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AFA 70th Annual Meeting

Each year, the AFA Program Committee and staff put together an outstanding agenda for the Annual Meeting. Every aspect of this conference is designed to support AFA’s vision to be the respected leader and credible information source for all issues related to forestry. The goal of this conference is to bring together people and organizations from all sectors of the forest products industry in Arkansas.

10/6/2015 to 10/8/2015
When: October 6-8, 2015
8:00 AM
Where: Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas  71091
United States
Contact: Jennifer Lambert Johnson
501-374-2441


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Lodging                                                                    

We have received a special group room rate of $99/single or double at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 239 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR. Please make your reservations by calling 1-800-643-1502 and refer to the "AFA Annual Meeting” to receive the special group rate. To receive the group rate, reservations must be received by September 7. After that date, available rooms will be sold at the prevailing rate.

 

Continuing Forestry Education                              

 

Tuesday's forest management workshop qualifies for 2.5 Cat 1 CFE hours and 1 hour of Forestry Ethics.

Wednesday's sessions qualify for 7 Cat 1 CFE hours

 

 

70th Annual Meeting Agenda                                 

 

Tuesday, October 6

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. .. Recreational Activities

Golf at Hot Springs Country Club

Skeet and Trap Shooting at Mountain Valley Sportsman's Association

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ......... Women in Forestry Art Studio Tour & Networking Opportunity

12 – 6 p.m. ................... Registration

12 – 6 p.m. ................... Exhibitor Set-up

1 – 4 p.m. ..................... Forest Management Workshop

Pellet Mill Developments – Brian Reed, Zilkha Biomass Energy

Hunting Leases:The Whys and Why Nots – Dr. Becky McPeake, Arkansas Forest Resources Center

Forestry Ethics – Caroll Guffey, Arkansas Forest Resources Center

5 – 6 p.m. ..................... AFA Board Meeting

6 – 7:30 p.m. ................ ArborGen Opening Reception

7:30 p.m. ...................... Dinner on Your Own

 

Wednesday, October 7

7 – 8 a.m. ..................... Exhibitor Set-up

7 – 8 a.m. ..................... UAM Alumni Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. ........... Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. ........... Keynote Address

Andrew Baum, President & CEO, ArborGen, Inc.

9:15 – 10 a.m. .............. Forestry Methods & Applications

Barry Shiver, President & CEO, Smarter Forestry

10 – 10:30 a.m. ............. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ... Demand, Delivery & Sustainability Panel

D.K. Knight, Executive Editor, Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc.

Dr. Brooks Mendell, President, Forisk Consulting LLC

Marshall Thomas, Executive President, F & W Forestry

12– 1 p.m. ................... Plum Creek Luncheon

1 – 2:30 p.m. ............... Regulatory Issues Panel

Roby Brock, President, River Rock Communications - Moderator

Joe Hopkins, Forest Landowner

Bill Imbergamo, Executive Director,

Federal Forest Resource Coalition

Leo Miranda, Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

2:30 – 3 p.m. ............... Break

3 – 4:30 p.m. ............... Building Your Own Deer Factory

Dr. James Kroll

6 p.m. .......................... Deltic Bluegrass & BBQ Dinner

Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market

 

Thursday, October 8

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. .......... Awards Breakfast

11 a.m. ........................ Door Prizes and Silent Auction - Meeting Adjournment

 

Sponsors                                                                            

 

 
Premier
 
Diamond


 
Platinum

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Gold

F&W Forestry Services

Green Bay Packaging

Neill Forestry Consultants

Potlatch Corp.

 
Silver

BancorpSouth

Brazeale Lumber Company

BTG Pactual

Domtar

Drax Biomass Inc.

Larson & McGowin

Timber Mart-South 

 

AFAEF Raffle Sponsor

Arkansas Association of Consulting Foresters


Bronze

 

 Exhibitors                                                                           

 

ArborGen 

Arkansas Board of Registration for Foresters

Arkansas Community Foundation

Arkansas Forest Resources Center

Plum Creek

Red River Specialties

Superior Forestry Service Inc.

UA Division of Agriculture Arkansas Forest Resources Center

University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forestry and Natural Resources

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services

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