Foremost Dairy Research Center

Foremost Dairy Research Center is at the intersection of traditional hands-on teaching and cutting-edge research. Overall, the Center supports more than 425 cattle, including Holstein and Guernsey breeds. Its work improves the health of dairy herds and the quality of their milk. The funds for the Center’s land were donated by J.C. Penney, along with a herd of prize-winning Guernsey cows.

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Providing Leadership Development Opportunities

The University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy returned in 2017 with a focus on teaching high school students more about the livestock industry. The four-day academy allowed an…

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A Strong Foundation

James Cash Penney – better known as J.C. Penney – always had a passion for agriculture. Most well-known for his department stores across the United States, Penney also had an extensive background…

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri…

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Making Good Management Decisions

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding…

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Virtual Tour of Foremost Dairy Research Center

A Working Farm Run by Students and Faculty

Students get experience in every aspect of running a dairy farm from milking and feeding to waste disposal, breeding and fiscal management.

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A Rural Research Laboratory

Faculty and students conduct research and experiments to determine how to maximize milk output and efficiency while maintaining the health of the herd.

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