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...
- Central Virginia Retreat March 17-19 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox
- Southwest Virginia Retreat Summer 2017 at the SW VA 4-H Center, Abingdon
- Southeast Virginia Retreat Sept. 22-24 (tentative) at the New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge
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!"