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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
Field Day set for May 21 in Lawrence
LOUISA — On Wednesday, May 21, a regional forestry field day will be held at Larry Workman's farm in Lawrence County.

The field day will include outdoor tours of woodland management and forestry demonstrations. Talks will be provided by local consulting foresters, forest management specialists, and biologists. All participants will get a 150-page reference book on forest management and timber harvesting. The field day will include demonstrations and hands-on training of a number of useful forest management techniques.

A field demonstration on how to evaluate your woodlands and manage to increase their forests health and value will be held as will a special stream-side talk with an aquatic otologist will show you how to examine streams to determine their health and how to protect them.

The field day will also include a local member of the Kentucky Association of Consulting Foresters who will discuss how to properly sell timber and what is involved in determining the value of your woodlands. And finally, experts will provide up-to-date information on the laws, regulations, and taxes affecting woodland owners.

Registration will start at 9 a.m. and tours will start at 10 a.m., so plan on arriving early. Drinks, refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

To get to the Workman farm, take 1-64 to exit 191 (Hwy 23 South). From Hwy 23 take a left on Route 3. Follow Route 3 approximately 2.1 miles into Louisa and to a bridge (it will take you to West Virginia but don't go that far. Take a right at the red light on the bridge (that will still be route 3). From the bridge it is approximately 3.6 miles to Sourwood Rd. Take a right on Sourwood Rd. and follow it to the end.

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