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Green Horizons

Volume 23, Number 3
Fall 2019

Calendar of Events

Walnut Council Fall 2019 Field Day

October 19, 2019 | 8:45am - 4:00pm | Mockingbird Hill Tree Farm, Jefferson City, MO

Topics at this year's Walnut Council Fall Field Day will include crop tree release, Timber Stand Improvement, corrective pruning, using dendrometers, and managing toxic fescue. To register, go to or call Fred Crouse at (573)489-6226. See page 5 of this Green Horizons issue for more information.

Land of the Osages Research Center Grand Opening

October 29, 2019 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Center for Agroforestry | 30118 Old 8 Rd, Gravois Mills, MO

The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Research Centers spread throughout the state, each with a focus on providing region-specific research and information. CAFNR will add to that system with the grand opening of the Land of the Osages Research Center. It's the first new Research Center in CAFNR's system in more than 30 years. This Center is funded by a donor's estate gift. He wished to build a partnership between the Osage Nation and agroforestry. CAFNR is thrilled that Chief Standing Bear and many other leaders from the Osage Nation will be joining us for the Grand Opening of the Center, which will feature more information about the partnership and agroforestry research. Please register at events to attend the morning ceremonies and lunch. A field day will follow.

Arkansas Association of Grape Growers Annual Conference

November 1, 2019 | Fayetteville, AR

The Arkansas Association of Grape Growers (AAGG) will host an annual Conference, Trade Show and Reception in Fayetteville, AR on Friday, November 1st. We have an array of speakers for this workshop to give updates on promoting our grape and wine industries, table and wine grape production, grapevine pest and disease management, liability issues in vineyards, diversifying vineyard operations, and using technology in vineyards. More information at

2019 Perennial Farm Gathering

December 6 and 7, 2019 | Savanna Institute | Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, IA

This year's PFG will feature keynote speaker Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin (President and CEO of Regenerative Agriculture Alliance), panels and workshops with Midwest agroforestry experts, perennial food and beverage tastings, and the ever-popular 5-minute Nutshell Show & Tell talks, which are open to all attendees. Other featured speakers include Eliza Greenman, Terry Durham, Tom Wahl, Mike Lilja, Thelma Heidel-Baker, Paul Dietmann, Susan Erem, Greg Padget, Dayna Burtness, Jason Fischbach, and Kevin Wolz. More information and registration is available at

Native Plants for Pollinators, Livestock, & Prairie Strips within Row Crops

November 9, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | Grow Native! | Bradford Research Center, Columbia, MO

During this day-long workshop, five experts will present information on how native plants provide benefits to farm revenues, livestock health, pollinators, wildlife, water quality, and more. The day-long event will also feature information on specific NRCS cost-share programs to which attendees may apply to help offset the cost of incorporating natives into their agricultural or land management practices, and a session on invasive plant control. In addition, this workshop offers five Certified Crop Advisor CEUs. To register, visit or call 888-843-6739.

Pasture Walk and Producer Field Day

November 9, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Center for Agroforestry | RRR Ranc, Subiaco, AR

During this informative field day, practitioners and natural resources professionals will share their expertise, including Rennie Reynolds (RRR Ranch), Robert Harper (University of AR Extension), Christine Nieman (USDA ARS), Brett Peshet (Green Cover Seeds), and Tom White (Golden Oak Forestry). Participants will have a chance to tour areas in various stages of silvopasture establishment, and learn how timber, forages, and livestock are managed together in an integrated system. For more information and registration, contact Gregory Ormsby Mori at or (573)882-9866.

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