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PASA Education Event - Ginseng Production for Farm Woodlands

October 14, 2017 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
  Penn State Forest Resources Building
  State College, PA 16803
  [Centre Co]

Date & Time
  Saturday, October 14
  $25 Members
  $35 Non-members
Event Description
Do you have wooded areas on your farm that you'd like to be getting more out of?

Join PASA and Shaver's Creek Nature Center to learn how to cultivate American Ginseng, a high-value medicinal crop on your farm's woodlands. Shaver’s Creek Plant Science Program Director Eric Burkhart will be sharing his extensive knowledge of ginseng and his research into its cultivation.

Topics will include, identification, proper growing conditions, propagation, and management.
Registration will be open from 8/11/2017 to 10/13/2017 at noon.
Speaker & Host Information
Eric Burkhart provides landscape and forest management leadership at Shaver’s Creek and teaches courses for the School of Forest Resources on tree and shrub identification, nonnative invasive plants, and herbaceous forest plants. Eric also conducts research on native plants of economic and conservation importance, such as American ginseng and goldenseal, and offers practical guidance in forest farming, through related workshops and publications. 

His expertise includes: 
(1) identification of Pennsylvania plants, shrubs, trees, and vines
 (2) native plant horticulture and plant husbandry
 (3) economic and folk uses of plants in Pennsylvania and the region
 (4) plant conservation and management policy
 (5) nonnative, invasive plant identification and management
 (6) temperate agroforestry practices (riparian forest buffers, windbreaks, forest farming)
 (7) non-timber forest products (edible/medicinal fungi and plants)
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Lunch cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins. Call (814) 349-9856 x17 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
Footwear suitable for walking in the woods.
Insect repellant, if desired.
Sun or rain gear, as necessary.
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Will food be served?
Yes, lunch is included with the registration fees. The menu has not yet been set.
What if I have food allergies?
After registering, please contact PASA with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Requests made at least two weeks in advance can usually be accommodated.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Dan Dalton at (814) 349-956 x17 or for more information about this event.
Registrant Information

Use the 5-digit Zip Code that you last gave PASA
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If you're a current PASA member, you'll be taken to the final page of registration for this event.
If you're not a current PASA member, you can join through our Annual Giving form or proceed with non-member pricing.

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