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MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Farm Gearing up for Missouri Chestnut Roast

Annual festival to take place Oct. 1 in New Franklin

Staff of the University of Missouri’s Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Farm in New Franklin have been hard at work in anticipation of welcoming crowds of people for its annual, signature event, the Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival. “This is such a fun event for us,” said Center for Agroforestry Director Sarah Lovell. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce Missourians to the…

T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center to Host Field Day Aug. 26

Participants to learn about the latest in agricultural research and real-world applications

University of Missouri’s T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) invites the public to its annual Field Day on Friday, Aug. 26, where farmers and other individuals have the opportunity for an in-person look at the latest research conducted at the REEC. “Field Day provides a great way for Missouri’s agricultural producers to talk directly with some…

Mizzou South Farm to Host First Home Garden Showcase

Event to be held Saturday, Aug. 27

University of Missouri South Farm faculty and staff are hoping to help make your thumb a little greener this summer. Eleven researchers and extension specialists will be on hand to help you grow bigger vegetables, attract more pollinators, beautify your ornamental gardens, eradicate more weeds from your lawn, and more from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 27 at the first Home…

A Focus on Food, Fire & Agroforestry

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 24

The annual Agroforestry Symposium returns in 2022 with a focus on diverse ecological knowledges that contribute to climate resilience. The symposium, led by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Center for Agroforestry, will again be completely virtual this year – and free of charge. This is the 13th year of the event and registration is currently…

Center for Regenerative Agriculture Announces Virtual Conference

The conference will focus on cover crops and soil health

The University of Missouri’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Missouri State Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. This virtual event will be held via Zoom on the mornings of Dec. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This conference will bring together farmers, agribusiness reps, extension and…

CAFNR Honors Exceptional Alumni

Six of the college’s outstanding alumni recognized at the 2021 Column Awards ceremony

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently honored the six individuals chosen to receive the 2021 CAFNR Column Award for Distinguished Alumni. This is the only award specifically for alumni presented by the college. The awardee class includes one graduate from each of CAFNR’s six divisions, reflecting the six historic columns at the University of Missouri.   Animal…

Celebrating Fall Harvest Season with Roasted Chestnuts

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) will hold the 15th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival Oct. 2

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) will hold the 15th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival with a variety of activities and presentations for individuals of all ages. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center in New Franklin. The festival is a signature event of the University of Missouri Center…

Science Night to Focus on Vegetables, Butterflies and Flowers

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will continue this month. The event will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will be continuing this month! Science Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m. Discussions will be centered around vegetables, butterflies and flowers. The vegetable discussion will feature different varieties of tomatoes, different staking methods for tomatoes, cover crops and the different types of peppers. There will also be different tastings…

Highlighting Different Agricultural Topics

The Graves-Chapple Research Center field day set for Aug. 24

The Graves-Chapple Research Center is set to host an in-person field day this year, on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The free event will include breakfast, lunch and a variety of agricultural topics. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the first tour leaving at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served around noon. “We are incredibly excited to host an in-person…

Science Night to Focus on Importance of Pollinators

Jefferson Farm and Garden will share information regarding pollinators during educational and scientific event

Two years ago, Jefferson Farm and Garden invited the Columbia community out to the research center for two nights of scientific discussion and educational opportunities. The series, branded as Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden, allowed University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) faculty the chance to share their expertise with the local community.…