The following story features recent NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant recipients, Nicola and Daniel Macpherson-Hellmuth and their effort to cultivate black truffles with the help of University of Missouri researcher, Johann Bruhn.
Source: Columbia Missourian, by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
The field doesn’t look like much yet. At the flat top of a hill there is a three-fourths acre patch of grass clumps that have been slathered with limestone powder to alter the soil. Deer have left tracks in the soft dirt.
Ozark Forest Mushrooms co-owner Nicola Macpherson gets excited imagining...Read More
Source: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
June 8th, 2011 by Andy Mason, Director, National Agroforestry Center
Nicola Macpherson knows the benefits of agroforestry. After all, she has the success of her farm, Timber Farms in the Sink, and her business, Ozark Forest Mushrooms, as proof.
“We have a wealth of forestry and trees. It’s just not fields,” Macpherson said of her family-owned farm Timber about three hours outside of St. Louis. “Agroforestry is a great way to utilize your wood, manage your forest and have a business. A lot of locals are woods people. It’s a good business model...Read More