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Kansas Agroforestry Field Day Set For May 4

The Kansas Agroforestry Field Day Wednesday, May 4 will be held in Corning. Topics will include bioforestry for energy production, managing timber and livestock, windbreak benefits for livestock operations, tree health issues, and riparian forests along waterways. The afternoon session will include hands on pruning and thinning techniques, and will include a visit to the Melvin Tree Farm, along Vermillion Creek in northern Pottawattamie County. Ken Melvin began planting Burr Oak and Black Walnut trees some fifteen years ago in efforts to alleviate soil runoff from flooding. Details are available online at www.kansasforests.org, or by calling 785-532-3300.

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