Chestnut Week at the 2021 PA Farm Show _ Recordings Available

The PA/NJ Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) hosted a series of Zoom webinars to highlight chestnuts at the 2021 Virtual PA Farm Show.  Our “Chestnut Week” webinars featured an array of experts on growing, restoring, finding, and farming chestnuts in our region. There was a great turnout with 530 folks attending the live webinars and more attending via the live-stream on our Facebook page.  Recordings of all these webinars are posted on our website.  

Recordings and More:

Bringing back the American chestnut presented by Mike Aucott, Ph.D.,  PA/NJ TACF board member and adjunct professor of chemistry, The College of New Jersey   

Cooperative solutions for Chestnut Processing —  a demonstration of processing equipment by Stephen Hoy, Orchard Manager at Penn State University

Chestnut Farming—A Growth Opportunity:  A Conversation with Amy Miller,  hosted byJim Searing, PA/NJ Chapter Board President

The American chestnut: how biotechnology can be applied to conservation  presented by William Powell, Ph.D.,  Director, American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 

Silvicultural Aspects of American chestnut and Implications for Species Restoration, presented by Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, TACF Director of Restoration and Northern Appalachian Regional Science Coordinator

Commercial Chestnut Industry in Michigan: A Model for PA?A Conversation with Roger Blackwell, President of New Era Chestnuts in Milford Michigan hosted by Jim Searing, PA/NJ Chapter Board President

Recording pending — — Finding American Chestnuts, presented by Lake Graboski, TACF Board Member and Volunteer, M.S. Ecology the Pennsylvania State University.