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A Focus on Soil Health

Ninth annual Agroforestry Symposium set for Jan. 25

The ninth annual Agroforestry Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, will focus on soil health in diverse cropping systems. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, on the MU campus. The symposium will take place in the Bond Life Sciences Center. It is free and open to the public.…

Celebrating Chestnuts

Missouri Chestnut Roast returns for 11th year

The annual Missouri Chestnut Roast returns in 2017, celebrating many of Missouri’s specialty crops, especially the chestnut. The event is hosted by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), and the School of Natural Resources (SNR). This is the 11th year of the Chestnut Roast, which will run from 10…

Agroforestry Academy Enters Fifth Year

Academy to focus on numerous agroforestry topics

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host its annual Agroforestry Academy from July 23-28 in Columbia, Mo. This is the fifth year of the weeklong, hands-on experience. “The Agroforestry Academy is a very exciting event,” said Mike Gold, interim director of the Center for Agroforestry. “We’ve been able to train nearly 110 individuals over four years from across…

Agroforestry Workshop to Focus on Management

Glade and forest management will be featured

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Center for Agroforestry will host a workshop Saturday, April 29, at the Allen Project Site in Laurie, Mo. The workshop will feature numerous hands-on demonstrations, as well as educational presentations. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a lunch will be served. “In keeping with…

Exploring Medicinal Plants

Eighth annual Agroforestry Symposium a big success

More than 300 guests attended the eighth annual Agroforestry Symposium on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Bond Life Sciences Building on the University of Missouri campus. The symposium, sponsored by the MU Center for Agroforestry, focused on medicinal plants in agroforestry and was titled, “Enhancing Health, Conservation and Livelihoods: Medicinal Plants in Agroforestry.” The symposium was also broadcasted live, reaching…

Agroforestry Symposium to Focus on Medicinal Plants

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will discuss several key dimensions of medicinal plants during its eighth annual Agroforestry Symposium. The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Bond Life Sciences Center on the MU campus. The symposium will feature numerous speakers, as well as a panel of medicinal plant growers…

Filling in the Gaps

MU Center for Agroforestry to train high school teachers on agroforestry curriculum

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry has a major focus on outreach. With its online program, graduate certificate and Agroforestry Academy, the Center for Agroforestry works hard to promote the many facets of agroforestry to a wide audience. One group who the Center for Agroforestry has been researching on how to more efficiently reach is high school students. With…

Reaching Out

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program recently announced several grants and awards. Michael Gold, associate director of the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, along with colleagues Hank Stelzer, chair of the forestry department, and Anna Ball, agricultural education and leadership department professor and chair, received one of six Professional Development Program awards. Gold, Stelzer…

A More Hands-On Approach

The fourth annual University of Missouri Agroforestry Academy will take more of a hands-on approach than in previous years, showcasing the benefits of adopting agroforestry practices on the farm. This year’s academy, sponsored by the MU Center for Agroforestry, will run from July 24-29. Attendees will hear presentations from MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources faculty and other…

Agroforestry Workshop Right Around the Corner

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host an agroforestry workshop on Saturday, April 9. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Allen Research and Education project site, which is east of Laurie, Mo. The workshop will focus on numerous aspects of agroforestry, including mushroom growing, pine straw production and timber management. Alley cropping…