2020 Winter Meeting

Reserve your hotel room by December 30 to get the reduced rate! Details below...

Markets, Management, and Mentoring

January 29 - 31, 2020
Holiday Inn
Bowling Green, Kentucky


Professional Members:
Early Registration: $130
Late (after January 10, 2019): $150

Early Registration: $90
Late (after January 10, 2019): $100

Guest Rate (includes Lunch and Banquet): $55

Registration includes full meeting access, Thursday lunch and banquet dinner, and break snacks and drinks.


ONLINE: Pay by credit card at www.squareup.com/store/kentucky-tennessee-saf


Holiday Inn
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY, 42103


Use group code KTF for discounted room rate of $119/night. Code available for block nights only.
Reduced lodging rate available through December 30!

Free parking


Items Needed!

*Please remember we will need silent auction items. If not attending items can be sent to Laurie Thomas at 213 TP Cooper Bldg, Lexington, KY 40546, or brought to the meeting. Please let Laurie know what you will be bringing or send any questions to laurie.thomas@uky.edu


Subject to change

*Note: The evening of the 29th will be for the executive committee meeting and registration.

8.5 CFEs available

Wednesday, January 29
6:00 – 8:00 pm Registration
Silent Auction Set-up
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 30
7:00 am Breakfast 
(meal ticket for hotel breakfast provided with room reservation (1 ticket per room))
7:30 am Registration continues, Silent Auction continued set-up
8:30 am Welcome and Introductions – Andy Norris & Laurie Thomas
8:45 am Who We Are: How Foresters Learn and Communicate About Forest Management – Billy Thomas
9:15 am Forest Health KY & TN Updates - Dr. Ellen Crocker, Jackie Boreker, Alexandra Blevins and Abe Nielsen
10:00 am Break (Silent Auction opens)
10:30 pm NRCS and Forest Management – Greg Stone
11:00 am Tennessee Rx Burn Strike Team – Nathan Hoover
11:30 am The Role of Fire and a Fire-free Interval for Oak Management in the Daniel Boone National Forest – Jordan Winkenbach
Noon Lunch
1:15 pm SAF President: Dr. Tammy Cushing
1:45 pm White Oak Initiative Update – Dr. Jeff Stringer
2:15 pm White Oak Genetics Improvement Program – Dr. Laura DeWald
2:45 pm Early Tending and Release for White Oak Management – Kelley Corbine
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Forestry Works – Ashley Rowe
4:00 pm Mentoring “Speed Interviewing” for Students and Foresters
4:30 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm Social Begins (cash bar until 7:30pm) and Silent Auction continues
6:00 pm Quiz Bowl – Laurie Thomas and Doug McLaren
7:00 pm Banquet Dinner and Awards
Friday, January, 31
7:00 am Breakfast
(meal ticket for hotel breakfast provided with room reservation (1 ticket per room))
8:00 am Innovative Wood Products – Brian Bradshaw
8:30 am Innovative Grant Opportunities Region 8 – Kevin Naranjo
9:00 am Kentucky Forest Action Plan – Kentucky Division of Forestry 
9:30 am TBA
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Timber Business Expansion TN Dept. of Ag. – Neil Owens
11:00 am Central Hardwood Log Pricing Update and Impacts from Tariffs on the Region – Bobby Ammerman
11:30 am KT SAF Business and Society Affairs
12:00 pm Adjourn