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Meet the UMCA Faculty and Staff

Michael Gold

Hannah Hemmelgarn, M.S.


Education Program Coordinator, UMCA.

(573) 864-7506 cell
(573) 882-8321 office
hemmelgarnh@missouri.edu

Education

  • BA Anthropology – Sociology, Truman State University (2009)
  • MS Natural Resources – Agroforestry, University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (2017)
    • Thesis: Agroforestry Education for High School Agriculture Science: A Case Study of Novel Content Implementation

Professional Training

  • Permaculture Design Certification
    • The Possibility Alliance, LaPlata, MO (2009)
  • Environmental Educator Certification
    • University of Minnesota, Duluth (2015)

Outreach

Co-editor, Action in Agroforestry Newsletter, and Green Horizons Newsletter

Missouri Agroforestry Teacher Workshops for High School Agriculture

Current Grants

  • Missouri Agroforestry Summer Institutes: High School Educator Training for Curriculum Delivery. PI: Gold; Co-PIs: Ball, Stelzer; Hemmelgarn. Funding Source: USDA NCR SARE PDP. Amount Received: $70,335. Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2019
  • Engaging and Empowering Urban Youth through Schoolyard Habitat Restoration and Conservation Education- An Innovative Middle School Program. PI: Li; Co-PI: Hemmelgarn. Funding Source: Prairie Fork Conservation Area. Amount Received: $9,800. Dates: 8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019
  • Natural Resources Career Academy: A Summer Residential and Experiential Course for Missouri High School Students. PI: Li; Co-PI: Hemmelgarn. Funding Source: Prairie Fork Conservation Area. Amount Received: $14,500. Dates: 8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019
  • Agroforestry and Specialty Crop Development for Resource Stewardship, Livelihoods and Vibrant Communities across Missouri. PI: Gold; Co-PIs: Cai, Ormsby-Mori, Hemmelgarn. Funding Source: Missouri NRCS Training and Demonstration Grant. Amount Received: $26,717 (year one of three). Dates: 9/15/2018 – 9/30/2021

Honors and Awards

  • Student Teaching as Research (STAR) Award (2016)
    • The Agroforestry Teacher Training Outcomes Assessment
    • University of Missouri School of Natural Resources
  • Mizzou Advantage Graduate Student Travel Award (2016)
    • Travel to Alberta, Canada for International Union of Forest Researchers Conference
    • University of Missouri
  • Paula Ford Professional Development Program Proposal of the Year Award (2016)
    • Grant proposal: Missouri Agroforestry Summer Institutes: High School Educator Training for Curriculum Delivery
    • USDA North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Research Presentations

    • Hemmelgarn, H.L. 2016. An Experiential Approach to Agroforestry Education: High School Educator Professional Development. International Union of Forest Researchers Extension and Knowledge Exchange Conference, Kenora, Ontario, Canada, September 27, 2016.
    • Hemmelgarn, H.L. 2017. Agroforestry Education for High School Agricultural Educators: A Case Study of Content Implementation. North American Agroforestry Conference, Blacksburg, VA, June 27, 2017.
    • Hemmelgarn, H.L. 2017. Agroforestry for High School Agricultural Educators: Curriculum Input to Classroom Implementation. Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM, November 17, 2017.
    • Hemmelgarn, H.L. 2018. Agroforestry Education for High School Agricultural Educators: A Case Study of Content Implementation. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Our Farms Our Futures National Conference, St.Louis, MO, April 4, 2018.
    • Hemmelgarn, H.L. 2018. Agroforestry Education for Missouri High School Agriculture Science: A Case Study of Novel Content Implementation. Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference, Oahu, HI, July 28, 2018.
    • Hemmelgarn, H.L. 2018. Agroforestry Applications for Life Sciences. Missouri Environmental Education Association Conference, Columbia, MO, November 2, 2018.

Publications

    • Hemmelgarn, H.L.; Gold, M.A. 2018. Agroforestry Education for High School Agriculture Science. Agroforestry Systems. In review
    • Hemmelgarn, H.L., Ball, A.L. 2018. Novel Content Implementation Process: A Case Study in Missouri. Journal of Agricultural Education. In preparation

Professional memberships

  • Conservation Federation of Missouri
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA)
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