Forage Systems Research Center


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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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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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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A Big Mix of Research

The Forage Systems Research Center will host a wide variety of tours during its annual Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The FSRC Field Day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., tours at 9 a.m. and a free lunch at noon. The event is free and open to the public. “Our Field Day is one of the bigger events that we host,” Superintendent David Davis said. “It’s an opportunity to show our…

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Channeling Catfish

The Forage Systems Research Center, in Linneus, Mo., does a variety of research and education on forage crops, cattle and now channel catfish. Aaron Palmer, right, works with another Forage Systems Research Center farm worker on a dock. Photo courtesy of FSRC. Aaron Palmer, a farm worker at FSRC, was looking at raising catfish on his own. With more than 10 ponds at the Forage Systems…

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