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Learn about timber marketing at Multi-County Forestry Workshop Feb. 27 in Calhoun Co.

Feb. 5, 2018

Learn about timber marketing at Multi-County Forestry Workshop Feb. 27 in Calhoun Co.

By Mary Hightower  

Kyle and Jon
FORESTERS —  Jon Barry, left; and Kyle Cunningham, right, both assistant professors and Extension foresters for the U of A System Division of Agriculture photo. (2011 file photo) (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo.) 

U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

  • No charge to attend
  • RSVP by Feb. 23 to at 870-352-3505 or kgresham@uaex.edu
  • Topics include estimating timber value, timber sales

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FORDYCE, Ark. – If you’ve ever been curious about the value of the timber in woodlands, learn the skills you need to get into timber marketing at the Multi-County Forestry Workshop on Feb. 27 at Thornton.

The evening workshop begins at 6 p.m. at the Chambersville Volunteer Fire Department, 17168 Calhoun 72 in Thornton. A meal will be served. There’s no charge to attend, but attendees are asked to register by Feb. 23 so organizers can get a head count for the meal.

“Marketing timber can be beneficial to a landowner, but it’s not an endeavor to jump into without a good bit of know-how,” said Keith Gresham, Dallas County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “This workshop is a good place to start.”

The lineup of experts includes Kyle Cunningham, assistant professor-forestry for the Division of Agriculture; Jon Barry, assistant professor-forestry and extension forester for the Division of Agriculture and Jaret Rushing, Calhoun County extension staff chair.

Topics include:

  • Tree identification and Value
  • Estimating Timber Value
  • Process and Pitfalls to Selling Timber

The workshop is being presented by the extension service offices in Bradley, Calhoun, Cleveland and Dallas counties, the Arkansas Forest Resources Center of the Division of Agriculture and the Arkansas Forestry Association, which is sponsoring the meal by Triple Cross.

To learn more about forestry and timber, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu. The timber market report is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/forestry/timber-price-report.aspx.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu