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Return of the Bird

Researchers at Quail Field Day will share ways to improve quail numbers

Bradford Research Center is like many farms across the state in that each year they grow soybeans, corn and bountiful amounts of vegetables. For years, the center near Columbia never had quail on the property. It’s a growing dilemma across the country due to habitat loss and spreading urbanization. But thanks to work in the last decade, researchers are seeing…

The Hand-Crafted Touch

CAFNR's Bob Grant creates intricate wood carvings

Bob Grant has worked for the University of Missouri for more than four decades. His career has included several jobs with Campus Facilities and now part time with the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources helping with building renovations and as assistant building coordinator. He wrote construction specifications for Campus Facilities for 20 years, including originating plans for trash…

The Info Farmers Need

Horizon Point brings weather data through email alerts

Weather is all farmers think about during the spring planting season. From monitoring if and when it will rain to if it is even the right time to plant, a decision that is very critical and often must be made in a matter of a few hours. Horizon Point from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

It Pays to Switch

Farmer shares success from converting pastures to novel endophyte fescues

Darrel Franson has seen substantial success at his small livestock production in southwest Missouri. He can tell by the extensive records he has kept. “I have kept data on every cow when it came in and when it went to market, every purchase of seed, how much I feed my livestock and every bit of money I have put into…

Bringing Together a Community

Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner showcases locally grown foods and area farmers

On May 3, the Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner will be held on the MU campus at 4 p.m. outside Eckles Hall. A four-course meal will be prepared with local foods by local chefs and a chance for guests to learn and talk about sustainable agriculture and food production.

On the Watch for Pierce’s Disease

Nationally known viticulturists to share plans to stop spread of grape disease

A growing concern for researchers at GWI is the possibility of Pierce’s Disease in Missouri. An update on the potential of the disease in Missouri, diagnosis symptoms and ways to properly manage a vineyard for disease prevention will be presented in Columbia on May 6 by nationally known experts at the Missouri Pierce’s Disease Workshop: Evaluating and Mitigating Risk workshop.

Going Native

Study looks to find which native species performs best to help crop yields

Study at Bradford Research Center looks to find which native species performs best to help crop yields.

An International Assignment

Students travel to Mexico to cover summit on agriculture

Acquiring the skills journalists need rarely requires a book or simple lesson. It is best learned through on-the-job training. The University of Missouri School of Journalism has long praised its “Missouri Method” as a way of putting students into real-world situations and recently the Science and Agricultural Journalism program at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources took that…

The App for Ag

New iPhone app brings latest from CAFNR to you

Since its inception in 1870, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has been there to provide the best for the people of Missouri. Now it is bringing the research and stories from its world-renowned scientists and professors directly to your iPhone. The new CAFNR smart phone app will feature stories, highlight events, showcase CAFNR’s outstate research centers…

Celebrating Wilderness

Photo exhibit at MU celebrates the anniversary of wilderness areas

Stop by the first floor of the Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building hallway to check out an exhibit showcasing the eight wilderness areas in Missouri, through the week of April 18. Individuals are welcome to visit the display during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.