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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Protecting the Monarch

The monarch butterfly population has seen a steady decline during the past two decades. There are many factors beyond our control, including climate, which negatively impact the monarch population.…

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Growing Agriculture

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes…

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Improving Farm Productivity

COOK STATION, MO. – Guests heard presentations on a variety of agricultural topics during the annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2. More than 60 farmers and producers attended…

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Diving Into Agroforestry Topics

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host two upcoming events at the Wurdack Research Center in Cook Station, Mo. “Introduction to Silvopasture” will run from 3-5:30 p.m. on…

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Virtual Tour of Wurdack Research Center