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UC Ag Extension Offices Holding Webinar Covering Booming Timber Market

Selling timber in a booming market, you can get free advice on Tuesday. Overton Extension Agent Jason Garrett said that Walnut, Oak and Hard Maple all have a high demand and can be found in the region. “Know what you have, get someone to let you know what its worth, maybe take bids on it,” Garrett said. “There’s certain ways ... Read More »

State Protecting Skinner Mountain From Future Development

Over 11,000 acres of economically and ecologically important land at Skinner Mountain will be protected from development. The national non-profit organization The Conservation Fund purchased the land for permanent protection through conservation easements. Tennessee Division of Forestry Spokesperson Tim Phelps said this area in Overton and Fentress Counties were highly threatened by development. Phelps said that now, the natural resources ... Read More »

Van Buren High School FFA Team Takes 7th In State Competition

Van Buren County High School’s FFA Envirothon team took seventh place in the state this year. Agriculture Teacher Lance Smith said the team tested over five agriculture topics to win the Upper Cumberland region. Smith said when you get to state, his team had to take a real world problem for a land owner and solve it. “A guy had ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Seeing Increase In Timber Theft Reports

There has been an uptick in timber theft across Tennessee, and the Upper Cumberland is a hot spot for these crimes. Tim Phelps is the Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division. Phelps said that the type of land owners we have are making them more susceptible in the booming timber market. “There’s a lot of ... Read More »