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Workshop teaches you how to turn your timber into cash.


COLUMBUS — Do right by both your woods and your wallet whenever you sell your timber. Learn how in a one-day workshop led by Ohio forestry experts.

“The Basics of Selling Timber” takes place April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Bellville, Ohio.

Organizers say the program “will walk you through the process of having a successful timber sale.” A successful sale, they say, should do two things: Get you a competitive price and meet your woodland ownership goals.

Speakers, topics

Speaking will be consulting foresters; specialists in taxes, marketing, forestry and natural resources from Ohio State University Extension; and specialists in forestry and soil and water management from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Deciding if and what to harvest, advertising what you have to sell, developing a contract, understanding taxes, and controlling erosion will be among the topics.

OSU Extension — specifically, its Ohio Woodland Stewards Program — ODNR’s Division of Forestry, the Ohio Forestry Association and Ohio Farm Bureau are the sponsors.

Registration

Meet at Troyer’ Dutch Heritage Restaurant, 720 state Route 97, at exit 165 on Interstate 71. Register by April 8 and pay $40 per person. Register from April 9-13 and pay $50 per person. Registration ends April 13.

Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Or send your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210.

Make checks payable to The Ohio State University. Lunch and materials are included.

Call for details

For more information, call 614-688-3421 or e-mail ohiowoods@osu.edu. Participants can earn four hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Forest Tax Law Program.

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