Growing American Ginseng in WNY

Date(s) - Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County


Growing American Ginseng in WNY will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County, 5435A County Road 48, Belmont.

This program is designed to teach participants how to get started growing American ginseng on forested land in Western New York. This class will begin by teaching you how to assess a forested site for suitability for growing wild simulated ginseng.

Join Ginseng Expert Bob Beyfuss for a classroom presentation followed by woods walk.

The cost for the class is $25/person.

Space is limited, so you must pre-register.

Participants will receive a copy of The Practical Guide to Growing Ginseng by Bob Beyfuss. Checks payable to CCE Allegany County should be mailed to: 5435A County Rd 48 Belmont, NY 14813. Please contact Lynn Bliven 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email if you have additional questions.

Bob Beyfuss retired from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County in 2009 where he served as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader and also as the NY State specialist for American Ginseng Production for Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Bob received his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1973, majoring in Botany and his Master’s degree in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1987. His Master’s project was “The History, Use and Cultivation of American Ginseng”. He is the author of “American Ginseng Production in NY State”, “The Practical Guide to Growing Ginseng” (a 65 page grower’s guide), “Ginseng Production in Woodlots” “The Economics of Woodland Ginseng Production”, (both published by the USDA National Agroforestry Center) “Growing Gourmet Mushrooms from A to Z” “Companion Planting” and several other fact sheets regarding ginseng, organic gardening and mushroom growing in forested environments. Bob is also an Internationally Certified Arborist.