“Power and Promise: Agbioscience in the North Central United States” credits the region’s land-grant universities, including their extension services and experiment stations, with a central role in American agriculture’s rise to global preeminence, arguing that continued support for them is vital to realizing the opportunities offered by the 21st century economy.
Ag, bioscience make north-central US a key unlocking economic growth and job creation opportunities
New computer models help concentrated
animal producers improve air quality
Teng Teeh Lim recently received a $50,000 Mizzou Advantage grant to develop a computer model that allows large producers to use the size and other simple information about their swine or dairy farm to give them a better idea of the amount of emissions and what they can do to address odor or emission issues.
This summer’s drought and heat put pressure on many Missouri livestock producers. Researchers from the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources presented strategies to deal with those pressures and shared ongoing research on pasture management and improvement at the Forage Systems Research Center’s Field Day on Sept. 29.
For the last five years, CAFNR has invited the public to South Farm Research Center for a day of science, discovery and fun for the whole family. This year more than 3,000 people attended the Showcase and experienced hay rides, negotiated corn and straw bale mazes and watched sawmill and wood chopping demonstrations.
Each year many of CAFNR’s research centers host Ag Education days and Field Days. The events expose students to the diverse career opportunities in agriculture, and bring the latest agricultural research to the public.
Family Weekend is a great chance to visit campus, enjoy the Columbia community, spend time with families, take part in the MU student experience and learn more about the University and College. A variety of social and educational events are planned each year.