Just a few miles southeast of the MU campus sits a hidden jewel, Bradford Research Center. The Center is a cornucopia of projects that will lead to new opportunities and developments in agriculture.
“Our main thrust is going to be research,” said Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the center.
Whether the research is practical or basic, what is discovered on the property (breeding, genetics, or crop and soil research) will reach farmers to enhance modern practices.
Education is also a key aspect of its success. Many activities and field days are hosted at Bradford that bring the general public out to the center to learn about tomato varieties, native Missouri plants and how to improve quail habitat.
Students from a wide range of degrees work at Bradford to gain hands-on experience with research.