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Pumpkins With a Purpose

Jefferson Farm and Garden to host drive-through Alisha’s Pink Pumpkin Painting Party

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals and groups to find creative solutions to canceled in-person events. For years, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) has partnered with Alisha Moreland and her Alisha’s Pink Pumpkin Painting Party. Through those parties, Moreland raises funds and brings awareness to breast cancer. The funds go to the Ellis…

An Evening of Scientific Discussion

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden returns with a focus on plant genetics

Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden will return with another evening of scientific discussion on Thursday, Sept. 19, with a focus on plant genetics – specifically, corn. The event, titled, “Plant Genetics – Where Our Food Comes From and How We Got To Where We Are,” will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A tour of the corn genetics demonstration field…

Research Center Magazine: Improving the Pollinator Population

Jefferson Farm and Garden educating individuals on the importance of pollinators

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.  Education is a key component of the Jefferson Farm and Garden mission. Numerous agricultural topics are covered…

Fishing Fun at Jefferson Farm and Garden

JFG fun family fishing nights return in 2018

The Jefferson Farm and Garden fun family fishing nights return in 2018, offering families and friends an opportunity to fish in Jefferson’s 7-acre stocked pond. The fishing nights will take place on the second Friday during each of the next four months: May 11, June 8, July 13 and August 10. “Our fun family fishing nights are always a great…

A Community Asset

Jefferson partners with Columbia FFA to help with projects

For several years, the Columbia FFA chapter has partnered with local landowners and entities to provide a space for student projects. The goal of these partnerships is to provide an area for students to raise livestock. These students may not have enough room at their homes to have a full-scale livestock operation. “We’re very appreciative of the partnerships we’ve had,”…