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CAFNR showcase at south farm returns after hiatus
Missouri Ag Connection - 09/21/2023

After a three-year hiatus, the CAFNR Showcase at South Farm will return on Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at South Farm, located at 3600 East New Haven Road in Columbia, Missouri.

The CAFNR Showcase is a free, family-friendly event that showcases the many ways agriculture and CAFNR touch the lives of Missourians. Visitors will have the opportunity to:

• Taste the many foods produced by CAFNR programs at the "Taste of CAFNR" tent.

• See animals at the Equine Teaching Facility and the corn maze.

• Earn a free pumpkin by stopping by key stations throughout the event with a passport (for kids 16 and under).

• Learn about agroforestry and Missouri specialty crops at the Missouri Chestnut Roast, which will be held at South Farm for the first time this year.

• Purchase food from Lily's Cantina food truck and Kona Ice.

South Farm is a 1,452-acre research farm that supports the research, outreach, and teaching missions of animal science, plant science, veterinary science, biology, botany, and other disciplines. It is home to the Ag Lime Control Service, the Beef Research and Teaching Farm, the Equine Teaching Facility, the Feed Mill, Missouri Foundation Seed, the Soil Health Assessment Center, and the Swine Research and Teaching Farm, as well as other services and operations.

CAFNR Showcase at South Farm is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about agriculture and the important work that CAFNR is doing to improve the lives of Missourians.

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