AGENDA

Strong and diversified markets along with regulatory certainty are key to your business and forest legacy. That’s why conference speakers and sessions focus specifically on the management and profitability of your forest lands while providing an atmosphere for building key relationships and enjoying time with the family.

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The conference takes place at the Williamsburg Lodge, Virginia

310 S England St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Schedule

day one: june 15, 2021

8:00am

Registration Open

8:00am - 4:00pm

Tax Workshop

7:15am-8:00am breakfast for workshop attendees

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There is an additional fee of $350 to attend the tax workshop.

12:00pm - 1:45pm

Forest Landowner Foundation Trustees Meeting

 

2:15pm - 4:00pm

FLA Executive Committee Meeting

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Executive Committee/New Board Member and Title Sponsor Reception

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Hosted by Bill Owen

day TWO: june 16, 2021

7:00am - 5:30pm

Registration Open

8:30am - 12:00pm

Board of Directors Meeting

 

8:30am - 12:00pm

Southern NAUFRP Group Meeting

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

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BOD and Southern NAUFRP Group

2:45 pm

Attendee Procession (Fife and Drum Corps)

Assemble in the Lobby
 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Welcome to Virginia: Virginia's Forestry Heritage and Economy

State of the Association

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Welcome Speaker:
Bettina Ring,
Virginia Secretary of Forestry and Agriculture

Speakers:
Barrett McCall, President and Scott Jones, CEO, Forest Landowners Association
3:30pm - 4:15pm

Opportunities and Risks for Forest Landowners under the Biden Administration

With every new administration comes new leadership and new direction in the federal agencies that matter to forest landowners. After six months, what can be gleaned from the appointments made and direction already taken by the Biden administration?

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Speaker:
Alex Vogel , CEO,
The Vogel Group

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Pathways for Private Forest Landowners to Capture Value from the Carbon Storing Properties of Forests

Landowners have always understood the environmental value their forests provide society, and now corporations and governments are actively seeking ways to grow a lower carbon future with privately owned forests. This panel will explore how private forest landowners can benefit from voluntary carbon markets, the role of biomass in the decarbonization of energy markets overseas and the interest of corporations reaching Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) goals.

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Moderator:
Pete Williams, Forest Landowners Association

Speakers:
Zack Parisa, CEO and Founder, SilviaTerra

Jennifer Jenkins, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Enviva

Aaron Bumgarner, CEO, Outsyde

6:00pm - 7:00pm

President's Reception

 

Day THREE: june 17, 2021

7:30am - 5:30pm

Exhibit Hall open

7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:30am - 10:00am

The "Land of Opportunity"

A deep dive into strategies landowners can use to ensure the appreciation of their land assets.

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Moderator:

Eric O'Keefe,
Editor of The Land Report

Speakers:

Brent J. Keefer, CEO
American Forest Management

Joe Taggart, President
LandVest

10:00am - 10:30am

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30pm - 12:00pm

Influential Factors in the Forest Products Marketplace

This panel will feature the perspective of a forest landowner, practitioner, and industry analyst in a discussion about the macroeconomic factors in the forest products marketplace that impact private forest landowners.

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Moderator:
Alex Ingraham,
President, Pingree Associates

Speakers:
Marshall Thomas, President, F&W Forestry

Rocky Goodnow, VP of North America Timber Service
Forest Economics Advisors

12:00pm - 1:45pm

Awards Luncheon

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Forest Economic Development Process - Key Factors for Recruiting a Forestry Business to your Region

Does your state, region, or local community have a targeted strategy for forest industry economic development? We will take a deep dive into the factors beyond a healthy supply of wood and fiber that are needed to facilitate forestry industry expansion and ensure healthy timer markets for forest landowners.

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Moderator:
Melinda Gable,
Forest Landowners Association

Speakers:
Gary Faulkner 
Alabama Forestry Commission Economic Development Specialist

Sheldon Day
Mayor of Thomasville, Alabama

Bryan Shelly
Manager, Consulting Services,
Chmura Economics & Analytics

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm

State of Play of Reforestation in the U.S. and Workforce Availability

This panel will explore the reasons to start future investments in forests off on the right foot, the reforestation labor issues we faced in 2020 and the outlook for this workforce in the future.

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Speakers:
John Pait, ArborGen
Chris Johnston, International Forest Company

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Reception and Dinner

 

Day FOUR: june 18, 2021

7:00am - 7:45am

Breakfast (Forest Tour Attendees only)

8:00am - 3:30pm

Virginia Private Forests Tour

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There is an additional fee of $100 per attendee. Read about the Tour