Events


A Staple Event

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. More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a beautiful day of tasting tomatoes and peppers during the 12th annual Tomato Festival on Thursday, Sept. 1. “It was wonderful to have so many members of our local community out enjoying the tomatoes and peppers,” Bradford…

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‘A New Initiative’

Mizzou International Experience focuses on showcasing numerous careers

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 of Education and the parent program of the MU High School, brought more than 100 of its high school students from Brazil to the Mizzou campus. The program was focused on showcasing the many different…

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Developing a Bond

First-ever MU Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy brings in 20 high school students

For the past year, David Hoffman, Wendy Flatt and Marcia Carlson Shannon have been preparing for the first-ever University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy. The academy is focused on bringing in high school students to learn more about the livestock industry and network with industry leaders. Two high school students help Foremost Dairy Research Center Superintendent John…

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Spreading Hope

University of Missouri Research Centers go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and four University of Missouri Agricultural Research Centers participated in the campaign. Alisha Moreland and Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott participated in Alisha’s Pink Pumpkin … Expand ▸Alisha Moreland and Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott participated in Alisha’s Pink Pumpkin Painting Party on…

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A Tasty Treat

The 11th annual Bradford Research Center Tomato Festival is set for Sept. 3

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 activities for anyone in attendance. The event is free and open to the public. “This has always been a really fun event,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said. “We’ve had more than 1,000…

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Go Organic!

Bradford to host third annual Organic Field Day on Aug. 6

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 p.m. Registration is available throughout the event. “We tried some different things last year, and we received a lot of good feedback,” Bradford Superintendent Tim Reinbott said. “We’re excited…

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Bringing Together a Community

Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner showcases locally grown foods and area farmers

Most Americans are three or more generations removed from agriculture and farm and ranch families make up less than two percent of the United States population. A disconnect has happened between farmers and consumers. Several groups at the University of Missouri are looking to change that with an evening of celebrating agriculture, chefs, farmers and others from the surrounding Columbia…

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Autumnal Giving

Each year Bradford Research Center provides pumpkins for local students

Greyson Riddle, 5, grabs a pumpkin from the 5-acre patch at Bradford Research Center. The … Expand ▸Greyson Riddle, 5, grabs a pumpkin from the 5-acre patch at Bradford Research Center. The kindergartener joined more than 100 students from Mill Creek Elementary on a visit to the research center near Columbia. Tim Reinbott’s love of pumpkins started back in…

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Improving Fields and Boosting Yields

Bradford Research Center set to host two events for Missouri producers

Peter Scharf shares research results with producers. COLUMBIA, Mo. – Want to boost yields, improve control of weeds and insects, maintain soil health and see the latest agricultural products and research? Bradford Research Center, near Columbia, Mo. is hosting two events July 12 where attendees can find answers to those questions, connect to experts, explore field trials and see the latest…

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