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Showcasing Agricultural Research

Greenley Research Center field day set for Aug. 4

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Greenley Research Center will hold an in-person field day this year, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the center in Novelty, Mo. Three tours will be offered, focusing on crops, livestock and integrated pest management. The field day is free and open to the public. A breakfast will be…

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden

JFG to host an evening of discussion on various weather and climate topics

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will host its second Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden event on Thursday, July 29. The discussion will be centered on weather and climate. The event will feature CAFNR’s atmospheric science program, as well as two live broadcasts by KOMU-TV Chief Meteorologist Kenton Gewecke, who has a…

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.…

Root Biology Never Sleeps

Two triennial events recently offered the root research community a closer look at projects from around the globe

Two triennial events, the 11th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR11) and the ninth International Symposium on Root Development (Rooting2021), offered the root research community a closer look at projects from around the globe. In 2021, more than 700 participants from 52 countries had the opportunity to virtually attend both events as a joint venture. The two…

A Focus on Community Health and Resilient Food Systems

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 28-30

The annual Agroforestry Symposium returns in 2021 with a focus on community health and resilient food systems. The symposium, led by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Center for Agroforestry, will be completely virtual this year – and free of charge. This is the 12th year of the event and registration is currently open.…

Pumpkins With a Purpose

Jefferson Farm and Garden to host drive-through Alisha’s Pink Pumpkin Painting Party

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals and groups to find creative solutions to canceled in-person events. For years, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) has partnered with Alisha Moreland and her Alisha’s Pink Pumpkin Painting Party. Through those parties, Moreland raises funds and brings awareness to breast cancer. The funds go to the Ellis…

Staying Connected

Virtual field days allow Agricultural Research Centers to continue outreach

From August to October, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers showcase research projects and share demonstrations during its field day season. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Research Centers to reevaluate how they would proceed with their in-person field day events. After discussions with advisory boards and health officials, the decision was…

Going Virtual

CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers moving forward with virtual field days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers will be hosted virtually this year. These decisions were made locally at each Research Center. “These were incredibly tough decisions that we did not take lightly,” said CAFNR Vice Chancellor…

A Grand Celebration

CAFNR officially opens Land of the Osages Research Center

The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) celebrated the grand opening of the new Land of the Osages Research Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The center will further research in agroforestry, a sustainability-focused system that combines trees and shrubs with crops — and sometimes livestock — to be managed on the same piece of land…

‘A Game Changer’

Southwest Research Center showcases new facility, holds ribbon cutting

The Southwest Research Center was established in 1959 and serves 22 counties, with a focus on addressing the main agricultural concerns of area industries including beef, forage and horticultural crop production. Serving as a footprint for the University of Missouri in the southwest part of Missouri, the Center is a meeting place for farmers, producers, Extension regional specialists and students.…