Sanborn Field

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.

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Tim Reinbott
Director, Field Operations
2-20 Agriculture
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211

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