Featured: More Than 1,000 People Attend 12th Annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival

The Tomato Festival has been a staple at the Bradford Research Center for the past 11 years. This year’s event was no different.
The Tomato Festival has been a staple at the Bradford Research Center for the past 11 years. This year’s event was no different.

Bradford Research Center

Located 11 miles east of the MU campus on 591 acres, it has the largest concentration of research plots in crops, oils and related disciplines in Missouri. As a research laboratory and outdoor classroom, faculty and students investigate wastewater management, entomology, pest and weed control, alternative crops, organic transition techniques and the impact of hailstorms. Bradford engages the community through workshops, field days, corn mazes, the Tomato Festival, and native plants and pumpkin giveaways, and partners with University organizations, including Campus Dining Services, to improve MU’s sustainability.

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A Staple Event

The Tomato Festival has been a staple at the Bradford Research Center for the past 11 years. This year’s event was no different. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a beautiful day of tasting…

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A New Opportunity

The Bradford Research Center will launch its first Vegetable Farmer Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 25. The new event will highlight the production of tomatoes, as well as peppers, in Missouri. This…

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‘A New Initiative’

Three University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers had a unique opportunity in the month of July. Mizzou K-12 Online, part of the MU College…

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Twelve Years of Tomatoes

The Tomato Festival at the Bradford Research Center is back for its 12th year. This year’s event will offer more varieties of tomatoes and peppers than ever before. About 250 varieties of…

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Virtual Tour of Bradford Research Center

An Outdoor Classroom

With more than 200 research projects, 25,000 plots and several thousand breeding projects, students have a cornucopia of educational opportunities from which to choose

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A Research Laboratory Under the Sun

Students, faculty and extension personnel study everything from waste water management, entomology and pest and weed control to alternative crops and the impact of hailstorms.

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Community Involvement

There are as many ways to get involved at Bradford as there are plant varieties. The team at Bradford hosts numerous workshops and field days that are open to the public including corn mazes, the Tomato Festival, native plants and pumpkin giveaways.

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