Missouri State University - Mountain Grove

Fruit Experiment Station

Welcome to the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture. Agriculture faculty are located on both the Springfield and the Mountain Grove campuses.   The Experiment Station is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the Missouri fruit crop industry. Dr. Anson Elliott is the head of the experiment station, Pam Turner is the Administrative Assistant and Leslie Akers is Clerical/Public Education Assistant.

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station conducts plant science research programs as well as advisory programs in commercial fruit crops and public education.  The department conducts the Grape Importation and Certification Program a USDA quarantine site and the Center for Grapevine Biotechnology. 

Undergraduate education includes internships, independent study, selected topics, undergraduate research and courses. Thesis research opportunities for graduate students also are available through the Plant Science Masters Degree Program.

VESTA (Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance) Regional Center of Excellence is a National Science Foundation funded  partnership of two year schools in mid-America providing online courses leading to a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in either enology or viticulture. For detailed information about courses, schedules, faculty, etc. please go to www.vesta-usa.org