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Green Horizons

Volume 22, Number 3
Fall 2018

Calendar of Events

Agroforestry in Action Webinar: Olive, Poultry, and Wild Asparagus

September 19, 2018 | 11:00am CST | Live at

Adolfo Rosati, of the Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Fruit in Rome, Italy will give a public online presentation "Olive, Poultry, and Wild Asparagus: Integrated Agroforestry Systems for Mediterranean Climates". To register, visit

Native Medcinal Plant Conservation Forest Farming Tour

September 22, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:00pm | United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio

Participants will see wild populations of at-rist native herbs such as goldenseal, ginseng, and others. Learn about efforts to conserve at-risk plants and see demonstrations on how to grow them in your woodlands. Free and open to the public. More info at

Pecan 101 Workshop

September 25, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium in Ardmore, OK

Learn basic management skills to be a successful pecan orchard farmer. $25 to attend, includes lunch. More information at

Nutshell Discussion with Dan Shepherd on Marketing Pecans

September 25, 2018 | 6 pm CST | Online even from the Savanna Institute

Harvest processing and marketing pecans at Pecan Valley: a talk about quality and packaging to get the most out of what you've raised. "Nutshells" are free online discussions. Register at

Agroforestry for Pollinators Field Day

September 25, 2018 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Feral Farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin

Angelic Organics and the Savanna Institute will host this educational field day focusing on pollinator habitat on farms using USDA programs for financial assistance to plant, with production practices such as agroforestry. $20 to attend, free to Upper Midwest CRAFT and Savanna Institute members. Register:

11th Annual Private Lands Partners Day

October 2-4, 2018 | Partners for Conservation | BassPro White River Conference Center, Springfield, MO

This event brings together private landowner leaders and public partners to share expereinces with cooperative efforts to conserve rural working landscapes for people and nature, highlighting collaborative and public-private partnership conservation efforts. More info:

Wurdack Farm Producer Field Day

October 5, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Wurdack Research Center farm Cook Station, MO

Learn about agroforestry and forestry activities at Wurdack Research Center farm during this morning event. For more information, contact Dusty Walter at

Lancaster Kernza and Silvopasture Field Day

October 5, 2018 | 9:45am-1:00pm | Lancaster Agricultural Research Station in Lancaster, Wisconsin

October 5, 2018 | 9:45am - 1:00pm | Lancaster Agricultural Research Station in in Lancaster, Wisconsin

Field day highlighting innovative grazing practices: managed grazing with Kernza, a perennial grain and forage crop, with trees managed in pasture (silvopasture). Free and open to the public. More info: or call (608)723-2580

Missouri Walnut Council Fall Event

October 5-6, 2018 | Mt. Vernon, Richey & Pierce City, Missouri

The Missouri Chapter of the Walnut Council's fall field days and business meeting is an opportunity to learn and discuss seeding and management options for black walnut and other fine hardwoods with landowners, foresters, and industry representatives. $20 for members, $30 for non-members both days, plus some meals. For more information and registration, contact

2018 Chestnut Roast Festival

October 6, 2018 | 10:00am-4:00pm | Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin, MO

Celebrate the Center for Agroforestry's 20th anniversary with HARC farm tours, educational speakers and demonstrations, native plants, trees, food, and craft vendors, live music, and kids activities. More information and a complete schedule at

Nutshell Discussion with Mark and Tammy Allen: Small Sawmill as a Second Income

October 9, 2018 | 6pm CST | Online event from the Savanna Institute

Tammy and Mark Allen will share about their 20 years of experience operating a small sawmill as a second income. This online discussion is free and open to the public. Register at

38th Central States Forest Soils Workshop

October 9-11, 2018 | Indiana Association of Professional Soil Classifiers | Van Buren, MO

Forestry and soils professionals will discuss the interaction of their fields and how to improve both, plus networking for forest products, management, and economics. More information at or contact Dena Anderson at

Managing Shade for Profitable Beef Production

October 10, 2018 | 2:00pm - 5:30pm | Tomazi-Mingo farm in Saint James, Missouri

Tour operation utilizing natural shade in rotationally grazed paddocks, learn about managing forages, timber, and livestock in an integrated system, plus livestock genetics and portable breeding barn demonstration. $10 includes hot dinner. More information: or call (573)882-9866

Forest Farming in Missouri

October 12, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | HARC farm in New Franklin, MO

This workshop, which will cover basic forest farming principles for growing mushrooms, medicinals, edible and decorative floral products, is available free of charge for natural resource and agricultural service providers and educators. For more information, contact Gregory Ormsby-Mori at or call (573)882-9866

Woodland Management in Missouri

October 19, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Wurdack Research Center, Cook Station, Missouri

This workshop is available free of charge to natural resource and agricultural service providers and educators. For participating extension personnel, travel costs are covered. More information and to register, contact Gregory Ormsby-Mori at or call (573)882-9866

2018 Annual Missouri Forage & Grassland Council Conference

October 29-30, 2018 | Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Jefferson City, Missouri

This year's MFGC conference features speakers addressing profitable, multispecies grazing, genetics, and networking. Complete agenda and registration available at

Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems

December 4, 2018 | 2:00pm CST | Live webinar at

This webinar presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will feature Bart Lawrence, USDA Forester, and Richard Straight, USDA National Agroforestry Center Technology Transfer Leader, who will share how trees and shrubs can provide benefits for organic systems.

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

December 7-8, 2018 | Savanna Institute | Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison, Wisconsin

If you're interested in perennial crops and pastured livestock, come learn what farmers, scientists, and others are discovering - what's working and what needs more work. More information and registration at

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