The first annual Field Day held at Shealy Farm was a huge (wet) success. We battled out the rain and were able to have visitors tour Shealy Farm and see parts of our current research project in action, on the beautiful morning of June 1.
The morning started off with registration and a quick welcome. Once everyone received the all clear on the rain, our guests were split into two groups. One group was able to hear about the nutrient management, covered cattle feeding, and economic standpoints of the current research project being conducted at Shealy Farm from Alexsis Holmsteadt, Mrs. Busdieker-Jesse and Dr. Phillip Lancaster. The other group listened to Thomas Eggerman, Sarah Harmon, Dr. Will McClain, and Dr. Harley Naumann discuss the ultrasonic sensor, novel endophyte fescue and alternative forages aspect of the project.
“I thought this event was very beneficial. There were several great aspects and ways to learn about grazing fescue. I liked to see what MSU is doing while working with their fescue and see some of their research.” – Mark Green, local cattle producer
“I thought it was really interesting to go to the barn and hear research plan. I’m glad to see the rotational grazing go up. There’s always something new to learn. I’m looking forward to seeing the results they get and it will be interesting to see how it all turns out.” – Keith Stevens, local cattle producer
We want to thank everyone who attended the event and all the staff who helped. We would also like to thank SoMo Farm & Ranch Supply and MFA Farm & Home-Fair Grove for sponsoring breakfast and lunch. We are excited to see the community interest in our research here at the Missouri State University College of Agriculture. More updates on the project will be coming soon!