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Expanding Opportunities

Groundbreaking held for new livestock handling facility at MU’s Southwest REEC The University of Missouri’s Southwest Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) is poised to offer more public education and research opportunities with the addition of a state-of-the-art livestock handling facility. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday in celebration of the joint effort between the…

Missouri Foundation Seed planted for growth

Missouri Foundation Seed was established in 1944 as an avenue for the University of Missouri to take new plant breeds created by CAFNR researchers to market while also providing the highest quality seeds to Missouri farmers.

More Missouri Farmers Growing Peanuts

Harvest underway in Bootheel region Written by Linda Geist Peanut harvest is underway in Missouri's Bootheel region. Aerial drone video courtesy of Justin Calhoun. This is peanut harvest time in the Missouri Bootheel. Interest in the versatile legume has grown among Bootheel farmers since 2018, says University of Missouri Extension soils and cropping systems specialist…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Making a Major Impact

MOAES REECs play important role in the continued success of CAFNR’s Programs of Distinction Written by Logan Jackson This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. When CAFNR unveiled its strategic plan, Drive to Distinction, in 2019, it established criteria for Programs of Distinction, a select collection of programs that exemplify CAFNR’s drive to…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Finding the Perfect Partner

MOAES partnerships allow for unique research opportunities Written by Logan Jackson  A major focus of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) has been finding unique collaborations and partnerships to take research projects to the next level. Those partnerships come in many forms – and seeking out collaborations of all types is a primary goal of the…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: ‘A Major Part of the Research Engine’

Graduate students play a vital role in the research enterprise at the MOAES REECs Written by Logan Jackson Haylee Schreier, a senior research associate who defended her thesis and earned her graduate degree in May 2022, has used electricity to rid fields of weeds as part of a research project at the CM-REEC. Photo courtesy of…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Weather Updates at Your Fingertips

Missouri Mesonet offers real-time weather updates across the state Written by Logan Jackson It was 30 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…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Farm of the Future — The Digital Age of Agriculture

CAFNR, USDA-ARS collaboration helps farmers adopt digital technologies to improve their operations Written by Logan Jackson CAFNR serves as a regular collaborator with USDA-ARS, including numerous current projects within the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit. One of those projects is focused on improving upon traditional soil carbon modeling approaches by incorporating measurements from multiple soil…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Exploring Careers

Career Exploration Days offer students a look at careers in agriculture, food and natural resources Written by Logan Jackson  CAFNR’s research farms offer area farmers and producers region-specific information and data. Because the sites are spread throughout the state, each farm does unique research. The Career Exploration Days showcase how that uniqueness translates into possible careers.…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Building Missouri’s Economic Impact

Thompson's feedlot allows specialists the opportunity to feed and keep cattle in the state Written by Logan Jackson Thompson, part of the Northern Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) is continuing to build on its prestigious research resume. With the help of a USDA Rural Business Development Grant, the Research Farm has developed its own feedlot,…