2023 Winter Meeting

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Registration Details

Registration includes lunch and dinner on the 26th (Thursday), breaks, and guests staying at the hotel will receive one breakfast voucher, per room, per night.


$125 Members ($150 after Jan. 15)
$150 Non-Members
$75 Students
$50 Guests

Register: https://kentucky-tennessee-saf.square.site/product/2023-winter-meeting-registrations/15 


Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green
1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103
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30 rooms have been reserved for $128.95/night. First come, first serve. Rooms are still available under the SAF Block. Attendees will need to call the hotel for the special rate under Kentucky/Tennessee Society of American Foresters. 
(270) 745-0088, ask for Alyssa.



8 Category 1 CFE credits have been approved. A signup sheet will be made available at the check-in table.


(subject to change)

Wednesday – January 25th, 2023

6-8 pm    Executive Committee Meeting (Silent Auction Room)

6-8pm    Registration Open

Thursday – January 26th, 2023

7-10am    Registration

7am-9pm    Staging Area and Preparation Area opens for speakers (Main Room)

7-8am    Breakfast (if provided)

8am    Silent Auction Opens (Silent Auction Room)

8:30-10am    Session One (Main Room)

  • 8:30am –8:50am: Opening remarks - Middle TN SAF committee 
  • 8:50am – 9:20am:  Tim Phelps – TDF, “Marketing Forestry to Landowners
  • 9:20am – 10:00am: David Neumann – TDA, “Forest products industry and market trends, from a business development perspective

10-10:30    Break (Main Room)

10:30-12    Session Two (Main Room)

  • 10:30-10:50am: Stuart Hale – The Nature Conservancy, “Forest Certification: Challenges and Opportunities
  • 10:50am-11:10am: Kyle Meister - SCS Global Services, “2021-22 Certification Trends
  • 11:10am – 12:00pm: Dave Walters and Rance Frye - Music and Mentoring 

12-1pm    Lunch (Banquet Room D)

1-3pm    Session Three (Main Room

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Mark Turner – University of Tennessee, “Marketing Forest Management to Hunters: Highlighting Benefits to White-tailed Deer
  • 1:45pm – 2:15pm: Sarah Hall-Bagdonas - American Forest Foundation, “An Introduction to the Family Forest Carbon Program
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Larry Pitts & Teri Frye – Tennessee Forestry Association, “From the classroom to the forest: how we’re building the next generation of natural resource professionals.”

3-3:30pm    Break (Main Room)

3:30-5pm    Session Four (Main Room)

  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Dr. Forbes Walker - University of Tennessee, “Biochar: Wood waste, carbon, and reusing recycled products in agriculture” 
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Dallin Brooks, Executive Director, NHLA, “Real American Hardwood
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Greg Gambrel - American Wood Fibers, Inc., “American Wood Fibers – a Legacy of Specialty Forest Products

6-9pm    Cash Bar Opens (Main Hallway)

6-7pm    Quiz Bowl (Main Hallway)

7pm    Silent Auction Closes (Silent Auction Room)

7-9pm    Banquet Dinner (Banquet Room D)

  • Entertainment: Bluegrass Band, “The New Primitive
  • KTSAF Awards Ceremony

Friday – January 27th, 2023

8-8:30am    Breakfast

8:30-10am     Sessions Five (Main Room)

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Don Hodges - University of Tennessee, “Marketing Forestry Education and Research to the Public
  • 9:00 -10:00am: Music and Mentoring Panel Q&A with students

10-10:30am    Break (Main Room

10:30-11:30    Business Meeting (Main Room)

11:30 am        Meeting Adjourns