Field days set at Mizzou ag centers across the state

  • Published: Thursday, June 29, 2023

University of Missouri agriculture researchers and extension specialists share their findings at field days across the state from August through October.

Events are planned at Extension and Education Centers (EECs) administered by MU Extension and at Research, Extension and Education Centers (REECs), which are part of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, a statewide network of centers operated by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR).

Producers and the public are invited to save the dates for the following regional events; more details will follow locally closer to the event.

Extension and Education Center field days

• Tuesday, Aug. 22. Graves-Chapple Center, near Rock Port. Field day and ribbon-cutting for new building.

• Thursday, Sept. 7 (5-8 p.m.). Farm, Field and Family Day at Hundley-Whaley Center, Albany. Producers and their families and friends are invited. Steak dinner provided.

• Friday, Oct. 6 (9:30 a.m.-noon). Producer Field Day at Wurdack Center, Cook Station. Event will focus on alternative forages and planning for drought.

Research, Extension and Education Centers field days

• Thursday, Aug. 3 (7 a.m.-noon). Northern Missouri REEC Field Day at Lee Greenley Jr. Memorial Farm, near Novelty. Complimentary breakfast at 7 a.m. is followed by interactive farm tours with faculty and graduate students. Topics include crops, pest management and livestock. Lunch will also be provided.

• Wednesday, Aug. 30 (8 a.m.-noon). MU Ag Research Expo at Fisher Delta Center in Portageville. Program includes interactive, hands-on discussions with research faculty, graduate students, staff and industry partners; self-guided tour of research fields; agricultural drone demonstration; and industry partner booths. Grab-and-go lunch provided.

• Saturday, Sept. 30. CAFNR Showcase at South Farm in Columbia. Formerly known as South Farm Showcase, this family-friendly event is back in 2023 at the Central Missouri REEC.

The Southwest REEC, near Mount Vernon, and Central Missouri REEC, near Columbia, will also host Career Exploration Days in the fall. High school students can tour research farms and visit with CAFNR faculty, MU Extension specialists and industry experts about the wide variety of agricultural career paths available.

MU Extension can help farmers take part in the goal of doubling the economic impact of agriculture by 2030 while sustaining natural resources. #2xAg2030

CAFNR research covers almost 14,000 acres across Missouri to help meet the needs of farmers and producers in each region of the state.


MU Extension livestock specialist Jim Humphrey at the 2022 field day at Hundley Whaley Center in Albany.

Writers: Julie Harker and Shannon Beck

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