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Central Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center Director Named

Dusty Walter named director 

Dusty Walter has been named director of the Central Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC), effective Tuesday, Feb. 1. The Central Missouri REEC is one of the four research, Extension and education centers of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Walter has been the director of…

Expanding Forestry Efforts

CAFNR announces gift to create landowner engagement position in forestry 

Barrels made from Missouri white oak truly represent a 100 percent value-added product from the Show-Me State. From landowners’ woodlands, to master loggers harvesting mature trees, to the manufacturing plants assembling the barrels, white oak woodlands help sustain rural communities across Missouri. And not just white oak but red oak, too, ensures Missouri’s $10 billion forest products economic engine keeps…

After Hours: In Harmony

Hank Stelzer is member of Columbia-based barbershop chorus

Last Saturday, a man who had been singing for less than a year took the stage before a packed ballroom in Jefferson City and performed songs for the crowd in a straw hat, bowtie, and suspenders. That man is state forestry extension specialist for the School of Natural Resources at Mizzou, Hank Stelzer, who has recently become a part of…

Tree Spirited

Two students help Mizzou achieve designation

The Arbor Day foundation, “the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees,” has recently recognized the conservation efforts of Mizzou by honoring the university with the Tree Campus USA designation. By receiving this title, Mizzou joins a growing list of universities around the country that have taken steps to promote “healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the…

A ‘Global Journey’

CAFNR alumnus finds path to success in nation's capital

Bob Dixon will never forget the words from an Allied Corporation official after seeing his research for the first time. “I’ve got money burning holes in my pockets,” the executive said. “How do we sponsor this research at the University of Missouri?” Shortly thereafter Dixon, a soon-to-graduate master’s student in forestry in the spring of 1979, agreed to a contract…

Promoting Environmental Stewardship

MDA Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program rewards responsible stewards

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has always put a strong focus on commending farmers, producers, ranchers and landowners who are good stewards of the resources in their care. The Missouri Agricultural Stewardship Assurance Program was unveiled in 2015 to acknowledge and reward those responsible stewards. MDA has certified nearly 90 farms across the state thus far, including the University of…

Looking Down the Line

CAFNR research team publishes long-term projections of massive forest region with help of climate science center

To Curt Griffin, there was only one person to call. When the Northeast Climate Science Center was forming approximately five years ago, the consortium of universities and institutions needed a member that had a specialty in landscape modeling. Griffin, who works as a professor and department head at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s department of environmental conservation, graduated with both…

Leafy Alliance

Mark Coggeshall and partners bring a tree to market

Mark Coggeshall has brought a new tree to market with the help of a few friends.

A Historic Tree

Mizzou's 175th anniversary tree is a collaboration with CAFNR roots

On a crisp autumn morning, Wayne Lovelace again did what he knows best – plant a tree.

A Voice for Forestry in DC

MU's Shibu Jose appointed to Forestry Research Advisory Council

Shibu Jose, director of The Center for Agroforestry and H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor, was recently appointed to the Forestry Research Advisory Council.