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Mizzou field days set for sites across state

Ag centers will host farmers and ranchers, and share innovations and practices.

July 10, 2024

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Farmers at a field demonstration
GET ON A WAGON: Farmers get up close and personal with Mizzou research during field days from late summer through fall. Check out one in your area. MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Mizzou field days across the state will share the latest agricultural findings from Extension specialists and researchers.

From August through October, events are planned at state Extension and Education Centers (EECs) — administered by MU Extension, and Research, Extension and Education Centers (REECs) that comprise the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station.

Extension and Education Center field days

Here are dates to save:

Aug. 27, Graves-Chapple EEC Field Day near Rock Port. The focus will be on new technologies in digital agriculture, including drones and sensors.

Sept. 4, Hundley-Whaley Farm, Field and Family Day at Hundley-Whaley EEC, Albany. Producers and their families and friends are invited. Supper will be provided.

Oct. 3-4, Wurdack Producer Field Days at Wurdack EEC, Cook Station. The theme will be alternative forage options for the Ozarks, including summer and winter annual forages and warm- and cool-season grasses for cattle.

Research, Extension and Education Centers field days

Here are dates to remember:

Aug. 1, Northern Missouri REEC Field Day at Lee Greenley Jr. Memorial Farm near Novelty. Complimentary breakfast will be served from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by interactive farm tours with faculty and graduate students. Topics include crops, pest management and livestock. Lunch will be provided.

Aug. 23, MU Ag Research Expo at Fisher Delta REEC in Portageville. Attendees can take part in interactive, hands-on discussions with research faculty, graduate students, staff and industry partners; take a self-guided tour of research fields; and visit industry partner booths. Grab-and-go lunch will be provided.

Sept. 19, The Southwest REEC near Mount Vernon. The center will host a Public Field Day and Career Exploration Day. Producers and area high school students can tour the research farm and visit with CAFNR faculty, MU Extension specialists and industry experts will speak about advances in agricultural research and the wide variety of agricultural career paths available.

Sept. 28, CAFNR Showcase at South Farm in Columbia. Formerly known as South Farm Showcase, this family-friendly event is back.

MU Extension can help farmers take part in the goal of doubling the economic impact of agriculture by 2030 while sustaining natural resources. CAFNR research covers almost 14,000 acres across Missouri to help meet the needs of farmers and producers in each region of the state.

Source: University of Missouri Extension

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