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The National Firewood Workshop is a two-day event that focuses on the business side of the split firewood industry with the goal of assisting the firewood industry with ideas to grow sales, profitability and business success. The Workshop combines a series of group discussions with outdoor equipment demos and informational tables. The event is sponsored by the Forest Service’s Wood Education & Resource Center in Princeton, West Virginia.
Topics to be addressed in the group discussions by leading professionals in the split firewood industry include:
- getting logs from urban and rural sources,
- firewood processing equipment,
- packaging equipment,
- dry kilns,
- insect problems and quarantines,
- marketing and buyers of firewood,
- firewood associations,
- business management for profitability,
- automation of firewood processing and packaging,
- transportation and woodstove issues.
Cost to attend the workshop is $45 per person, including lunch both days.
There will be continuing education credits for both arborists and foresters.
The workshop offers free outdoor spaces for equipment demonstrations and vendor information. Vendors are encouraged to bring their products for display and demo as well as set up informational tables. Vendors wlll include companies from the industry as well as processors, firewood buyers, foresters, arborists and landowners. On the public side we encourage government foresters, insect control personnel, college and university personnel, city/county/state government officials and the general public.
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For additional information, contact Harry Watt of North Carolina State University at 704-880-3067 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.