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 research center addresses the main agricultural concerns of area industries including beef, forage and horticultural crop production. Currently, there are research and education projects related to beef genetics, nutrition and management systems; horticultural and alternative crop demonstration and research; elderberry and grape cultivation; and newly certified Monarch Waystation and pollinator education plots.

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Timely Topics for Agricultural Producers

Mark your calendars for the Southwest Research Center Field Day, as this year’s annual event will offer a diversity of topics and tours. This year’s Field Day will be held Friday, Sept. 11.…

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‘Super’ Alumni

From insects to cattle, from cotton to soybeans – the University of Missouri has Agricultural Research Centers across the state studying all areas of agriculture. Of those research centers, which…

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Fielding Your Questions

Research Professor Kelly Nelson shows a recent study looking at the effects of subsurface drip irrigation systems for … Expand ▸Research Professor Kelly Nelson shows a…

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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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Virtual Tour of Southwest Research Center