Business skills for VT-based Loggers
FREE WORKSHOP for Vermont logging businesses. Building on previous classes, this program will strengthen business management skills. Lunch and all materials included.
Workshop Topics:
• Current Legislative Landscape Affecting the Forest Economy
• Five Smartphone Aps for Loggers
• Market & Industry Updates
• Harvesting Profits: Where Am I Making Money? PATH (Planning & Analysis in Timer Harvest) Explained • Improve Your Business with the 80/20 Rule
• One Page Planning and the 1 Hour Business Plan
• Introducing a New Planning Template for Logging Businesses
• Personal Finance and Small Business: Setting Goals and Building Budgets to Support Profitability
Scheduled Presenters:
٠ Steve Bick, Northeast Forest, LLC
٠ Paul Frederick, Wood Utilization and Wood Energy Program Leader, VT Dept of Forests, Parks & Recreation ٠ Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
٠ Chris Lindgren, Forest Products Business Educator, UVM Extension
٠ Christine McGowan, Forests Products Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Workshop enrollment is limited; registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact Christi Sherlock 1.866.860.1382 or christi.sherlock@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact
UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.
Program funding provided by Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative and UVM Extension.
UVM Extension, 327 US Route 302, Berlin VT

● November 8, 2017 in Chester 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Newsbank, Inc. Conference Center 352 Main Street, Chester

● November 9, 2017 in Hardwick 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
GMTCC Hazen Campus
433 North Main Street, Hardwick

One Workshop ► 2 dates / 2 locations:
✶Eligible for 8 LEAP CE credits and 5.5 CFE CE credits✶
   
Business skills for VT-based Loggers
FREE WORKSHOP for Vermont logging businesses. Building on previous classes, this program will strengthen business management skills. Lunch and all materials included.
Workshop Topics:
• Current Legislative Landscape Affecting the Forest Economy
• Five Smartphone Aps for Loggers
• Market & Industry Updates
• Harvesting Profits: Where Am I Making Money? PATH (Planning & Analysis in Timer Harvest) Explained • Improve Your Business with the 80/20 Rule
• One Page Planning and the 1 Hour Business Plan
• Introducing a New Planning Template for Logging Businesses
• Personal Finance and Small Business: Setting Goals and Building Budgets to Support Profitability
Scheduled Presenters:
٠ Steve Bick, Northeast Forest, LLC
٠ Paul Frederick, Wood Utilization and Wood Energy Program Leader, VT Dept of Forests, Parks & Recreation ٠ Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
٠ Chris Lindgren, Forest Products Business Educator, UVM Extension
٠ Christine McGowan, Forests Products Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Workshop enrollment is limited; registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact Christi Sherlock 1.866.860.1382 or christi.sherlock@uvm.edu To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact
UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.
Program funding provided by Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative and UVM Extension.
UVM Extension, 327 US Route 302, Berlin VT

● November 8, 2017 in Chester 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Newsbank, Inc. Conference Center 352 Main Street, Chester

● November 9, 2017 in Hardwick 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
GMTCC Hazen Campus
433 North Main Street, Hardwick

One Workshop ► 2 dates / 2 locations:
✶Eligible for 8 LEAP CE credits and 5.5 CFE CE credits✶
   
Logger Rescue Program
Logger Rescue Program, This is a three day workshop - Oct. 20-22, 2017
This is a heavy rescue program for First Responders and Forestry Professionals.
Dana Hinkley of Logger Rescue Training LLC will be the Instuctor.

For more information contact Lt. Henry Knott at hknott15@gmail.com or Dorothy Knott at dorothy.knott@gmail.com or phone at 802-584-3243

LEAP Credits will be available. This should also satisfy LEAP's FA requirements.
   
NH Professional Logger Program Workshops
NH Professional Logger Program has graciously offered the ability for VT LEAP loggers to attend their workshops at their member rate. Please check out their offerings and let them know if you are interested in attending. VT LEAP loggers need to send verification of attendance if taking any of their workshops to receive LEAP credits.

Contact this website for a listing of workshops offered this Spring - www.nhtoa.org
   
Game of Logging - for Loggers
The Game of Logging
This training is directed to Professional Loggers. These techniques have proven to increase production and safety in the woods. Game of Logging is a world-recognized training curriculum that teaches chain saw skills. Developed in the 1960s by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely and productively around trees.

Four Days/Levels of Safety & Skills Training: 

The entire Game of Logging program is broken into four separate days. Day 1 provides an overview of chain saw safety and covers tree felling. Day 2 covers saw maintenance and chain sharpening techniques and provides another opportunity for tree felling.
 Days 3 and 4 build on the first two days and present techniques for felling difficult trees, including trees with side and back lean. Days 3 & 4 also cover limbing and bucking techniques and systems for planning work.
Level 1 – June 2nd Level 2 – June 6th Level 3 – September 8th Level 4 – September 15th
Level 5 –September 19th: Level 5 is designed for the logger who has taken all four levels in the past. This day will incorporate a review of the first four Levels and add many techniques that go beyond the basics.
Location will be determined depending on participants.

For more information and to Register go to Northeast Woodland Training’s website: www.woodlandtraining.com





   
Game of Logging Level 5 for Loggers
L5 is both a refresher of all the four levels and will add much new material from sawyers around the country.
Levels 1-4 are a pre-requisite.

Contact Nate Fice at: www.woodlandtraining.com for more details


   
To become a member of the Vermont Forest Products Association
To become a member of the
Vermont Forest Products Association
Your membership can be paid through the VFPA website at www.vtfpa.org using a debit/credit card or print off a membership application and mail to:
Vermont Forest Products Association
P.O. Box 110
Coventry, Vermont 05825
Or contact :
Barb Ross
Administrative Assistant
802-461-5688

   
Game of Logging - for Loggers
Bristol, VT VT Family Forests presents:

Game of Logging Level I (Thursday April 2) and Game of Logging Level II (Thursday, April 9). Game of Logging Level III (Thursday April 16) needs two more students to launch!

For more information about any of these HCC offerings, visit http://www.familyforests.org/public-education/events.shtml.