south farm research center

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back TIM REINBOTT from the University  of Missouri's South Farm Research Center. Tim tells us about the 11th annual South Farm Showcase, a free, family-friendly event happening September 30th in Columbia. Tim says the highlight this year will be the "taste of Mizzou." That means plenty of Tiger Stripe ice cream and honey from South Farm beehives. September 22, 2017

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During the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, spectators will turn their eyes upward to see the moon pass in front of the sun.

But many Midwest scientists will turn their eyes and cameras to the plants and animals here on the ground. And they're not sure what will happen.

“It's never really been studied systematically,” says Angela Speck, director of astronomy at the University of Missouri Columbia. “We have ideas about: Is this an illumination thing? The amount of light they’re receiving goes down. Is that what it is? Is it a temperature effect? Is it all of that?”