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This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains ...
This workshop explains how to identify trees that meet your ownership objectives and how to care for them properly once selected. It also descirbes federal and state incentive programs to help offset some of your costs, and demonstrates how to ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
ST. JAMES, Mo. – Cattle producers are invited to attend a field day at the Mingo Farm in St. James to learn how to use natural shade to improve their beef operation. The field day begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Mingo cow-calf ...
- Published: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys begin in Missouri’s hardwood forests. University of Missouri Extension forester Hank Stelzer shared Missouri’s role in wine and spirit production during the recent White Oak, ...
- Published: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
I fondly remember bird hunting with my dad. Clear, crisp autumn days made especially memorable seeing the satisfaction on his face when he “shot a double,” bagging two birds with one shot. Releasing high-quality oak trees from neighboring trees ...
Publications Date: Sept. 30, 2009
Eastern black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) produce high-value, hardwood products and distinctively flavored, edible nuts. The potential for producing two valuable products from the same tree has captured the imagination of tree planters for years.The ...
Publications Date: Sept. 1, 2009
One of the most common questions regarding tax treatment of timber has to do with casualty losses -- the damage, destruction or loss of a property resulting from an identifiable event that is sudden, unexpected or unusual. From a timber investment ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2012
Adult Asian chestnut gall wasp.Photo: Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org Distribution and hostsThe gall wasp, Dryocosumus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, was introduced into North America in 1974 on imported chestnut cuttings. A ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 2017
Oaks are one of the most important and abundant hardwood trees found in Missouri’s forests (Figure 1). Besides producing high-quality wood products, oaks also provide important sources of food and cover for wildlife. Older, mature stands ...
Publications Date: March 15, 2010
Evaluation of the economic aspects of agroforestry provides a basis for estimating financial needs and feasibility, highlights trade-offs between multiple benefits, and monitors economic efficiency. The main technique used in economic analysis is ...
Publications Date: March 15, 2010
Agroforestry is often promoted for its conservation benefits and potential income diversity. However, federal tax incentives may provide the greatest benefit to some landowners. Accordingly, agroforestry tax advantages can also be derived from three ...
The Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri is a group of volunteers that promotes healthy, productive and sustainable forests and trees throughout Missouri through education and advocacy.
Researchers from multiple disciplines, including entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy, animal science and agroforestry, combine research efforts to address an array of issues. Integrated studies of crop, livestock and forestry ...
MCFA is an organization of professionally trained foresters that provide competent forest management advice or assistance to landowners. Each member is self-employed and offers services on a fee or contract basis.
The association serves and promotes the forest products industry of Missouri. MFPA has more than 300 members representing primary and secondary wood industry, supplier and service industries plus loggers and landowners who advocate sustainable ...
Meet the experts
- Kathi Mecham HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST-COMMERCIAL & CPD, CARROLL COUNTY, CPD SALINE COUNTY View Profile
- Lindsey Hethcote AGRONOMY SPECIALIST, CRAWFORD COUNTY View Profile
- Matthew Herring INTERIM REGIONAL DIRECTOR, EAST CENTRAL REGION View Profile
- Patricia Barrett AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SPECIALIST & CPD, MILLER COUNTY View Profile
- Sarah Hultine Massengale COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST & CO-CPD, DENT COUNTY, ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile
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- Terry Halleran AGRONOMY SPECIALIST, HICKORY COUNTY View Profile
- Timothy Baker HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST, DAVIESS COUNTY, EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile
- Todd Lorenz HORTICULTURE/AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST & CPD, COOPER COUNTY, EXTENSION PROFESSIONAL View Profile