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The Last Quarter Acre

A small plot is all that's left of CAFNR's Horticulture Farm

A quarter-acre plot on an urban medical campus is all that remains of the MU Horticulture Farm.

The Bidding War for CAFNR

Missouri counties vied to be home of the College of Agriculture

There was no shortage of counties wanting the new Missouri College of Agriculture.

MU From the Air, 1919

A biplane-eye view of Mizzou and Columbia 95 years ago

The first aerial photos of Mizzou were taken by Warren Fowler, a civil engineering student.

Farmers’ Week, 1910-1957

Student event brought thousands to the MU College of Agriculture

MU’s Farmers’ Week succeeded wildly, becoming one of the largest agriculture events in the nation. Almost 10,000 people would visit Mizzou to hear agriculture faculty describe their latest research findings.

Mizzou’s Air Force

MU operated a fleet of corporate aircraft for 24 years

From 1960 to 1984 Mizzou operated 10 corporate aircraft

The Notorious Miss Mizzou

More than ink, she occasionally called the MU campus home

From her beginning in 1952 to her passing in 1988, she was more than the pen and ink drawings of the other girls, for she inspired calendars, airplane pin-ups, beauty contests and halftime events on the MU campus.

Still Standing

HARC's Hickman House is a glimpse into pioneer history

The 1819 Hickman House is a look at early 19th century pioneer living in Missouri.

The 1872 Plow Trial

Missouri's Agriculture College gave high-tech data to farmers

In 1872 the MU College of Agriculture conducted a national contest to determine the best plows for various soil, crops and climate conditions.

J.C. Penney, Farmer

The department store founder supported MU dairy research

James Cash Penney was a famous mercantilist; he also was passionate about agricultural research. To that end, in 1952 he donated one of the world’s most respected dairy herds to establish CAFNR’s Foremost Dairy Research Center, west of Columbia.

Fever Fighters

John Connaway partners with Texas A and M to cure a cattle disease

In what was probably the first scientific partnership between two land grant universities, researchers from the new agriculture colleges in Missouri and Texas pooled their efforts to identify the cause of the Texas Fever epidemic and create a method of controlling it.