Mississippi Society of American Foresters

The Evolving Face of Forestry

June 22-23, 2017
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39816

This meeting has been cancelled.

Agenda | Hotel | Continuing Education


Thursday, June 22
2:15 pm Registration
2:45 pm Welcome
3:00 pm Technical Sessions

Mississippi Forestry Commission Update
Mr. Russell Bozeman - MFC Assistant State Forester

Urban Forestry in Mississippi
Mr. Todd Matthews – MFC Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator
4:30 pm Forestry Ethics: Ethics and morality in the modern forest industry
Mr. Butch Bailey – MSU Extension

5:30 pm Social/Tradeshow
6:30 pm Dinner
7:15 pm SAF Update
Mr. Michael Murphrey – SAF District 11 Representative
7:45 pm Adjourn


Friday, June 23
7:00 am Vendor Set up
7:30 am Registration, Coffee
8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 am Enduring and prospering in a changing world
Dr. George Hopper – Dean, Director and Professor, FWRC – Director

Meeting the needs of forestry: The MSU Department of Forestry Environmental Conservation Option
Dr. Andrew Ezell – Professor and Head
10:00 am Break/Silent Auction
10:30 am Current timber market effects on the Mississippi logging force
Mr. Cecil Johnson – Mississippi Loggers Association – Executive Director

How has the MSU-CFR alumni changed?
Mr. Marcus Measells - MSU Extension
12:00 pm Lunch/Silent Auction
1:00 pm Business Meeting
2:30 pm Adjourn


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Conference Location

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39816

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Mention "Society of American Foresters" to receive advertised rate. To take advantage of these rates, reservations must be placed by June 8, 2017.

Residence Inn Jackson - $109/night, King rooms only
The District at Eastover (closest to the Ag Museum)
(601) 362-8003

Cabot Lodge Jackson, at Millsaps - $94/night, Double and King rooms
Across I-55 from the Ag Museum
(601) 944-0458

Hyatt Place Ridgeland - $109/night Double and King rooms
10-15 min from Ag Museum, adjacent to Renaissance Shopping
(601) 898-8815

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Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for 6 hours of Continuing Forestry Education
Thursday: 2.0 hours + 1 hour Ethics
Friday: 3.0 hours

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The Mississippi Society of American Foresters (MS SAF) supports the restoration and maintenance of longleaf pine on appropriate sites in the Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi.
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