MU Research Farms Set Summer Field Day Dates

6 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 09 2011 Aug 9, 2011 Tuesday, August 09, 2011 7:13:00 AM CDT August 09, 2011 in News
By: Jessica Sibert

COLUMBIA - Field days are now set at various University of Missouri centers and farms for the rest of the year.

Such field days allow producers to hear the latest Missouri agricultural research from state and regional specialists. They also feature bleacher-wagon tours of research plots and extension demonstrations.

"It is important for producers to stay current with accurate information," said Marc Linit, associate dean for research and extension. "They can do that at our field days across the state."

All events are open to the public and free, except for the Pest Management Day, which has a $10 fee to cover costs of a research-plot book and lunch. This is the only event that requires advance registration.

Each of the farms has a website that will give field day programs closer to the actual events. See aes.missouri.edu for links to farm websites.

A list of dates and contacts for each event can be found below.

July 7: 8:30 a.m. Bradford Research and Extension Center, Pest Management Day
Kevin Bradley, 573-882-4039
Aug. 9: 8:30 a.m. Greenley Center
Randall Smoot, 660-739-4410
Aug. 23: Graves-Chapple Farm
Jim Crawford, 660-744-6231
Aug. 24: 9:00 a.m. Hundley-Whaley Center
Bruce Burdick, 660-726-3698
Sept. 2: 9:00 a.m. Delta Center
Jake Fisher, 573-379-5431
Sept. 9: 9:00 a.m. Southwest Research Center
Mike Collins, 573-882-3001
Sept. 20: 9:00 a.m. Thompson Farm
Rod Geisert, 573-884-0934
Sept. 29: 8:30 a.m. Forage Systems Research Center
David Davis, 660-895-5121
Oct. 7: 8:30 a.m. Wurdack Farm
John Poehlmann, 573-882-4450

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