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Rowlesburg Chestnut Festival

The 13th annual Rowlesburg Chestnut Festival was held on October 10, a bright, sunny fall day. Hot roasted chestnuts were sold along with hybrid chestnut trees. Jeff and Erica Kochenderfer were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Chestnut for 2021. Jeff and Erica reside in Petersburg, WV where Jeff works for the U.S. Forest Service and Erica teaches English. They have one daughter, Evelyn. In the photo below, Jeff, Erica and Evelyn are flanked by Rob Eckenrode and Amy Metheny, the 2020 Mr. and Mrs. Chestnut.

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Meet Scout! Scout is a survivor, and we are very proud of him for remaining healthy. He has recently discovered his new TACF family and loves coming to work with his dad, TACF's Director of Development, John, to see his new friends.

In 2014, the mountains were calling. John relocated to Western North Carolina and was fortunate enough to return to his alma mater as a development and fundraising professional. While working at Mars Hill University, he obtained his Master of Management degree.
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Meet Scout! Scout is a survivor, and we are very proud of him for remaining healthy. He has recently discovered his new TACF family and loves coming to work with his dad, TACFs Director of Development, John, to see his new friends.

In 2014, the mountains were calling. John relocated to Western North Carolina and was fortunate enough to return to his alma mater as a development and fundraising professional. While working at Mars Hill University, he obtained his Master of Management degree.Image attachment

Meet the Interns:⁠

During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Daniel Ott, he is excited to learn about everything that goes into protecting and restoring the American chestnut!
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Meet the Interns:⁠
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During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Daniel Ott, he is excited to learn about everything that goes into protecting and restoring the American chestnut!

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If possible, get Chemical Engineering too.

👋Daniel

Join us TODAY for Chestnut Chat's 50th Episode Spectacular at 11:30AM ET.

Click the link to learn more about or sign up for this webinar. tacf.org/event/chestnut-chat-50th-episode-spectacular/
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Join us TODAY for Chestnut Chats 50th Episode Spectacular at 11:30AM ET. 

Click the link to learn more about or sign up for this webinar. https://tacf.org/event/chestnut-chat-50th-episode-spectacular/

This summer Meadowview Research Farms will be taking over our socials every Wednesday. Join us as we delve into the exciting research happening at this location. ________________

This week, at Meadowview Research Farms, we conducted a Small Stem Assay (SSA)! This experiment serves as a preliminary assessment of the resistance of blight in a Chestnut seedling. This year's SSA is the All v All project, which compares different crosses from across the range to one another. The SSA process involves making a small incision in a one- to two-year-old seedling, approximately the thickness of a pencil. The blight is then applied directly to the incision, and the seedling is monitored and data are collected for about 90 days. This method helps estimate the blight resistance of each seedling. We extend our gratitude to the Southern and Mid-Atlantic RSCs for their assistance throughout this procedure!

#americanchestnut #castaneadentata #americanchestnutfoundation #ChestnutResearch #ConservationScience
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This summer Meadowview Research Farms will be taking over our socials every Wednesday. Join us as we delve into the exciting research happening at this location. ________________

This week, at Meadowview Research Farms, we conducted a Small Stem Assay (SSA)! This experiment serves as a preliminary assessment of the resistance of blight in a Chestnut seedling. This years SSA is the All v All project, which compares different crosses from across the range to one another. The SSA process involves making a small incision in a one- to two-year-old seedling, approximately the thickness of a pencil. The blight is then applied directly to the incision, and the seedling is monitored and data are collected for about 90 days. This method helps estimate the blight resistance of each seedling. We extend our gratitude to the Southern and Mid-Atlantic RSCs for their assistance throughout this procedure!

#americanchestnut #castaneadentata #americanchestnutfoundation #ChestnutResearch #ConservationScienceImage attachment

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#SaveBangladeshiStudents #quotamovement2024 #savebrothers #savegirls #PrayForBangladesh #respectguardians #SaveBangladeshiPeople #NoQuota We want justice...May Allah protect all our brothers and sisters from those evils.. Ameen ✊🤲

#SaveBangladeshiStudents #quotamovement2024 #savebrothers #savegirls #PrayForBangladesh #respectguardians #SaveBangladeshiPeople #NoQuota We want justice...May Allah protect all our brothers and sisters from those evils.. Ameen ✊🤲

#SaveBangladeshiStudents #quotamovement2024 #savebrothers #savegirls #PrayForBangladesh #respectguardians #SaveBangladeshiPeople #NoQuota We want justice...May Allah protect all our brothers and sisters from those evils.. Ameen ✊🤲

Meet the Interns:⁠

During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Gabbie Iadevaio, we are very happy to have her sharing more information about what goes on at Meadowview Research Farms.
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Meet the Interns:⁠
⁠
During the month of July we will be introducing our summer 2024 Interns!⁠

Meet Gabbie Iadevaio, we are very happy to have her sharing more information about what goes on at Meadowview Research Farms.
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