Introduction to Forestry: Diversifying Agricultural Land Workshop
ASWCD's March 9th, sold out forestry workshop featured a diverse group of speakers from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies. Our speakers explored topics like: forest ecology, basic management techniques, contracts & selling your timber, land acquisition, financial assistance & cost share programs, and tax incentives. We wrapped up the workshop with a question and panel session with our speakers. For information about any of the topics listed above please contact our office at 803-262-4470 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Burger, Statewide Forester - SCDNR
Brad Harmon, ASWCD Commissioner and Plantation Manager
Stephen Pohlman, Area Forestry Agent - Clemson Extension
Mark Fox, Regional Vice President - AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA
Josh Martin, District Conservationist - SC Natural Resources Conservation District
Lisa Lord - Savannah River Watershed Project Director, The Longleaf Alliance
Robert Lord - Project Forester, SC Forestry Commission
Our panel of natural resource professionals from left to right: Lisa Lord, Josh Martin, Mark Fox, Robert Lord, Brad Harmon, and Stephan Pohlman. Gary Burger also spoke to our group, but is not pictured.
We were at full capacity for this workshops with participants from across the state.
Each attendee took home a folder packed with presentations, a copy of SC Forestry Commissions Best Management Practices for Forestry, and a Forest Plants of the Southeast Field Guide. A few participants were lucky enough to win a copy of US Forest Service's Invasive Plants in Southern Forests Field Guide to take home as well.