What is Forest Farming?
Forestry & Natural Resource Management Laboratory
College of Agriculture, Environmental, and Human Sciences at Lincoln University
Forestry & Natural Resource Management Program
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
― Chinese proverb
The Forest Resource Management Laboratory at Lincoln University conducts research and evaluates forest farming and forest management practices in Missouri and the broader midwestern forested landscapes. Our objective is to provide information on how to best manage forests to provide income for small farms.
We are exploring how different forest management practices can support a variety of forest plants for small scale production
Alley Cropping Trials
In partnership for developing climate smart commodities, we are monitoring the carbon sequestration and production potential of novel alley cropping systems
& Soil Health
We have several projects to quantify the connections between soil health and plant productivity in organic agriculture systems
In addition to research, our lab collaborates with universities, private companies, government organizations, and nonprofits in a variety of outreach projects to improve agriculture sustainability and profitability.
We engage in a variety of outreach and educational activities for agroforestry, forest management, and forest farming.
Learn how to inoculate your own mushroom logs and produce quality mushrooms in your woods.
We are happy to visit your farm and help brainstorm ways to integrate agroforestry into your operation.
We have a variety of informational and educational materials. More to come!