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This firewood industry event combines education and networking opportunities for the entire split firewood industry. The US Forest Service is the financial sponsor for this workshop that offers discussions on business and equipment topics as well as outdoor demos sawing and splitting firewood by multiple equipment manufacturers.

The topics covered include business management, marketing, splitting and processor equipment, dry kiln equipment, kiln certification, transportation issues, automation, bundle packing and other topics important to the operation of a successful firewood operation.

The location is the Arlington Ag Research Station of Arlington, WI, on the north side of Madison. It has an amphitheater seating of 500 persons and is the perfect location with plenty of parking and room for equipment for demos.

The cost is $50 per attendee payable online at Eventbrite.com.

This workshop is sponsored by the US Forest Service, the Wood Education and Resource Center of Princeton, WV, North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections, University of Wisconsin Madison Extension, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources , Sustainableinc and the Firewood Scout.

We open the doors each day at 8 am for check in and coffee/donuts/fruit. At 9 am we begin our business and equipment discussions. At 11:30 we break for lunch and outdoor demos. We continue at 1 pm for additional business and equipment discussions until 3:30 when we again go outside for equipment demos.

The equipment we expect to have on hand for viewing includes wood splitters, processors, dry kiln and miscellaneous forestry equipment.

The workshop days are Wednesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 16th, 2022.

Harry Watt of North Carolina State University is the contact person for the NFW 2022 WI. His contact information is email at harry_watt@ncsu.edu and cell phone at 704-880-3067.