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By Lacey Gardner

30th Annual CCE Rural Landowner Workshop


Learn more about the land you own and love with Cornell Cooperative Extension

On Saturday, March 4, 2023 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 30th Annual Rural Landowner Workshop.  The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Following the opening session there will be three concurrent sessions with multiple classes per session to choose from.

The Rural Landowner Workshop is a regional program involving several agencies that provide educational information and outreach to landowners.  Presenters are brought in from both private and public sectors to provide participants with up-to-date information. Exhibitors from forestry related business, civic organizations and agencies will also be on hand to address landowner questions.

The opening session will be What’s That Below Your Feet? – Understanding and Preserving Soils in your Forest and Woodlands with soil scientists, Zachary Warning and Matt Havens from NRCS. Additional topic: Use of Slash Walls to Regenerate Woodlands, How to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species, Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop, Practical Identification, Ecology and Management of Invasive, Interfering Shrubs and Trees, Deer Impact Assessment Tool for Landowners, Livestock Grazing as a Strategy to Manage Invasive Plants in Forest Landscapes, iSeeMammals, Pollinators in the Wood, What’s Bugging You?, and Giant Hogweed Identification and Management Techniques.

The program will be held at Pioneer Central High School located on County Line Road in Yorkshire, NY.  There is a cost for this program and pre-registration is required. Discounted Early Bird Registration deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023.  For more information or to register contact Lynn Bliven at or 585-268-7644 ext. 18; or visit our website:

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling 585-268-7644 ext. 10 no later than ten days prior to the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

Pre-registration Required. Early Bird Registration deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023

The Rural Landowner Workshop is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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