CAFNR hosts events across the state to ensure farmers are informed with the latest science-based information for their unique soil and climatic conditions.
Tag: South Farm Research Center
Events connect farmers to the latest agricultural science
South Farm Showcase offers fun, discovery for the whole family
More than 8,000 mid-Missourians attended the sixth annual South Farm Showcase, solidifying its place as a premier fall event for families in mid-Missouri. Attendees took mule-powered wagon rides, learned how to milk a cow, cheered on cockroaches in races, handled reptiles, petted baby animals, sampled Missouri wines and mealworms, played soccer on the turf, weaved [...]
Research farm open house set for Sept. 22
One of the University of Missouri’s most important research centers, South Farm, will host a day of science and discovery for the entire family. A tornado tracking truck, cockroach races, tethered hot air balloon rides and prize pepper tasting are just a few of the myriad interactive attractions at the event.The sixth annual South Farm [...]
Research Centers across Missouri will host workshops and Field Days throughout the year to bring the latest technologies, techniques and tools to Missouri's agricultural producers. From creating quail habitat to installing subirrigation to improve yields, CAFNR's researchers will showcase the breadth and depth of the 17 unique research centers that compose the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station.
MU students explore best practices for turning dining hall scraps into nutrient-rich compost.
Last November, Tim Reinbott, superintendent at Bradford Research Center, launched an ambitious project to harness a valuable resource that was being trucked to Columbia’s landfill each day — the leftover lasagna, discarded desserts and other pre-and post-consumer food scraps from nine dining halls on MU’s campus. Two-hundred fifty tons of the stuff was going to [...]
Research centers improve efficiency in research and practice
From turning today’s tuna salad into tomorrow’s tomatoes, and improving water quality and conservation through advanced irrigation and drainage techniques, CAFNR’s 17 research centers are improving production efficiency, reducing costs and inputs and working to conserve natural resources. Sometimes the solutions involve working with what nature provides, such as capturing ground source air to maintain [...]