Forestry’s Economic Impact

first_imgTrees are a big business in the South. With more than 209 million acres of timberland spread across the 13-state region and landowners planting more trees every year, the forest products industry supports about 1.2 million jobs.This spring, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry office (SREF), in partnership with the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF), launched a one-stop website offering the most recent data on the economic impacts of forestry and timberland across the South.The website,, provides easy access to economic impact reports for each of the 13 states in the Southern region, as well as links to other relevant forest economic resources on the web. SREF and its partners created the website to respond to the needs of educators, policymakers, community leaders and the general public for comprehensive and convenient forest-related economic information. It serves as an essential resource for those seeking to promote the importance of forestry and the forest products industry.“The website is the result of a tremendous amount of work by those within the state forestry and university system in the Southern region,” said William G. Hubbard, Southern Regional Extension Forester at SREF. “SREF Extension associates Steven Weaver and Leslie Boby are to be commended for shepherding such a powerful resource into existence.”Other partners on the effort include the Association of Southern Rural Extension Directors (ASRED) and the state and private forestry unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s (USFS) Southern Region.About Southern Regional Extension ForestrySREF serves Southern land-grant universities and forestry professionals through collaborative development of forestry technologies and programs that improve the efficiency, effectiveness and relevance of supporting institutions. For more information about SREF, visit read more


Bulldogs Boys Soccer Team Wins Over Rushville

first_imgThursday evening,  the Batesville Boys Soccer team traveled to Rushville high school for a conference match winning 3-1.After the JV Bulldogs won their game, the varsity squad was very ready to come out and play well as a unit. Within the first minute after the starting whistle, Ian Powers played a ball wide to Zach Harmeyer. Zach sprinted down the left wing, cut in, beating his man 1v1 and then shot inside post for the first goal. With 4 minutes 39 seconds, Zach challenged and won a 50/50 midfield and then sprinted to goal for a quick counter to finish.Second half within the first minute the Bulldogs defense fouled and Rushville took a long shot chipping the keeper for their first goal. 25 Minutes 31 seconds remaining Ian Powers played a long through ball into Eli Pierson. Eli sprinted onto the ball as the keeper came out to challenge and he took a left foot finish around the keeper.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Huntenman.last_img read more


Monchengladbach chief confirms Andreas Christensen heading back to Chelsea

first_img1 Andreas Christensen [left] in action for Borussia Monchengladbach Borussia Monchengladbach have not given up on extending Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen’s stay.The 21-year-old is coming to the end of a two-year loan spell with the German side and is due to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.Chelsea are expected to give the Denmark international a run in the first team during pre-season, to see if he is up to the task of performing for Antonio Conte.But, if that doesn’t work out, Christensen has now been told he would be welcomed back at Borussia Monchengladbach with open arms.“We’ll lose him [at the end of the season], because he must go back,” sporting director Max Eberl told Kicker.“But if he does pre-season at Chelsea and then does not play the role that he imagines, we have as a club, where he gained two years of good experience, a chance to talk again.“That is why I say he has to go back, but that is only one fact.“We have to expect the departure, but with arrivals we have to play with it, that is – do we wait for him or do we not wait for him?“It could also be that he plays [at Chelsea]. Or maybe they want to sell him for €25m – then we would be out.“But there are still these opportunities because Andreas feels incredibly comfortable at Gladbach and he, I think, would like to stay at Gladbach.“He would also like to be a regular at Chelsea, but they have just become champions and are planning for the Champions League, and also want to achieve something in the new season.”last_img read more