Author Archives: Logan Jackson


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 New Beginning’

More than 400 guests attend Greenley field day

The Greenley Research Center showed off its extensive collaborative efforts, as well as its new Grace Greenley Farm, during its 40th annual field day on Tuesday, Aug. 8. More than 400 individuals attended the event, which was focused on showcasing the water quality projects that Greenley will be conducting on its new farm. “The weather, having the new farm and celebrating our 40th anniversary…

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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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Sharing Soybean Success

Andrew Scaboo brings soybean research to all regions of Missouri

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! Few people can respect the vast differences between soil types across Missouri and what it takes to grow crops in those unique settings. Andrew Scaboo is one such person. Scaboo, a University of…

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Keeping Nutrients in the Field

Greenley Research Center helps farmers manage water on their fields

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! For nearly 20 years, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Greenley Research Center, near Novelty, has worked to help local farmers manage the water on…

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A Big Boost

Greenley Research Center to unveil new farm during field day

The Greenley Research Center will showcase its 240-acre Grace Greenley Farm during its 40th annual field day on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The field day will feature a variety of demonstrations and will officially unveil the Grace Greenley Farm, located just south of the Greenley Research Center. The entire field day will be held at the Grace Greenley Farm, including breakfast, lunch and the…

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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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Battling Soil Saturation

Poorly drained soils cause headaches for landowners

Poorly drained soils cause numerous headaches for landowners, including reduced crop production and environmental nitrogen loss. It’s a problem that Peter Motavalli and Kelly Nelson, both with the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, have worked for years to combat. One of their field trials was published in the first Agronomy Journal of 2017. The trial was…

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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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