Using the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Calculator
Friday, November 17th 1:30-2:30pm E.T.
~with Gary Bentrup – USDA National Agroforestry Center
Producing non-timber forest products for sale may offer economic opportunities for landowners in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Join us in this webinar to learn how to use the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Calculator, a Microsoft Excel-based tool that provides general estimates of income potential from harvesting and selling non-timber forest products from an agroforestry planting. Some of the NTFPs in the Calculator include persimmons, paw-paws, elderberries, and decorative woody florals. Gary Bentrup, a research landscape planner with the USDA National Agroforestry Center, will lead us through a regional case study example on how to use the Calculator and how to modify the tool for one’s own situation. The Calculator provides links to supplementary tools and resources for learning more about NTFPs and guides for developing an enterprise budget. Gary will also share resources for selling and marketing NTFPs in the region. This tool is the result of a NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) conducted in partnership with USDA National Agroforestry Center, Appalachian Sustainable Development, and Virginia Tech.
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