Virtual Chestnut Roast


A welcome message from Sarah Lovell and Barry Eschenbrenner, co-superintendents of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center

Welcome Message – Shibu Jose, associate dean in the CAFNR Office of Research and director of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station

Welcome Message – Christopher Daubert, CAFNR vice chancellor and dean

Keynote Presentation

Curtis Stone, “The Urban Farmer” from Canada

A Q&A with Curtis Stone

Scavenger Hunt

A virtual scavenger hunt with Ashley Conway, assistant research professor with the Center for Agroforestry

Virtual Chestnut Roast scavenger hunt questions (All of the answers to these questions can be found within our Virtual Chestnut Roast Videos. Fill out the correct answers by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, and you will be entered into a drawing for prizes!)

Field Day Presentations

Mike Gold, research professor in the School of Natural Resources – Chestnut Overview

Patrick Byers, field specialist in horticulture with MU Extension – Elderberry Cultures

Alan Helland, farm owner and manager – Elderberry Production

Ron Revord, assistant research professor in the School of Natural Resources – Pecan Production

Michael Farrell, CEO of The Forest Farmers – Considerations for Starting a Sugaring Operation in Missouri

Interview with Tim and Cheryl Vieth, landowners – Visit to the Sugar Shack

Interview with Allen Marrocco, landowner – Visit to a Wood-Fired Sugar Shack

A visit to the Baskett Research Center Sugar Shack

Ben Knapp, superintendent of the Baskett Research Center – Tapping Trees to Make Maple Syrup

Ben Knapp, superintendent of the Baskett Research Center – Maple Syrup Boiling Process

David Trinklein, adjunct associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences – Growing Better Tomatoes

Liz Harrison, county engagement specialist in nutrition and health education with MU Extension – Nutritional Benefits of Tomatoes

Hickman House Tour

A tour of the historic Hickman House