Missouri

Field days for the University of Missouri research farms and centers have been set, said Michael Chippendale, interim associate director of the MU Agricultural Experiment Station.

The programs will feature tours, with reports by MU researchers and Extension specialists. Educational and commercial exhibits will also be on display.

The schedule:

Aug. 2, Greenley Center crops and livestock tours, Novelty, MO.

Aug. 6, Greenley Center will host a six-state Young Farmer Tour.

Aug. 28, Graves Experiment Center Field Day, Corning, MO.

Aug. 31, Delta Center Field Day, Portageville, MO.

Sept. 6, Hundley-Whaley Farm, Albany, MO. A ribbon cutting at the Learning Discovery Center will be held the same day.

Sept. 7, Southwest Research Center Field Day, MOunt Vernon, MO.

Detailed programs with starting times will be available later. All of the field days are free and open to the public.

No regular field days will be held at the MU Forage Systems Research Center at the Cornett Farm near Linneus, MO, or at the MU Thompson Farm near Spickard, MO. However, up to four seasonal one-day workshops are planned for each location, said Jerry Nelson, who has been interim superintendent at two farms in north Missouri.

The first of those will be "Producing and Using Alfalfa" on April 14 at FSRC, Linneus. Advanced registration and fee will be required.

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