Oct. 13 event highlights forestry management, best practices
ERIE, Kan. – Participants can share collective experiences and learn the latest research for the holistic management of Kansas woodlands and related natural resources at the 26th annual Fall Forestry Field Day on Oct. 13 near Erie, Kansas.
The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will be held at River Farms, which is owned by Ted Cambren and family. River Farms showcases examples of more than 32 years of sustainable forestry practices in action that resulted in the harvest of over 319,421 board feet of timber, an 11-acre pecan plantation, and the planting of an additional 40 acres of mixed hardwoods.
Participants will also hear about management options for invasive plants and pests, see a portable sawmill demonstration, tree planting and establishment, and improving wildlife habitat. A historic barn tour and hog roast will round out the day.
The meeting location is 1 ½ miles south of Erie and 1/8 mile west of the intersection of Highway 59 and 120th RD in Neosho County, north side of 120th RD. Field Day signs will be placed at the intersection of Highway 59 and 120th Road.
Registration for the day is $12. Register online at https://fallforestryfieldday21.eventbrite.com. For more information or questions, contact Robert Atchison with the Kansas Forest Service at 785-532-3310.
About the Kansas Forest Service
The Kansas Forest Service is the nation’s fifth oldest state forestry agency. The agency serves rural landowners, communities, rural fire districts, forest and arboriculture industries, and citizens of the state through its Conservation Tree and Shrub Planting, Fire Management, Community Forestry, Rural Forestry, Marketing and Utilization, and Forest Health programs. The Kansas Forest Service state office is located in Manhattan, Kansas, just west of the campus of Kansas State University. The Kansas Forest Service is housed as an independent agency within K-State Research and Extension. The agency receives its direction from a mission statement that reads: “Care of natural resources and service to people through forestry.”
About K-State Research and Extension
K State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county extension offices, experiment fields, area extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K State campus in Manhattan. For more information, visit www.ksre.ksu.edu
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Kansas Forest Service