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                   I just got the “News Release” below from the good folks at the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF).  What a great opportunity for women to learn more about landownership.  I enjoy attending the DOF workshops and always learn something!  If you are interested in attending, give them a call!

News Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                       Aug. 27, 2012

Contact: Kathleen Ogilvy 804.798.8362                                                                                                                                             VDOF 12056


Workshop for Women Landowners Planned


Women who own or manage forestland or farmland in Henrico or Hanover counties are invited to participate in a Women and Land workshop and brunch.


Created by women for women, the interactive workshop will be held Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dorey Recreation Center, 7200 Dorey Park Drive in Henrico, Va.  Female natural resource professionals from the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the USDA Farm Service Agency, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District will be the presenters.


Reservations must be made by Sept. 6 and can be done by mailing a registration form and a check, made payable to Henricopolis SWCD, for $8 to the Henricopolis SWCD, P.O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273-0775.  The $8 registration fee includes brunch and all workshop materials.  For more information about the workshop, please call Kathleen Ogilvy at 804.798.8362 or Barbara McGarry at 804.501.5176.


Ogilvy of the VDOF said, “This is a great opportunity for women to learn about proper management techniques for their property in a casual and welcoming environment.  Our speakers cover a variety of important topics and provide information on a number of state and federal programs that provide funds to landowners to support good land management.”


All participants will receive a three-ring binder packed with valuable information and tips to take home.


The Virginia Department of Forestry protects and develops healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.  Headquartered in Charlottesville, the Agency has forestry staff members assigned to every county to provide citizen service and public safety protection across the Commonwealth.  VDOF is an equal opportunity provider.


With nearly 16 million acres of forestland and more than 144,000 Virginians employed in forestry, forest products and related industries, Virginia forests provide more than $27.5 Billion annually in benefits to the Commonwealth.