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AFA 73rd 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.

10/2/2018 to 10/4/2018
When: October 2-4, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Hotel Hot Springs & Spa and the Hot Springs Convention Center
305 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas  71091
United States
Contact: Jennifer Lambert Johnson

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Conference Topics

The 73rd Annual Meeting will host a top-notch lineup of experts exploring areas of Arkansas’s forest industry.  Meeting attendees will learn more about:
  • Arkansas Agriculture Department’s programs;
  • the new PotlatchDeltic Corporation;
  • new SFI initiatives;
  • public policy; and
  • the history of forestry in Arkansas.



We have received a special group room-rate at the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, 305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The room-rates for the conference are:

  • $112 for single-occupancy
  • $122 for double-occupancy
  • $132 for triple-occupancy
  • $142 for quad-occupancy

Please make your reservations by calling 501-623-6600 and refer to the “Arkansas Forestry Association Annual Meeting” to receive the special group rate. 


NOTE:  To receive the group rate, reservations must be received by Friday, August 31.  After that date, available rooms will be sold at the prevailing rate.

The hotel provides complimentary self-parking in the hotel deck, or you may choose to valet park for $10 per day.



Continuing Forestry Education

CFE's have not been determined for this conference yet.  Please check back.



Conference Agenda


Tuesday, October 2

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.          Sporting Activities (golf & trap shooting)

12 – 6 p.m.                Registration

12 – 6 p.m.                Exhibitor Set-up

1 – 4 p.m.                  Forest Management Workshop

        Forest Certification Panel

                Scott Meek, Green Bay Packaging (SFI)

                Doug Teale, Domtar(FSC)

                      Jennifer Johnson, Arkansas Forestry Association (ATFS)

        Forestry Ethics

                            Caroll Guffey – Retired

    Rebecca Montgomery, Arkansas State Board of Registration for Foresters

5 – 6 p.m.                  AFA Board Meeting

6 – 7:30 p.m.             Opening Reception

7:30 p.m.                   Dinner on Your Own


Wednesday, October 3

7 – 8 a.m.                  Exhibitor Set-up

7 – 8 a.m.                  UAM Alumni Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.        Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.        Welcome & Introductions

8:45 – 10 a.m.               Arkansas Agriculture Department Programs

                     Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture

10 – 10:30 a.m.         Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.       The New PotlatchDeltic Corporation

                      Mark Benson, Vice-President of Public Affairs, PotlatchDeltic Corporation

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Luncheon

1 – 2:15 p.m.                SFI Initiatives & National Public Policy update

                     Nadine Block, COO & Senior VP Gov’t. Affairs, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.       Break & Conclusion of Silent Auction

2:45 – 4 p.m.                The History of Forestry in Arkansas

                     Don Bragg, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service

4 – 5:30 p.m.             Silent Auction & Exhibit take-down

4:30 – 5:30                   AR Association of Consulting Foresters Fall Meeting

6 p.m.                        Fish Fry


Thursday, October 4

8 – 11 a.m.                  Awards Breakfast

11 a.m.                        Door Prizes & Meeting Adjournment








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AFAEF Raffle Sponsor

Arkansas Association of Consulting Foresters


Arkansas Agriculture Department

Arkansas Farm Bureau

Brazeale Lumber Company, Inc.

BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group


F & W Forestry Services, Inc.

Gentry Brothers Logging, LLC.

Hendry Hardwoods


International Forest Company

Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc.

Larson & McGowin, LLC

Molpus Woodlands Group

Neeley Forestry Service, Inc.

Neill Forestry Consultants

Resource Management Service, LLC

Shelby Taylor Trucking

Stevens Forestry Service, Inc.

Timber Logistics, Inc.

Timber Mart-South


AAA Tarps

Arkansas State Board of Registration For Foresters

Forest Investment Associates

L.D. Long, Inc.

Maxwell Hardwood Flooring

Ray White Lumber Company





Arkansas Agriculture Department

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

CSP Supply

DataScout, LLC

Davis Dubose Knight Forestry & Real Estate

Farm Credit Services

International Forest Company

LandMark Spatial Solutions, LLC

Nutrien Ag Solutions

PotlatchDeltic Corp.

Red River Specialties, LLC

Superior Forestry Services, Inc.

UA Cooperative Extension Service



Weyerhaeuser – Southern Regeneration


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