Friday, October 17, 2014

Forest Farming Workshop Series

Wooded areas are a prominent feature in the county landscape and are often thought of as unprofitable or unusable areas.  This workshop series is designed to offer options and ideas to those landowners looking to improve their forested areas or looking for other innovative ways to use the products that these areas can offer. 

This series of workshops will occur three Tuesday evenings in a row to help you gain more knowledge on forest farming and the opportunities that exists in our forest.  You can choose to come to one or all of them.  Each workshop will start at 6 pm and go until you have had all your questions answered. Light refreshments will be offered.  All workshops are FREE of charge.

Oct. 28th (To be held at the Washington Co. Library lower level)
Improving Your Timber Stand and Harvesting Options
Jeff Dierking from the Missouri Dept. of Conservation as well as a professional forester will be there speaking and to answer your questions.

Nov. 4th (To be held at the Wash. Co Health Department)
Silvopasture Practices: getting the most out of your forest for pasture
Rhonda Devault of Natural Resource & Conservation Service (NRCS) will be speaking on this opportunity.

Nov. 11th (To be held at the Washington Co. Library lower level)
Harvesting Wild Grown Products for Profit and Growing Mushrooms
American Botanicals, a company that buys wild products from individuals, will present and Sharon McCann of McCann Forest Farm will be speaking on growing mushrooms for profit.

If you have any questions, contact Joyce Rainwater, LU Small Farm Outreach Worker at 314-800-4076.  RSVP is kindly requested so enough refreshments and handouts will be available for everyone attending.

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