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Growing Tomorrow's Forest Today - April 7, 2011
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 Presents: Growing Tomorrow’s Forest Today

*CFE credits are currently in the application process

The Forest Landowners Association, in corporation with Cellfor and Templin Forestry, invites you for an in-depth overview and discussion on how to increase the productivity and profitability of your timber resources through advanced genetics and taking advantage of the additive impacts of intensive plantation management.

Thursday - April 7, 2011
Sai Convention Center
2301 North MacArthur Dr.
Alexandria, Louisiana
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Community leaders will provide key insights on:
·         Increasing the productivity and profitability of timber resources by deploying the best genetics
·         Advantages of intensive plantation management using additives
·         Increasing your property value through proper appraisals
·         The benefits and returns of working with a consulting forester
·         Estate Planning designed especially for forest landowners
Scott Jones, FLA CEO will also provide an overview and update on federal and state policy impacting forest landowners

Registration is $15 per person for FLA or LFA members, $20 per person for non-members. Click here to register online or click here for a registration form both are due by April 1, 2011. Limited space is available. For more information, contact Susan Johnson at (800) 325-2954 or


9:30 – 10:00 am - Registration

10:00  - 12:00
Scott Jones, FLA CEO

Varietal Forestry Update: Growth Data -
John Pait, Senior Vice President, Business Development, CellFor

Additive Impacts of Intensive Silviculture Treatments
Lee Allen, Owner, ProFor Consulting, North Carolina State University

12:00  –  Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Capturing the Value of your added Investments
Steve Templin, President of Templin Forestry

Growing your Timberland Asset with a Consulting Forester
Robert Tassin, Vice President of Templin Forestry


2:15 – 3:30 pm
State & Federal Policy Update
Scott Jones, CEO of Forest Landowners Association

Family Communication’s Role in Succession Planning;
Using Family Landowner Meetings
Ginny and Allen Nipper, Nipper Management Services

3:30 – 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 travels extensively throughout the country, providing up-to-date silvicultural knowledge, advice, and training for forestland owners and managers. 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.

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.  Prior to joining CellFor, Pait led forestry Research and Development at Smurfit-Stone and then managed the Forest Productivity Groups at Georgia-Pacific, The Timber Company, and Plum Creek Timber Company.

Steve Templin is the President and Owner of Templin Forestry Inc. based in Boyce, LA.  He has a degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University and is both an ACF accredited forester and a SAF Certified Forester.  Steve has been an active member in multiple forestry associations including Louisiana Forestry Association, Association of Consulting Foresters and the National Association of Master Appraisers.

Robert Tassin has a solid background in forest management, with a strong emphasis in consulting private landowners on timber production, silvicultural decision making, wildlife habitat, and ecological quality. He is well regarded for communicating sound forest management practices to landowners with no forestry background.  He has a B.S. in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University.

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. He spent five years in land management and procurement with a paper company in North Florida and has worked on Government Affairs issues dealing with forestry for the Georgia Forestry Association and the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.

Allen and Ginny Nipper are forest landowners in central and north Louisiana as well as in southwest Arkansas and reside in Alexandria, Louisiana. They are actively involved in the routine management of their land and timber and have experienced numerous issues with transfer of inherited forest lands. After attending several training seminars on intergenerational transfer of forest lands, they realized many of the issues they, and others, encountered could have been prevented with effective family communication via family meetings. Family meetings with their three children are now a routine part of the management of their properties. These personal experiences led the Nippers to volunteer their time and efforts to develop and provide educational programs for other landowners on how to organize and conduct forest landowner family meetings.  Allen and Ginny are members of the Louisiana and Arkansas Forestry Associations, Forest Landowners Association, American Tree Farm System, and Louisiana and Arkansas Farm Bureaus.

Additional Sponsors
Joy Hodges
Crosby Resources
Stevens Forestry Service, Inc.
Larson & McGowin
Bill Siegel, Forestry Consultant and Attorney
International Forest Company

Forest Landowners Association
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Atlanta, GA 30339
(800) 325-2954








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