Promoting Private Forests

Agenda

2016 FLA Conference Sessions and Agenda
Day 1
31 May 2016

Tax Workshop

Forestland tax rules change every year and 2015 was no exception.  Federal income tax laws can influence a private woodland owner’s financial decisions about land management.  Yet, special favorable tax...
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Harry Haney
Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr.
Day 2
01 Jun 2016

Welcome

Scott Rowland
Scott Jones

Keynote Presentation

Erik Rutkow, Arthur of American Canopy Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation This groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across...
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Eric Rutkow

How to keep your social license and maintain your freedom to operate

Increasingly, a diverse set of stakeholders (business consumers, the public, NGOs, policy makers) are asking questions and challenging the stewardship and sustainability of working forests in America.  Are they being...
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

Stewardship for Today, Sustainability for Tomorrow: It’s Up to Us

A wide array of constituents are passionate about forests and their long term viability and each forward their own vision of how to sustain forest inventories into the future. In...
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

President’s Reception

Day 3
02 Jun 2016
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Track 1: Leveraging Genetics, Silviculture and Smart Management to Maximize Stand Economics

The body of knowledge available to landowners confronting a replanting event is immense. This panel will feature experts with deep knowledge in genetics and silviculture who will provide attendees and...
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Marshall Thomas
Barry Shiver
John Pait

Track 2: An Introduction to the Basics of Land and Timber Markets, Land Appraisals and Financing Timber Purchases

This panel will offer a broad overview for attendees of current land values, the markets that provide economic opportunities for landowners and the financing options available to those looking to...
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Joe Clark
Joe Clark
Jeffrey Spencer
Jeffrey Spencer
Jonathan Burt
Jonathan Burt
Scott Brodbeck
Scott Brodbeck

Track 1: Free to Do Business: Understanding Your Rights as a Landowner in the Face of Increasing State and Federal Regulation

Forest landowners are well aware of the challenges introduced by increasing local, state and federal regulations, but their rights in the face of this increasing encroachment may not be as...
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James Burling
James Burling
MIke Dennis
Mike Dennis
David Smolker
Dave Smolker
Jacob T. Cremer

Track 2: Realizing a Return: How to Fully Maximize the Revenue Opportunity within Your Forest Asset

Forests provide their owners with incredible opportunities to generate real income from their property, but a full understanding of these opportunities and how to capitalize on them is a must....
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Tom Williams
David Foil
Gregory Albert

Park Avenue Shopping and Foodie Afternoon

Leave the meetings and hotel behind and join us for a half day of shopping and unique and exquisite food tasting. The afternoon will begin with two food tasting stops...
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Awards Lunch

Join FLA in recognizing and honoring exceptional individuals as we present our annual awards in the categories of Forest Landowner, Young Forest Landowner (under the age of 50) and Extension Forester of...
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Track 1: So You Want to Host a Forest Advocacy Event?

This appropriately placed panel, following a discussion about the rights of landowners in the face of existing regulation, will remind attendees of the importance of continued advocacy and arm them...
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Don Heath
Tedrick Ratcliff
Melinda Gable

Track 2: Proactive Steps to Ensure Your Forest Asset Leaves a Lasting Legacy

The passage of a tract of land from one generation to the next is complex and care must be taken to ensure that the transition of ownership is a positive...
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Tamara Cushing
Dr. Tamara Cushing
Henry Barclay III
Allen and Ginny Nipper
Ginny & Allen Nipper

VIP Evening at Epcot with Dinner and Fireworks

Experience Epcot in VIP style as you board a FLA bus to easily access the park.  FLA guests will be escorted to the Odyssey Pavilion where from there you can...
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Day 4
03 Jun 2016
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

Forest Product Industry Trends and What They Mean for Forest Landowners

What are the opportunities and challenges most greatly impacting the forest products supply chain today? How will they impact opportunities for forest landowners? What must landowners understand to maximize the...
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Chung Hong Fu
Tim Portz
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

A Battle with Two Fronts: The Critical Importance of Establishing and Growing A Favorable Opinion with Both Policymakers and the General Public

In the age of social media industries of all types are finding them in the position of defending their right to do business, including the forest products industry. It has...
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Charlie Arnot
Dave Tenny
Melinda Gable
Scott Jones
12:00 PM

Adjourn

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