We cook omelets, stir-fry vegetables and boil pasta within minutes with the turn of a switch. For much of the world, cooking food is not so simple, and involves first gathering fuel to make fire — and often that fuel source is wood. It’s a problem when that wood is far from home, and when [...]
CAFNR panel discusses strategies to meet global challenges
Two billion. That’s the projected global population growth by 2050. It’s the equivalent of adding more than six times the current U.S. population to the planet. Feeding 9 billon people while conserving natural resources, improving global health and fostering greater equality were a few of the many challenges discussed at the recent Board for International [...]
Integrated cover crops study wins Conservation Innovation Grant
Collectively known as cover crops or green manure, they've been used for years to increase soil productivity.
SNR commencement speaker advises to keep learning
Keep adding to your toolbox of skills and life experiences to be happy and successful in life, said William Ruppert, December commencement speaker at the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources.
Let CAFNR help you decorate for the holiday season
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources offers a variety of specialty holiday decorating items – all benefitting student groups and student learning opportunities. Tiger Garden, CAFNR’s student-run florist, offers holiday decorating services, wreaths, garlands, trees, fresh centerpieces and, of course their most popular item, poinsettias. They charge $30/hour for decorating. Their wreaths, garlands [...]
Is a forest a carbon sink, sequestering more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it emits, thus improving air quality for oxygen breathing organisms? It’s a question University of Missouri forestry professor Steven Pallardy has been exploring for the last several years at Baskett Research and Education Area near Ashland, Mo. The answer could provide insights that [...]