The Wood Education and Resource Center located in Princeton, WV and the Wood Products Extension Department at North Carolina State University and Independent Sawmill and Woodlot Magazine are hosting an educational outreach and networking one day workshop to support the firewood industry.
This workshop will address the important business issues of the firewood processing industry, including sales and marketing of firewood, selecting equipment for processing and packaging firewood, dry kiln drying methods and equipment, heating systems for dry kilns, insect problems and firewood quarantines, financing options for firewood businesses, sourcing logs for firewood operations, what brokers and firewood buyers want in specifications from firewood producers and market research methods for finding firewood buyers.
We are inviting the firewood industry to attend this workshop including firewood processing equipment vendors, dry kiln and wood boiler manufacturers, firewood brokers and chain store buyers, extension wood products specialists and professors, county extension agents, landowners, foresters, state forestry departments, forestry non-profit organizations and others who want to learn the latest information about firewood processing.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
9 am to 4 pm, Cost is $35 Per Person
Wood Education and Resource Center
Princeton, West Virginia