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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Crafting the Perfect Brew

MU Extension horticulturalists researching hops

Most often used as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, hops have become more popular during the past few years, due in large part to the boom in the craft brewing industry. Hops, which are cone-shaped flowers, aren’t a new crop for Missouri, but it’s been years since hops have been a mainstay in the state. “If you go back over 100 years, you’d find a lot of hops being grown in…

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Terrific Turnout for Tomato Tasting

More than 1,000 attendees taste tomatoes and peppers at Tomato Festival

For 13 years, the Bradford Research Center has provided the Columbia community an opportunity to taste a huge variety of tomatoes and peppers, as well as a chance to learn which of those varieties could work in their own home gardens. This year’s event was no different, as more than 1,000 attendees tried about 150 tomatoes and about 75 peppers. The Tomato Festival, which took place on Thursday,…

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Tons of Tomatoes

Bradford Tomato Festival returns for 13th year

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center is gearing up for its 13th annual Tomato Festival, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7. The event will run from 4-7 p.m. and features tastings of about 150 varieties of tomatoes and about 75 varieties of peppers. “This year, we’ll have heirlooms, hybrids, cherries, ground cherries,…

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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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Watching the Skies

Bradford, South Farm open to visitors for 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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Sharing Soybean Success

Andrew Scaboo brings soybean research to all regions of Missouri

Few people can respect the vast differences between soil types across Missouri and what it takes to grow crops in those unique settings. Andrew Scaboo is one such person. Scaboo, a University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources assistant research professor, leads the Northern Missouri Soybean Breeding Program and has soybean plots spread throughout the state. Several of…

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Watching the Weeds

Bradford Research Center home to strong weed science program

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! The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center is home to numerous MU faculty research projects and serves as a base for several…

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A Deeper Connection

Bradford to host Vegetable Grower's field day

The Vegetable Grower’s field day is coming to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center, with a focus on bringing important information to both commercial vegetable farmers and home gardeners. The event will run from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and is free and open to the public. There will be wagon tours, walking tours and a…

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‘Real-Life Application of New Organic Practices’

Organic field days will showcase no-till practices

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will bring back its organic field day for the fifth year in 2017 – with a little bit of a twist. There will be two different field days this year, both of which will be located at farms of collaborators. The organic field day is normally held at the Bradford Research Center. The two events this year will allow…

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