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2013 South Farm Showcase

Clear skies and pleasant fall weather welcomed record crowd

On the first day of the fall season upwards of 9,000 people visited the seventh annual South Farm Showcase. The South Farm Research Center, located on the southeastern edge of Columbia, hosted the family-friendly event on September 21. Hay bale-lined wagons transported guests to the many attractions located across the research center owned by the MU College of Agriculture, Food…

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…

Sunshine, Smiles and Science

South Farm Showcase offers fun, discovery for the whole family

More than 8,000 mid-Missourians attended the sixth annual South Farm Showcase, solidifying its place as a premier fall event for families in mid-Missouri. Attendees took mule-powered wagon rides, learned how to milk a cow, cheered on cockroaches in races, handled reptiles, petted baby animals, sampled Missouri wines and mealworms, played soccer on the turf, weaved through corn and straw bale…

South Farm Showcase

Research farm open house set for Sept. 22

One of the University of Missouri’s most important research centers, South Farm, will host a day of science and discovery for the entire family. A tornado tracking truck, cockroach races, tethered hot air balloon rides and prize pepper tasting are just a few of the myriad interactive attractions at the event.The sixth annual South Farm Showcase will take place from…

Making Black Gold

MU students explore best practices for turning dining hall scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

Last November, Tim Reinbott, superintendent at Bradford Research Center, launched an ambitious project to harness a valuable resource that was being trucked to Columbia’s landfill each day — the leftover lasagna, discarded desserts and other pre-and post-consumer food scraps from nine dining halls on MU’s campus. Two-hundred fifty tons of the stuff was going to the dump every year. The…

Black and Gold and Green

Research centers improve efficiency in research and practice

From turning today’s tuna salad into tomorrow’s tomatoes, and improving water quality and conservation through advanced irrigation and drainage techniques, CAFNR’s 17 research centers are improving production efficiency, reducing costs and inputs and working to conserve natural resources. Sometimes the solutions involve working with what nature provides, such as capturing ground source air to maintain consistent temperatures for heating and…

South Farm Showcase, Fun on the Farm, set for September 24, 2011

Press Release

South Farm supports the research, outreach and teaching missions of animal science, plant science, veterinary science, biology, botany, biochemistry, and other disciplines. The farm is home to the Swine Research Complex, the Beef Research and Teaching Farm, the Turf Center, and the Horse Farm. The farm also supports research and demonstration projects in entomology, poultry, and maize genetics.

Two For Four

CAFNR does well in Chancellor's outstanding staff awards

Two of four recipients of the 2011 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award were CAFNR staff members. The awards recognize individual staff contributions to the University.

Healthier and More Efficient Cows

MU team studies feed efficiency and participates in respiratory disease study

With the help of two grants totaling more than $14 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, research teams led by the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will focus on developing methodologies to breed cattle that more efficiently utilize feed and that are more resistant to Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).

A Treat for the Instructor, Not a Horse

A Golden Apple Award goes to Marci Crosby

Horses love apples. Equine teachers like them, too, especially when they are golden. Marci Crosby, equine instructor at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, was presented a Golden Apple Award this October for her contributions to students both in and out of class. “Marci not only teaches, but also manages the horse facilities and program…