Farming Magazine - February, 2012

NEW YORK FARM SHOW

Free Forestry Programs!

The New York Forest Owners Association, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will present a series of free forestry programs at the New York Farm Show.

Landowners who own woodland as part of their property can get information on many subjects that will help them enhance the value of their woodlots for timber, wildlife, and recreation.

Seminars consisting of eight different subjects during the three-day farm show will be held in the Arts and Home Center Building in the Somerset Room.

Subjects

Wildlife Concerns

  • Leasing Your Woodlands
  • Deer Management Plan for New York State
  • Best Practices for Improving Timber Value
  • Woodlot Firewood, Selling Timber
  • Information Availability
  • Timber Value Market Present and Future
  • Natural Gas Drilling Update

People are free to attend any or all of the seminars that interest them.

There will also be a joint New York Forest Owners Association, NYSDEC, CCE and SUNY ESF Forestry Information Booth, I55, in the International Food Building each day of the Farm Show. Before or after the seminar presentations, people can go to the booth and talk with knowledgeable association volunteers, DEC service foresters, CCE extension foresters and with Master Forest Owner volunteers.

Free information (brochures, publications, people, organizations, and resources) will be available at the booth. People can sign up for more information or for a free visit to their woodlot.

For further information, contact Jamie Christensen at 315-472-5323 or kchriste@twcny.rr.com; and Rich Taber at rbt44@cornell.edu.

Daily Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 23

1 p.m.

An Introduction to Silvopasturing, and Its Benefits to Land, Livestock and People

Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County

2 p.m.

What Woodland Owners Need to Know About Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Rebecca Hargrave, Extension Educator, Horticulture and Natural Resources, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County