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The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is inviting everyone to the grand opening of the Land of the Osages Research Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The first new center to open in CAFNR’s Agricultural Experiment Station network in more than 30 years, the center will be devoted to research in agroforestry.

An entire day of events are planned to mark the occasion. Opening ceremonies honoring the center’s partnership with the Osage Nation will begin at 10 a.m., with a lunch at noon. A field day will run from 1-4 p.m.


Chief Standing Bear and many other leaders from the Osage Nation will be in attendance for the day’s festivities, as well as representatives from MU and CAFNR.


Tuesday, Oct. 29

9:00 a.m.: Check-in begins

10 a.m.: Opening ceremonies

Noon: Lunch — registration is required, and can be completed at

1-4 p.m.: Field day


30118 Old 8 Road, Gravois Mills, MO 65037, which is at the intersection of Old 8 Road and Ottersway Road. There will be multiple signs pointing guests to the official location.

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend lunch.

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