Featured Event: Graves-Chapple Field Day set for Aug. 26

Registration and educational tours will start at 8 a.m. A complimentary lunch, provided by Kent Fisher Insurance, will be served at noon.
Registration and educational tours will start at 8 a.m. A complimentary lunch, provided by Kent Fisher Insurance, will be served at noon.

Graves-Chapple Research Center

Located near Rock Port at the toe slope of the loess hills, this 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. Soil conservation and water quality issues also are addressed.
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Graves-Chapple Field Day set for Aug. 26

More than a century ago, the Smith-Lever Act was signed to help extend university-based research and knowledge beyond the college campus. Now all 114 Missouri counties benefit from the research of…

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Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. Each day Nancy uploads the recorded data to…

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Managing the Most Precious Resource

Producers are increasingly hearing about how using no-till and cover crops will help benefit soil health. But what actually is going on in the ground below your feet when these practices happen?…

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A New Tool for Agriculture

Since its inception in 1870, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri has provided the best for the people of the state. Now it is bringing the research…

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Virtual Tour of Graves-Chapple Research Center