AHB Newsletter – Volume 7, No. 1 [Spring 2018]

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Upcoming Conferences

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

Seventh International Poplar Symposium
Oct 28-Nov 4, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Editor’s Notes

In this edition we share big changes happening at AHB’s “Poplar for Biofuels” Demonstration Sites. Over the fall and winter, GreenWood Resources removed the poplars at Hayden and Jefferson and restored and prepared the land for a new crop. This spring brought the second harvest of the Pilchuck demonstration site where modifications to the harvester’s header debuted. We reflect on AHB’s impact to energy Extension efforts by ripple effect mapping our contribution to energy outreach nationwide. We also share information from the field on the experiences of Latino agricultural workers working on AHB’s demonstration sites. We explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Latino labor force whose skill and knowledge make our demonstration sites possible.

Happy reading!
Nora