Firewood industry professionals coming to Frankenmuth June 20-21 for business trends workshop

Contact: David Neumann, 517-284-5887
Agency: Natural Resources

June 12, 2018

small campfire in a metal ringTwo days’ worth of the latest firewood business trends and innovations are on the agenda for the upcoming National Firewood Workshop Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21, in Frankenmuth, Michigan.   

Sponsored by Michigan State University, the workshop offers education and networking opportunities, including demonstrations by firewood processors and kiln manufacturers, classroom discussions on sourcing, marketing and automation, and the latest information on state and national regulations.  

The program is designed for industry professionals from across the U.S. – everyone involved in firewood, from roadside vendors to interstate producers. Continuing education credits will be available for foresters and arborists.

The workshop takes place at Michigan State University’s Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Road, Frankenmuth. It opens at 8:30 a.m. June 20 and closes at noon June 21.

The workshop cost is $35 per person. Some space is still available. 

Those interested can register online with MSU or check out a workshop agenda. Registration after June 14 can be made by email to or by phone at 517-355-0090. Participants also can pay on-site with cash or check, but are encouraged to register beforehand.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to