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According to a recent survey, public policy advocacy is the most highly rated AFA membership benefit. If you are involved in any aspect of forestry—from owning a family forest to manufacturing forest products—join AFA today and strengthen our numbers and voice.

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2016 Spring Board Meeting a Success 

The AFA Board of Directors came together on May 12-13 in Morrilton, Arkansas at the beautiful Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. 

61 Board members and guests enjoyed guest speaker, Michael Hook, also known as "The Weather Ninja” on 103.7 "The Buzz” and KATV channel 7. Hook is a storm chaser and shared many exhilarating moments with the AFA Board of Directors during the Thursday night dinner. 

On Friday, May 13, the AFA staff provided the Board with staff reports. Executive Vice President, Max Braswell, provided the Board with a financial report of the association. State Forester Joe Fox gave the Board an overview of the happenings at the Forestry Commission. The AFA Board heard from Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward. John Wainscott, Programs Committee chair gave an update on the progress being made for this year’s Annual Meeting. Dr. Matt Pelkki, Professor and Chair, UAM School of Forest Resources, gave the Board a ‘Forest Industry Economic Outlook.’ Following the Outlook, the board received a U.S. Forest Service report, as well as the 2016 Tree Farm Audit results and a report on ATPA Logger Training and Education. The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m. on the 13th with a total of 52 in attendance.


To see photos from the meeting, click here

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