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Posted By Gayla Fleming, Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Forest Markets Weekly Newsletter
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Markets Committee releases a Weekly Newsletter full of all things Forestry and Forest Products Industry related. Each week’s newsletter has articles about: Forest Markets, Housing, Working Forests, New Products and Technology, and Renewable Energy. This week’s newsletter continues the recent trend of articles on wood frame and/or mass timber construction. See the complete newsletter here
Have You Ever Thought About Running Your Own Small Sawmill Business?
If you have ever wondered what it takes, or what it would be like to start up your own small sawmill business, then this upcoming event might be just the place for you to go. Rural Action, Hocking College, and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth are combining resources to host a day-long workshop on how to run a profitable small sawmill. This event will be held in Amesville, Ohio on April 13, 2018. See this flyer for all the details of the event and how to get registered. The cost is $55 and includes a lunch.
American Chestnut Growers Workshop & Tour
The American Chestnut Foundation will he holding a Chestnut Growers Workshop & Tour. It will be at the OSU Trumbull County Extension Office on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM. You can learn how to bring back the chestnut, learn about the history of the tree, planting and growing methods, and current scientific research information. There will also be a tour of a Chestnut Restoration project at Mosquito Lake State Park. For more details on the workshop and registration information, please see the workshop flyer.
Dovetail Partners March “Outlook” Newsletter
The March issue of Dovetail Partners “Outlook” newsletter discusses the estimates of carbon dioxide that is withheld from the atmosphere by urban hardwood products. "The Outlook" is the monthly e-newsletter of Dovetail Partners, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
NHLA Lumber Grading Short Course in Southern Ohio April 23-26
The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), in cooperation with Ohio State University South Centers,, and the Ohio Forestry Association, will be conducting a Lumber Grading Short Course April 23-26, 2018 at the OSU Endeavor Center in Piketon. The cost is $395 per person. Details are in this brochure.  You can register here

NHLA Lumber Grading Short Course at Yoder Lumber
OFA will also be conducting a Lumber Grading Short Course at Yoder Lumber in Millersburg, June 4-7, 2018. Details can be found in this brochure, and you can register here.

E.B Miller Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline April 15
The deadline for applications for the Ohio Forestry Association Foundation’s E.B. Miller memorial Scholarship is April 15, 2018. If you know a student that is going into, or is currently enrolled in, a course of study in a natural resources field, have them fill put an application for this worthwhile scholarship. Students may also apply on the OFA website.

Brad’s Safety Comments
Fatalities in the workplace are something that should never happen and are almost always easily preventable. This reprinting of the WORK SAFE section of the February 2018 edition of the Northern Logger & Timber Processor magazine gives details of three fatal accidents within the forest products industry. Please read these accounts carefully and see if there are changes that you can make in your operations to keep any of these incidents from repeating themselves.

U.S. Forest Products Lab - Over a Century of Pioneering Wood's Potential
The Forest Products Laboratory was established by Gifford Pinchot in 1910 and is the national forest products lab for the U. S. Forest Service. Read about their past research successes that affect people’s everyday lives, as well as groundbreaking research on wood nanotechnology that they are pioneering today, in the article written by FRA Lake States Coordinator, Steve Kariainen.  

News Releases From The Wayne National Forest
The Wayne National Forest recently sent out two news releases. One explains that trail permits and fees are being temporarily waived for off-highway vehicle, horse, and mountain-bike trail use. The other news release announces a newly approved off-highway vehicle trail project called the Pine Grove All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Connector Trail Project. Read the news releases for details.

KFIA Legislative Update
Those working south of the border in Kentucky may be interested in reading the March 23, 2018 Legislative Update from the Kentucky Forest Industry Association.

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