They’re not blazing a trail of exploration á la Lewis and Clark, but they are keen observers, and their hiking tradition has not only fulfilled their desire to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest, it’s also led to research projects, teaching ideas and forest management strategies.
CAFNR faculty, staff and students explore the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center
Dusty Walter named superintendent at the Hugo Wurdack Research Center and director of natural resources management for CAFNR's out-state research center network
Dusty Walter tapped as the natural resources manager for CAFNR's research center network and superintendent of the Hugo Wurdack Research Center. The Columbia, Mo. native brings creative approaches to integrating agriculture and forestry.
SCAPE challenges the science community
Science Communication and Public Engagement is an organization for graduate students in the science community. The purpose of SCAPE is to provide members with the “tools they need to more effectively communicate their research to each other, their professional community and public,” according to their constitution.
From kernels of inspiration to quarterly reports, empowering farmers and ranchers for success
The average age of an American farmer is 57, and has risen for the past several years. An innovative program led by Professor Randy Westgren and Peter Hofherr, assistant director of the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, works to change that trend by leading new farmers and ranchers to entrepreneurial success.
Tapping nature's sweetness in an unexpected place
Grade A, Missouri maple syrup can be had right here in Boone County. Rich Guyette, professor of forestry at MU, has been harvesting, boiling and bottling the sweet stuff for the last 36 years on his property near the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center.