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SUNY Cobleskill Alumna and Current Natural Resources and Environment team with Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Coordinator to speak at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Green Counties Agroforestry Resource Center


Growing profitable crops on forested land

TROY, N.Y. — The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) is pleased to host a “Forest Farming” talk by Tracey Testo from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties Agroforestry Resource Center on Thursday, March 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Town of Brunswick Community Center. Forest Farming describes the integration of agriculture and forestry to create sustainable production of crops in a wooded setting.

Tracey will cover the how, where and why of ginseng production as well as introducing other potential crops for forest growing, including mushrooms, medicinal herbs and ornamentals. This presentation will be of interest to all woodlot and forest owners curious to learn how to increase the productivity of their woodlands while managing trees for harvest, recreation and/or wildlife habitat.

Tracey is a SUNY Cobleskill graduate who grew up in Rensselaer County. In addition to her work as Program Coordinator on the Natural Resources and Environment team with Cornell Cooperative Extension, she is employed part-time on a small farm in Greene County where she is able to pursue her interest and expertise in cultivating vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, and fruit crops. Generous support for this presentation comes from the Robert H. Wentorf Foundation.

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