run till noon and a complimentary lunch will be served.

A Future for Agroforestry

Shibu Jose takes over as HARC superintendent, in time for Field Day set for Oct. 4

Shibu Jose starts as new superintendent of HARC. He will welcome guests to the center for its annual Field Day, scheduled for Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature educational talks and tours of the center’s research fields.

53rd Annual Field Day

Several hundred packed Rone Hall and educational tours

Hundreds came out for the showcase of the year for FDRC.

Fun on the Farm

Family friendly South Farm Showcase highlights the agriculture bounty of autumn

For the eighth year, South Farm Research Center will be hosting the South Farm Showcase on Sept. 27. Admission is free and events are scheduled for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Simplifying Soybean Genetics

Pick Your Bean Day to feature hands-on demonstrations on science of soybean breeding

Bradford Research Center, along with the MU Soybean Breeding Program, will host the free Pick Your Bean Day on Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This year’s program will be centered on utilizing wild and exotic soybean collections to improve yield potential and will include informational presentations, field tours of soybean research plots and hands-on demonstrations.