Author Archives: Logan Jackson


Managing Natural Resources

FSRC field day focuses on a variety of topics

With a focus on natural resources, the Forage Systems Research Center dived into a variety of timely agricultural topics during its annual field day on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Forages, sunn hemp, pond management and timber stand improvement were among the many talks during the event. Along with local producers, several high school students from area schools were in attendance. “Our goal is to…

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Making Research Accessible

Research Center magazine highlights strengths of each Center

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Agricultural Research Centers across Missouri, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers. The Research Centers host a variety of events and activities, from field days to MU…

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A Closer Look at Natural Resources

FSRC to focus on timely agricultural topics during field day

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Forage Systems Research Center will bring a variety of topics to its annual field day on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and includes a free lunch, served at noon. The field day will touch on timely agricultural topics, including pond management, timber…

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Playing a Vital Role

Gifts play a vital role for Research Center operations

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! There are a variety of ways to support the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Individuals like Marilyn Graves, whose…

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Keeping Cattle Moving

Grazing studies a key component of FSRC research

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! Developing and evaluating a variety of forage systems for beef cattle is the focus of the research conducted at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’…

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Weather Updates at Your Fingertips

Missouri Mesonet offers real-time weather updates across the state

It was 25 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 34 weather stations – 24 of which provide real-time weather updates. The network covers 24 counties in Missouri. “The…

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Promoting Farm Safety

Forage Systems Research Center hosts farm safety day

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Forage Systems Research Center hosted more than 90 fifth grade students from three local schools on Wednesday, May 3 for a farm safety day. The focus of the safety day was to teach students the importance of safety, especially as those students head into summer break. This was the first year that FSRC has hosted…

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A Syrupy Tradition

FSRC Superintendent Dave Davis has boiled maple syrup for nearly 25 years

For a guy who doesn’t like pancakes, Dave Davis generally has quite a stockpile of maple syrup at his house during the early part of each year. Davis, superintendent of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Forage Systems Research Center, has been collecting sap and boiling his own maple syrup for nearly 25 years – beginning the tradition when he and…

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship

MDA Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program rewards responsible stewards

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program was unveiled in 2015 to acknowledge and reward those responsible stewards. MDA has certified nearly 90 farms across the state thus far, including the University…

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Making Good Management Decisions

MU Extension researchers create automated system to track precipitation

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, are large animal agricultural facilities that raise a specific number of animals in production barns or confinement pens. Because catastrophic and chronic weather events happen, MDNR can issue a…

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