Agricultural Research Centers
The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Agricultural Research Centers across Missouri, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
These research and demonstration facilities host more than 35,000 people each year for field days, Agriculture Education Days, extension activities, community events and more.
As a research laboratory and outdoor classroom, Bradford’s faculty and students investigate wastewater management, entomology, pest and weed control, alternative crops, organic transition techniques and engage the community through workshops, field days, and partners with University organizations to improve MU’s sustainability.More About This Center ▸
The Fisher Delta Research Center is made up of three locations in the Missouri Bootheel with several varying soil types to allow researchers to evaluate better soybean, corn, rice and cotton production. The Center also maintains a regional soil and plant testing laboratory.More About This Center ▸
Research at the Forage Systems Research Center improves the quality of forage grass and determines its best use. An early promoter of management-intensive grazing, it supports the ag industry through courses in rotational grazing, cattle management and the economics of beef and forage.More About This Center ▸
Graves-Chapple Research Center’s mission is to provide research and teaching in the specific soil and climatic conditions of extreme northwest Missouri. This occurs through research and demonstrations of conservation tillage and soil conservation management practices, turf and forage, and crop production practices.More About This Center ▸
Greenley Research Center evaluates efficient and profitable crop production while emphasizing soil conservation, water quality, new irrigation systems and energy efficiency. Ongoing performance testing of corn, soybean, sunflowers, biomass and winter wheat yields results to aid Missouri producers.More About This Center ▸
HARC sits at the interface of the loess hills and Missouri River bottom and provides a scenic, historic and scientific setting for development of horticultural- and agroforestry-related studies. Interdisciplinary cooperation allows researchers from multiple disciplines, including entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy, animal science and agroforestry, to combine research efforts to address an array of issues.More About This Center ▸
Hundley-Whaley Research Center’s projects focus on the best management practices and economics for corn and soybeans. The research center is noted for excellence in pesticide evaluations and comparisons and research with sustainable agriculture.More About This Center ▸
South Farm supports the research, outreach and teaching missions of animal science and plant sciences. The Center supports research and demonstration projects in entomology, turfgrass, poultry and maize genetics to more than 1,500 students annually. and is the location for numerous graduate student research projects. Each fall the popular family event, South Farm Showcase, share its projects with the general publicwith attendance in the thousands.More About This Center ▸
Established in 1959, this Center addresses the main agricultural concerns of area industries including dairy, beef, forage and horticultural crop production such as elderberries and grapes. Currently, beef genetics, nutrition and management systems are researched, as is a pasture-based dairy operation project.More About This Center ▸
The mission of the Thompson Research Center is to develop, evaluate and disseminate beef herd management technical information using multidisciplinary approaches. Research is focused on reproductive performance, heifer development, synchronized breeding, supplementation strategies and animal health factors.More About This Center ▸
Nestled along the Meramec River near Cook Station in the northeast Ozarks, Wurdack Research Center conducts demonstrations and research in integrated livestock, forages, forestry, agroforestry and wildlife management practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound and sociologically acceptable for the Ozark Region of Missouri.More About This Center ▸