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Feb. 6 in Bucyrus: Workshop on Ways to Make Money From Your Woods

Feb. 1, 2017
There’s bucks in your trees, Ohio State experts say — from timber production, maple syrup, mushrooms and more. (Photo: iStock.)

This article was originally published on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and written by Kurt Knebusch.

BUCYRUS, Ohio — A workshop on Feb. 6 in Bucyrus will show you how money can grow on your trees. And also under and around them.

Called “Woodland Opportunities,” it’s from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Ohio State University Extension’s Crawford County office, 112 E. Mansfield St.

“‘What should I do with my woods?’ It’s a question we get a lot,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of OSU Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, which is sponsoring the event and providing the instructors.

“We’ll cover some of the income opportunities that landowners should explore when assessing the future of their woodland acreage,” she said.

Among those opportunities are timber production, leasing, and products like maple syrup, pawpaws and mushrooms.

Registration deadline is Feb. 2

The cost to attend is $15 per person. You can register online at, or you can download the registration form at The deadline to register is Feb. 2.

For details, visit, email or call 614-688-3421.

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.


Kurt Knebusch


Kathy Smith