About Us


Bradford Research CenterBradford Research Center, located 11 miles east of the MU campus on 591 acres, 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.

Bradford also maintains all of the vehicles, tractors, combines and equipment used at College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources research centers all over the state and fabricates specialized equipment used for research.

The Center continues to open new avenues of research and education by expanding its scope beyond the person directly involved in production agriculture to more non-traditional users such as homeowners and landowners. In 2006, Bradford held its first “Integrating Bobwhite Quail Management in a Modern Agriculture Setting” field day.


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