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Mark your calendars for MU field days

Events connect farmers to the latest agricultural science.

Media contact:

Mike Burden
Senior Information Specialist
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri
Phone: 573-882-5919
Email: BurdenM@missouri.edu

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Wayne Flanary, MU agronomy specialist, explains signs of nitrogen deficiency at Graves-Chapple Research Center's 2012 field day.

Credit: University of Missouri

Justin Sexten, MU beef nutritionist, discusses the benefits of ammoniating hay at a field day at the Forage Systems Research Center in Linneus.

Credit: University of Missouri

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo.– Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or this spring is your first in the field, the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) field days will offer ample opportunities to learn about techniques, tools and technology that you can employ on your farm.

CAFNR has more than 14,000 acres dedicated to agricultural research in every corner of Missouri. Ongoing research at the out-state network helps farmers address emerging pest problems, respond and recover from droughts and floods, and provides the latest science to improve their operations.

Research and extension faculty from the University of Missouri will share research developments to enhance your operations, and help you save money and resources while conserving the natural environment. Whether it’s new strategies for stockpiling forages, improving a pasture, controlling waterhemp, becoming an elderberry entrepreneur or improving soybean yields, the field days across the state will address your agricultural challenges and questions.

“Research presented at our field days is almost totally driven by those we serve,” said John Poehlmann, assistant director of the Missouri Agriculture Experiment Station. “Our scientists gather information about problems farmers are facing and work to solve those. Research is done in collaboration with farmers, industry, government and other universities in order to determine the best approach – economically, environmentally and socially – for the challenges that confront Missouri farmers.”

CAFNR has several research centers around the state, many of which host multiple educational events, workshops and tours throughout the year. The events and field days are also an excellent time to connect with friends and learn from Missouri’s growing agricultural community.

Save the date for the events in your area and explore innovative and practical developments in production agriculture, forestry, horticulture, natural resources management, soil fertility and more.

For more information, visit aes.missouri.edu or cafnr.missouri.edu.

2013 MU field days

June 20: Bradford Research Center Bobwhite Quail Management Field Day, Columbia

Aug. 6: Greenley Research Center Field Day, Novelty
Aug. 27: Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day, Rock Port
Aug. 28: Hundley-Whaley Research Center Field Day, Albany
Aug. 29: Delta Research Center Field Day, Portageville

Sept. 5: Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival, Columbia
Sept. 10: Bradford Research Center Ag Education Day, Columbia
Sept. 12: Southwest Research Center Ag Education Day, Mount Vernon
Sept. 13: Southwest Research Center Field Day, Mount Vernon
Sept. 17: Thompson Research Center Field Day, Spickard
Sept. 21: South Farm Research Center Showcase, Columbia
Sept. 25: Forage Systems Research Center Field Day, Linneus
Sept. 26: Hundley-Whaley Research Center Ag Education Day, Albany
Sept. 27: Graves-Chapple Research Center Ag Education Day, Rock Port

Oct. 3: Wurdack Research Center Ag Education Day, Cook Station
Oct. 4: Wurdack Research Center Field Day, Cook Station
Oct. 5: Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center Field Day, New Franklin

CAFNR is changing the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we’ll face tomorrow. As the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, we are at the forefront of research and education, working toward global sustainability.