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11.24.2009

Dr. Escobedo recently joined the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation as an Extension Forester.

11.24.2009

ATLANTA -- John D. Dondero, a veteran of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has been selected as Director of Cooperative Forestry for the Southern Region, according to Acting Regional Forester Ken Arney.

11.24.2009

Tom Peterson, Director of Forest Management for the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region, over the last four years, has accepted an offer to serve as the Deputy Regional Forester of natural resource programs.

11.24.2009

CLEMSON -- A Clemson University forester has received the Clemson Alumni Award for Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service. Robert M. Franklin, who started his Clemson Extension career in March of 1985, received his award from Clemson President Jim Barker during a December faculty meeting. Barker cited Franklin for "outstanding service in the development and delivery of programs for longleaf pine management and wildlife food and habitat management."

11.24.2009

Washington, D.C. - The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has named Bob and Jean Cooper as its 2008 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. The Coopers received the award during the 15th Annual National Tree Farmer Convention in Portland, Oregon this past weekend. This annual award recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on family owned forestland. The Coopers own Meadowbrook Tree in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

11.24.2009

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of Jay Jensen as USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment (NRE).

11.24.2009

U.S. Forest Service Chief Abigail R. Kimbell today appointed Elizabeth (Liz) Agpaoa as Southern Regional Forester (Region 8).

11.24.2009

By Carol L. Spence LEXINGTON, Ky., (April 29, 2009) -- The management of privately held woodlands is a family affair. The 2009 Woodland Owners Short Course reflects that view by offering, for the first time, beginners and advanced programs based on an individual's or family's experience and interest level. A youth program will run concurrently with the day-long adult programs. The course also has moved to Saturdays to accommodate people's busy schedules.

11.24.2009

The 12th Annual Forest Utilization Conference and Equipment Exposition is scheduled for May9 - 11, 2007. Forestry on the Grow -- Exploring Opportunities & New Technologies for Natural Resources Management & the Wood Products Industry -- will be held at Western Hills Guest Ranch in Sequoyah Resort Park near Wagoner, Oklahoma.

11.24.2009

Whether you own 25 acres or 2,500, Cover Your A$$ets is an indispensable guide for anyone who owns forest or agricultural land and wishes to see it maintained for future generations.

 
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