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The Golden Voice

April 10, 2014  • 

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

Many people like to travel and are interested in visiting new places.  I am one of those people, and I have found that there are quite a few foresters who also are interested in what is going on in other countries and are curious about silvicultural practices in other parts of the world. 

In 1996, after retiring from the SAF staff, I approached Executive Vice President Bill Banzhaf about resurrecting the international study tour program that had been dropped a few years previously . . .

Golden Voice

Sept. 17, 2013  • 

WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO

Many foresters who fully retire from a regular job start a consulting business, usually based on the experience gained during their previous employment. But if you have been away from woods work for a while and decide to go into consulting upon retirement, you may be in for a surprise. Technology changes rapidly and if you are away from it for even five years, you will be behind the curve. To catch up and be able to compete with consulting foresters who have been at it for a while may entail going to some training courses and investing in some pretty expensive equipment or computer software. You also will have to develop a client base, maybe invest in a new vehicle, and do some advertising.