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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New Additions Coming to South Farm Showcase

Taste of Mizzou, passport for children added to lineup

With a focus on showcasing how diverse the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is, the South Farm Research Center will bring the same fun, educational activities, along with some new additions, during its annual South Farm Showcase. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. This is the 11th year of the Showcase, one of CAFNR’s biggest…

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Equipped for the Eclipse

MU School of Natural Resources gearing up for upcoming eclipse

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will be conducting a variety of research during the upcoming eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The School of Natural Resources earned a grant from NASA and will be doing a variety of work on the day of the eclipse. Alum Eric Aldrich will broadcast live Jefferson City for NASA TV, keeping individuals updated on the local…

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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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An Outdoor Classroom

Jefferson Farm and Garden looks to connect individuals with agriculture

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! As an outdoor classroom, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Jefferson Farm and Garden has a unique opportunity to be an educational outlet for the…

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A Community Asset

Jefferson partners with Columbia FFA to help with projects

For several years, the Columbia FFA chapter has partnered with local landowners and entities to provide a space for student projects. The goal of these partnerships is to provide an area for students to raise livestock. These students may not have enough room at their homes to have a full-scale livestock operation. “We’re very appreciative of the partnerships we’ve had,” said Kevin…

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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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Strengthening the Agriculture Connection

Jefferson Farm and Garden to host summer camps

Jefferson Farm and Garden will host three summer camps for kids throughout the month of June, each with a focus on life on the farm. Participants will learn through games, crafts, animal interactions and hands-on activities. There will be numerous outdoor activities as well, including hiking, gardening and pond exploration. The goal of the weeklong camps is to strengthen the connection to…

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‘Growing Knowledge at the Farm’

Jefferson Farm and Garden offering gardening workshops

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Jefferson Farm and Garden is partnering with the Heart of Missouri Master Gardeners for a six-part series called “Growing Knowledge at the Farm.” The focus of the series is to offer tips and techniques to individuals to create a successful garden at home. The workshops will take place the second Tuesday of each…

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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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