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Missouri Foundation Seed Planted for Growth

Modernization project is underway

Missouri Foundation Seed was established in 1944 as an avenue for the University of Missouri to take new plant breeds created by CAFNR researchers to market while also providing the highest quality seeds to Missouri farmers. Thanks to new funding from the state of Missouri, it has the opportunity to thrive. “Foundation Seed hasn’t seen anything like this ever,” said…

Get to Know Adam Shetley

Shetley is the manager of Foremost Dairy 

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? My job is to manage Foremost Dairy, leading a team of both full time and student employees to accomplish all the tasks involved with being a dairy producer and research center. This includes keeping a strict routine of daily chores, such as milking twice a…

More Missouri Farmers Growing Peanuts

Harvest underway in Bootheel region

This is peanut harvest time in the Missouri Bootheel. Interest in the versatile legume has grown among Bootheel farmers since 2018, says University of Missouri Extension soils and cropping systems specialist Justin Calhoun. Calhoun estimates there may be more than 15,000 acres of peanuts in the Bootheel region. Some of this new interest comes from the formation of the Missouri…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Seven new faces join CAFNR faculty for the fall 2022 semester

With the fall semester underway, we are excited introduce and welcome the new faculty members in our college. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is proud to introduce seven new faculty members this semester who are equipped to advance our core missions of research, teaching and extension. They each bring a wealth of…

MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Farm Gearing up for Missouri Chestnut Roast

Annual festival to take place Oct. 1 in New Franklin

Staff of the University of Missouri’s Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Farm in New Franklin have been hard at work in anticipation of welcoming crowds of people for its annual, signature event, the Missouri Chestnut Roast Festival. “This is such a fun event for us,” said Center for Agroforestry Director Sarah Lovell. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce Missourians to the…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Building Missouri’s Economic Impact

Thompson's feedlot allows specialists the opportunity to feed and keep cattle in the state

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. Beef cattle research was introduced at the Thompson Research Farm, located in Spickard, Mo., in 1963, and since that time the site has served as an important research location emphasizing premium cattle genetics. Thompson, part of the Northern Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) is continuing to build…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: A Big Plan for a Small Berry

Andrew Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, has received a $5 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. Andrew Thomas has big plans for a small berry. Thomas, a research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri, has received a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant from the U.S.…

T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center to Host Field Day Aug. 26

Participants to learn about the latest in agricultural research and real-world applications

University of Missouri’s T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) invites the public to its annual Field Day on Friday, Aug. 26, where farmers and other individuals have the opportunity for an in-person look at the latest research conducted at the REEC. “Field Day provides a great way for Missouri’s agricultural producers to talk directly with some…

Mizzou South Farm to Host First Home Garden Showcase

Event to be held Saturday, Aug. 27

University of Missouri South Farm faculty and staff are hoping to help make your thumb a little greener this summer. Eleven researchers and extension specialists will be on hand to help you grow bigger vegetables, attract more pollinators, beautify your ornamental gardens, eradicate more weeds from your lawn, and more from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 27 at the first Home…

Kristen Veum and Tim Reinbott Elected Officers in the American Society of Agronomy

Kristen Veum, assistant adjunct professor in the School of Natural Resources and research soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). She will begin in this position as president-elect in January 2023. Tim Reinbott, director of field operations for Missouri Agricultural Experiment…