HARC is the primary research site for the University of Missouri Center for
Agroforestry. This 660-acre farm opened in 1953, incorporated a major
agroforestry dimension in 1993, and includes several experimental fruit and nut
orchards; forest farming, riparian buffer and silvopasture demonstrations;
forage shade trials; greenhouses; a flood tolerance laboratory; five lakes and
ponds and one of Missouri's oldest brick homes, the 1819 Thomas Hickman House.