Field Days


Diving Deep Into Research

CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers showcase various research during Field Days

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to shrimp. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies rice and cotton. In the northwest…

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Diving into Delta Agriculture

Large crowd gathers for 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day

PORTAGEVILLE, MO. – A huge crowd took in the festivities during the 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 2. US Sen. Roy Blunt speaks during the 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day, which was held Wednesday, Sept. 2. More than 1,200 guests attended the event, which showcased the numerous research going on at the Center. “We enjoyed great…

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Delta Agriculture on the Move

Staying current with the rapid movement of agriculture can be a chore. The 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, will look to help farmers wade through those changes with discussions on several agricultural topics. Rice, cotton, corn and soybeans will also be discussed during the Field Day. Tours run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. “We have a…

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On Call for the Drought

CAFNR experts work to alleviate drought effects, help farmers prepare for next season

The drought and its effects on agriculture have been at the forefront of public discussion this season. In July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared all of Missouri’s 114 counties primary natural disaster areas. Some parts of the state have experienced the hottest temperatures and driest conditions in the last 118 years. While temperatures have cooled and parts of the state have…

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Delta Center Renamed to Honor Superintendent T.E. Jake Fisher

Press Release

Image by CAFNR via Flickr PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – Field days at the University of Missouri’s Delta Research Center always draw a large crowd, but this year’s event was especially significant as attendees celebrated 50 years of the Center’s service to agriculture. On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center…

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A Field Day and Retirement Party

CAFNR's Delta Center celebrated its 50th Field Day and its long-time supervisor

Update: On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher. Although Fisher retires at the end of September, his work ethic and leadership will continue to impact MU…

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