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Making Research Accessible

Research Center magazine highlights strengths of each Center

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Agricultural Research Centers across Missouri, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. The Research Centers host a variety of events and activities, from field days to MU Extension activities…

New Additions Coming to South Farm Showcase

Taste of Mizzou, passport for children added to lineup

With a focus on showcasing how diverse the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is, the South Farm Research Center will bring the same fun, educational activities, along with some new additions, during its annual South Farm Showcase. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. This is the 11th…

Equipped for the Eclipse

MU School of Natural Resources gearing up for upcoming eclipse

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will be conducting a variety of research during the upcoming eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The School of Natural Resources earned a grant from NASA and will be doing a variety of work on the day of the eclipse. Alum Eric Aldrich will broadcast live Jefferson City for NASA…

Playing a Vital Role

Gifts play a vital role for Research Center operations

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! There are a variety of ways to support the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. The systems of Research Centers expand Missouri,…

An Outdoor Classroom

Jefferson Farm and Garden looks to connect individuals with agriculture

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! As an outdoor classroom, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Jefferson Farm and Garden has a unique opportunity to be an educational outlet for…

A Community Asset

Jefferson partners with Columbia FFA to help with projects

For several years, the Columbia FFA chapter has partnered with local landowners and entities to provide a space for student projects. The goal of these partnerships is to provide an area for students to raise livestock. These students may not have enough room at their homes to have a full-scale livestock operation. “We’re very appreciative of the partnerships we’ve had,”…

Monticello Society Brunch

Jefferson Farm and Garden: Connecting the community to food, farming

Even the relentless pouring rain could not deter nearly 100 CAFNR folks from attending the 2017 Monticello Society Brunch Saturday, April 29, at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia. Though it was a soggy day, which cancelled tours of Jefferson Farm and Garden (JFG), the facility’s director Amy Dooley gave the crowd a wonderful snapshot of just what it is like…

A Native Project

New planting at Jefferson Farm & Garden shows how native trees can be incorporated

A newly developed feature at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Jefferson Farm and Garden showcases some of Missouri’s most important native tree species – the Native Tree Grove and Interpretive Trail. The Native Tree Grove encompasses three acres and exhibits more than 40 varieties of common Missouri trees, a walking trail, assembly area for…

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…

Strengthening the Agriculture Connection

Jefferson Farm and Garden to host summer camps

Jefferson Farm and Garden will host three summer camps for kids throughout the month of June, each with a focus on life on the farm. Participants will learn through games, crafts, animal interactions and hands-on activities. There will be numerous outdoor activities as well, including hiking, gardening and pond exploration. The goal of the weeklong camps is to strengthen the…