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Fielding Questions

Forage Systems Research Center Field Day focused on beef cattle and forages

University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ researchers, MU Extension experts, and business owners answered numerous questions throughout the morning during the Forage Systems Research Center (FSRC) Field Day. The event, which took place Tuesday, Sept. 10, featured presentations on beef cattle and forages, as well as weather, industrial hemp and beekeeping. “It’s always great to see…

Turning Data into Insights

Partnership puts MU at forefront of precision agriculture technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate Corporation are now partnering with…

The Road to Discovery

Third issue of Research Center magazine focuses on a variety of topics

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers extend CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres across the state to meet regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. To showcase the research taking place at each Center, there are numerous Field Days throughout the fall, as well as various other events…

Research Center Magazine: Researching Pasture Diversity

Warm-season grasses offer a summer grazing option for cattle

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  In the early 2000s, the Forage Systems Research Center introduced warm-season grasses in an attempt to research pasture…

Defining the Objective

Division of Animal Sciences bringing cattle breeding plans to Agricultural Research Centers

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan…

A Constant, Guiding Influence

Marc Linit helped CAFNR through many transitions during his nearly 40-year career at MU

When Marc Linit joined the University of Missouri in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology, the first lecture he gave was in a teaching lab in the southwest corner of the second floor of the Agriculture Building. It’s the same room, nearly 40 years later, which Linit occupies as senior associate dean for the Office of Research and Extension…

Giving Back to the Local Community

FSRC donates ground beef to local food pantry

Every so often the Forage Systems Research Center, located near Linneus, Mo., has a beef animal it can’t bring to the sale barn. There are a variety of reasons for this, including a limp leg or unwanted coat defect. While there is nothing actually wrong with the beef animal, its value at the sale barn is dramatically reduced. “With some…

Impacting the Missouri Beef Industry

Study shows management-intensive grazing has raised economic output of Missouri’s beef industry by more than $125 million every year

Since 1990, the Missouri Grazing Schools have provided its more than 18,000 participants with pertinent information related to management-intensive grazing (MiG). The schools, a partnership between the University of Missouri and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are designed to touch on each aspect of management-intensive grazing, delivering research findings and vital information to its attendees. A recent economic…

Dealing with Drought-Like Conditions

FSRC field day tackles drought issues

Drought was the main topic of interest during the annual Forage Systems Research Center field day, which took place on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The event featured eight speakers, the majority of whom were focused on showcasing ways farmers and producers could deal with the drought-like conditions across a good portion of Missouri. Not only did farmers and producers from Missouri…

A Unique Forage

MU researchers looking to see if intercropping sunn hemp can provide summer forage

Harley Naumann, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, has a research and teaching appointment in forage physiology. His research focuses on understanding the critical physiological components of warm- and cool-season forages that lead to improved forage-livestock production systems. Naumann has been working with a unique forage since he arrived at Mizzou in 2014 – sunn hemp. His…