Windbreak Short Course

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01/27/2021 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Everyone is invited to attend any &/or all the upcoming sessions for the 1st Annual Windbreak Shortcourse (see attached agenda) via the virtual zoom platform.  It’s going to be held on 4 consecutive Wednesdays beginning January 27 thru February 17, 2021.  Times for each session will be 1:00 – 4:30 pm (CT).  Registration is quick & simple……..please refer to the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/windbreak-short-courses-tickets-133765996697

Great opportunity to learn about windbreaks. All sessions will be recorded and made available. Note all sessions are in Central Time.

              Windbreak Short Course – January 27, 2021                       Day 1: 1:00 PM CT – 4:30 PM CT       

1:00 – 1:15 PM   Introductions/Agenda/Intro to What We Will Be Dealing With/House Keeping –  Jay Seaton, Pam Bergstrom, Rich Woollen, Doak Nickerson          

1:15 – 2:00 PM   What is Agroforestry/Windbreaks/History of Windbreaks – Bruce Wight                                                                                                                                       

2:00 – 2:45 PM   Windbreak Design – Rich Straight                                                                                                                                                                                                        

2:45 – 3:00 PM   Break . . . Our First One Via Zoom!                                                                                                                                                                                                      

3:00 – 3:45 PM   Windbreak Purpose/Function – Rich Straight                                                                                                                                                                                    

3:45 – 4:30 PM   International Agroforestry/Windbreaks  – Lord Ameyaw                                                                                                                                                                

              Windbreak Short Course – February 3, 2021         Day 2: 1:00 PM CT – 4:30 PM CT     

1:00 – 1:15 PM   Recap From Last Time/Today’s Agenda/Questions – Jay Seaton, Pam Bergstrom, Rich Woollen, Doak Nickerson                                                           

1:15 – 2:00 PM   Site Preparation/Soils/Web Soil Survey – Doak Nickerson – Western Nebraska & Pam Bergstrom – Eastern Nebraska                                          

2:00 – 2:45 PM   Nebraska NRCS Tech Guide –   Ritch Nelson                                                                                                                                                                          

2:45 – 3:00 PM   Break . . . Grab a Cup of Joe                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

3:00 – 3:45 PM   Landowners Goals or Objectives = Factors for Windbreak Design –  Galen Wittrock                                                                                                                  

3:45 – 4:30 PM   Developing the “Tree and Shrub Planting Plan” – Getting those Boots in the Field  – Craig Stange                                                                                         

              Windbreak Short Course – February 10, 2021       Day 3: 1:00 PM CT – 4:30 PM CT

1:00 – 1:15 PM   Recap From Last Time/Today’s Agenda/Questions – Jay Seaton, Pam Bergstrom, Rich Woollen, Doak Nickerson                                                           

1:15 – 2:00 PM   Communicating with Landowners/Landowner Responsibility After Planting  –  Doak Nickerson                                                                                        

2:00 – 2:45 PM   Seedling Care (Cooler, Transport to Site, Planting)  –  Rich Woollen & Rich Gilbert                                                                                                                     

2:45 – 3:00 PM   Break . . . Stay Calm . . . And Coffee On!                                                                                                                                                                                             

3:00 – 3:45 PM   Intro to Diseases of Trees & Shrubs  – Laurie Stepanek, Rachel Allison                                                                                                                                     

3:45 – 4:30 PM   Intro to Insects of Trees & Shrubs  – David Olson                                                                                                                                                                             

              Windbreak Short Course – February 17, 2021                     Day 4: 1:00 PM CT – 4:30 PM CT       

1:00 – 1:15 PM   Recap From Last Time/Today’s Agenda/Questions – Jay Seaton, Pam Bergstrom, Rich Woollen, Doak Nickerson                                                           

1:15 – 2:00 PM   Cost Share/Biochar/Hazelnuts  -NRCS – Ritch Nelson, RCPP Grant – Adam Smith, Biochar – Heather Nobert, Hazelnuts – Aaron Clare                

2:00 – 2:45 PM   Abiotic/Environmental Problems in Trees and Shrubs – Rachel Allison and Laurie Stepanek                                                                                              

2:45 – 3:00 PM   Break . . . Our Last One Via Zoom!                                                                                                                                 

3:15 – 4:00 PM   Windbreak Renovation Panel – POV from the Foresters  –  Steve Karloff – Forester – East & Doak Nickerson- Forester – West                            

4:00 – 4:30 PM   Wrap Up/Questions/Where We Go From Here – Jay Seaton, Pam Bergstrom, Rich Woollen, Doak Nickerson                          

THE BEST TIME TO PLANT A WINDBREAK WAS 20 YEARS AGO.  THE NEXT BEST TIME IS NOW!!!

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