Land of the Osages Research Center

Located near Laurie, Missouri, on a western edge of Lake of the Ozarks, the Land of the Osages Research Center (LORC) is a landscape rich in history and ecological diversity. The naming recognizes the Osage Nation history associated with lands in Missouri. A primary goal of land management at LORC will be the demonstration and research of agroforestry practices that simultaneously offer economically viable solutions for small farms while enhancing the quality of the landscape through stewardship and conservation. The Center naming and land management strategies will provide us with a unique opportunity to connect with Ozark communities and the Osage Nation.

Acreage: 500+

Contact

Sarah Lovell
Co-Superintendent, Land of the Osages Research Center
H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor, School of Natural Resources
Director, Center for Agroforestry
302C ABNR
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-9423
slovell@missouri.edu

Dusty Walter
Co-Superintendent, Land of the Osages Research Center
Director, Natural Resources Management, Office of Research
Superintendent, Wurdack Research Center
2-44 Ag Building
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-7991
walterw@missouri.edu