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Wurdack Research Center to Host Field Day

The Wurdack Research Center is set to host an in-person field day on Friday, Oct. 8

The Wurdack Research Center will host an in-person field day on Friday, Oct. 8. The event is free and open to the public, with a lunch at noon sponsored by FCNB Bank. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with tours starting at 9 a.m. “We are so appreciative of their support that helps us continue to provide a free event…

New Director Joins the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center

Aaron Brandt joins the Center from Bayer Crop Science in South Dakota

Aaron Brandt joins the Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC), one of the four research, extension and education centers of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), on Oct. 11, as the director. Brandt is no stranger to Missouri agriculture. He grew up in Linn, Missouri, working on his family’s…

Celebrating Fall Harvest Season with Roasted Chestnuts

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) will hold the 15th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival Oct. 2

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) will hold the 15th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival with a variety of activities and presentations for individuals of all ages. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center in New Franklin. The festival is a signature event of the University of Missouri Center…

Cover Cropping and Crop Rotation Strategies to Build Soil Health and Improve Yield and Profitability of Organic Vegetable Production Systems

Jefferson Farm and Garden receives funding from USDA NIFA grant for cover crop research and outreach 

Tim Reinbott, director of field operations for the Agricultural Experiment Stations, recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the project titled Cover Cropping and Crop Rotation Strategies to Build Soil Health and Improve Yield and Probability of Organic Vegetable Production Systems. As part of the award, Jefferson…

Hundley-Whaley Research Center to Showcase Projects During Field Day

The Hundley-Whaley Research Center field day set for Sept. 11

The Hundley-Whaley Research Center is set to host an in-person field day on Saturday, Sept. 11. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Along with traditional field day topics, several other events will be held throughout the day. A Classic Tractor Exhibit will be present, and there will be booths set…

Soils, Cropping Systems Specialist Joins Delta Research Center

Justin Calhoun will also be an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology

Justin S. Calhoun starts Sept. 1 as a University of Missouri Extension state specialist in soils and cropping systems. He will be based at the Fisher Delta Research Center (FDRC) in southeastern Missouri near Portageville. Calhoun will also be an assistant professor in the MU Division of Plant Science and Technology. “Research at FDRC is key to the success of…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 12 faculty members this fall 

At the beginning of each semester, we welcome the new faculty members who have joined us. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce 12 new faculty members this fall who are ready to immerse themselves in our core areas of teaching, research and Extension. Each of them brings a wealth…

Science Night to Focus on Vegetables, Butterflies and Flowers

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will continue this month. The event will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will be continuing this month! Science Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m. Discussions will be centered around vegetables, butterflies and flowers. The vegetable discussion will feature different varieties of tomatoes, different staking methods for tomatoes, cover crops and the different types of peppers. There will also be different tastings…

New Extension Rice Specialist Joins Fisher Delta Research Center

Position is part of a new partnership between MU and the Missouri Rice Council

Justin Chlapecka began Aug. 1 as University of Missouri Extension state rice specialist at the Fisher Delta Research Center. He also serves as an assistant professor in the MU Division of Plant Science and Technology. In a new partnership between MU and the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council, Chlapecka will lead rice agronomy research efforts at the Fisher Delta…

Highlighting Different Agricultural Topics

The Graves-Chapple Research Center field day set for Aug. 24

The Graves-Chapple Research Center is set to host an in-person field day this year, on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The free event will include breakfast, lunch and a variety of agricultural topics. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the first tour leaving at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served around noon. “We are incredibly excited to host an in-person…