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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…

Training for the Future

Agroforestry Academy strong for third straight year

The University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry put together another successful Agroforestry Academy in late July. This is the third year the academy has been offered to individuals interested in learning more about agroforestry. The purpose of the weeklong academy is to show the many opportunities agroforestry offers through classroom work and farm visits. Individuals also took part in a…

Forestry Excellence

Jose receives IUFRO and SAF awards

Shibu Jose recently received the Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations and the Barrington Moore Memorial Award from the Society of American Foresters.

Earth-Friendly Leather

Forestry professor helps reduce environmental impact

A University of Missouri School of Natural Resources researcher is helping a Kansas City company improve their new way to reduce the global leather processing industry’s environmental impact.

Agroforestry Academy Wins National Award

An innovative program designed to train the next generation of agroforestry practitioners earned a national award from the USDA. The project, titled Increasing Agroforestry Adoption and Networking in the Midwest through Targeted Professional Development was named the 2012 Paula Ford Professional Development Program Proposal of the Year. The North Central region selects the project that best exemplifies Ford’s contributions and…

Off the Gridiron

Agroforestry experts discuss renewable energy at SEC conference

Two MU School of Natural Resources sustainability experts will be featured at an inaugural SEC energy symposium.

A Nutty Opportunity

Chinese chestnuts are a budding opportunity for Missouri landowners

Chinese chestnuts show potential as a Missouri orchard crop.