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A Day of Educational Fun

Thousands learn more about CAFNR during South Farm Showcase

Each year, the South Farm Research Center opens its doors to the public for a day of educational fun, allowing the Center to showcase how unique the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is. This year’s South Farm Showcase was no different, as thousands flocked to the Research Center to partake in a variety of…

Sharing Fun and Excitement of Science and Discovery

Thousands flock to South Farm Showcase

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was on full display during the 12th South Farm Showcase, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free, family-friendly event brought thousands out to the South Farm Research Center, in Columbia. Attendees could stop by the more than 60 venues set up throughout the Center and Jefferson Farm…

The Sweetness of Sweet Corn

Three separate genes responsible for the sweetness in corn

During his time as the superintendent of the Bradford Research Center, Tim Reinbott worked regularly with corn genetics. That work turned into an annual event at Bradford – sweet corn tasting for MU faculty and staff. “Corn genetics is really what started it all,” Reinbott said. “It got me thinking about the different types of sweet corn and what made…

Research Center Magazine: Growing the Greenest Grass

Turfgrass pathology group works with a number of grasses through a variety of projects

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.  With hot summers and cold winters, growing and maintaining strong grass is an extremely tough job in…

Turning Observations into Research

FFAR grant helps fund pollinator research

In 2015, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers planted 22 acres of monarch habitat across the state. The goal of the plantings was to bring awareness to the monarch butterfly migration, a treacherous trip that can cover up to 3,000 miles. For the past two years, the habitat has continued to grow…

A Smashing Success

South Farm Showcase connects the Columbia community with CAFNR

The Columbia community was treated to a day of educational and fun activities this past weekend, showcasing the wide variety of research and projects being conducted at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The 11th annual South Farm Showcase, held on Saturday, Sept. 30, featured a little bit of everything, including animals, plants, forestry and…

After Hours: Collecting Memories

Eric Gooding has shifted his focus during the past year

A self-described pack rat, Eric Gooding collected a little bit of everything growing up. His collecting ways have continued through the years, up until this past year. He has shifted his focus, instead, to collecting memories. Gooding and his wife sold their house a year ago, which included a large barn that housed a good portion of Gooding’s collected items.…