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An Expanding Enterprise

The art of mushroom forest farming

Agroforestry incorporates trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems. The goal is to create environmental, economic and social benefits across the farm. One of those agroforestry practices is mushroom forest farming, where landowners can generate an extra income – or extra food – through growing their own varieties of mushrooms in a forest farming practice. Gregory Ormsby Mori,…

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…

A Tasty Treat

HARC boasts 65 chestnut cultivars

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! While the chestnut is not as common as other specialty nut and fruit crops grown in the United States, the tasty treat has found a home at the University…

A Signature Event

After a four-year hiatus, the Missouri Chestnut Roast returned to the University of Missouri Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center last year, with more than 1,000 people attending the event. The Missouri Chestnut Roast is the MU Center for Agroforestry’s signature event – and it will return for its 10th anniversary in October. The event will run from 10 a.m. to…

Missouri Chestnut Roast Returns to HARC

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry is bringing back its signature outreach event. The Missouri Chestnut Roast will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin, Mo. The event is free and open to the public and will celebrate Missouri agroforestry farming. “This is a unique opportunity…

6th Annual Agroforestry Symposium

The MU Center for Agroforestry will once again welcome the public to the 6th Annual Agroforestry Symposium on Jan. 8, 2015. The free event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union, located on the MU Campus in Columbia. This year’s theme, “Climate-Smart Agriculture: the Role of Agroforestry,” will feature informational talks on topics about silvopasture, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, development of climate-smart soybeans and restoration agriculture in how trees can help.