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Growing Agriculture

Agriculture Education Days provide students with vast amounts of information

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes place at each Center, there were Field Days to be hosted and crops readied for harvest. Mixed in with that busyness are Agriculture Education Days. These days are designed to give high school and…

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Helping out their community

Fisher Delta Research Center employees elected mayors of small towns

Fisher Delta Research Center employees: Tina Clark, office support assistant, was mayor of nearby … Expand ▸Fisher Delta Research Center employees: Tina Clark, office support assistant, was mayor of nearby Wardell for six years from 2006 to 2012. Denis McCrate, agriculture associate, has been the mayor of Portageville since 2012. Most people think of a mayor as 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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A Delta Homecoming

Trent Haggard returns to his roots to take the helm at the T.E. "Jake" Fisher Delta Research Center

Trent Haggard Trent Haggard is coming home to the Bootheel. On July 16, he’ll report to work as the new director of the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo. Haggard grew up on his family’s farm in Pemiscot County, Mo., where he was involved in all aspects of the 3,200-acre operation growing core Bootheel crops: rice, cotton, soybeans, wheat, and corn. He spent the…

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