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Fall Field Day to Showcase Working Forestry Management
Kansas Ag Connection - 09/21/2021

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.

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 1/2 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.


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