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Down on the Farm Shrimp

MU developing profitable new income stream for farmers

Will seafood become a major cash crop in the Show-Me state?

Test Your Dirt

Project boosts drought tolerance through soil health

Farmers and homeowners can get free testing at the Organic Field Day Aug. 1 at the Bradford Research Center.

Our Most Precious Resource

Taking the long view for sustaining Missouri's soils

Peter Scharf discusses the status of Missouri’s topsoil, changes in erosion pressures and how Missouri farmers can sustain the resource for generations.

Digging Into a New Role

Leslie Touzeau leads new vegetable research project

An agricultural research center isn’t the most likely place for a psychology major, but for Leslie Touzeau, it’s a perfect fit.

Fishy Farming

Prawns are a good secondary income stream

If you’re invited to a fish fry at the Harry Cope farm, you might be served some tasty pond-raised prawns. Raising prawns is the latest in Cope’s innovative approach to farming using the resources of University of Missouri Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Cope said he became interested in prawns after he attended a field…

An a “MAZE” ing Class

Students learn about agriculture through a visit to a pumpkin patch

About 3,000 Columbia-area homes will have pumpkins for decorating or dessert this fall thanks to Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center.

A Taste for Tomatoes

Annual festival draws more than 400

Hundreds of mid-Missourians sampled salsas, tasted and ranked more than 200 tomatoes, tomatillos and peppers and learned how to grow their favorite varieties at Bradford Research Center’s annual tomato festival Thursday evening. Fred Vasey of Harrisburg, Mo. strolled through Bradford’s tomato and pepper patch, where Jim Quinn, regional horticultural specialist for MU Extension, answered questions and diagnosed problems. After a brief…

A Sweet and Nutritious Treat for Missouri Families

Bradford Research Center donates sweet corn to The Food Bank

Sweet corn says summer in Missouri like sultry afternoons, baseball and lemonade stands. This week, hundreds of families in central and northeast Missouri will have fresh sweet corn to enjoy thanks to a partnership between the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. A vacation Bible school class from Midway…

Improving Fields and Boosting Yields

Bradford Research Center set to host two events for Missouri producers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Want to boost yields, improve control of weeds and insects, maintain soil health and see the latest agricultural products and research? Bradford Research Center, near Columbia, Mo. is hosting two events July 12 where attendees can find answers to those questions, connect to experts, explore field trials and see the latest agricultural products. Bradford is part of…