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A Focus on Community Health and Resilient Food Systems

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 28-30

The annual Agroforestry Symposium returns in 2021 with a focus on community health and resilient food systems. The symposium, led by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Center for Agroforestry, will be completely virtual this year – and free of charge. This is the 12th year of the event and registration is currently open.…

Q&A With Hannah Hemmelgarn

Hemmelgarn is the outreach and education coordinator for the MU Center for Agroforestry

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? As the Center for Agroforestry’s outreach and education coordinator, I develop informational materials like the Agroforestry Podcast and monthly newsletters, and I organize and execute a number of events. The Agroforestry Academy, an annual week-long intensive train-the-trainer program, is one of our most recognized offerings.…

Contributing to Research

Center for Agroforestry looks at research opportunities related to COVID-19 pandemic

For more than 20 years, the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, has served as one of the world’s leading centers contributing to the science underlying agroforestry, which is the science and practice of intensive land-use management combining trees and shrubs with crops or livestock. Agroforestry practices help landowners to diversify products, markets and farm income; improve soil…

A Humble Giver

Doug Allen's gifts have opened the door for unique collaborations

Sarah Lovell officially joined the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in August 2019, as the H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and director of the Center for Agroforestry. Two months later, Lovell, who became just the second individual to hold the endowed chair position after Shibu Jose served eight years in the role, welcomed guests…

A Grand Celebration

CAFNR officially opens Land of the Osages Research Center

The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) celebrated the grand opening of the new Land of the Osages Research Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The center will further research in agroforestry, a sustainability-focused system that combines trees and shrubs with crops — and sometimes livestock — to be managed on the same piece of land…

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…

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…

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 Global Impact

CAFNR is helping develop master's programs for Moscow State University in Russia

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is at the forefront of research and education – and that reach is extending globally. A group from CAFNR is collaborating with the Eurasian Center of Food Security, based out of Moscow State University, to develop two online master’s programs, both focused on food security needs in the Eurasian region. 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…