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Timber Talk 7/25/16

Posted By Gayla Fleming, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

To view previous issues of Timber Talk click the advance page button at the bottom of this page.
Timber Harvesting Article from Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp
We have already reported about the great opportunity that the Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp students had this summer with the active timber harvest that was taking place while they were at camp. This story continues to get great publicity in the realms of the general public. HERE is a copy of a recent article from the Canton Repository that was forwarded to us from Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp co-coordinator, Jeremy Scherf. Check it out!

Rural Action Renewable Energy Seminar
Hannah Scott, from the OSU South Centers sends us the following: "Join the OSU South Centers Business Development Network on Thursday, August 11th for a Renewable Energy for Rural Businesses Information Session. The program will include experts from Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.” This seminar is free, and discusses renewable energy opportunities for your farm or small business. See the attached flier for the agenda and details.

Timely BWC Info
Earlier in the TimberTalk, we reported on information provided by OFA’s Workers Comp Group Rating plan provider, CareWorksComp, on the current "True-Up” period for all Workers Comp program participants. In keeping with that theme, HERE is another article from CareWorksComp focusing on the requirements for wage reporting for corporate officers. As with the previous article, this pertains to all Workers Comp participants, not just those in OFA’s Group Rating plan.

Customized Practical Skill-Based Training: The Next Step in Safety
Are you having trouble getting your incident rate to zero? RiskControl360 offers practical, skill-based training, customized to your company’s actual field activities, that is touted as the next step to making your workplace as injury free as possible. Take a look at THISinformation to see what RiskControl360 is talking about.

Monthly Housing Starts Data & Commentary
Following are two links to the Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for May 2016. These files contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market. Part 1: Main Report link is - , Part 2: Economic Conditions Report link is - The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help gauge future business activity.

The Future of The Hardwood Lumber Industry
The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), in conjunction with Virginia Tech, the US Forest Service, and Super Thin Saws Inc. is presenting a 2 day conference entitled: The Future of The Hardwood Lumber Industry. This conference will be held in Princeton, WV at the USDA Forest Service Wood Education & Resource Center on November 2nd and 3rd , 2016. See the flyer for agenda and registration information.

Kentucky Forest Industry Association (KFIA) July Newsletter
For those interested to see some of the same, as well as different, issues that our forest industry members in neighboring Kentucky are dealing with, the following link to the KFIA July newsletter will provide some insight. July KFIA Link Newsletter. Thanks to former OFA president, Rob McCarthy for forwarding us this information.
Need Industrial Hydraulic Service??
OFA was recently contacted by Industrial Servo Hydraulics, Inc. They claim to be a leading company in servicing many brands of hydraulic systems. They are located in Fraser, Michigan. To learn more about this company and its services, see this PDF or visit their website at the following link.
Openings Left for July 29, 2016 C-SAW Level 1 Class
There are still a few openings left for a C-SAW Level 1 training class being held at the Gwynne Conservation Area outside London, Ohio, on Friday, July 29, 2016. For details and to register, go to the following link; , or call Gayla at: 614-497-9580.

Dates for Upcoming Lumber Grading Courses

August 22-25, 2016 at Yoder Lumber Company, 7100 CR 407, Millersburg, Ohio 44654. For more information and to register, visit:

September 19-22, 2016 at the OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. For more information and to register, visit:

September 23, 2016 – Walnut Grading Only - at the OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. For more information and to register, visit:

Other Upcoming Events:

SVLC Meeting – 5:30 PM, July 21, 2016, Bergholz, Ohio

NWOLC Meeting – 6:00 PM, Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SEOLC Meeting – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Shawn Sexton’s Lodge, Jackson, Ohio

C-SAW Level 1 Class – 8:00 AM, Friday, August 19, 2016 – Blue Rock State Forest – visit the following link to register:

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