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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.…

A Variety of Agroforestry Research

Missouri Chestnut Roast showcases HARC, agroforestry

The 11th annual Missouri Chestnut Roast not only showcased roasted chestnuts, it showed off the variety of agroforestry research on specialty crops, human health, livestock benefits, wildlife enhancement and environmental protection at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. More than 1,500 people attended the event, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 7. “After a rainy start to…

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…

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…

Missouri Chestnut Roast a Huge Success

More than 1,500 people attend Missouri Chestnut Roast at HARC

NEW FRANKLIN, MO. – A beautiful day brought more than 1,500 people to the Missouri Chestnut Roast at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Missouri Chestnut Roast was last held in 2010. It was revived in 2015 – and offered guests plenty of activities throughout the day. The event is hosted by the University of…

Training for the Future

Agroforestry Academy strong for third straight year

The University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry put together another successful Agroforestry Academy in late July. This is the third year the academy has been offered to individuals interested in learning more about agroforestry. The purpose of the weeklong academy is to show the many opportunities agroforestry offers through classroom work and farm visits. Individuals also took part in a…

A Future for Agroforestry

Shibu Jose takes over as HARC superintendent, in time for Field Day set for Oct. 4

Shibu Jose starts as new superintendent of HARC. He will welcome guests to the center for its annual Field Day, scheduled for Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature educational talks and tours of the center’s research fields.