Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

A workshop for people interested in income opportunities from the northwoods.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

15 September 2011 (PDF Flyer)

North Central Research and Outreach Center,
1861 East Highway 169,
Grand Rapids, MN

A holiday wreath of princess pine, basswood, and ash by John Zasada.

COST: $15 Includes workshop, lunch, and take-home resources

Don’t forget: Goods From the Woods will be held September 17, also in Grand Rapids


  • Don Hermes, Hermes Floral – The floral and cut-greens business
  • John Krantz, Business Owner – Small diameter and character woods
  • MN Department of Natural Resources (tentative) – Seeds and cones program
  • Dave Fuller, Maine Cooperative Extension – Lessons from Maine’s Northwoods
  • Dave Wilsey, University of Minnesota Extension – General overview of commercial harvest considerations
  • Rick Larson, Shade Fund – Micro-lending for natural resource enterprises/businesses

*Agenda subject to change


(see map to the right)

For more information:


Workshop sponsors

  • University of Minnesota Extension
  • U MN Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
  • A special thanks to Mississippi State Extension for their support of the 2010 inaugural  NRE Workshop held at Green Pastures Dairy.
Dave's work addresses forest livelihoods, focusing on Tribal traditions and uses. He's based in Cloquet, MN.

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