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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Studying Sustainable Agriculture

Hundley-Whaley twilight tour looked at maple syrup, mushrooms and monarchs

With a focus on sustainable agriculture, the Hundley-Whaley Research Center twilight tour stayed busy throughout the evening on Tuesday, Aug. 22. That tour featured presentations on maple syrup harvesting, beekeeping, mushroom cultivation and monarch habitat. The twilight tour also had presentations on other timely agricultural-related topics. More than 200 guests attended the event. “The…

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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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Utilizing the Land

Hundley-Whaley Twilight Tour to feature alternative ag topics

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Hundley-Whaley Research Center will take a look at elements of alternative agriculture, as well as important and timely topics such as dicamba and marestail control, during its annual twilight tour. The various wagons tours will run from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Research Center in Albany, Mo. The event is…

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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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Safeguarding the Soil

Cover crop research a focus at Hundley-Whaley

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! With a focus on sustainable agriculture, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Hundley-Whaley Research Center has looked at numerous ways to maintain…

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Weather Updates at Your Fingertips

Missouri Mesonet offers real-time weather updates across the state

It was 25 years ago when Pat Guinan, with the help of the University of Missouri’s Extension Commercial Agriculture Program, established the first of a small network of automated weather stations in northwest Missouri. The network, known as the Missouri Mesonet, now includes 34 weather stations – 24 of which provide real-time weather updates. The network covers 24 counties in Missouri. “The…

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Adding Another Tool

Drones are becoming more common in agriculture

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), such as drones, are becoming more and more common in the world of agriculture. Over the years, the rules and regulations have become more clear and defined – meaning the potential uses for drones in agriculture continues to grow. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has found a handful of ways to utilize the new…

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship

MDA Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program rewards responsible stewards

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program was unveiled in 2015 to acknowledge and reward those responsible stewards. MDA has certified nearly 90 farms across the state thus far, including the University…

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Making Good Management Decisions

MU Extension researchers create automated system to track precipitation

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, are large animal agricultural facilities that raise a specific number of animals in production barns or confinement pens. Because catastrophic and chronic weather events happen, MDNR can issue a…

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