Featured: 2016 Wurdack Research Center Field Day

The annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day is set for Friday, Oct. 7. Tours will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a free lunch set to begin at noon.
The annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day is set for Friday, Oct. 7. Tours will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a free lunch set to begin at noon.

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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Managing Forests and Timber

The Wurdack Research Center, in Cook Station, Mo., has nearly 1,200 acres, 260 of which are pastures and forage production fields. The rest of the acreage is made up of upland hardwood forest.…

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An Unusual Month

Tony Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, had one word to describe the rather hot and dry month of June: unusual. “When you have a strong El Niño like we did this…

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Advocating for Pollinators

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers continue to be advocates for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Thirteen Research…

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Diving Deep Into Research

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to shrimp. The…

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Virtual Tour of Wurdack Research Center