Featured Event: Tomato Festival 2015

The 11th Annual Tomato Festival is the premier event for gardeners and foodies alike. This year’s fest, held at Bradford Research Center in Columbia, will run from 4 to 7 p.m. on September 3.
The 11th Annual Tomato Festival is the premier event for gardeners and foodies alike. This year’s fest, held at Bradford Research Center in Columbia, will run from 4 to 7 p.m. on September 3.

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 Tasty Treat

The 11th annual Tomato Festival at the Bradford Research Center will have something fun for the entire family. The Tomato Festival will run from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 and will include numerous…

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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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Go Organic!

The third annual Organic Field Day, hosted by the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center, will take place Thursday, Aug. 6. Registration for the event begins at 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at 3…

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Northern Exposure

A June 27 field day at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research Center will look at how farmers, landowners and wildlife enthusiasts can manage habitat for northern bobwhite quail. The…

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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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