The Annual Landowner Weekend Retreats:

  • are hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • are geared towards landowners who are new to forest management
  • provide information on both hardwood and pine forest management
  • offer chances for interaction with natural resource professionals from various agencies in Virginia, as well as with other landowners
  • provide information on estate planning, management planning and certification
  • provide hands-on experience with tree identification, forestry equipment, and more...

2016 Retreats:

2017 Retreats:

Here's what past participants said about the experience:

  • "I think the program was excellent, and conducted in a professional and relaxed, enjoyable way. It was fun and very informative."
  • "Excellent program! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of the speakers and other participants' comments and questions. We learned a lot this weekend!"
Landowner Weeked Retreats
Jason Fisher, VCE, teaches Central Retreat participants what they can learn from looking at tree rings.

Upcoming Retreats

Agenda & Participant Information

Dates: Aug. 26-28

Location: Airfield Conference Center, Wakefield 

Registration is closed


Dates: Sept. 23-25

Location: SW Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon


No Lodging

Individual: $35

Couple: $70

Lodging Sat. Night

Individual: $60

Couple: $120

Lodging Fri. & Sat. Nights

Individual: $75

Couple: $150



By mail

Dates: March 17-19, 2017

Location: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox

More details coming in January 2017