About the Authors
Michael Demchik is a University of Minnesota extension educator in agroforestry. He has worked with both timber and non-timber forest products as a forest ecologist and silviculturist. Contact Demchik at University of Minnesota Extension Service, CLC Ag Center, 1830 Airport Road, Staples, MN 56479; (218) 894-5167; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Erckenbrack is president of Minnesota Wild, based in McGregor, Minnesota. This business specializes in wild products from Northern Minnesota. Minnesota Wild currently produces jellies, syrups, and wines from wild berries such as highbush cranberry, among others; as well as marketing wild rice, maple syrup, and honey. Contact Erckenbrack at Minnesota Wild, PO Box 86, McGregor, MN 55760; (800) 328-6731.
Steve Haines works with Prairie Moon Nursery, in particular with local farmers who produce seed on consignment. He provides insight on the management and marketing of non-timber prairie and woods-grown crops. Contact Haines at Prairie Moon Nursery, RR 3, Box 1633, Winona, MN 55987; (507) 452-1362.
John Krantz is retired from the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, where he was the utilization and marketing specialist. Contact Krantz at 16748 Stanford Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025; (651) 464-5632; email@example.com.
Pavel Krasutsky, Ph.D., is the director of the Chemical Extractives Program of the Natural Resources Research Institute. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Minnesota, Duluth. His focus is determining the chemistry of forest plants and their potential for innovative product development. Contact Krasutsky at Natural Resources Research Institute, 5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, MN 55811; (218) 720-4334; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleen Matula attended Northland College and the University of Wisconsin. She has worked as a botanist for USDA since 1995. She has also worked as a biological technician, forestry technician, limnology assistant, and naturalist. Contact Matula at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Northern Region, 8770 Highway J, Woodruff, WI 54568; (715) 358-9208; email@example.com.
John Mickman is owner of Mickman Brothers, one of the largest producers of holiday wreaths in the U.S. and is an active member of the Balsam Bough Partnership in Minnesota. Contact Mickman at Mickman Brothers, 14630 Highway 65, Anoka, MN 55304; (763) 434-4047; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Nauertz has a master of science in forestry from Michigan Technological University and a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Contact Nauertz at USDA Forest Service, NCRS, 410 Mac Innes Drive, Houghton, MI 49931;(906) 482-6303; email@example.com.
John Olds graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in fish and wildlife management. He has worked for county conservation boards in Iowa and northern Minnesota, and is now co-owner of One Stop Forestry. In the last seven years, One Stop Forestry has seeded nearly 1,500 acres. Contact Olds at One Stop Forestry, 101 E Greene Street, Postville, IA 52162; (563) 864-3586.
Ann Pierce is a plant ecologist with the Minnesota Natural Heritage and Non-game Research Program in the Department of Natural Resources Division of Ecological Services. This program collects, manages, analyzes, and interprets information about native plants, plant communities, and non-game animals. Program staff work with citizens, land managers, conservation organizations, and decision makers to build a deeper understanding of Minnesota's ecosystems and their significance to a sustainable quality of life. Contact Pierce at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Services, 2300 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906; (507) 280-5076; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Reichenbach is a University of Minnesota extension educator in Forest Economic Development. He works to enhance the profitability and productivity of forest-based enterprises through educational services. Contact Reichenbach at University of Minnesota Extension Service, Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Road, Cloquet, MN 55720; (218) 879-0850; email@example.com.
Philip Rutter is president of Badgersett Research Farms in Canton, Minnesota. He has a bachelor of arts in biology and a master of science in zoology. Badgersett Research Farms is a research and development enterprise with the primary goal of pursuing the intensive domestication of woody perennial plants for agriculture. Contact Rutter at Badgersett Research Farms, RR 1, Box 141, Canton, MN 55922; (507) 743-8570.
Nancy Sather is a plant ecologist with the Minnesota Natural Heritage and Non-game Research Program in the Department of Natural Resources Division of Ecological Services. This program collects, manages, analyzes, and interprets information about native plants, plant communities, and non-game animals. Contact Sather at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Services, 500 Lafayette Road, PO Box 25, St. Paul, MN 55155; (651) 297-4963; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erik Streed is the past program director of the Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management (CINRAM) at the University of Minnesota. Contact Streed at 363 Congressional Lane, Rockville, MD 20852; (202) 219-0499.
John Zasada attended Macalester College, Yale University, the University of Michigan, and the University College of North Wales. He also has 37 years of experience with the USDA-Forest Service in Alaska, Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Contact Zasada at USDA FS Forest Science Laboratory, 1831 E US Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744; (218) 326-7109; email@example.com.
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