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Green Horizons

Volume 22, Number 2
Spring 2018

Calendar of Events

Forest Farming Grower/ Industry Expo and Training Events
May 19 - 20, 2018 | Kingsport, TN and Duffield, VA | Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers
On May 19, the Forest Farming Grower-Industry Expo and Training event in Kingsport, TN will bring together herb companies, apothecaries, and herbal product makers with experienced and aspiring forest farmers for a day of networking and learning. On May 20, a Forest Farmer Field Day will be held in Duffield, VA. It will include a tour of the Appalachian Harvest herb hub and Ryan Huish's forest medicinals farm, and a discussion on the economics of cultivating forest-grown medicinal herbs. The registration fee for each event is $15. More information at

Nutshell with Harry Hoch Turning Waste into Gold: Brush Chopping Equipment for Agroforestry
May 22, 2018 | Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT | The Savanna Institute
"Nutshells" are live online discussions with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. Limited space is available. Instructions for accessing discussions will be provided upon registration. More information and registration at

Missouri Woodland Steward Workshops
May 30, June 13, Sept.10 and 24, 2018 | 6:30 - 9pm |University of Missouri Extension

On May 30th: Marketing Your Timber, at MU Forage Systems Research Center, 21262 Genoa Road, east of Linneus. For more information, contact the MU Extension Office in Linn County, 660-895-5123 or email by May 25.

On June 13th: Marketing Your Timber, at MU Extension Center in Jefferson County, 301 Third St., Hillsboro. For more information, contact Debi Kelly at 636-797-5391.

On September 10th: Getting to Know Your Woodland, at MU Extension Center in Jefferson County, 301 Third St., Hillsboro. For more information, contact Debi Kelly at 636-797-5391.

On September 24th: Woodland Management, at MU Extension Center in Jefferson County, 301 Third St., Hillsboro. For more information, contact Debi Kelly at 636-797-5391.

All workshops take place from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Cost is $25 per person or $30 per couple.

Farming the Woods: Profitable Agroforestry for Homesteads and Farms
June 4 - 6, 2018 | Craftsbury Common, VT | Sterling College
This 1 CEU course will offer you skills to sustainably care for your woodlot and focus on log-grown mushrooms, tree saps and syrups, and silvopasture (grazing animals in the forest) as three of the best options for both the homestead and farm scale. More information at

6th Annual Agroforestry Training Academy
July 22 - 27, 2018 | Columbia, MO | University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
This week-long intensive training includes hands-on and project-based approaches, field visits and classroom workshops for practical on-farm agroforestry planning and design for farmers, landowners, agriculture and natural resource professionals. Full scholarships are available for women and minorities in Missouri, and veterans throughout the US. Register before May 25. More information at

NAFEX Fruits of the Heartland Conference
July 26 - 28, 2018 | Danville, IL | North American Fruit Explorers
Fruits of the Heartland is a joint conference of the North American Fruit Explorers, the Midwest Fruit Explorers, and the Savanna Institute. The conference will include presentations on growing and marketing fruit, hands-on demonstrations, and farm tours. More information at

Upper-Midwest Silvopasture Workshop
August 3 - 4, 2018 | Spring Grove, Coon Valley, WI | UW-Extension, UMN-Extension
UW and UMN Extension, with the Savanna Institute and the Kickapoo Valley Grazing Initiative will jointly host this silvopasture workshop Friday afternoon and Saturday morning including Nettle Valley Farm and Willow Creek Farm tours, small group experiences, and presentations. Participants can attend one or both days. For more details, contact Diomy Zamora at 612-626-9272 or

Healthy Yards Workshop
August 10, 2018 | 9:00am-4:00pm | MU Extension Center in Greene County
This workshop will take place at the MU Extension Center in Greene County, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield. For more information, contact Kelly McGowan at 417-881-8909 or Cost is $40 per person.

Field Day: Agroforestry and Pollinators
September 25, 2018 | 9:00am-4:00pm | The Savanna Institute and Angelic Organics Learning Center
This field day will focus on production practices to integrate pollinator wildlife habitat with the support of USDA programs. Presentations and field tours will take place at Brattset Family Farm and Feral Farm in Jefferson, WI. More information at

12th Annual Chestnut Roast
October 6, 2018 | 10:00am-2:00pm | MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center
The University of Missouri is celebrating its 20th anniversary at this year's Annual Chestnut Roast. The event includes roasted chestnut samples and sales, tours of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center Farm, chef demonstrations, local craft and food vendors, and activities for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public.

2nd Annual White Oak, Whiskey and Wine Tour
October 13, 2018 | 8:00am-5:00pm | University of Missouri Extension
Spend an October Saturday getting to know one of Missouri's best value-added wood products, from standing tree to finished wine or spirit. Online registration will be available June 1. Cost is $75 per person or $125 per couple. Contact Hank Stelzer at 573-882-4444 or for more information.

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