Women Owning Woodlands conference set for April 18
The percentage of women who own and manage farms, ranches and forest land is increasing in Arkansas.
“Planning for the future transfer of these lands from one generation to the next often happens haphazardly,” said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center. “Either the parents don’t want to talk about it, or the kids don’t want to listen.”
To help women landowners, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Forest Resources Center and the Arkansas Forestry Association are hosting the Women Owning Woodlands Workshop on April 18 at the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope.
The workshop will focus on forest planning, mapping your own woodlands, assessing storm damage, how to thin your woodlands, federal tax update, and the chance to talk to other women woodland owners.
Division of Agriculture Arkansas Forest Resources Center extension professionals Caroll Guffey and Tamara Walkingstick will cover topics including how to develop a forest management plan and how to create your own maps for your woodland.
The fee is $20 and includes lunch, breaks, materials, and registration for the Forestry Field Day the next day, April 19 at the SWREC.
For more information on forestry, visit www.uaex.edu or arnatural.org/forestry.htm.