2012 FLA Member Meetings
Agenda, site selection, and promotional effort all combine to create an effective FLA regional meeting. We’ll dedicate more time to planning to ensure that all the bases are covered for our 2012 Schedule of Meetings.
To gain insight on what you’re interested in learning about, we surveyed a portion of the members and asked them to rank 22 different subjects. Here are the top five responses from over 200 FLA members:
1. Economic Forecasts—Housing/Forest Products
2. Forest Management Issues
3. Forest Products Market Report
4. Biomass—Current and Future Markets
5. Forest Health—Insects, Diseases, Invasive Species
We’ll focus on these issues and search for the very best speakers available. If you did not respond to the survey, but would like to voice your opinion, please let us know.
The second component, site selection, is limited by member concentrations, staffing, and finances. For 2012 we have selected the following locations:
2012 Regional Meetings
Augusta, GA February
Hattiesburg, MS March
Charlotte, NC August
Wilmington, DE October
We are beginning to work with members in each area to tailor the meetings to the local audience. Be watching for specific dates, locations, and further information next month.
More information is forthcoming on our National meetings as well. In the meantime, mark your calendar for the 2012 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at the Sawgrass Marriott Ponte Vedra Beach Resort & Spa May 30—June 1.
2012 National Meetings
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners, Ponte Vedra, FL May 30-June 1
Advocacy Day Washington, DC October 3-4