2019 May Edition
From the Great Plains Society of American Foresters’ Officers, Happy May Day!
Note From Editor! – Sorry about the delay in getting one out! It has been a busy year! Remember, if you have anything to add to the calendar please email me!
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
Green Horizons: A Newsletter from the Center for Agroforestry
Check out the latest newsletter at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agforest/index.php
A quick reminder of some other websites:
SAF has a new website at www.eforester.org.
Don’t forget our website www.gpsaf.org!
Coming Events Calendar
May 4: National Star Wars Day! May the Force (Or Forest) Be With You! www.starwars.com
May 12: Mother’s Day. For gift ideas go to https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/mothers-day/g511/mothers-day-gifts/
May 17: National Walnut Day. http://www.nebraskanutgrowers.org/
May 20 – 22: 4th World congress on Agroforestry 2019 – Montpellier, France. More than 1000 delegates and leading keynote speakers from all over the world will contribute to this event. The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the progress of agroforestry science and practice in order to bridge the science-policy gap. Major topics include agroforestry and climate change, food security and nutrition, adoption, and policy, with special attention to vulnerable countries and populations. More information and registration at https://agroforestry2019.cirad.fr/
May 24: Last Day to Register for the 2019 Agroforestry Academy in Columbia, Missouri that will be held July 21-26, 2019. See Attached Flyer!
May 27: Memorial Day
May 29: Learn About composting Day. Learn how to compost at https://www.growandmake.com/learn-about-composting-day/
May 29 – 30: Missouri SAF Spring Meeting/Tour in Kansas City.
June 7-9: Chestnut Growers of America Annual Meeting – Hickory Corners, Michigan. The Chestnut Growers of America 2019 Annual Meeting program will include expertise from around the country addressing invasive pests, marketing, chestnut genetics, and much more. The event will include a cocktail reception, a walking tour of the facility grounds, and optional orchard tours. Registration closes May 31st. For information and registration, visit http://www.chestnutgrowers.org/
June 13 – 15: Comprehensive Elderberry Workshop in Jefferson City, MO. The Comprehensive Elderberry Workshop & Field Tour delivers the best new knowledge on elderberry from expert researchers and successful growers. New Growers Workshop June 13; Workshop and Field Tours June 14-15. Information and registration at: https://www.riverhillsharvest.com/comprehensive-elderberry-workshop.
June 24 – 27: North American Agroforestry Conference in Corvallis, Oregon. The Association for Temperate Agroforestry will convene for the 16th AFTA Biennial Conference, this year focusing on Agroforestry for Sustainable Production and Resilient Landscapes. More information and registration at https://afta2019.org/
July 21 – 26: Annual Agroforestry Academy in Columbia, Missouri. The Agroforestry Academy is a week-long intensive training that includes integrated classroom workshops, multiple farm visits, hands-on demonstrations, and practical on-farm agroforestry planning and design to advance adoption of agroforestry as a cornerstone of productive land use. Scholarships are available for US veterans. More information at http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/academy/2019/RegistrationBrochure.pdf
July 28 -31: Northern Nut Growers Association in Iowa City, Iowa. For More Information Go To: https://nutgrowing.org/nnga-2019-annual-meeting/