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Green Horizons

Volume 9, Number 4
Fall 2005

Calendar of Events

Oct. 29, 2005: 3rd Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast, Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), New Franklin, Mo. The Chestnut Roast is an outreach and educational opportunity featuring guided farm tours of the 660-acre HARC farm, agricultural exhibits and displays, free samples of fresh Missouri roasted chestnuts and childrenís activities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m; free admission. Visit www.centerforagroforestry.org for more information.

Nov. 18-19, 2005: 8th Annual Central Region Woodland Stewardship Conference, National Arbor Day Foundationís Lied Conference Center, Nebraska City, Neb. Landowners will learn how to manage their woodlands and related natural resources using good stewardship principles.

Nov. 28-29, 2005: Missouri Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Conference, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, Mo. Exhibits, educational presentations and speakers. For more information, contact Shelly Sumpter at (660) 263-5702, ext. 113, or by email at shelly. sumpter@maswcd.net.

Jan. 10-11, 2006: Agroforestry Professional Training Workshop, Columbia, Mo. Hosted by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, the workshop is targeted toward professionals working with land and forest owners. Workshop will utilize a new and updated Agroforestry Training Manual designed to facilitate all phases of creating a successful agroforestry practice. For list of topics, see page 7. For additional information, or to receive a registration form by email when it is available, email Julie Rhoads, UMCA Events Coordinator, at rhoadsj@missouri.edu. An informational flyer is available at www.centerforagroforestry.org.

Feb. 1-3, 2006: Missouri Natural Resource Conference, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. Details available at www.mnrc.org

Feb 3-4, 2006: Missouri Nut Growers Association Winter Meeting and Nut Show, Nevada, Missouri. For additional information contact Jerry Van Sambeek at jvansambeek@fs.fed.us

Save the Date!! February 17-19, 2006: Specialty Mushroom Workshop, Columbia, Mo. Hosted by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. Expert speakers, educational presentations and a field tour. For additional information, email Julie Rhoads at rhoadsj@missouri.edu, or call (573) 882-3234. Information and registration form posted soon at www.centerforagroforestry.org.

February 24-25, 2006: Missouri Tree Farm Conference, Columbia, Mo. Themed "Adding Value to Missouriís Forest Products," the conference begins Friday with demonstrations on crop tree management and specialty wood products at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin, Mo. Friday evening will feature an informal landowner show-and-tell. On Saturday expert speakers will share the latest information on identifying new value-added products from Missouriís forests. Information will be posted soon at www.moforest.org.


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