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Greenley Endowment for Agriculture Research

The Greenley Research Center was established when Hortense Greenley donated the 700-acre farm to the University of Missouri. It became a part of the University’s comprehensive out-state research program in 1969 and was dedicated on October 6, 1974. The Center also manages the 350 acre Ross Jones farm in Shelby County, and the 240 acre Grace Greenley farm in Knox County. The major objective of the Center is to evaluate efficient, profitable agriculture production in northern Missouri while emphasizing soil conservation, water quality and energy efficiency. Major agronomic research initiatives include sub-irrigation and drainage management, evaluation of technologies to improve fertilizer efficiency, and implementation of cover crop management. Continuous yield testing of corn, soybean, and winter wheat varieties are also conducted. The Center also maintains a beef herd focusing on synchronized breeding and heifer development. Your support for the Greenley Endowment for Agriculture Research provides educational and operational support for the Greenley Research Center. Support the development of Missouri agriculture.