Featured Event: Field Day 2015

The free educational event held at the center operated by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri will feature a wide variety of topics.
The free educational event held at the center operated by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri will feature a wide variety of topics.

Southwest Research Center

Southwest Research Center near Mount Vernon was established in 1959; the site represents various soil types in this region. Serving 22 counties, this Center addresses the main agricultural concerns of area industries including dairy, beef, forage and horticultural crop production. Currently, beef genetics, nutrition and management systems are researched, as is a pasture-based dairy operation project. Horticultural and alternative crop demonstration and research are also ongoing, including studies on elderberry and grape cultivation.

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A New Focus

The small, experimental pasture-based dairy at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Southwest Research Center has accomplished all of the goals it set out in 1999 as a…

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Back to the Lab

For many years the Soil Testing Lab at the University of Missouri has been a valuable resource for producers of the state. Results from the tests give farmers a list of recommendations to improve…

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A Trip to Dixie

Each year superintendents at CAFNR's Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group…

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The Science of a Soil Test

With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields. According to specialists at the University of Missouri, now is just as good as ever to find out what your ground…

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Virtual Tour of Southwest Research Center