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Forestry Students Attend Annual Industry Dinner

Forest technology students (from left) are Paul R. South, Williamsport; Alyssa A. Peters, Lock Haven; Aaron M. Weston, Winfield; Harris D. Nowotarski, Womelsdorf; Brett A. Forney, Millersburg; and Harley R. Heichel, Wellsboro.
Forest technology students (from left) are Paul R. South, Williamsport; Alyssa A. Peters, Lock Haven; Aaron M. Weston, Winfield; Harris D. Nowotarski, Womelsdorf; Brett A. Forney, Millersburg; and Harley R. Heichel, Wellsboro.

Six forest technology students attended the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association’s recent annual reception and dinner at the Toftrees Golf Resort in State College. The students and G. Andrew Bartholomay, assistant professor of forest technology, were invited by Paul Lyskava, executive director of PFPA. Forestry students are annually invited to attend in order to meet and talk with leaders in the commonwealth’s forest products industry. They were treated to dinner and a guest speaker, Dana Lee Cole, executive director of the Hardwood Federation, who recounted anecdotes from encounters with U.S. senators and House members, and explained what lobbying efforts are at the forefront of the Hardwood Federation’s agenda. “The students were able to speak informally with dozens of business owners and members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,” Bartholomay said of the Sept. 29 event. “The evening was informative and entertaining, and well worth the drive from Williamsport to State College.”
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