The University of Missouri Southwest Research Center will host a Field Day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 9, in Mt. Vernon.

This family-focused event will provide visitors with a closer look at the research in progress at the Southwest Research Center and will include presentations and demonstrations on timely topics from agricultural experts.

Other activities will include a pumpkin patch, grass maze, face painting and other fun, agriculture-related learning activities.

The research center is located at 14548 Highway H in Mt. Vernon. For more information, email or visit