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Growing Agriculture

Agriculture Education Days provide students with vast amounts of information

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes place at each Center, there were Field Days to be hosted and crops readied for harvest. Mixed in with that busyness are Agriculture Education Days. These days are designed to give high…

Spreading Hope

University of Missouri Research Centers go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and four University of Missouri Agricultural Research Centers participated in the campaign. Each Research Center contributed in a different way – from growing and donating pink pumpkins to fundraising. “The Research Center involvement shows the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is not just about agriculture,” said Bradford Research Center Superintendent Tim Reinbott.…

An Active Approach to Agriculture

Forage Systems Research Center hosts annual Field Day

LINNEUS, MO. – More than 200 farmers, producers and area high school students attended the Forage Systems Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Numerous agricultural topics, including freeze branding for cattle identification, an update on novel endophyte tall fescues, and weed management in pasture and hay settings, were highlighted. “We added more visual and hands-on education to this…

‘Super’ Alumni

Q and A with CAFNR's Research Center Superintendents/Directors who are Mizzou alums

From insects to cattle, from cotton to soybeans – the University of Missouri has Agricultural Research Centers across the state studying all areas of agriculture. Of those research centers, which are spread throughout the state, eight have superintendents or directors who earned degrees from the University of Missouri. Those degrees range from Agronomy to Plant Sciences. “By having superintendents from…

Fielding Your Questions

Agricultural Research Center Field Days are opportunity to learn about a variety of CAFNR research

Throughout the year, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources researchers are busy performing studies, collecting data, making recommendations and much more, all to help farmers across the state. Most of the studies occur far from the Columbia campus, in small towns at every corner of Missouri. This regionally relevant research will be on display for the public in…

A Trip to Dixie

Ag Research Center superintendents visit universities in Mississippi for annual meeting

Each year superintendents at CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group visited research centers operated by University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

The Science of a Soil Test

MU Soil Labs help find out what is happening in your soil to help produce profitable crops

One way to start planning for next year’s growing season is to get a soil test and MU’s Soil Fertility Labs are there to help. A soil test is like taking an inventory of nutrients available to plants — which area is too high, too low or just right. While plant growth and prior yields may offer clues to nutrient availability, a producer won’t precisely know until they test their soil.

Getting the Best Information for Your Land

FSRC's Field Day on Sept. 23 features educational talks for cattle ranchers and landowners

For cattle ranchers and landowners, plan to attend the Field Day at Forage Systems Research Center in north Missouri on September 23. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with educational tours beginning at 9 a.m.

Who’ll Report the Rain?

Volunteer-driven CoCoRaHS includes daily precipitation reports

A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at www.cocorahs.org. The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.

Managing the Most Precious Resource

Workshops help producers with soil health management practices

What actually is going on in the ground below your feet when management practices happen? Questions like this will be one of many answered in the Keys to Soil Health Advanced Workshops held throughout the state in July and August.