New Program: Forest Business Training for Mid-Career Professionals

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New Program: Forest Business Training for Mid-Career Professionals

The Vermont Forest Business School (FBN) will offer a special session for mid-career forest business owners and professionals starting this Fall (October 2020). This part time program will use a combination of distance learning and occasional group sessions to provide professional development for people who want to grow and enhance their enterprises. Northeast Forests, LLC

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June 2020 Forest Health Insect and Disease Observations report

Mid-June marks the end of spring and the official start to the summer season. Temperatures fluctuated throughout the month, with average ranges between 50°F and 75.8°F. Compared to last year, this month was warmer and dryer than June of 2019. Statewide temperatures averaged 62.9°F, which was 2.3°F warmer than last year. Statewide precipitation averaged 2.54

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New Technology for Vermont’s Oldest Industry

Start-Up Whiteout Solutions Piloting Forest Inventory and Mapping Technology in Northeast Kingdom By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Vermont’s first sawmill opened in 1738, nearly a century before the first chainsaw was invented, not to mention cars or telephones. And it was at least 150 years before that sawmill

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE July 7, 2020

The Legislature recessed June 26, 2020 and will be back August 25, 2020. When the Legislature returns, they will be finishing the budget for rest of the fiscal year and review the stimulus bills that were passed. They may also work on other legislation that was not finished by June 26. The tentative plan for

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Financial Relief for the Forest Economy

On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Senate and house passed S. 351 to provide financial assistance to the agricultural community and included appropriations to the Forestry sector. The house amendment included appropriating $5,000,000 for the Forest Economy Stabilization Grant Program. Under this legislation, a Forest Product business that can demonstrate economic harm related to COVID-19

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Introducing Vermont Almanac

The Vermont Almanac is an annual 224-page book – our first volume will be mailed in December 2020. We’ll share content throughout the year on our website and social media channels, as well as via a regular e-newsletter. The Almanac will be organized by month, and will provide a year’s worth of stories, data, illustrations

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Agroforestry is ‘win win’ for bees and crops, study shows

Planting woody plant species alongside crops could double the number of insect pollinators helping farmers produce food, new research has demonstrated for the first time. The study, led by the University of Reading and published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, provides the first observed evidence that agroforestry increases wild insect pollinator numbers and

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May 2020 Forest Health Insect and Disease Observations report

This month’s weather started off cold and wet, with snowfall occurring in most parts of the state through mid-May. Compared to last year, this month was warmer and dryer than May of 2019. Statewide temperatures averaged 52.9°F, which was 2 degrees warmer than May of last year. Statewide, precipitation averaged 2.93 inches, which is 2.73

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