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Logging Cost Analysis (10 CFE/PLM hrs)
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This class is for foresters, wood buyers, and logging contractors involved in wood procurement, sale layout, and timber harvesting. Forest engineers, forestry equipment reps, and others who service the timber harvesting industry would also benefit from the course content. The course fee is $365 with early registration before May 17. After May 17, course fee is $395.

6/7/2017 to 6/8/2017
When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Alabama Forestry Commission, First Floor Auditorium
513 Madison Ave
Montgomery, Alabama  36104
United States
Contact: Ingvar Elle

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About the Event
This course will cover both principles and applications of logging cost
analysis techniques from the perspective of wood dealers, procurement
foresters, and independent logging contractors. Course content will focus on
methods for evaluating historic production and cost records within the
context of the evolving wood supply chain. Spreadsheet models will be
reviewed and provided to participants for hands-on training involving
modifications necessary to assess and simulate a range of harvesting
systems, techniques, and equipment mix variations. Upon completion of this
course, participants should be well-equipped to better evaluate logging costs
using a range of techniques.

Alabama Forestry Commission, First Floor Auditorium, 513 Madison
Avenue, Montgomery Alabama, 36104

Equipment Needs
All participants must bring a laptop computer with Microsoft Excel version
2007 or later. Please also bring 25-foot extension cord for powering your
laptop. Files used for the class will be transferred from a flash drive or
provided on a CD.

Dr. Joe Conrad is an assistant professor of forest operations in the Center
for Forest Business at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry
& Natural Resources. Joe teaches undergraduate and on topics such as
graduate courses timber harvesting and field measurements. He conducts
research on timber harvesting productivity and cost, logging capacity, timber
procurement, and wood supply chain efficiency. He has experience
analyzing logging costs in both the South and the Midwest. Joe earned a B.S.
in forestry from The University of the South and an M.F. and Ph.D. in forest
operations from Virginia Tech. Joe is a member of the Council on Forest
Engineering, Society of American Foresters, and the Georgia Forestry

Dr. Chad Bolding is an associate professor of forest operations/engineering
in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Chad teaches courses in forest harvesting,
timber procurement, and harvesting systems evaluation. He has a B.S. and
M.S. in forestry from Auburn University, and an M.F in silviculture and
Ph.D. in forest engineering from Oregon State University. Chad conducts
research in the areas of supply chain management, harvesting system
feasibility and logistics, sustainable biomass utilization, and forestry best
management practices. He is active in professional organizations such as the
Society of American Foresters, the Council on Forest Engineering, the
Forest Resources Association, and is an adjunct member of the faculties at
Clemson University and the University of Georgia.

Registration Fee
The course fee is $395.00, which includes lunch, refreshment breaks, and
instructional materials. There is a $30.00 discount for fees paid and
postmarked by May 17, 2017.
You can register by hard copy (see next page) or online at:
Continuing Education Credits
• 10.0 SAF Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Hours –
Category 1 (Applied for)
• 10.0 MTH Continuing Logging Education (CLE) Hours –
Business Management (Applied for)
Full Attendance is Mandatory to Receive Credit.

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