Thompson Research Center Field Day

Each year, the latest findings to benefit farmers and ranchers have been showcased at the annual Field Day, which will be held Sept. 16 at Thompson Research Center. The free educational event will feature informational presentations and opportunities to connect with agricultural industry professionals, vendors and experts.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with talks beginning at 9 a.m. A wide variety of topics covered will include hay saving storage and feeding options, recent findings in animal health, estrous synchronization, nutrition impacts on calves during pregnancy and use of genomics to build better cow herds.

Scott Brown, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, also will share economic strategies to consider in rebuilding a beef cow herd.

Several area AI companies will be on hand to chat with ranchers about their latest products and services.

A complimentary lunch will be served at noon and demonstrations will run till 2 p.m.

For more information about the Thompson Research Center Field Day call 660-485-6576 or visit the center’s new website at

Thompson Research Center is located west of Spickard. From Trenton, head north on Highway 65 for 12 miles and turn left onto Highway C. Continue through Spickard on Highway C for 7 miles until a bend in the road merges to the right with Highway A. Continue north for less than a half mile and turn left onto Highway C. The center will be on the left in 4 miles.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:30am to 2:00pm

Thompson Research Center
668 NW Hwy C, Spickard, MO, 64679

Event Type

Workshops, Research, Science


CAFNR, Thompson Research Center




Contact Name

Rodney Geisert

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