Teachers learning forestry

The Chambers County Forestry Planning Committee hosted Chambers County School Teachers at the Farmers Federation Building last Wednesday. Eighteen teachers from Chambers County Board Of Education, Lanett City Schools, Springwood School and invited guests were in attendance.

This a program promoting forestry that has been an annual affair for past 25 years. One would think what purpose could be served by exposing these teachers to forestry education? Why would the principals think that it would benefit their schools to hire a substitute teacher while these teachers are out of the class room? Answer:

  1. Forestry is not only the second largest industry in the State but in Chambers County as well. Up until recently, forestry was the largest industry in the county, but now the auto plants have surpassed forestry economics. Most of the millennial have no idea of the commercial impact of forestry to the community.

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