Build Upon Your Wood Science Education Fundamentals with this Popular FPS Course

Build Upon Your Wood Science Education Fundamentals with this Popular FPS Course

Are you seeking a basic understanding of wood and wood processing? Build upon your existing wood science knowledgebase with the popular Introduction to Wood Science and Forest Products Course, presented by the Forest Products Society (FPS) in conjunction with Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. The course is scheduled for September 11 – 13, 2018 at MSU’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts in Starkville, Mississippi. 

This comprehensive, three-day course was created specifically for people who want to learn more about wood or wood processing. Suppliers, consultants, claims agents, and anyone seeking to understand trees, their harvesting, and how wood is processed into today’s products are also good candidates for this event. Current issues in the forest products industry, such as green building and product testing, are also covered in the course.

Instructors include well-known forest products educators:
• Dr. H. Michael Barnes
• Ms. Misty Booth
• Dr. Fred Franca
• Dr. Hyungsuk “Thomas” Lim
• Dr. Frank Owens
• Dr. Rubin Shmulsky 
• Dr. Beth Stokes

Course participants will develop skills through hands-on exercises and sessions in the state-of-the-art Forest Products and Wood Science Learning Center at MSU. In addition, attendees will gain experiential, hands-on understanding of wood processing during a tour of the Southeastern Timber Products Lumber Company and Sawmill in Ackerman, MS.  

Register now to receive early bird registration savings before August 13th. Seats are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information on registration, accommodations and program details, visit the course site or contact FPS Member Connection at, or call +1 855 475 0291. 

Special group rates are available to FPS Organization Member companies.

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