The University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Department of Conservation are teaming up to bring an evening of education to Linn county. A woodland management workshop is scheduled to be held 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 8, 2018, at the Linn County Area Career and Technical Center in Brookfield.


The educational opportunity will be lead by University of Missouri Extension forestry specialist Hank Stelzer.


The workshop is meant to help landowners learn how to improve the quality of their woodland and how to best market it. Stelzer is to go over several items, including: steps to get the highest price for your timber, basic elements to include in a timber sale contract, best management practices in a harvest plan, and how to manage timber sales tax.


Often times, landowners aren't aware that they're getting less than fair-market value for their timber. Even more cumbersome can be when owners harvest the wrong trees and leave their land ravaged.

“Knowledge is power,” Stelzer says. “With that knowledge, you can rest easier knowing you did the best for yourself and your land.”


More information can be found via the MU Extension office in Linn county. The deadline to register for the event is January 4, 2018.