Looking for ways to earn extra money with your forestland? A daylong workshop for landowners and forestry professionals will be held on March 9th at the Robinson Center in Breathitt County, KY. Speakers from the University of Kentucky, Cooperative Extension and Rural Action will discuss woodland management, growing non-timber forest products like mushrooms and ginseng and even beekeeping. The event is free and lunch is provided. For more information, including an agenda and how to RSVP, click below.
Managing Woodlands for Specialty Forest Products
When: Friday, March 9, 2012, 9am to 4:30pm
Who: For Natural Resource Professionals and Forest Landowners
RSVP to Tanner at 740-767-4938 or Jackie at 606-666-2438 x 285.
Workshop Agenda and Activities
9:00-9:15 – Arrival and Welcome
9:15-9:50 – "The Woodland Resource: Managing for Multiple Benefits" presented by Billy Thomas
9:55-10:55 – "Growing American Ginseng and Goldenseal in an Appalachian Hardwood Forest" presented by Tanner Filyaw
11:00 – 12:00 "Producing and Marketing Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms," presented by Dr. Deborah Hill
1:00 – 2:00 "Ramps: Cultivation for Conservation and Profit," presented by Tanner Filyaw
2:05 – 3:05 "Beekeeping 101: Managing Habitats for Bee Forage and Honey Production," presented by Dr. Deborah Hill
3:10-4:10 – "Pawpaw: The Native Fruit of the Appalachian Forest," presented by Dr. Kirk Pomper
4:10-4:30 – Close and Departure
Sponsored by UK Cooperative Extension, Rural Action, US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, MACED and Appalachian Sustainable Development