This annual tri-state forestry conference in Sinsinawa, WI is designed specifically for forest landowners in the Midwest. This conference usually attracts from 400 to 550 woodland owners and is sponsored by Illinois and Iowa Extension Services; the Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin DNRs; and Iowa State University and the University of Illinois.
This year, there are five hour-long sessions featuring 23 presentations plus two 2-hour workshops.
There will be a two-hour fly-tying workshop taught by Allen Pattillo and a two-hour fruit-tree-grafting workshop taught by Jesse Randall. Enrollment in the fly-tying clinic and the fruit-tree-grafting workshop will be limited to the first 25 individuals and will include an additional fee. Participants who register for these two workshops will take home an introductory fly-tying kit and five grafted apple trees on certified rootstock.
According to Jay Hayek, extension forestry specialist at the University of Illinois, “We have a great lineup of expert speakers covering a wide variety of topics on woodland management, wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreation,” Hayek said. “Seminar topics include timber sale contracts and marketing, woodland erosion, forest vegetation management, timber harvesting techniques, oak regeneration, crop tree management, tree planting tips, invasive species, chainsaw sharpening, pruning, tree identification, tree pests and diseases, chronic wasting disease, using a GPS unit, and farm ponds. We’re even offering several seminars on selecting and growing grapes in the Midwest, small-scale homebrewing, and traditional bow making.”
The cost to attend the conference is $40 per person for early bird registration (on or before Feb. 8) or $50 per person for standard registration after Feb. 8. Registration deadline is Feb. 22. The fee includes a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, refreshments, resource packet, handouts, and a coffee mug. Advance registration is required; no walk-in registrations on the day of the conference will be allowed.
Visit the Iowa State University, Forestry Extension website for speakers' bios and presentation abstracts by clicking HERE
Online registration is available on the University of Illinois Extension website HERE
The Sinsinawa Mound Center is located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, eight miles east of Dubuque, Iowa.
For more information, contact Jay Hayek at (217) 244-0534 or firstname.lastname@example.org