Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association
Reaching out to the next generation, TIMPRO members attended the Future Farmers of Connecticut convention in Storrs on June 2. Board members Henry Gundlach and Bob Carrington were able to borrow a simulator from John Deere in cooperation with W.I. Clark of Wallingford for the FFA state convention. The simulator provides an opportunity for an "operator" to sit in the driver's seat of a mechanical harvester and/or forwarder and learn how to operate this high tech logging equipment through computer simulation. Justin Gundlach and Kevin Massey showed attendees how to use the controls. This is another great way to get the next generation interested in the logging industry.
A UConn study documents the growth of the Connecticut Black Bear population. Link below.
The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association are committed to informing its members of legislation affecting the Connecticut forest products industry and will provide testimony to the legislature on behalf of its membership.
Continuing Education Programs
The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association sponsors workshops throughout the year to meet the growing demands of the forest products industry. All programs are approved by the CT DEP Division of Forestry for CEU credits for CT Certified Forest Practitioners. Visit the Calendar on this website for updates on classes and programs.
Community Outreach Programs
The Association reaches out to the non-forestry community to improve the image and understanding of the forest products industry. We accomplish this through involvement in school programs, participation in agricultural fairs and events and sponsorship of educational programs. The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association is also the proud sponsor of the Connecticut Log A Load for Kids Campaign which raises money annually for the Hartford Connecticut Children's Medical Center.