CANCELLED – NC Statewide Forest and Wood Products Marketing Project

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This program has been
cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.

Regional Meeting for
North Carolina Forest Service District 5

Counties of Warren, Northampton, Halifax, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Greene, and Wayne

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Nash County Agriculture Center  l  1006 Eastern Avenue in Nashville

Primary Industry from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Secondary Industry from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each of these meetings will offer foresters
one hour of educational SAF credit.

The NC State University Wood Products Extension Department is hosting an outreach event for the forest and wood products industry in nine counties of Eastern North Carolina on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This event will take place at the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville, NC, as part of the NC Statewide Forest and Wood Products Marketing Project.

This project is funded by the US Forest Service as part of their effort to support the forest and wood products industry from landowners to value added manufacturers and distributors. In 2020 we will be hosting a total of thirteen regional meetings in each of the NC Forest Service regions.

The goals of the project is to assist the industry to grow sales, profitability and employment through cooperative identifying problems and working together to find improvement of markets. The meetings offer a networking opportunity for our industry and the focus is to identify marketing problems and opportunities.

At the meeting the issues of the primary part of the industry from 10 to 11:30 a.m. where we will focus on the industry landowners, foresters, loggers, mills (chip, lumber, veneer) and firewood. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the focus will be on the secondary industry that includes cabinets, furniture, millwork, plywood, and distribution.

The project team consists of three NC State University Wood Products Personnel-Harry Watt, Phil Mitchell and Frederik Laleicke, plus the Utilization Forester at the NC Forest Service, and Carla Harper of West65Inc.

Harry Watt is the contact person for this event-phone at 704-880-3067 and email at

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