The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ agricultural research centers provide educational opportunities for Missouri farmers and ranchers through field days.
These days highlight the latest industry innovations for row crop and livestock operators. MU researchers and local MU Extension faculty share their knowledge to help farmers get the most out of their operation.
For cattle producers, the Forage Systems Research Center in northern Missouri offers insight into the latest on nitrogen management and forage production. The Wurdack Research Center field day outside of Rolla, Mo., provides research on pasture management.
Researchers cover innovation in cattle genetics and herd management during the field days at Thompson Research Center near Spickard, Mo., and Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Row crop farmers can see the latest university research for corn and soybeans. Field days not only offer research results, but also an in-season look at MU Variety Testing Program trials.
Farmers can walk into the fields and see different varieties and hybrids perform at locations such as Graves-Chapple Research Center in Rock Port, Mo., Hundley-Whaley Research Center in Albany, Mo., or Greenley Research Center near Kirksville, Mo.
And for cotton and rice growers, the Fisher Delta Research Center in the Bootheel region has been doing research on these crops for decades.
MU field days are free and open to the public.
2019 MU field days
Aug. 6. Greenley Memorial Research Center, Greenley Place, Novelty, Mo. Program starts at 7 a.m.
Aug. 27. Graves-Chapple Research Center, 201 Highway 136 East, Rock Port, Mo. Event runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
Aug. 27. Hundley-Whaley Research Center, 1109 S. Birch St., Albany, Mo. This tour starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.
Aug. 30. Fisher Delta Research Center’s Rone Hall, County Road 308, Portageville, Mo. Event starts at 9 a.m.
Sept. 10. Forage Systems Research Center, 21262 Genoa Road, Linneus, Mo.
Sept. 12. Southwest Research Center. 14548 Highway H, Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Sept. 24. Thompson Research Center. 668 NW Hwy C, Spickard, Mo. Program runs from 3:30 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 4. Wurdack Research Center. Wurdack Farm, 164 Bales Road, Cook Station, Mo.
Oct. 5. Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, Missouri Chestnut Roast, 10 Research Center Road, New Franklin, Mo. Event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.