2016 Spring Growers Meeting — Saturday, April 2nd

Join us at our 2016 Spring Growers Meeting on Saturday, April 2 2016, in Dauphin, PA. The theme of this spring’s meeting will be “The State of Restoration” with guest speakers: Dr. Kim Steiner, Chair of The American Chestnut Foundation, Lisa Thomson, CEO of TACF, and Dr. William Powell Co-Director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project at SUNY.

Membership is not required to attend the meeting but a donation of $10 is requested at the door to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. Please RSVP by 3/31/2016 or 814-863-7192

Lodauphin mapcation:
Dauphin County Conservation District
1451 Peters Mountain Rd., Dauphin, PA

Meeting Program

8:30 –9:30 am             Social Hour   (coffee and donuts)
9:30— 9:45 am            Opening Comments: John Wenderoth, Board President

Steiner 9:45—11:00 am           Guest Speaker:  Dr. Kim Steiner — Professor of Forest Biology, PSU; Chair of The American Chestnut Foundation

“Where Are We with TACF’s Backcross Breeding Program?”


Thomson 11:00-12:15 pm           Guest Speaker: Lisa ThomsonPresident & CEO of The American Chestnut Foundation

Moving Forward Together”

12:15– 1:15 pm             LunchBill Powell from TEDx talk 1:15– 2:00 pm             Guest Speaker: Dr. William Powell  —Prof. of Biotechnology, SUNY;  Co-Director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project

“Using the Tools of Genetic Engineering to Help Save the American Chestnut”

2:00 pm                       Adjourn for Nut & Grower Supply Distribution





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