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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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Growing Agriculture

Agriculture Education Days provide students with vast amounts of information

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes place at each Center, there were Field Days to be hosted and crops readied for harvest. Mixed in with that busyness are Agriculture Education Days. These days are designed to give high school and…

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Forage Systems Research Center Field Day

Valerie Montgomery, an agricultural science teacher in Bucklin, Mo. and CAFNR graduate, examines a … Expand ▸Valerie Montgomery, an agricultural science teacher in Bucklin, Mo. and CAFNR graduate, examines a forage stick, a device used for measuring forage height and density. This summer’s drought and heat put pressure on many Missouri livestock producers.…

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