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Master Logger class slated

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

A five-day Tennessee Master Logger Program will be held in the coming weeks at the Elora Community Center.

The Tennessee Master Logger Program is a professional training course for timber harvesters in Tennessee. Master Logger graduation is voluntary, but loggers are encouraged to participate. After graduation, loggers are required to attend one-day continuing education seminar every two years to keep the Tennessee Master Logger status current.

The class starts on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and focuses on Safety/OSHA. Remaining classes are Nov. 8, with the topic of Silviculture; Nov. 13, CPR/First Aid; Nov. 29, BMP’s; and Dec. 6, Business/Graduation.

Classes start at 8 a.m. on each of the days.

Tuition free is $150. Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program will reimburse loggers 50 percent of the tuition upon completion.

Registration fee includes lunch, breaks, CPR/First Aid certification, handouts and two years free membership in Tennessee Forestry Association.

The program is sponsored by Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program, Tennessee Forestry Association, Tennessee Division of Forestry/Ag Department, UT Extension Service and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

For information about registration, call Dana at the TFA office at 615-883-3832 or email Dhoward@TNForestry.com.