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A Donation to Benefit Bovine

CAFNR Grad Bruce Loewenberg begins tradition of Salers cattle partnership

In early October, a donation of a herd of 18 Salers from CAFNR grad Bruce Loewenberg were delivered to South Farm Research Center. It is the beginning of a continuous collaboration with Loewenberg, as each spring and fall around two dozen weaned heifers will be given to CAFNR’s beef cattle program.

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.

HARC: One Good, Charitable Apple

Volunteers collect more than 10,000 pounds of apples for donation to local food banks

Dozens of volunteers visited HARC this fall to pick more than 10,000 pounds of apples to be donated to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Moniteau County Nutrition Center in California.

Good Horses Looking for Good Homes

MU students prepare horses for auction and market to potential buyers

Each fall, the MU Equine Program hosts an annual horse auction in which students get to help lead marketing plans and gain experience in preparing sales portfolios. The auction is live online till Nov. 13.

Fun on the Farm

Family friendly South Farm Showcase highlights the agriculture bounty of autumn

For the eighth year, South Farm Research Center will be hosting the South Farm Showcase on Sept. 27. Admission is free and events are scheduled for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Ways to Learn

Sorenson property gives equine students another shot at skills

CAFNR Animal Sciences houses a strong Equine Science program.

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.

Swine Health Symposium set for July 21

Bradford will host first-ever event

University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Pork Association are sponsoring the first ever Missouri Swine Health Symposium, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Bradford Research Center.

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.