Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Southwest Research Center Field Day 2017

The Southwest Research Center Field Day will be Saturday September 9, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm.
It will include a Beef Tour, Forage Tour, Horticulture Tour, and General Ag Tour. It will feature airplane rides, pumpkin patch, grass maze, face painting and other children's activities.

Beef Tour

  • Tim Evans, The value of a veterinary diagnostic laboratory to Missouri agriculture — 9 & 11 a.m.
  • Eric Bailey, Mineral supplementation for beef cattle — 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Danny Shilling, Cattledog demonstration — 10 a.m. & noon
  • Jared Decker, Selecting for profit — 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Forage Tour


  • Ryan Lock, Baleage supplementation — 9 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Tim Schnakenberg, Bermudagrass: could it be a game-changer in our hayfields and pastures? — 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • Will Knuckles, Novel endophyte fescue — 10 a.m. & noon
  • Stacey Hamilton, Measure-monitor — manage your pasture with paddock track: technology to improve your bottom line — 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Horticulture Tour

  • Patrick Byers, Blackberry research and production — 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • Kelly McGowan, Overview of elderflower research — 9:45 & 11:15 a.m.
  • Grant Bolton, Trapping and control of spotted-wing drosophila — 10 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Shon Bishop, High tunnels and Brussels sprouts — 9 & 10:30 a.m.
  • Dean Volenberg — 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Leon Riggs, Introduction and history of bees — 9 & 11 a.m.
  • Hannah Hemmelgarn, Mushroom cultivation — 10 a.m. & noon

General Ag Tour

  • Rick Rath, Missouri Department of Conservation — 9 & 11 a.m.
  • David Brune, Sustainable seafood production in the Midwest — 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Jacquie Howell, Nutrition — 10 a.m. & noon
  • Reagan Bluel, cannulated cow
The Southwest Research Center is located at:
14548 Highway H Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

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