Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events, but we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to MTSU soon!

Past Events

Fall 2021 Ginseng Workshop + Demo Day

The IGI Ginseng Workshop + Demo Day event took place on November 5, 2021 at the Barfield Crescent Park Wilderness Center.

Topics Included

  • Site Selection
  • Proper Planting Techniques
  • Regulations
  • Harvest Data
  • Diseases
  • Integrated Pest Management


Fall 2019 Tennessee Ginseng Growers Meeting

Meeting Agenda

  • Can Ginseng Roots Regenerate New Plants from Replanted Rhizomes?
    • Robert “Bob” Beyfuss, Former Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader,
      Cornell University; Former NY State specialist for American Ginseng Production; Vice
      President of American Ginseng Pharm
  • Neither wild nor cultivated: American ginseng trade surveys provide insights into ginseng
    • Dr. Eric Paul Burkhart, Faculty Instructor, Ecosystem Science and Management
      Department, Penn State University; Program Director, Appalachian Botany and
      Ethnobotany at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
  • Common Misconceptions about Wild American Ginseng
    • Dr. Jim McGraw, Professor of Biology, West Virginia University
  • Introduction to 2020 American Ginseng Folklore Festival
    • Betty Balanus, Education Specialist and Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural

Fall 2018 Tennessee Ginseng Growers Meeting

Meeting Agenda

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