- Additional Plants: trees, ornamentals
- Crop Production: agroforestry
- Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, feasibility study, market study
- Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation
Small and curvy logs, branches, and other waste from softwood woodlots can be used to make charcoal, which is easy to light, produces a high, even heat, and does not contribute to air pollution. The farmer will make design improvements to an existing charcoal kiln with a focus on keeping the equipment simple, easy to operate, and profitable; he will explore demand for the product for cooking and heating.