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 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 Presenters* Don Hermes, […]

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US Endowment Celebrates Launch of ShadeFund to Support Green Entrepreneurs

A vision that the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) and its partner The Conservation Fund have been working on for many months got a kick-start today as Mercedes-Benz USA announced the first corporate investment in ShadeFund™. “Since our inception we’ve been committed to finding new vehicles to advance sustainable management of the nation’s working forests and increasing […]

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Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

7 August 2010 Green Pastures Dairy, 2351 Bromfield Road, Carlton, MN (Carlton County) Keep the family farm or forest Create additional income Strengthen connections to the land COST: $25 Includes workshop, lunch, tour, and take-home resources Directions: From the North on I-35: Exit 235 (Carlton / Cromwell), Turn LEFT under I35, first RIGHT onto Co.61. Go 6 miles until blue […]

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Community Supported Forestry

Like the idea of Community Supported Agriculture?  Looking for ways to make a few bucks from your woodland?  A Wisconsin family is trying Community Supported Forestry. This is a pretty interesting idea:  For an annual payment of $550, Roald Gundersen and Amelia Baxter of Hamburg, WI are offering unlimited access to their 140-acre wooded valley south of LaCrosse.  Four of […]

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Book review: Timber Tax Management for Family Forest Owners

By Mike Reichenbach, University of Minnesota Extension Forester Timber Tax Management for Family Forest Owners 2009 Edition for Filing 2008 Tax Returns William L. Hoover and Mark Koontz Timber Tax Management for Family Forest Owners is written for woodland owners and tax professionals.  It provides more than a description of how to file after you have a timber sale.  It […]

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