Let's head to the farm! It's Field Day!
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:13:04 GMT —
Consumers, farmers and leaders in the agricultural industry are taking the time to share knowledge and get educated.
The 37th Annual Greenley Research Center Field Day took place Tuesday morning just outside of Novelty. The event offers tours highlighting current production research conducted by University of Missouri faculty and collaborators. Some notable events this year across the 700 acres of farmland included soil and flooding demonstrations. Organizers say itâ??s a great way for different groups to take advantage of what the center has to offer.
â??Itâ??s a great opportunity to come out here and see the latest research going on here at the Greenley Research Center,â?? said Greenley Superintendent Dana Harder. â??We have a crops tour, a pest management tour and a beef tour. So itâ??s pretty diverse and itâ??s a lot in one setting.â??
Attendees were provided with breakfast and lunch. Director Richard Fordyce of the Missouri Department of Agriculture was the eventâ??s guest speaker. His speech was entitled â??Moving the Needle for Missouri Agriculture.â??