CLARKSVILLE, Mich. — The Michigan chestnut industry has been growing steadily over the last decade, with a lot of interest in production from new growers. To address this interest, Michigan State University Extension will be holding a one-day workshop to introduce attendees to the opportunities and challenges of commercial chestnut production. The workshop will include: an introduction to the history of the industry in Michigan; an economic analysis of production; orchard establishment and design; pest management; and harvesting, marketing and storage.
The Chestnut Orchard Establishment Workshop will be held on April 20, 2017, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Clarksville Research Center, in Clarksville Michigan. The cost of the event is $50 and includes lunch and support materials. To register, visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/chestnutworkshop2017/