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Mizzou Center for Agroforestry to Partner with The Nature Conservancy for USDA-Funded Project

Partnership aimed at helping farmers sequester more carbon, improve water quality, enhance biodiversity, and increase profitability through agroforestry

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry is part of a $64-million, 5-year grant led by The Nature Conservancy for Expanding Agroforestry Production & Markets for Producer Profitability and Climate Stabilization, announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week. The project aims to advance agroforestry in 38 states across the eastern United States and Hawaii, and is funded by…

An Expanding Enterprise

The art of mushroom forest farming

Agroforestry incorporates trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems. The goal is to create environmental, economic and social benefits across the farm. One of those agroforestry practices is mushroom forest farming, where landowners can generate an extra income – or extra food – through growing their own varieties of mushrooms in a forest farming practice. Gregory Ormsby Mori,…