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Meet the HARC Farm Staff

Kenny Bader

Kenny Bader, B.S.


Research Specialist
Horticulture & Agroforestry Research Center

10 Research Center Rd.
New Franklin, MO 65274
baderk@missouri.edu

Kenny earned an applied science and associate degree in agricultural production from Three River Community College, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Forestry. He began working for the Center for Agroforestry in May of 1998.

He was raised on a farm in southeast Missouri and has a strong background in livestock and grain production, which he applies to several projects at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), including the cattle study and several construction projects. Kenny's responsibilities include gathering data on tree growth and nut production; pruning and fertilizing trees; and working with woody floral, fern, pine straw and alley cropping systems. He also assists with the planting and harvesting of forage studies, and plans to work with the harvesting of cottonwood trees for bio-fuel research and the planting of riparian buffer zones at HARC.

Project Involvement:

  • RPM vs. bare root half-sib trial
  • Bioterrace, alley cropping and FLEP demonstration studies
  • Pitch pine x loblolly pine hybrid study
  • Black walnut study
  • Pitch pine x loblolly pine/ walnut winter forage grazing study
  • Paired watershed projects and alley cropping systems (Greenley Memorial Research Center, Novelty, Mo.)
  • Winter forage stockpile study
  • Grazed watershed studies (benefits of tree buffers in regulating movement of surface and subsurface nitrogen and phosphorus)
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