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Growing CAFNR’s Research Footprint

Shibu Jose named associate dean for research and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station

It was 10 years ago when Shibu Jose joined the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) as the H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Natural Resources (SNR) and the director of The Center for Agroforestry. During the past year, Jose has served as the interim associate dean for research in CAFNR and…

Showcasing Research

Wurdack Research Center Field Day centered on forages, livestock

The Wurdack Research Center Field Day featured numerous discussions centered on forages and livestock, and provided local farmers and producers with information to help them improve their farming operations. The event, which took place Friday, Oct. 4, included a free lunch that was sponsored by First Community National Bank (FCNB). The Field Day included several University of Missouri Extension specialists…

Turning Data into Insights

Partnership puts MU at forefront of precision agriculture technology

Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology Certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operation. Young and The Climate Corporation are now partnering with…

The Road to Discovery

Third issue of Research Center magazine focuses on a variety of topics

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers extend CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres across the state to meet regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. To showcase the research taking place at each Center, there are numerous Field Days throughout the fall, as well as various other events…

Research Center Magazine: Familiar with the Farm Life

Brent Booker has been the farm manager at Wurdack since 1986

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Brent Booker was one of six boys who grew up on the Booker family farm, just three miles…

Defining the Objective

Division of Animal Sciences bringing cattle breeding plans to Agricultural Research Centers

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan…

A Constant, Guiding Influence

Marc Linit helped CAFNR through many transitions during his nearly 40-year career at MU

When Marc Linit joined the University of Missouri in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology, the first lecture he gave was in a teaching lab in the southwest corner of the second floor of the Agriculture Building. It’s the same room, nearly 40 years later, which Linit occupies as senior associate dean for the Office of Research and Extension…

Wurdack Research Center Showcases Projects During Field Day

Field day focuses on forage management

The Wurdack Research Center featured a variety of topics during its annual field day, which was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Center near Cook Station. A big focus of the presentations was on forage management. Along with the research presentations, attendees were served a free lunch, sponsored by First Community National Bank. “We had a great lineup of…

Noticing Signs of Stress

Good animal husbandry key to understanding animal needs

Good animal husbandry is having an understanding of what the animal needs on a day-to-day basis. For cattle, that can mean finding ways to reduce stress, such as good forage, easily accessible and clean water, and shade. Noticing signs of stress can be extremely important for cattle owners, as those signs can be the beginning of a much bigger problem,…

Meeting Regional Research and Demonstration Needs

Research Center magazine highlights diversity and uniqueness of Missouri agriculture

For the second straight year, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has produced its “Road to Discovery” magazine, highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of its Agricultural Research Centers. The Research Centers are spread throughout the state, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers…