Graves-Chapple Research Center

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Graves, Chapple families key to Research Center development

It all started with a letter, written in the late 1980s, by a handful of agriculture agents located in northwest Missouri. The letter was addressed to then-University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Dean Roger Mitchell and was written by Wayne Flanary, agronomy specialist; Bob Chapple, ag engineer; Mike Killingsworth, farm management specialist; and Don Mobley,…

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Presenting on Cutting-Edge Research

The Graves-Chapple Research Center is focused on doing research that is of interest to local producers. At the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 23, that research will be presented on and discussed. The Field Day, which is free and open to the public, will run from 7:15 a.m. to noon, with a free breakfast and lunch included. Tours begin at 8 a.m. “We…

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An Opportunity to Grow

The Graves-Chapple Research Center, in Rock Port, Mo., has been looking to expand their operations, in terms of land, for several years. The Graves-Chapple Research Center will rent an additional 110 acres from Morris Heitman, the current Missouri Corn Growers Association president. Heitman already leases about 45 acres to Graves-Chapple. Photo by Logan Jackson. Graves-Chapple…

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What’s In Our Big Backyard?

The Graves-Chapple Research Center is opening its doors for anyone interested in celebrating and learning about agriculture, gardening and food. The event, “What’s In Our Big Backyard?” will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Graves-Chapple Research Center near Corning, Mo. The Graves-Chapple Research Center will host the "What's In Our Big Backyard?" event from 10…

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