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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.…

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…

Center for Agroforestry to Host Green Lands Blue Waters Conference on Conservation-Based Farming

Green Lands Blue Waters is a regional organization using continuous living cover farming systems, including winter cover crops, deep-rooted perennial crops, pastures and agroforestry, to secure our agricultural and ecological future with productive and verdant farms. The 2016 conference brings a market-based focus to complement innovative, science-based approaches to conservation of soil and water quality. GLBW hosts an annual conference…

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…

Connecting With the Community

More than 3,000 attend Missouri Chestnut Roast at HARC

The Missouri Chestnut Roast celebrated its 10th anniversary with a fun, family-friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. More than 3,000 attended the event, which included tours of HARC, samples of roasted chestnuts, kids’ activities and educational booths and demonstrations. “The…

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…

Agroforestry Symposium a Strong Success

More than 300 people attended the seventh annual Agroforestry Symposium, hosted by University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, held Jan. 28 at the Bond Life Sciences Center on the MU campus. The symposium featured several experts in the field of pollinators and agroforestry, which were the areas of focus for the event – “The Future of Pollinators: Why Agroforestry Matters.”…

Agroforestry Symposium to Focus on Pollinators

Each year, the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry picks an agricultural-related theme for their Agroforestry Symposium. For the seventh symposium, the Center for Agroforestry will focus on pollinators and how agroforestry can assist in bringing their habitat back to life. “Everyone is talking about pollinators,” said Shibu Jose, director of the Center for Agroforestry. “We are losing invaluable habitat.…