If you would like to submit an event for the Community Calendar

please email the information to events@kmzu.com, fax it to (660) 542-0420,

or mail it to: 102 N. Mason • Carrollton, MO 64633

Please send submissions two weeks before event to ensure they are included on the calendar.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Wurdack Research Center Virtual Field Day: Wurdack to Offer Virtual Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2

October 2

Free

Wurdack Research Center Virtual Field Day: Wurdack to Offer Virtual Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2

 

Each year, the Wurdack Research Center, located in Cook Station, Mo., opens its doors to the public to share research findings and information related to agriculture and natural resources during its field day. This year is going to look a little bit different.

 

Instead of offering an in-person event, Wurdack will go virtual this year, along with the rest of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers. Wurdack will offer a handful of online, prerecorded presentations that will be available via the Center’s website and Facebook page. The virtual field day will be held on Friday, Oct. 2.

 

“The face-to-face interaction is a key part of our mission, and we really value the back-and-forth discussions that occur during our annual field day,” said Dusty Walter, superintendent of the Wurdack Research Center. “We will definitely miss that interaction during our virtual event. While the virtual presentations are not exactly the same, we thought an online offering would at least allow us to share the important information that our local producers use in their operations.”

 

The Center is still finalizing its speaker list, and plans on featuring timely topics related to agriculture and natural resources. During the virtual offering, the hope is to include a few familiar speakers from the in-person event, and maybe a few that the Wurdack audience hasn’t seen. Topics could change as the virtual field day approaches as well.

 

“CAFNR has an incredibly strong group of researchers, many of whom have projects at the Wurdack Research Center,” Walter said. “We plan on sharing information about some of those projects, as well as other research taking place throughout the college.”

 

Individuals can find the presentations beginning around 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, on the Wurdack Research Center Facebook page (facebook.com/mizzouwurdackresearchcenter/). Presentations will be posted throughout the morning. The videos will also be posted on a special webpage (wurdack.missouri.edu/field-day/) on the Wurdack website.

 

“We have a lot of important and relevant information to share, and our virtual field day will allow us to do that,” Walter said. “We encourage interested individuals to tune in and reach out with any questions. Our focus is to be an interactive and timely resource for our region.”

 

Instead of offering an in-person event, Wurdack will go virtual this year, along with the rest of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers. Wurdack will offer a handful of online, prerecorded presentations that will be available via the Center’s website and Facebook page. The virtual field day will be held on Friday, Oct. 2.