Manage Your Small Woodlot for Fun and Income: Alternative Forest Farming Enterprises

A one-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Alfred State College.  Open to the public, the workshop will be of interest to area woodlot owners, students of agriculture and/or natural resource management, and others interested in learning about forest farming enterprises suitable for this area.  Experienced resource persons will guide hands-on learning activities and on-site discussions.  Topics will include 1) tools and techniques for site assessment, 2) shitake mushroom culture, 3) production of ginseng and other medicinal plants, and 4) marketing forest farming products.

Workshop instructors/resource persons:
Louise Buck, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Peter Hobbs, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Cornell University
Ken Mudge, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

This workshop is free to Alfred State students, staff, and faculty; cost for off-campus participants is $20 (lunch included).  To reserve a spot for this workshop, please contact Dr. Matt Harbur, Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Alfred State College, (607) 587-4797or e-mail: HarburMM@alfredstate.edu.