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Agriculture

February 28, 2014

Purdue agriculture and extension events

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Hotel rooms are available at a conference rate of $95 per night. Online hotel reservations must be made by March 7. Participants can get detailed conference information at http://workshop.agrability.org/2014/ and register with the online registration form at www.conf.purdue.edu/agrability. Early-bird registration ends March 7, and final deadline is March 28. There will be no on-site registration.

For more information, contact Kylie Hendress at 765-494-6679 or khendres@purdue.edu.

CONTACT: Kylie Hendress, 765-494-6679, khendres@purdue.edu

APRIL 2-16: HARDWOOD LUMBER: PRODUCING, USING AND SELLING WORKSHOP

The Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is offering a workshop for those interested in the hardwood industry and want to learn about lumber production, proper handling and use. "Hardwood Lumber: Producing, Using and Selling" will be a one-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: April 2: Purdue University, John S. Wright Conference Center, 1007 N. 725 W., West Lafayette; April 5: City of Elkhart: Elkhart Environmental Center, 1717 E. Lusher Ave., Elkhart; April 9: Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC), 4425 E. C.R. 350 N., Butlerville; April 16: Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC), 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road, Dubois. Workshop topics include wood quality and characteristics, log scaling, hardwood lumber grading and pricing, sawing patterns and grade sawing, determining veneer quality logs, wood moisture and drying, stain and insects, selling and marketing wood products for small and traditional producers. There will also be a sawing demonstration.

The Society of American Foresters has approved the workshop for professional continuing forestry education credits of 6.5 hours. Participants should bring their own lunch. Registration fee is $20. To register online and pay with a credit card, go to https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_sessions.asp?itemID=21371. To pay by check, complete the registration form with check payable to Purdue University and mail to Purdue Extension - The Education Store, 700 Ahlers Drive, MMDC Building, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2012. Registration by phone at 888-398-4636 also is available.

For more information, contact Cassens at 765-412-6844 or dcassens@purdue.edu.

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