Bradford Research Farm


Columbia (591 acres)

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Bradford Research Farm, located 11 miles east of the MU campus, has the largest concentration of research plots in crops, soils and related disciplines in Missouri. As a research laboratory and outdoor classroom, faculty and students investigate horticultural crops, native plants, wildlife habitat management, wastewater management, entomology, pest and weed control, and alternative crops. Bradford continues to open new avenues of research and education by expanding its scope beyond production agriculture to more non-traditional users such as homeowners and landowners.


4968 South Rangeline Road
Columbia, MO 65201-8973

  • I-70 to Highway 63
  • South on 63 for 1 mile to the “Broadway & WW” overpass exit
  • Turn left (east) on Broadway/WW for 6.5 miles
  • Turn right on South Rangeline Road (watch for the sign) for 2 miles. Headquarters are on the right.


For general questions, contact Andrew Biggs, 573-884-7945


Research Highlights

  • Drought research using two drought simulators.
  • Applied research on crop production, weed and other pest control, forage production, biofuels, horticulture and soil fertility.
  • Genetics and breeding to develop new varieties of crops.

Extension & Education