Scott Weikert

Extension Educator, Forest Resources

    Expertise:

    Forest Resources
    Wood Products
    Kiln Drying Lumber

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    About Me

    Worked for a large hardwood manufacturer in southwest Pennsylvania for 9 years.  Duties performed there included operating 19 dry kilns, lumber inspector, and supervisor of kiln and yard personnel.

    Began working for Penn State Extension in 2006 as a forest resources educator.  Programs include education for private forest landowners to enable them to manage their forest in a sustainable manner.

    Programs for the wood products industry include a 3-day dry kiln short course to teach new kiln operators and supervisors how to properly dry lumber, a hardwood lumber grading workshop, and assistance to companies to troubleshoot problems to increase quality and production of their product.  Also is very involved with the Keystone Kiln Drying Association.

    Background

    Education
    Associate in Forest Technology, The Pennsylvania State University Bachelor of Science in Wood Products, The Pennsylvania State University Master in Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University