2016 Winter Meeting

January 27 - 29, 2016
Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Phone: (270) 745-0088

Hotel Rate

Online Reservations

$99/night for single king or double queen, mention 'SAF' to receive this rate

Holiday Inn stay will include a maximum of two breakfast tickets per night (a $21 value) for use at the hotel (if booked before January 7). Offsite stay or commuting will not include breakfast.

Rates increase to $119-$129/night after January 7, 2016. Booking after January 7 will not include breakfast tickets.

Early Registration with two night stay onsite: $125
Late (after January 7, 2016): $160

Early Registration with one night stay onsite: $135
Late (after January 7, 2016): $170

Early Registration with offsite stay/commuter: $145
Late (After January 7, 2016): $180

Student: $50

Guest for Banquet: $35 ($50 after January 7, 2016)
If paying for a guest, please pay by check.

Sponsor A Student: $50
Your support can help keep student rates low!
If sponsoring a student, please pay by check

Registration includes lunch, banquet dinner, and break snacks and drinks.

Note: Fees are higher for attendees not staying at the hotel because KTSAF has the responsibility for filling a minimum number of rooms. Attendees are encouraged to stay at the Holiday Inn to support KTSAF.

Early registration is closed! You must pay at the door with check!

Payment with Check

Registration Form

Checks made out to 'EKSAF' along with registration form can be mailed to:
Chris Osborne
617 Clemons Fork Rd.
Clayhole, KY 41317


Wednesday, January 27

7:00 - 9:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 - 9:00 PM Registration Open


Thursday, January 28

7:00 - 10:00 AM Registration
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Silent Auction Opens (administered by Hagan Wonn)
8:30 - 10:00 AM Session One
State Agencies Update - Kentucky Division of Forestry & Tennessee Division of Forestry
Oak Restoration Research - Stacey Clark, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Northern Long-Eared Bat, What you need to know - Lee Andrews, Field Supervisor, US Fish & Wildlife Service
10:00 - 10:30 am Break and Silent Auction
10:30 - 12:00 pm Session Two
The Future of Forestry Software - Max Nova, Co-Founder Plot Hound Software
The Hardwood Lumber Industry, Challenges & Opportunities - Dr. William Luppold, Economist, USDA Forest Service
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm Session Three
Business Meeting - Ken Smith, KTSAF Chair
Professional Development: Leadership - Speakers from WKU School of Military Science
Professional Development: Public Speaking - Speaker from Toastmasters Club
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break and Silent Auction
3:15 - 4:45 pm Session Four
New Kentucky BMPs for Timber Harvesting - Dr. Jeffrey Stringer, Extension Professor, University of Kentucky
Aged Spirits & White Oak Barrels, What the Future Holds - Bob Russel, Sr., Manager, Wood Procurement Operations, Brown-Forman Cooperage
5:00 - 8:00 pm Cash Bar Opens
5:30 - 6:30 pm Quiz Bowl hosted by Doug McLaren
6:30 - 8:00 pm Banquet Dinner
Tim Farmer, Host of Kentucky Afield & Tim Farmer's Country Kitchen
Awards and Presentations - Ken Smith, KTSAF Chair
8:30 pm Silent Auction Closes


Friday, January 30

8:00 - 8:25 am Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 am Session Five - Balancing Timber Products with Environmental Concerns
Panel Discussion followed by questions from floor
Moderated by John Perry
Clint Patterson, Berea College Forest
Andy Norris, The Forestland Group
Hagan Wonn, Somerset Wood Products
Tim Phelps, Tennessee Division of Forestry
10:30 am Meeting Adjourns