Featured: Broadening the Horizon

Attendees of the annual Wurdack Research Center field day were able to learn about everything from ticks to timber to wildlife damage management on Friday, Oct. 6. The field day was split into two tours – one which featured fescue, ticks and shortleaf pine research. The second tour featured presentations on wildlife damage management, a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for agriculture and rural Missouri, and a sawmill demonstration.
Attendees of the annual Wurdack Research Center field day were able to learn about everything from ticks to timber to wildlife damage management on Friday, Oct. 6. The field day was split into two tours – one which featured fescue, ticks and shortleaf pine research. The second tour featured presentations on wildlife damage management, a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for agriculture and rural Missouri, and a sawmill demonstration.

Wurdack Research Center

Nestled along the Meramec River near Cook Station in the northeast Ozarks, this 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. Timber covers most of the acreage, while 260 acres provide the base for forage production, rotational grazing and cattle production. Current research includes programs to improve forage, beef, agroforestry and timber.

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Broadening the Horizon

Attendees of the annual Wurdack Research Center field day were able to learn about everything from ticks to timber to wildlife damage management on Friday, Oct. 6. The field day featured several…

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‘A Local Resource’

The Wurdack Research Center is made up of some 1,200 acres – the majority of which includes upland hardwood forest. The rest of those acres are made up of Meramec River bottom soil and provides…

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Making Research Accessible

The University of Missouri 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…

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Playing a Vital Role

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a…

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Virtual Tour of Wurdack Research Center