Green Horizons Newsletter - AgEBB

Green Horizons

Volume 9, Number 4
Fall 2005

Center begins new series of trainings for professionals

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry is expanding the depth and reach of its training program, beginning in Jan. 2006, as part of an ongoing commitment to increase the knowledge and adoption of agroforestry practices across Missouri and the Midwest.

The Center earned a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program grant to fund a series of agroforestry trainings geared toward a targeted audience: individuals from state and government federal agencies, University Extension personnel, and non-pro.t and professional organizations dealing with issues that directly impact landowners and their management of forests and farms.

The first training event funded through the SARE Professional Development Program is Jan. 10 and 11, 2006, in Columbia, Mo.

Agroforestry Professional Training Workshop
Jan. 10 - 11, 2006 Columbia, Mo.

  • Targeted toward professionals working with land and forest owners
  • Utilizes new and updated Agroforestry Training Manual designed to facilitate all phases of creating a successful agroforestry practice
  • Topics Include: Comprehensive presentations on the latest science in support of agroforestry
  • Assisting landowners with budgeting/ planning for agroforestry practices and marketing the products they grow
  • Designing agroforestry for wildlife habitat management
  • Opportunities to develop networks between various resource agencies
  • Public policy and institutional barriers affecting agroforestry
  • Case study to practice agroforestry design and encourage collaborative agency efforts

    For additional information, or to receive a registration form by email when it is available, email Julie Rhoads, UMCA Events Coordinator, at An informational flyer is available at, with a registration form online soon.

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