2021

March

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Reforestation Planting

  • March  5
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

Jason Fisher will teach you the best way to plant pine trees following a timber harvest. 

Contact Jason Fisher, 434-476-2147, jasonf@vt.edu for more information.

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Sapsuckers 

  • March 12
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

Yellow-bellied sapsuckers are a type of woodpecker. If you haven't seen the actual birds, you've almost certainly seen the marks they leave on trees or heard their drumming. Join Neil Clark to learn more about these native birds.  

Contact Neil Clark, 757-653-2572, neclark@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Invasive Plants IV 

  • March 19
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

Karen Snape continues her popular series on identifying and controlling invasive plants. 

Contact Karen Snape, 540-231-6494, ksnape@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: A Virtual Mill Tour

  • March 26
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Zoom
  • Free

Now there are 3 ways to watch!

Step inside a SW Virginia forest products mill for a tour with Bill Worrell. Learn how your trees are made into useful consumer products. 

Contact Bill Worrell, 276-889-8056, bworrell@vt.edu for more information. 

Archived on The Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's YouTube Channel

April

Legacy Planning: A Spring Webinar Series for Woodland Owners

  • April 7, 8, 14 & 15
  • 3 - 4:30
  • $25/family

Join the Generation NEXT Team to learn about steps for successful legacy planning.  Topics will include:

  • Overview of Virginia's forest resources
  • Writing long term goals for your land
  • Conservation tools
  • Legal tools
  • Determinign your family assets
  • Financial Tools
  • Holding a family meeting
  • Legacy planning stories from woodland owners

Registration fee includes a copy of the new publication: Legacy Planning: A Guide for Virginia Landowners.

  • Register online
  • Register by mail
  • Register for the Spring AND Fall series (September 8,9, 15 & 16) together and SAVE $$$ ($35/family for both)

Contact Karen Snape, ksnape@vt.edu, 540-231-6494 for more information.  

May

12th Annual Nutrien Solutions Virtual Vegetation Management Workshop

  • May 13
  • Online
  • $25

The final agenda that will include the following topics:

  • Regulatory Updates – Virginia Dept of Agriculture, Office of Pesticide Services
  • Ecological impacts study of weed management programs on utility rights of ways – Penn State University
  • Weather / Climate Updates and considerations for 2021 weed control programs – Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Bare ground utility pole applications – SSI Maxxim
  • Invasive insect update – Virginia Tech
  • 15 year research results on forestry site prep versus release growth data  - Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Effective communication strategies for weed control managers – BASF
  • Adjuvants – Loveland Products
  • Seedling updates IFCO and ARBORGEN
  • Pine Control Strategies
  • Wildlife discussions – Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
  • Glyphosate updates
  • Hardwood management initiatives and management activities for private landowners– Virginia Dept of Forestry
  • Application programs and non-glyphosate tank mixes – Corteva AgriSciences
  • Safety discussions & considerations
  • Chemistry, trends, application techniques, programs and industry updates by supplier – BASF, NuFarm, Bayer, Corteva, SSI Maxim and MORE!

Registration details will be available soon.

For more information:

Forest Farming Field Day 

More details coming soon!

June

July

August

Southeast Virgninia Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat 

New woodland owners are invited to join the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension to learn about hardwood and pine forest management, legacy planning, and management planning and certification.  You will also get hands-on experience with tree identification, forestry equipment, and timber measurements.  You will have the opportunity to interact with natural resource professionals from various agencies in Virginia, as well as with other landowners.  

  • Registration opens in June.

Contact Jennifer Gagnon, 540-231-6391, jgagnon@vt.edu or Bill Worrell, 276-889-8056, bworrell@vt.edu, for more information.

Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference

More details coming soon.

September

Legacy Planning: A Fall Webinar Series for Woodland Owners

  • September 8, 9, 15 & 16
  • 3 - 4:30
  • $25/family

Join the Generation NEXT Team to learn about steps for successful legacy planning.  Topics will include:

  • Essential documents
  • Establishing a team of advisors
  • Legal tools
  • Financial tools
  • Conservation tools
  • Involving your family
  • Revising and updating your plan
  • Legacy planning stories from woodland owners

Registration fee includes a copy of the new publication: Legacy Planning: A Guide for Virginia Landowners.

Contact Karen Snape, ksnape@vt.edu, 540-231-6494 for more information.  

Organic Growers School Forest Farming Intensive

  • September 25-26
  • North Carolina

More details coming soon. 

Southeast Virgninia Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat 

New woodland owners are invited to join the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension to learn about hardwood and pine forest management, legacy planning, and management planning and certification.  You will also get hands-on experience with tree identification, forestry equipment, and timber measurements.  You will have the opportunity to interact with natural resource professionals from various agencies in Virginia, as well as with other landowners.  

  • Registration opens in July.

Contact Jennifer Gagnon, 540-231-6391, jgagnon@vt.edu or                            Neil Clark, 757-653-2572, neclark@vt.edu, for more information.

October

45th Annual Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

  • October dates and locations to be determined

Come help us celebrate our 45th anniversary!  

Details Summer 2021.

Central Virgninia Beginning Woodland Owner Retreat 

  • October 22-23 - Tentative pending COVID-19 developments
  • Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox
  • No Lodging: Individual: $40*, Couple: $70*
  • Lodging: Individual: $90**, Couple: $170**

New woodland owners are invited to join the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension to learn about hardwood and pine forest management, legacy planning, and management planning and certification.  You will also get hands-on experience with tree identification, forestry equipment, and timber measurements.  You will have the opportunity to interact with natural resource professionals from various agencies in Virginia, as well as with other landowners.  

  • Registration opens in August

Contact Jennifer Gagnon, 540-231-6391, jgagnon@vt.edu or                        Jason Fisher, 434-476-2147, for more information.

November

December