Join ForestHER NC landowners, natural resource professionals, and others for the second of four interactive webinars about protecting your woodlands! This webinar will focus on non-timber income and agritourism.
Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist-NCSU
Presentation: Introduction to Forest Farming Botanicals.
Description: Many popular medicinal herbs are native to NC forests, but their populations are at risk from habitat loss and over-harvesting. As consumer awareness rises so does the demand for forest-farmed woodland botanicals. Might this be a fit for your forest?
Lisa Hartrick, Assistant Forest Supervisor Bladen Lakes State Forest- North Carolina Forest Service
Presentation: Pine Straw as Revenue: Strategy of Bladen Lakes State Forest
Description: Non-timber products, like pine straw, can provide periodic income. This presentation will introduce participants on how the State Forest sells pine straw, and discuss what a straw stand should look like.
Annie Baggett, Agribusiness Developer & Agritourism Marketing Specialist- NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Presentation: Is Agritourism Right For You?
Description: The necessity to diversify and innovate in agriculture today. Learn about the benefits, critical success factors and possibilities when considering welcoming the public to your forest.