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Mike Burden
Senior Information Specialist
Office of Communications
University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Published: March 26, 2012
Story Source: John Poehlmann, 573-882-4450

Field day schedule set for 2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Droughts, floods, spring deluges, and late and early frosts are all possibilities that face Missouri farmers-sometimes in a matter of days. While no one can control the weather, you can learn the best ways to prepare for it and adapt to it at CAFNR's Field Days across the state.

Researchers and extension agents from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri will share research developments to enhance your operations, and help you save money and resources while conserving the natural environment. Whether it's new strategies for stockpiling forages, establishing silvopastures, becoming an elderberry entrepreneur or improving soybean yields, the Field Days across the state will address your agricultural challenges and questions.

"Research presented at our field days is almost totally driven by those we serve," said John Poehlmann, assistant director of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station. "Our scientists gather information about problems farmers are facing and work to solve those. Research is done in collaboration with farmers, industry, government and other universities in order to determine the best approach — economically, environmentally and socially — for the challenges that confront Missouri farmers."

CAFNR has 17 unique research centers around the state, many of which host multiple educational events, workshops and tours throughout the year. The events and Field Days are also an excellent time to connect with friends and learn from Missouri's growing agricultural community.

Save the date for the events in your area and explore innovative and practical developments in production agriculture, forestry, horticulture, natural resources management, soil fertility and more.

For more information, visit


  • June 21 Bobwhite Quail and Native Pollinator Field Day, 1-7 p.m. Bradford Research Center, Columbia 573-884-7945
  • June 30 Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center Field Day HARC, New Franklin 660-848-2268





  • Oct. 4 Wurdack FFA Day Wurdack Farm, Cook Station 573-884-7991
  • Oct. 5 Wurdack Field Day Wurdack Farm, Cook Station 573-884-7991

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Producers listen to MU plant sciences professor Robert Kallenbach's presentation on forage quality and managing nitrate levels at last year's field day at the MU Wurdack Research Center.
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MU research agronomist Kelly Nelson explains the results of corn yield response to foliar boron and fungicide application at Greenley Research Center's 2011 field day.
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Flanary, MU agronomy specialist, explains how to estimate soybean yields to a group of students at Hundley-Whaley Research Center's FFA Day last fall.
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