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March 31, 2014: Timber and Taxes Workshop
MSU Extension-Oakland is sponsoring a workshop to inform forest landowners and managers, forestry consultants, tax preparers, and anyone interested in federal income taxes as it relates to income from forest management and timber sales. The workshop will take place on Monday, March 31, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center in Waterford. This workshop will be taught by Dr. Karen Potter-Witter from the MSU Forestry Department. Dr. Potter-Witter is a professor of forest economics with over 30 years of experience. The workshop will help landowners minimize the amount of federal income tax paid on timber sale revenue. The cost is $20 per family if pre-registered or $25 per family at the door. Please contact the Ben Schram at 517-284-5617 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or to register.
The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership is pleased to announce that registration is open for the inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, May 1-3 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. Register by March 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount!
, Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder, will join us for a plenary address on Friday morning, May 2. Mr. Rustem will focus on the conference theme of partnerships, with his address “Successful Partnerships – Importance to Government”. Prior to his current position in the Governor’s office, Mr. Rustem was an owner of Public Sector Consultants (PSC) and was the firm’s president and CEO. While at PSC, Mr. Rustem directed studies on the status of Michigan cities, wastewater treatment needs, recycling, and land use. Before joining the firm, Mr. Rustem was Gov. William G. Milliken’s chief staff advisor on environmental matters and director of the Governor’s Policy Council.
The Convention presents an opportunity for lake enthusiasts, lake professionals, researchers, local government officials and anyone else interested in protecting our water resources to participate in three days of educational presentations and discussion, in-depth workshops, tours, exhibits and much more focused on Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes.
The 2014 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, launched in 2008 to promote collaboration to advance stewardship of Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention is a cooperative effort between many public and private organizations including the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research.