Virtual Field Day

Welcome

Welcome Message – Reagan Bluel, interim superintendent of the Southwest Research Center

Welcome Message – Shibu Jose, associate dean in the CAFNR Office of Research and director of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station

Welcome Message – Christopher Daubert, CAFNR vice chancellor and dean

Field Day Presentations

Do Your Feeders Deserve a Premium? – Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock with MU Extension

Native Warm Season Grasses: Establishment Tips – Tim Schnakenberg, field specialist in agronomy with MU Extension

Native Warm Season Grasses: Worth a Second Look – Tim Schnakenberg, field specialist in agronomy with MU Extension

Growing Blackberry Production and Sales in Missouri – Patrick Byers, field specialist in horticulture with MU Extension

The Elderberry Story – Andy Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences

The Black Walnut Story – Andy Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences

Sexed Semen: Costs, Benefits, and Systems for Successful Application – Jordan Thomas, assistant Extension professor in the Division of Animal Sciences

Stocker Cattle Research in Missouri – Eric Bailey, assistant professor in the Division of Animal Sciences and state beef Extension specialist

7 & 7 Synch: A New Protocol for Synchronization of Estrus Among Beef Cows Prior to Fixed-Time AI with Conventional or Sex-Sorted Semen – Carson Andersen, graduate research assistant in the Division of Animal Sciences

Market Outlook for Cattle – Scott Brown, director of strategic partnerships for CAFNR and associate extension professor of agricultural and applied economics

Market Outlook for Corn and Soybeans – Pat Westhoff, Cowden Professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)

Trade and Farm Policy – Seth Meyer, research professor of agricultural and applied economics and associate director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)

Economics of Industrial Hemp in Missouri – Joe Horner, Extension specialist in the Division of Applied Social Sciences

Agriculture & Greenhouse Gases – Ray Massey, Extension professor of agricultural and applied economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences