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To Conserve Water, Look to Drip

Greenley Field Day will feature demo of drip irrigation system for soybeans

At Greenley Research Center’s free Field Day starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 5, a demonstration on the installation of a drip irrigation system will be featured in addition to educational talks on three separate tours that will cover beef production, row crops and pest management.

Use Worms to Help with Organic Composting

Vermicomposting one of many topics featured at Organic Field Day

To help growers with the expanding organic movement, Bradford Research Center will be hosting its second annual Organic Field Day in Columbia on Aug. 1. Free educational talks and tours featuring a wide variety of topics geared toward the natural farmer will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taking the Reins

David Cope starts as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon

Growing up on a farm outside of Wheelerville in southwest Missouri’s Barry County, David helped with the family’s cattle operation and became enamored with agriculture. He raised cattle through FFA projects, studied agribusiness in college and worked with producers across the Show-Me State through MFA, Inc. Now he will help spread his devotion to agriculture as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center. David starts work July 7 at the center in Mount Vernon

Wurdack welcomes Advisory Board

Annual meeting is a chance to get updates on the center and plan for the future

On June 20, 2014 the Wurdack Research Center hosted its annual Advisory Board meeting. The day featured tours of the center near Cook Station to give members updates on the latest research. Superintendent Dusty Walter and Farm Manager Brent Booker led the tours.

Managing the Most Precious Resource

Workshops help producers with soil health management practices

What actually is going on in the ground below your feet when management practices happen? Questions like this will be one of many answered in the Keys to Soil Health Advanced Workshops held throughout the state in July and August.

Bradford Hosts Quail Field Day

Annual Quail and Native Pollinator drew wildlife lovers from across the Midwest

Annual Quail and Native Pollinator drew wildlife lovers from across the Midwest.

FDRC Hosts Advisory Board Meeting

On June 16, Superintendent Trent Haggard and the staff at the Fisher Delta Research Center welcomed the center’s Advisory Board for their annual meeting. The group discussed plans at the center and what the future has in store for FDRC. Through tours at the center, research specialists shared with the board members the latest studies going on at the center.

A New Tool for Agriculture

CAFNR iPhone app connects users to Mizzou

The new CAFNR smart phone app features stories, highlights events, showcases CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Centers and provides users a way to easily connect to the college’s social media accounts.

Coming Home

Dana Harder returns to Novelty to run Greenley Research Center

On June 9, Novelty native Dana Harder began work as the new superintendent of the Greenley Research Center. Harder grew up on his family farm, which is adjacent to the center along Highway 156 on the east side of the town in Knox County.

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Field Days

Events are a chance to learn from researchers at your local research center

Although the University of Missouri is commonly known for instruction at the campus in Columbia, the MU outreach goes beyond the classroom — it stretches to every corner of Missouri.