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Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden

JFG to host an evening of discussion on various weather and climate topics

Jefferson Farm and Garden will host an evening of scientific discussion centered on weather and climate in late August. The event will feature the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ atmospheric science program, as well as two live broadcasts by KOMU-TV Chief Meteorologist Kenton Gewecke, who has a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences from MU. The…

The Art of the Forecast

Students in Atmospheric Science 4710 are learning how to forecast weather events

Putting together a weather forecast is as much a science as an art form. The process begins with in-depth observations of past weather events, as well as taking a peek at what’s happening currently. Once that information has been collected and diagnosed, it is fed into weather models, which are used to help predict what will happen next. It’s an…

Farm Safety for Students

FSRC holds second farm safety day

For the second straight year, the Forage Systems Research Center, located in Linneus, held a farm safety day for local third, fourth and fifth grade students. The day, held on Tuesday, May 1, focused not only on farm safety, but looked at first aid, ATV safety and water safety as well. “I think it’s important to talk safety with this…

Rodeo Season

SNR professor competed in Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo

This story was updated on 4/23/2019. Tony Lupo, professor of atmospheric science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Joe Renken, a self-taught meteorologist for KOPN, teamed up for the National Integrated Drought Information System’s (NIDIS) Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo in 2017. The rodeo began in April of 2017 and continued until April of 2018. Every other week, each team submitted a…

Weather Updates at Your Fingertips

Missouri Mesonet offers real-time weather updates across the state

It was 25 years ago when Pat Guinan, with the help of the University of Missouri’s Extension Commercial Agriculture Program, established the first of a small network of automated weather stations in northwest Missouri. The network, known as the Missouri Mesonet, now includes 34 weather stations – 24 of which provide real-time weather updates. The network covers 24 counties in…

Making Good Management Decisions

MU Extension researchers create automated system to track precipitation

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, are large animal agricultural facilities that raise a specific number of animals in production barns or confinement pens. Because catastrophic and chronic weather events happen, MDNR can issue a permit to a farmer…

Cooler Temperatures Expected This Winter

Expected snowfall between 15 and 20 inches

Temperatures have started to cool and coats and sweatshirts have been pulled out of the closets. Tony Lupo, University of Missouri professor of atmospheric science, said those coats could get a lot of use this winter, as it could be a tad cooler than the average. “I’m thinking it’s going to be a little colder than normal,” Lupo said. “This…

‘A Diamond in the Rough’

MU Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences converts ambulance into weather vehicle

You never know what you’ll find for sale on the side of the road. Graduate student Chasity Henson found something hugely beneficial to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences. Henson, who grew up in Carthage, Mo., was heading home to visit her parents on a weekend last year when…

Exploring Forages, Beef Production and Natural Resources

Nearly 400 attend Forage Systems Research Center Field Day

The Forage Systems Research Center does a variety of research, including exploring forages and best management practices for beef production. FSRC showcased that research during its annual Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Linneus, bringing in nearly 400 attendees for the event. Along with forages and beef production, the Field Day included looks at several natural resource topics, including…

As Heard on Insight: Battling the Winter Weather

Preparing for winter weather is important

Did you miss the first airing of the fourth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. Winter is here and temperatures are starting to creep down. So what type of winter can mid-Missouri expect? Tony Lupo, a professor of atmospheric science, said a strong El Nino could lead to warmer…