Manitoba Agriculture is assisting farmers who are diversifying into forestry.


Interest is growing in Agro and Micro Forestry.


Shane Tornblom is the Woodlot Business Development Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture.


The Woodlot Program has been under MAFRI for about 2 years.


He adds the goal is to see more producers take advantage of the bush and scrubland on their farms.


Tornblom notes the big push right now is the on-farm processing of higher value hardwoods found in river bottoms.


To help with this initiative MAFRI will be holding a series of workshops Thursday through Saturday in Portage.