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A New Tool for Agriculture

CAFNR iPhone app connects users to Mizzou

The new CAFNR smart phone app features stories, highlights events, showcases CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Centers and provides users a way to easily connect to the college’s social media accounts.

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Field Days

Events are a chance to learn from researchers at your local research center

Although the University of Missouri is commonly known for instruction at the campus in Columbia, the MU outreach goes beyond the classroom — it stretches to every corner of Missouri.

The Info Farmers Need

Horizon Point brings weather data through email alerts

Weather is all farmers think about during the spring planting season. From monitoring if and when it will rain to if it is even the right time to plant, a decision that is very critical and often must be made in a matter of a few hours. Horizon Point from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

Specialized Software

New application helps farmers manage nutrients

University of Missouri Extension has released a new Web-based application to help farmers manage soil nutrient needs on farms.

MU Extension offers nutrient management courses

Learn new tools for better farm practices

University of Missouri Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offer upcoming computer-assisted nutrient management courses across Missouri. John Lory, MU Extension nutrient management specialist, said the one-day training sessions are in April and May at MU research centers. Topics include how to use a new MU website to create maps of your farm and how to use other…

To Pastures and Beyond

John Lory's 'Skylab' looks to the future of forage management

It looks like something from a science fiction tale or an other-world exploration unit. Instead, it is the latest pieces of equipment Mizzou researchers use to study pastures.

Behind the Scenes

From Field Days to day-to-day operations, John Poehlmann helps keep CAFNR's 14,000 acres of research running smoothly

There’s no typical day for John Poehlmann, assistant director of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station

Snow Day? What Snow Day!?

Research Center faculty and staff work round the clock to take care of CAFNR's livestock

For most of us, the two massive snow storms that hit Mid-Missouri were a minor inconvenience. Once we were safely home, we could power up our computers, wrap up in a warm blanket and work comfortably. For the CAFNR faculty and staff who take care of livestock, a snow day meant something very different. They trounced through snow drifts to…

Stretching Feed Supplies

MU Beef Nutritionist Justin Sexten helps producers extend forage supplies through the winter

For the second year in a row, Missouri farmers endured a significant drought, stressing crops, impacting yields and limiting forage supplies for livestock producers. Justin Sexten, beef nutritionist in CAFNR’s Division of Animal Sciences, partnered with the Missouri Corn Merchandizing Council, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Mississippi Lime to demonstrate how  to improve digestibility of corn stover and lower-quality CRP…

Putting Cows to Work

Study examines winter feeding strategies to improve pastures

John Lory is in the business of moving and managing nutrients. Lory, an extension associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at MU, is exploring three winter feeding strategies to evaluate the best way to use manure from cattle to fertilize the pasture for the following season. Lory said winter feeding practices vary, but traditionally, producers feed hay in…