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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Wurdack Hosts Annual Field Day

Superintendent Dusty Walter welcomes the crowd at the start of the Field Day. The University of Missouri Wurdack Research Center hosted local producers at their annual Field Day on October 3. The…

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Wurdack hosts annual Ag Ed Day

Hank Stelzer, forestry department chair, and Dusty Walter, superintendent of Wurdack, demonstrate a portable sawmill to the students of Washington High School. The two foresters also spent time…

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What’s Best for Producers

Last year Wurdack Research Center converted pastures into new novel endophyte fescue. Results of the trials will be shared at the Field Day, scheduled for Oct. 3. Rough hair coats, low weight gain,…

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Who’ll Report the Rain?

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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Virtual Tour of Wurdack Research Center