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Joining a Prestigious Organization

Shibu Jose selected as 2020 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

Growing up on a small agroforestry farm in India, Shibu Jose found an interest in the land management practice, which combines both agriculture and forestry, at an early age. That interest in agroforestry morphed into a passion as Jose began his bachelor’s degree in forestry at Kerala Agricultural University in Kerala, India. Jose, now the associate dean in the CAFNR…

Expanding Their Horizons

Three SNR PhD students funded through NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships (NNF) Grants Program

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR) offers a premier PhD program in forest resources. The new program, supported by SNR and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships (NNF) Grants Program, offers students an opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies focused…

Research Center Magazine: ‘The Cheesecake of Fruit’

HARC looking to help the pawpaw industry through research and outreach

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! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Annonaceae is a botanical family, often referred to as the custard apple family, made up primarily of…

Great Wines and Whiskey Begin in Missouri White Oak Forests

Missouri rolls out the barrels for spirits industry

Many of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys begin in Missouri’s hardwood forests. University of Missouri Extension forester Hank Stelzer shared Missouri’s role in wine and spirit production during the recent White Oak, Whiskey & Wine tour. Due to popular demand and positive reviews, Stelzer plans to make it an annual event. Tourgoers visited the Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area at…

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…

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…

Fuel For Thought

CAFNR researcher co-edits book on biomass, biofuels to help centralize knowledge on growing topic

Having edited or co-edited seven books previously, Shibu Jose is no stranger to the process of gathering information from a variety of fellow researchers in the field of agroforestry. His most recent collaborative effort, though, provided a different experience than the rest. For one, the book, “Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution,” provides a comprehensive academic…

As Heard on Insight: Wood Chips and CAFNR

Forestry faculty members help MU's power plant go green

With wood chips and a little help from CAFNR, a new process at the MU Power Plant could shrink the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by almost 50 percent by 2018.

A Wish Granted

Ghana native able to pursue doctorate degree through endowment three decades in making

Of all the spots on the University of Missouri campus, the favorite of Lizzie Obeng is a bench in front of the Agriculture Building on the corner of Hitt and Rollins streets. The perch provides a great place to people watch regardless of the weather. On warm summer days  — perhaps between sips of a strawberry smoothie from Infusion coffee shop…

Improving Farm Productivity

Wurdack Research Center Field Day covers numerous agricultural topics

COOK STATION, MO. – Guests heard presentations on a variety of agricultural topics during the annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2. More than 60 farmers and producers attended the event. “I’ve hoped we could raise the attendance, but for the past several years we’ve been relatively consistent with 60 to 70 producers,” Superintendent Dusty Walter said.…