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Educational Meeting: Growing Ahead of the Curve

2010 National Forest Landowners Advocacy Day

2010 Fall Board of Directors Meeting



Tuesday, August 24
9:30 am–4:00 pm
Northwood Country Club
Meridian, MS

4.5 Category 1 CFE Credits are available for this meeting

The Forest Landowners Association and CellFor Corporation invite you to learn about increasing the productivity and profitability of your timber resources through deploying the best genetics and taking advantage of the additive impacts of intensive plantation management practices. In addition, attendees will learn about today’s local forest product market conditions along with an update on the federal cost-share programs available to forest landowners.

Northwood Country Club
4300 Country Club Drive
Meridian, MS 39303
(601) 485-4491

Registration is $15 per person for FLA members, $20 per person for general admission. Please fill out and return the registration form by August 16. Limited space is available.

9:30–10:00 am

10:00–10:15 am
Scott Jones, Forest Landowners Association

10:15–11:15 am
Varietal Forestry Update: Growth Data
John Pait, CellFor

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Additive Impacts of Intensive Silviculture Treatments
Lee Allen, ProFor Consulting, North Carolina State University

12:30–1:30 pm

1:30–2:30 pm
Market Update: Current Status and Outlook for the Future
Ian Munn, Mississippi State University

2:30–2:50 pm
Giving a Voice to Private Forest Landowners
Scott Jones, Forest Landowners Association

2:50–3:10 pm
MFA: Advocacy and Much More
Bruce Alt, Mississippi Forestry Association

3:10–3:30 pm
Forest Stewardship in Mississippi
Bill Kitchings, Mississippi Forestry Commission

3:30–3:50 pm
Cost Share Programs
Kelvin Jackson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jim Hancock, Mississippi Forestry Commission

3:50–4:00 pm

4:00 pm
Adjourn for Networking

H. Lee Allen is the owner of ProFOR Consulting, providing innovative solutions to enhance the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of plantation forests. Allen is also Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus with the Forest Nutrition Cooperative at the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. He has authored more than 150 publications dealing with plantation productivity, forest nutrition, forest soils, and silviculture.

Bruce Alt is the Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Forestry Association. He earned a BS in Forest Resources Management from West Virginia University in 1979 and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi in 1986. Alt joined MFA in 2000 after serving over 11 years as Division Manager with the Forest Resources Association, formerly known as the American Pulpwood Association.

Jim Hancock is the Invasive Plant Control Program Coordinator for the Mississippi Forestry Commission. He received a BS in Forestry at MSU in 1989. He works with public and private landowners to help control invasive plants on their property, including field mapping to generate shape files and herbicide application.

Kelvin Jackson is Supervisory District Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. He graduated from Alcorn State University with a BS in AgBusiness. Jackson has been working for the NRCS since 1994 and currently supervises Clarke, Lauderdale, and Kemper Counties in Mississippi. He assists in the administration of Farm Bill programs for landowners.

Scott Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of the Forest Landowners Association. Jones is an SAF certified forester, as well as a Georgia registered forester. Before joining FLA in 2003, he spent five years in land management and procurement with a paper company in North Florida and worked on government affairs issues dealing with forestry for the Georgia Forestry Association and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.

Bill Kitchings graduated from Mississippi State in 1995 with a BS in Forestry. In 1996, he started working for the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Since 1996, Kitchings has been a Forestry Technician, Service Forester, and currently the Public Outreach Forester with the commission.

Ian Munn is a Professor in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. He holds a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina, an MS in Forestry from the State University of New York, an MBA from Louisiana Tech, and a PhD in Forestry and Economics from North Carolina State University. His research interests include natural resource economics, and he currently teaches courses in professional practices and forest resource management and planning.

John Pait is the Senior Vice President for Business Development with CellFor Corporation. He has worked in research and management roles in the forest products industry for over twenty years. His career in major forest products companies has focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge silviculture, genetics, and nursery technologies to increase forest productivity and shareholder returns. Additionally, he designed systems to monitor forest management investments as part of continuous improvement efforts in operations and financial performance.






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