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Once a year, more than ten Kentucky forestry and natural resource related organizations and agencies come together to plan and host three regional Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Courses. Local planning committees have designed the educational programs with local needs in mind to help Kentucky’s woodland owners get the most from their woodlands. Regardless of woodland experience, expertise or where you live there is sure to be a program for you. There are two programming tracks at each location covering a variety of woodland and wildlife topics covered by forestry and natural resource professionals from across Kentucky. 

Details

  • All programs start at 9 a.m. local time with onsite registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Programs end at 4:30 p.m.
  • The cost is $20 for individuals and $30 for couples with an extra $10 on the day of the program; registration fee includes a good lunch, water throughout the day, resource materials, and transportation to and from the farm tours.
  • If you have any questions or would like to register over the phone, please call 859.257.7597.

   

Central Woodland Owners Short Course

The Central program will take place on July 28 at the Shelby County Extension office and includes a farm tour of Portia and Jerry Brown’s farm (transportation provided). Below are the topics for each track. 


Green Track Specific Topics:

  • Tree Identification
  • Forest Management Planning: Identifying Your Options
  • Urban Deer Management

Gold Track Specific Topics:

  • Timber Harvesting: A Forest Management Practice
  • Woodland Health
  • Managing Wildlife in Your Woodland

Both Green and Gold Topics:

  • Woodland Management Plans
  • Woodland Management Practices
  • Wildlife Management Practices
  • Timber Sales and Trespass Issues
  • Native Warm Season Grasses and Pollinators
  • Financial Assistance for Management Practices

   

West Woodland Owners Short Course

The West program will take place on August 4 at the Marshall County Extension office and includes a farm tour of Rick Mohler’s farm (transportation provided). Below are the topics for each track. 

Green Track Specific Topics:

  • Tree Identification
  • Introduction to Financial Assistance    Programs
  • Wildlife Damage Management

Gold Track Specific Topics:

  • Financial Assistance Program Updates
  • White Oak, Bourbon, and Woodland Opportunities
  • Fire: Prescribed and Wild

Both Green and Gold Topics:

  • Woodland Management Practices
  • Wildlife Management Practices
  • Native Warm Season Grasses
  • Tree Planting
  • Timber Sales and Trespass Issue

 

   

East Woodland Owners Short Course

The East WOSC will take place on August 18 at the Morgan County Extension office and includes a farm tour of Rick Mohler’s farm (transportation provided). Below are the topics for each track. 

Green Track Specific Topics:

  • Tree Identification
  • Identifying Invasive Species in Your Woodland 

Gold Track Specific Topics:

  • Estate Planning
  • Controlling Invasive Species in Your Woodland

Both Green and Gold Topics:

  • Mushrooms and Maple Syrup from Your Woodland
  • Financial Assistance for Management Practices
  • Tree Measurements, Grading, Valuation, and Felling Guidelines
  • Timber Sales and Trespass Issues
  • Woodland Management Practices
  • Wildlife Management Practices