Area Forestry & Wildlife Agent
The New Year brings new educational opportunities in the field of forestry and natural resources for our area. In 2023, the Newberry Forestry Association and Clemson Extension will host the 18th biennial Forestry Focus Program. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 2021 program due to Covid. This program is hosted every odd year and in 2023 the meeting will be held on Saturday March 4, 2023. Topics covered this year will include, SC Landowner Issues, Hardwood Management, Local Market Impacts on Stumpage Prices, Wildlife Food Plots, and Herbicides in Pine Management. The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and will have pesticide credits and continuing forest education credits with the program. Registration details can be found at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-newberry-forestry-focus-tickets-506426213437
The Laurens Forest Landowners Association will start their year off on February 28, 2023 with David Jenkins from the SC Forestry Commission speaking on insects and diseases. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the second month of each quarter (February, May, August, November). If you are interested in joining the Laurens Forest Landowners Association please let me know.
The Newberry Forestry Association starts their New Year off on February 14, 2023 with Dr. Adam Kantrovich from Clemson Extension. Dr. Kantrovich will be presenting on timber tax. We meet on the second Tuesday of the second month of each quarter (February, May, August, November). Bring your sweet heart on valentines day and come get a better understanding of timber taxes.
The Newberry Forestry Association also offers a $500 scholarship. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship one must be a resident of Newberry County and/or a direct family member of a member of the Association. The applicant must also be majoring in forestry or a natural resource based field. For more information on the scholarship, please contact Jeff Fellers at email@example.com.
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