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October 24, 2018

Media Advisory: New York State Hosts First-Ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit


    New York State will kick off the state’s first-ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit to advance growth of the $23 billion forest products industry.  Industry partners and members of the Wood Products Development Council will discuss strategies and opportunities for growing the state’s forest products businesses, which are a major part of the state’s economy and environmental conservation efforts.

    Approximately one-third of New York’s forest industry sector is based in the Southern Tier, with nearly $7 billion dollars in economic output. Summit will be preceded by a tour of a lumber mill in Owego.
    Thursday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    ***Press Tour of Wagner Lumber in Owego begins at 10:30 a.m.***
    ***Summit begins at 1 p.m.***
    Broome County Regional Farmers Market, 840 Front Street, Binghamton
    *** Preceded by tour at Wagner Lumber, 4060 Gaskill Rd., Owego. ***
    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
    State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos
    Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo
    Senator Thomas O’Mara
    Broome County Executive Jason Garnar
    Members of the Wood Products Development Council

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