Chestnut Orchard Establishment Workshop

Join us to learn about commercial chestnut production in Michigan this April 2017!

Chestnut orchard. Photo credit: Erin Lizotte, MSU Extension
Chestnut orchard. Photo credit: Erin Lizotte, MSU Extension

The Michigan chestnut industry has been growing steadily over the last decade, with a lot of interest in production from new growers. To address this interest, Michigan State University Extension will be holding a one-day workshop to introduce attendees to the opportunities and challenges of commercial chestnut production. The workshop will include: an introduction to the history of the industry in Michigan; an economic analysis of production; orchard establishment and design; pest management; and harvesting, marketing and storage.

The Chestnut Orchard Establishment Workshop will be held on April 20, 2017, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Clarksville Research Center, in Clarksville Michigan. The cost of the event is $50 and includes lunch and support materials. To register, visit

Those attending are encouraged to visit before the event for a primer on chestnut production.  The Production considerations section may be particularly helpful.

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