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The Northern Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (NM-REEC) is hosting a Field Day Thursday, August 3, at Lee Greenley Jr. Memorial Research Farm. This event is free and open to the public – no preregistration required.

We will start the event at 7 a.m. with a breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy. Our farm tours will start at 8 a.m. and run hourly until noon. We will finish the day with a buffet lunch and a program with guest speakers TBA.

We will offer three different tours with presentations from multiple researchers and agricultural experts. Each wagon tour lasts approximately an hour.

  • The Crop Tour will include presentations on growing short-stature corn, Bio-N products, nitrogen fertilizer stabilizers, and a demonstration on using a mole plow for drainage.
  • The Pest Tour will demonstrate a large spray drone with spray data, updated information on the weed electrocution and seed crusher technologies, crop diseases and drought, and the latest data on hemp varieties and disease management.
  • The Livestock Tour will share presentations on grazing native grasses, ticks in Missouri cattle pastures, and managing through tight forage supplies.

Please contact NM-REEC Director Jeff Case – jdcbb4@missouri.edu or call the Greenley farm at 660-739-4410 if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

 

About the NM-REEC

The Northern Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (NM-REEC) is composed of three properties, each focused on research and educational needs of the local community. Lee Greenley Jr. Memorial Research Farm evaluates efficient, profitable crop production in northern Missouri while emphasizing soil conservation, water quality and energy efficiency. Cornett Research Farm emphases the development and evaluation of forage/beef systems for all classes of beef cattle. Thompson Research Farm focuses on beef cattle reproduction, genetics, and feeding, with an additional small focus on agroforestry and timber management. Visit the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station website to learn more.

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