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USDA Forest Products Lab M&U Unit holds planning session

Nov. 7, 2014 – By Bob Smith


USDA Forest Products Lab M&U Unit holds planning session Top left to right: Dr. Scott Bowe (University of Wisconsin Wood Products Extension Specialist); Bob Smith, Department Head, SBIO ; Dr. Delton Alderman (USDA Forest Service Research Scientist, Northern Region); Dr. Patrick Rappold (Arizona Department of Forestry Utilization Specialist); and Mr. Scott Lyon (Wisconsin DNR Forest Products Service Specialist).

The Marketing and Utilization Unit (M&U) of the USDA Forest Products Laboratory recently held a national planning session for their unit in northern Wisconsin. Thirty-five industry, association, government, and university leaders in their fields were asked to join them to identify key items for research and planning for the future of this Unit. Among the invited participates were five graduates from the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials who hold positions in M&U across the country.


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