2010 Winter Meeting

Wednesday –January 27th, 2010
7-9 pm Executive Committee Meeting (Black Diamond Room)
6-9 pm Registration Open (Outside Main Ballroom)

Thursday –January 28th, 2010
7-10 am Registration (Outside Main Ballroom)
7-8 am Continental Breakfast (Main Ballroom)
8 am Silent Auction Opens (Lincoln Room)
8:30-10 am Session One –Certification
Forest Certification in the Central Hardwoods Region
Forester Certification: National and State Initiatives
Logger Certification in Kentucky and Tennessee
10-10:30 am Break
Water, soft drinks, hot chocolate, and coffee
10:30 am-12 pm Session One Continued
Wood and Forest Certification in Kentucky and Tennessee
12-1 pm Lunch (Included)
1-3 pm Session Two –Biomass and Renewable Fuels
Forest Biomass –Renewable Energy Initiatives in Kentucky and Tennessee
Biomass Harvesting Systems and Economics
Unintended Consequences of Biomass Harvesting
3-3:30 pm Break
Ice cream bars and sandwiches, baked cookies, water, soft drinks, and coffee
3:30-5 pm Session Three –Forestry Programs
Farm Bill Programs and Forestry Options
Carbon Markets for Forest Lands and Long-lived Wood Products
Update on Invasive Species in Kentucky and Tennessee
6-9 pm Cash Bar Open (Outside Main Ballroom)
6-7 pm Quiz Bowl(Lincoln Room)
7 pm Silent Auction Closes (Lincoln Room)
7-9 pm Banquet Dinner (Inside Ballroom)

Friday –January 29th, 2010
8-8:30 am Coffee/Tea/Water Service (Main Ballroom)
8:30-10am Session Four –Forest Industry
Health of America’s Forest Industry
Recession Effects on Forest Industries in Kentucky and Tennessee
10-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:30 am Business Meeting (Main Ballroom)
11:30 amMeeting Adjourns