Promoting Private Forests

2019 Family Forest Business Conference Agenda

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday June 18 – Pre-conference Workshops

8:00 am – 5:00 pm     Registration

8:00 am – 4:00 pm     Tax Workshop (Separate Registration Fee Required)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Forest Landowner Foundation Trustees Meeting

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm     FLA Executive Committee Meeting

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm New Board Member Orientation

Wednesday June 19, 2018 – Conference Begins

7:00 am – 5:30 pm     Registration

8:00 am –12:00 pm    Exhibit Set-Up

8:30 am – 12:00 pm   FLA Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm   FLA and Foundation Board Lunch

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm     General Session

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm     Welcome and the State of the Association

  • Robert Crosby, President, Forest Landowners Association
  • Scott Jones, CEO, Forest Landowners Association

3:30 pm – 4:15pm      Keynote Presentation

  • Brooks Mendell, President & CEO, Forisk Consulting

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm     Plenary Discussion

West to East: Why Timberland in the Southeast is Drawing Attention from Western Investors

Increasingly institutional timber investors operating in the West and Northwest are making land acquisitions in the Southeast. Running in parallel is the trend of diminishing forest products conversion assets in the West and persistent and growing fire risk in the region. This discussion will explore which of these factors or others is most responsible for this growing trend and will be populated with western investors actively involved in Southeastern forestland markets.

Moderator: Brooks Mendell, President, Forisk Consulting

  • Scott Folk, Senior Vice President Resources, Roseburg Forest Products
  • Additional Speakers TBA

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm     President’s Reception

Thursday June 20, 2018

7:30 am – 11:00 am    Registration

7:30 am – 8:30 am      Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:30 am – 5:30 pm     Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 am – 10:00 am    Assessing the Impact of A Dynamic Global Trade Environment on Forest Product Markets

10:00 am – 10:30 am  Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Gaining Ground:  What Recent Wins Tell Us About the Trajectory of Property Rights Work for Private Forest Landowners

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Awards Luncheon

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm     FLA’s Ongoing Efforts to Educate and Advocate for Private Forest Landowners with Federal Agencies and Policymakers

  • Melinda Gable, Vice President, Forest Landowners Association
  • Dr. Lauren Ward, Director of Stewardship Initiatives, Forest Landowners Association

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm     Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm     Revenue Diversification: The Non-Timber Income Opportunities You Can’t Afford to Ignore

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Reception & Dinner in Pavilion

Friday June 21, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am      Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8:30 am – 2:00 pm      Forestry Tour (Separate Registration Fee Required)