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Harlan County Farm Bureau hosts Forestry Days

Harlan County Farm Bureau Forestry Days was held at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Harlan County Farm Bureau Board Members, Pine Mountain Settlement School Outdoor Education Staff and Kentucky Division of Forestry staff educated 87 Harlan County students about Forest Management.

HCFB President Don Miniard said, “Harlan County is 94 percent forest. With timber being one of our largest industries in Harlan County, we feel that we need to educate our students about our woodlands. Forestry education is money well spent.”

Students learned about forest management, wildfires, forest ecology, tree identification, forest and stream relationships and how early settlers used timber to build log cabins. They learned that our forests provide clean air, filter water and provide a great environment for wildlife.