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Q&A with Jill Scheidt

Scheidt is an Agronomy Field Specialist with the Agriculture and Environment Extension Program

What do you do in your current role with the University of Missouri?    I serve row crop and forage producers in Southwest Missouri by presenting research-based programs related to relevant topics in agriculture. I also do field site visits and client calls, all while collaborating with local partners to bring timely research to the community.  How long have you worked in this position?    Eight years in the current full-time position. In 2011, I…

A Unique Forage

MU researchers looking to see if intercropping sunn hemp can provide summer forage

Harley Naumann, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, has a research and teaching appointment in forage physiology. His research focuses on understanding the critical physiological components of warm- and cool-season forages that lead to improved forage-livestock production systems. Naumann has been working with a unique forage since he arrived at Mizzou in 2014 – sunn hemp. His…

Thinking Outside of the Box

Wurdack Research Center Field Day focuses on a variety of topics

The Wurdack Research Center brought a diverse group of topics to its annual Field Day on Friday, Oct. 7, in Cook Station. Topics at Wurdack, one of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers, included forage, timber, beekeeping, growing mushrooms and antibiotics. “Topic relevance is probably most important, that and the presenters’ ability…

An Active Approach to Agriculture

Forage Systems Research Center hosts annual Field Day

LINNEUS, MO. – More than 200 farmers, producers and area high school students attended the Forage Systems Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Numerous agricultural topics, including freeze branding for cattle identification, an update on novel endophyte tall fescues, and weed management in pasture and hay settings, were highlighted. “We added more visual and hands-on education to this…

A Learning Experience

Southwest Research Center touches on numerous topics during Field Day

MT. VERNON, MO. – Guests heard research on a variety of topics during the Southwest Research Center Field Day, held on Friday, Sept. 11. More than 200 farmers and producers attended the event, which covered agricultural topics such as beef and forages. “This year we had more than 20 speakers providing wide-ranging, timely and pertinent information to a great group…

Getting the Best Information for Your Land

FSRC's Field Day on Sept. 23 features educational talks for cattle ranchers and landowners

For cattle ranchers and landowners, plan to attend the Field Day at Forage Systems Research Center in north Missouri on September 23. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with educational tours beginning at 9 a.m.

Specialized Software

New application helps farmers manage nutrients

University of Missouri Extension has released a new Web-based application to help farmers manage soil nutrient needs on farms.

MU Extension offers nutrient management courses

Learn new tools for better farm practices

University of Missouri Extension and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offer upcoming computer-assisted nutrient management courses across Missouri. John Lory, MU Extension nutrient management specialist, said the one-day training sessions are in April and May at MU research centers. Topics include how to use a new MU website to create maps of your farm and how to use other…

To Pastures and Beyond

John Lory's 'Skylab' looks to the future of forage management

It looks like something from a science fiction tale or an other-world exploration unit. Instead, it is the latest pieces of equipment Mizzou researchers use to study pastures.

Field Challenges

Greenley Research Center Field Day Set for August 7

Whether they grow row crops, biomass or raise cattle, producers can improve their operations by connecting with experts and learning about the latest applied research at Greenley Memorial Research Center’s annual Field Day.