WEEK OF APRIL 23, 2018
Recent news
  • Still Time to Register for ANREP's 11th Biennial Conference in Biloxi, MS
  • Extension Job Opening at University of Missouri
  • Registration Still Open for the ESZF Summit in Lexington, KY
  • 2017 SREF Annual Report Now Available
  • SREF Staff & Partners to Present at ANREP's 11th Biennial Conference.
  • House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill HR2
  • New Initiative: Keeping Forests as Forests
  • USDA Offers $462,000 to Support Disaster Preparedness
Regional News

Still Time to Register for the 11th Biennial ANREP Conference
Late registration for the ANREP Conference to be held 4/29-5/4 in Biloxi, MS is still open.

Job Opening in MO: Extension Natural Resources/Forestry Professional
University of Missouri Extension is seeking a Assistant/Associate/Full Extension professional for its natural resources/forestry program. learn more.

Registration Still Open for the Eastern Seed Zone Summit
Help the US Forest Service create seed zones for the eastern US 5/9-5/10 in Lexington, KY. learn more .

2017 SREF Annual Report Now Available
We are pleased to announce the publication of our office's 2017 Annual Report. The report offers a glimpse of the depth and breadth of our office’s productivity over the last 12 months. We couldn't have accomplished any of it without you, our regional partners. read the annual report .

SREF Staff & Partners to Present at ANREP's 11th Biennial Conference.
SREF staff and regional partners will be speaking on fire, Extension programming, forest health, and climate programs for Extension. Don't miss our talks: see a full list.
National News

House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill Containing Important Support for America's Forests, Extension
The House Agricultural Committee recently passed HR2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which contains important support for family forests and extends the Renewable Resources Extension Act, an important source of funding for Land-grant Universities. read more.

New Initiative, Keeping Forests as Forests, Supports Family-Owned Woodlands
The initiative was formed to reverse the p rojected loss of 23 million acres of southern forestland over the next half-century. Project coordinator Scott Davis explains the initiative here .

Funding Opportunities

USDA Offers $462,000   to Support Disaster Preparedness
Funding is made through NIFA’s Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSNCGP) and supports innovative, education-based projects that address emergency preparedness and specific responses related to natural and human-made disasters. l earn more.

Upcoming Events:
May 9, 2018 | 1:00-2:00pm ET
An Understanding Urban and Community Forests Webinar. Speaker will be Dr. Vincent Cotrone, Extension Urban Forester at Penn State.

May 9-10, 2018 | Lexington, KY
The US Forest Service will convene a group of natural resources and forestry professionals from academia, Extension, and the private sector to develop seed zones for the eastern United States.

June 5-8, 2018 | Raleigh, NC
This short course is being offered by Wood Products Extension at NC State University. It will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  
Southern Regional Extension Forestry | www.sref.info | whubbard@sref.info