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Spring Growers Meeting * March 28, 2015 * RSVP Today!

Spring Growers Meeting * March 28, 2015 * RSVP Today!

The PA-TACF 2015 Spring Growers Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, at Fort Hunter in Harrisburg,PA.

 Cost: $10 at door for lunch

Please RSVP by 3/25/15 or sooner! Email mail@patacf.org or call 814-863-7192.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and donuts. There will be two presentations in the morning, followed by lunch. There will be a final presentation in the afternoon followed by 2 p.m. supply /nut distribution.

Speaker Program

 Jose D. Fuentes, PhD. / Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University/ University Park ~ will speak on the atmospheric impacts surrounding the loss and restoration of the American chestnut.

Thomas J. Hall, PhD. / Plant Pathologist/ Forest Pathologist / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  ~ will provide an overview of  Pennsylvania’s Forest Health Program siting current activities with regard to a variety of insect and disease issues in Pennsylvania and the Northern Region. Special emphasis will be placed on his work genetic conservation of butternut and American beech exhibiting beech scale resistance in an effort to reduce the impact of beech bark

Gary William Micsky /Sustainable Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator, Mercer County Extension ~ will provide an introduction to best practices for growing Chestnuts. Followed by growers panel question and answers.