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Showcasing the Uniqueness of Missouri Agriculture

Numerous research topics will be featured during upcoming Agricultural Research Center Field Days

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from cattle genetics to soybeans to pawpaws. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies rice and cotton. In…

Defining the Objective

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

For years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan for its straight bred, commercial Angus cattle herd. That plan contains a variety of objectives, including reproductive and genetic goals. With the strong success of that plan, a team from the University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences is looking to expand…

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…

Meeting Regional Research and Demonstration Needs

Research Center magazine highlights diversity and uniqueness of Missouri agriculture

For the second straight year, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has produced its “Road to Discovery” magazine, highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of its Agricultural Research Centers. The Research Centers are spread throughout the state, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers…

Research Center Magazine: Rebuilding Wildlife Habitat

FSRC using edge feathering to improve wildlife habitat

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.  Located in the Green Hills region, in the north central portion of Missouri, the Forage Systems Research…

Research Center Magazine: The Perfect Pairing

Research Center and CASE IH partnership crucial for farming operations, educational outreach

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 the Agricultural Research Centers to function at the highest level possible, good equipment is key. High-quality…