AHB Newsletter – Volume 3, No. 3 [Fall 2014]

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Upcoming AHB Events

2017 Pilchuck “Un viaje por el campo” | 2017 Pilchuck Field Tour
Sábado, 8 de julio, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Upcoming AHB Webinars

Partnering Trees and Microbes for Tackling Environmental Pollutants
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:00am-11:00am PDT

Upcoming Conferences

Alternative Fuels Symposium (AFS)
November 16-17, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

2018 ANREP Conference
April 29-May 3, 2018
Biloxi, MS

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
May 14-18, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

International Short Rotation Woody Crops Conference
July 22-26, 2018
Rhinelander, WI

Editor’s Notes

Welcome to the Fall edition of the AHB newsletter! The AHB Extension team has been showcasing the tremendous growth of poplars during summer field tours. Watch a new video, describing the work of the Extension team, and see the poplar development at the Washington demonstration site. Another new video shows how poplar trees can be used to make products used in everyday life.

Our fall webinar series began with a September 17th webinar on the best locations for biorefineries. On National Bioenergy Day, October 22, we will host a webinar detailing policies for advanced biofuels in Oregon and Washington.

On our AHB home page we have added graphics to direct specific audiences to pages on our site with resources tailored just for them. You can check out the resources we have for policy makers, environmental professionals, educators, and resources in Spanish.

This issue of the AHB E-Newsletter focuses on how endophytes may help poplars deal with drought, teacher workshops in Oregon, and update from the short rotation woody crop conference in Seattle this summer. The AHB Extension Team is busy planning the National Energy Extension Summit to be held April 2015 in Seattle. Abstracts for the conference are being accepted through November 15, 2014.

Our last field tour this year will be at the Hayden demonstration site on October 6th. We look forward to seeing you there or as a participant in our fall webinars. To be more involved with the AHB project please complete our on-line stakeholder survey.

Patricia Townsend, Ph.D.
Regional Extension Specialist and Educator
Washington State University
patricia.townsend@wsu.edu