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MSU timberland workshop helps new, potential owners
RAYMOND, Miss. -- New landowners can learn about managing timberland for profit during a five-part short course in May.
Forestland as an Investment will be offered May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Mississippi State University Extension Service office in Forrest County. It starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. each night. The Extension office is located at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.
The short course also is open to those who are interested in purchasing timberland. Topics include taxation, finding timberland, basic management practices, business plan development, timber sale marketing, characteristics of forest investments, and wills and estate planning issues.
Extension is partnering with the MSU Department of Forestry and the Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association to present the workshop.
Preregistration is required by April 26. Cost is $30 per person for educational materials and dinner the last night.
Professionals can earn 10 Continuing Forestry Education credits or 10 Continuing Logger Education credits.
To register or for more information, contact Matthew Thornton, Forrest County Extension agent, at 601-545-6083.