2018 September Edition

2018 September Edition

Better late than never!  Here are a few updates and dates for you to be aware of! Also, the Savanna Institute has MANY Free Webinars coming up!  Check them out in the Calendar section!

Savanna Institute Releases New Book: Perennial Pathways

Perennial Pathways: Planting Tree Crops is filled with all sorts of practical ways to integrate perennial crops on your farm. As a comprehensive, 110-page guidebook to designing and installing farm-scale edible agroforestry, this book is indispensable for new agroforestry farmers throughout the stages of farm startup: from the outset of envisioning into the thick of planting and managing crops. It provides sparks to the imagination and scaffolding for plans to take shape. Throughout, it informs decisions of when to “do it yourself” and when to seek help. The book is available as a free PDF download and also in physical form shipped directly to you for $20 (S&H included). Find the book at www.SavannaInstitute.org

October 3 – 7: Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon – https://www.eforester.org/safconvention  

October 6: 12th Annual Chestnut Roast at MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin, MO from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

October 8: Columbus Day

October 9: Fire Prevention Day

October 9: Nutshell with Tammy and Mark Allen – Operating a Small Sawmill as a Second Income – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: After 20 years in the sawmill business, we have learned how to work smarter, not harder. A sawmill can be a great second income. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.

October 9 – 11: GPSAF Meeting/Great Plains Forestry Gathering in Hays, Kansas.  See Attached Flyer. Don’t forget your silent auction item(s)!

October 9 – 11: 38th Central States Forest Soils Workshop in 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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/38th-central-states-forest-soils-workshop-tickets-47031523553

or contact Dena Anderson at dena.anderson@in.usda.gov

October 10: Managing Shade for Profitable Beef Production 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: http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/events/MingoFarm.pdf or call (573)882-9866

October 12: Forest Farming in Missouri at New Franklin, Missouri. 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 ormsbyg@missouri.edu  or call (573)882-9866

October 13: 2nd Annual White Oak, Wine and Whiskey Tour in Columbia, Missouri The all-day tour by coach bus begins at 8:30 a.m. and toasts the state’s unique contributions to the wine and whiskey industries. Visit two cooperages and a winery. Cost $75 per person, $125 per couple. Registration deadline Sept. 30th. To reserve your spot, go to:

https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/white-oak-whiskey-and-wine-tour

 October 16: Boss’ Day

 October 19: Woodland Management in Missouri at 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 ormsbyg@missouri.edu or call (573)882-9866

 October 23: Nutshell with Jason Fischbach – The Hazelnut Industry in the Upper Midwest: Where are we At? – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.

 October 23: Biochar Workshop – Chadron, NE

Registration for the event can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-biochar-know-it-make-it-use-it-tickets-50278973764. Or https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops#biochar

October 24: Biochar Workshop – Norton, KS

Registration for the event can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-biochar-know-it-make-it-use-it-tickets-50278973764. Or https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops#biochar

October 25: Biochar Workshop – Pratt, KS

Registration for the event can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-biochar-know-it-make-it-use-it-tickets-50278973764. Or https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops#biochar

October 27: Nebraska Forest Festival – Horning State Farm near Plattsmouth, NE https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops#forestfestival

November 4: Daylight Saving (END)

November 6: Election Day

November 6: Nutshell with Tory Dahlhoff – Economic Opportunity and Challenges of Agroforestry for Farmers – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: Learn how members of the panel are trying to work in new cropping systems such as agroforestry into the regional economic development conversation. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.

November 11: Veterans Day

November 20: Nutshell with Eric Wolske: Black Currant Production in the Midwest – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: Black currant production has historically been concentrated in Europe, where it is largely used to supply the juice industry. As the US market continues to look for healthier food and drink options, the black currant provides an incredible healthy, machine-harvested product to meet these consumer demands. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.

November 22: Thanksgiving Day

November 23: Black Friday

November 26: Cyber Monday

November 28 – Dec 2: Eastern Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops#nwfa

December 4: Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems Webinar. 2:00 pm CST Live webinar at www.conservationwebinars.net. 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.

December 4: Nutshell with Mark Shepard: Designing a Silvopasture Polyculture for Hogs – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: For more than 20 years Mark Shepard has been raising grass-fed and chestnut finished hogs in a diverse polyculture system that includes perennial forages available from May to October. From currants, mulberries and cherries, to hazelnuts, apples, and hearty finish on chestnuts. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.

December 7 – 8: 6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering in 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 http://www.savannainstitute.org/perennial-farm-gathering.html

 

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