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June 21, 2012 Volume 33, No. 33

CAFNR research center offering free tours

A field day featuring agroforestry and horticulture is happening 9 a.m.–4 p.m. June 30 at MU’s Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, 10 Research Center Road in New Franklin.

 The 665-acre center will offer two tours throughout the day. The first tour offers seven presentations on nut and fruit trees, small fruits, mushrooms and wine grapes. The second tour features shade tolerance trials of warm-season grasses for forages in alley cropping systems and water quality and biomass research.  

Tours of one of the oldest standing brick homes in Missouri, the Hickman House built in 1819, will also be available. The home sits atop a hill at HARC.

All tours are free and open to the public. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

For more information, email Nancy Bishop at or call 660-848-2268.