Hank Stelzer, associate professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) was awarded the SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Program award. This award gives faculty from one SEC institution the opportunity to travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research.
Stelzer was awarded $2,500 and travel for this year should take place by July 1, 2022.
He will be working with the University of Kentucky’s Forestry Extension team. Stelzer will be developing a social media campaign and supporting education resources to increase landowner awareness in the sustainable management of white oak forests and white oak timber assets in the Central Hardwood Region. This work aligns with the White Oak Initiative.