Sanborn Field is the oldest, continuous experimental field west of the Mississippi River and the third oldest in the world.
It was established in late 1888 by Dean J.W. Sanborn, who was looking to demonstrate the value of crop rotations and manure in grain crop production.
Weather at Sanborn Field
Sanborn Field News Stories
- ‘Just the Tip of the Iceberg’
Soil cores from Sanborn Field offer soil health analysis opportunities
- From the Soil, Medicine: Sanborn Field helped develop an antibiotic from the ground up
Sanborn is most famous for its role in the creation of Aureomycin, a contemporary of penicillin
- Healthy Soil and People
William A. Albrecht was the foremost researcher on the relation of soil quality to human health from the 1930s to the 1970s.
A Historic Celebration
The Sanborn Field 130th anniversary celebration took place July 24, 2018
Director, Field Operations
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211