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Out of the Woods: Enriching your Maple Business
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During this presentation we will discuss the United Plants Savers Forest Grown Verified (FGV) Program, a voluntary, third-party verification for producers, harvesters, and processors of edible and medicinal forest products that are produced in a sustainable manner. The FGV program seeks to help forest producers build consumer confidence and demand for sustainably produced products, capture premium market prices, and document forest crops in case of theft or other losses. Participants will learn about the history of the program, how it has changed over the last 5 years, as well as program eligibility requirements, how to apply, and how to stay enrolled.

This is the twenty second session of Future Generations University’s webinar series, “Out of the Woods: Enriching your Maple Business.” This webinar series will cover everything from tree science and woodlot management to marketing and record-keeping. Stay tuned for more information, and visit www.future.edu/maple to view past webinars and for other maple resources.

Oct 20, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tanner Filyaw
Plant Propagation Manager @United Plant Savers
For more than 15 years, Tanner has been working to promote Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP’s) as a sustainable and ecologically-based forest management strategy for woodland owners in southeast Ohio and the central Appalachian region. Tanner graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Geography, and a minor specializing in Environmental and Plant Biology. From 2005 to 2008, he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Rural Action’s Sustainable Forestry Program before accepting a staff position as the organizations Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Specialist. In 2015, Tanner returned to Ohio University and earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies. He returned to Rural Action in 2017 and continued to serve as the organizations NTFP Specialist, and ultimately Sustainable Forestry Program Director before accepting a position with United Plant Savers in 2021.