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Davidson County Center Rowan County Cooperative Extension, 2727 Old Concord Rd A, Salisbury, NC 28146, USA Rowan County Cooperative Extension, 2727 Old Concord Rd A, Salisbury, NC 28146, USA Randolph County Center 4 weeks ago

The Big Dreams, Small Farms series is part of NC Farm School geared to beginning farmers. Each day will have a lecture in the morning, followed by a farm visit in the afternoon. Workshop locations will vary by topic.

* March 13 - Small Ruminants - Rowan County
* April 11 - Pastured Pork - Stanly County
* April 25 - Agritourism - Rowan County
* May 9 - Pastured Poultry - Davidson County
* May 23 - Small Fruit - Cabarrus County
* June 13 - Market Garden - Rowan County

Register online:

Apr 25 Thu

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Description: Alternative Income Streams for Forest Landowners
May 30, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
Moore County Cooperative Extension
Carthage, NC

To Register:

Workshop Fee: $20 (without CFE), $100 (with CFE)

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2019
Questions? Rajan Parajuli

About 60% of the total forestland in North Carolina is owned by non-industrial private forest landowners. While the forest sector is an economic engine in most of the rural regions, timber production is not the primary reason for owning forestland for the majority of family forest landowners. Forests offer several alternative income opportunities for landowners, which are often compatible with their primary objectives of owning forestland, and some of them can be achieved without or with little additional efforts. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region.

Who should attend: professional foresters, resource professionals, Extension agents, and landowners

Program Agenda (Subject to change)
9:00 AM        Introduction and registration (light breakfast)
9:30—10:00 AM    Carbon markets
10:00—10:30 AM    Hunting leases
10:30—10:45 AM    BREAK
10:45—11:15 AM    Pine straw production
11:15—11:45 AM    Conservation easements
11:45—12:30 PM    Lunch (provided)
12:30—1:00 PM    Emerging forest products markets
1:00—1:15 PM    Forest management plan as the first step
1:30—3:30 PM    Field tour (Straw raked property)
3:30 PM    Adjourn
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