Forest Owners Workshops

Got Timber? Got Wildlife? Catch the Forest Owners Workshops

Daily forest owners workshops at the New York Farm Show cover every facet of woodlot and wildlife habitat management.

The New York Forest Owners Association, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry will team up to present a series of free forestry workshop programs each day of the show. Workshops target landowners who want to enhance woodlot values for timber, wildlife and recreation.

The workshops are free and will be presented in the Art & Home building's Somerset Room on the lower level. Here's the schedule of topics and expert presenters:

Thursday, February 20

11 a.m. Sources of Help & Assistance for Forest Owners

David Skeval, executive director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County

1 p.m. Forest Management & Bird Habitat

Mike Burger, conservation & science director, Audubon New York

2 p.m. Coping with Insects That Can Destroy Your Valuable Trees

Kim Adams, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

3 p.m. Changing Markets for Forest Products & What That Means for Woodlot Owners

Dave Prezyna, Baillie Lumber Co., Boonville, N.Y.

Friday, February 21

10 a.m. Love Your Land? Make a Plan: Beyond Estate Planning

Shorna Broussard Allred, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

11 a.m. Feral Pigs in New York & Your Woodlot

Justin Gansowski, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Castleton, N.Y.

1 p.m. Low-Impact Timber Harvesting

Peter Smallidge, extension forester, Cornell University

2 p.m. Trying to Manage a Woodlot Affordably: Lessons Learned

Carl Wiedemann, retired forester, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

3 p.m. Production of Timber & Livestock on the Same Land

Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schuyler County

Saturday, February 22

10 a.m. Working with a Consulting Forester

Art Brooks, consulting forester, Central Square, N.Y.

11 a.m. Using Web-Based Soils Information in Woodlot Management

Russell Briggs, professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

1 p.m. Portable Sawmills for the Woodlot Owner

David Williams, mill owner and forest owner, Bainbridge, N.Y.

2 p.m. Managing Woodlots for Multiple Products

3 p.m. Woodlot Management & Income Taxes