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Green Horizons

Volume 21, Number 2
Spring 2017

Calendar of Events

Chestnut Growers of America 2017 Annual Meeting
June 9-11 | Carrollton, Ohio
SHARE: Catch up with fellow growers at social events, share tips and resources, and enjoy great food. LEARN: Hear presentations from industry experts, tour the Route 9 Cooperative chestnut packing facility, orchards, nurseries, seedling trials, and more. PARTICIPATE: Vote on CGA business and share your ideas to grow our organization. For more information or to register, visit:

Walnut Council National Meeting
June 11-14 | Courtyard by Marriott, Lafayette, Indiana
Hosted by Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center at Purdue University To register, mail in the enclosed application with a check or register online with a credit card at http://2017walnutcouncil.

Thousand Cankers Disease Research & Management Operational Meeting
June 13-15 | Lafayette, IN
The purpose of the meeting is to receive and review all survey, research and regulatory activity of the impacted states and agencies. A goal is to determine and suggest direction for TCD research, management and regulation. For more information, contact: Phillip T. Marshall at 812- 358-9034 or

North American Agroforestry Conference
June 26-29 | Virginia Tech Squires Student Center, Blacksburg, Virginia
Agroforestry for a Vibrant Future: Connecting People, Creating Livelihoods, Sustaining Places The 15th North American Agroforestry Conference is for agroforestry producers, researchers, educators and those involved with related work in the fields of permaculture and agroecology.

Agroforestry Academy
July 23-28 | Columbia, MO
A week-long training that includes integrated classroom workshops, multiple on-farm visits, hands-on demonstrations and content integration into practical onfarm agroforestry planning and design to advance adoption of agroforestry as a cornerstone of productive land use. For more information, visit:

Managing Your Woodland for Health and Productivity
September 19th, 26th and October 3rd | Eldon, Missouri.
First session will focus on why various tree species grow where they do in the forest, forest health, and where to get online information about your woodland. Second session will give you the knowledge to turn your neglected woodland into a healthy and productive forest. The final session will focus on how you can get the highest price for your timber when it is time to harvest trees and leave a healthy forest for future generations, and how to manage your timber sale tax. Sign up for one or all three sessions. Cost is $25 per person ($30 per couple) for EACH session. To register, contact Patricia Barrett, Miller County Extension Center,, (573) 369-2394.

Wood, Whiskey and Wine Tour
October 28
A fun and informative Mid-Missouri tour that will take attendees from the beginning of a spirit/wine barrel in the woods, through the barrel-making process, and ending with a taste of the coope's and vintner's efforts! For more information, contact Hank Stelzer,, (573) 882-4444.

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