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A Perfect Morning for Presentations

Graves-Chapple Research Center showcased research during annual Field Day

Attendees of the Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day had the opportunity to enjoy informational and educational presentations, as well as wonderful weather, during the event on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The Field Day focused on integrated pest management, crop management and technology in agriculture. Guests were treated to a free breakfast and lunch and heard from numerous University of Missouri College…

Presenting on Timely Agricultural Topics

Rain doesn't slow Graves-Chapple Research Center field day

A little bit of rain didn’t slow the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center field day. Tour wagons were sent out during the first hour of the event, which took place on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Rain forced everyone inside after that, and speakers presented to all guests in attendance. “Although our overall attendance was down a little bit from last year, we…

Managing Disease

Kaitlyn Bissonnette has spent her first year at MU traveling throughout the state

Kaitlyn Bissonnette has spent her first year at the University of Missouri traveling throughout the state to meet with farmers and producers to discuss what diseases they are dealing with in their fields. Bissonnette joined MU in October 2017 as an assistant Extension professor in the Division of Plant Sciences. Her program is focused on the management of diseases of…

Research Center Magazine: Engaging Producers

Connecting with producers key for Graves-Chapple Research Center

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.  When the Graves-Chapple Research Center first opened its doors in 1988, the goal of the site was…

Highlighting Topics of Interest

Graves-Chapple field day touched on dicamba, other timely topics

The tour wagons were packed throughout the morning during the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center field day on Tuesday, Aug. 22. More than 225 guests enjoyed presentations on a variety of agricultural-related topics. There was a special question and answer session on dicamba during the event as well. “Things went great,” Superintendent Jim Crawford said. “The weather cooperated and we had…

Connecting with the Community

Graves, Chapple families key to Research Center development

It all started with a letter, written in the late 1980s, by a handful of agriculture agents located in northwest Missouri. The letter was addressed to then-University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Dean Roger Mitchell and was written by Wayne Flanary, agronomy specialist; Bob Chapple, ag engineer; Mike Killingsworth, farm management specialist; and Don Mobley, livestock…