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Mississippi Society of American Foresters

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Forestry Renewed

August 24-25, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Clinton
5007 Hampstead Boulevard, Clinton, MS 39056

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Tuesday, August 24
11:00 am Open Registration
12:50 pm Welcome
Josh Granger, MSU
1:00 pm Technology Advances in Forest Inventory
Johnny Thompson, Landmark Spatial Solutions
2:00 pm Improving Wildlife Habitat Through Forest Management
Stan Priest/John Gruchy, MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Impact of Genetics on Forest Management
Paul Jeffreys, ArborGen
3:30 pm SAF Has Changed The Past Two years
Terry Baker, National SAF CEO
4:00 pm MS SAF Business Meeting
5:30 pm Evening Social


Wednesday, August 25
8:00 am Welcome, Opening Remarks
Josh Granger, Mississippi State
8:15 am Natural Capitol Exchange (NCAPX) Carbon Program
Jeff Wright, NCX (formerly SilviaTerra)
8:45 am SAF Going Forward
Gene Kodama, National SAF President
9:15 am Managing our National Forests in MS
Shannon Kelardy, Acting Forest Supervisor for MS USDA
9:45 am Break
10:15 am MS Forestry Commission Update
Russell Bozeman, State Forester - MS Forestry Commission
10:45 am Advances in Wood Technology
Rubin Shmulsky, Department of Sustainable Bioproducts - MSU
11:15 am Mass Timber Innovations
Jake Gines, School of Architecture - MSU
12:00 pm Lunch & Awards
1:15 pm New Biewer Sawmill in Winona, MS
Shane Britt, Biewer Lumber
1:30 pm New Mills and Mississippi Markets (Round Table Discussion)

Eric McConnell, Forestry Department - MSU

Tedrick Radcliff, Mississippi Forestry Association

Chad Miller, USM Professor

Shawn Tanger, MSU Extension Forester

3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Ethics
Butch Bailey, MSU Extension Forester


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Conference Location

Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Clinton, 5007 Hampstead Boulevard, Clinton, MS 39056

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A block of rooms is held for MS Society of American Foresters.

Lodging. $99/night, King or 2 Queens. If > 2 guests/room add $9.95/person. Check in 3pm Check out Noon. Offer ends Aug 9. Non-smoking facility.

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Continuing Education

8.5 Hours approved
  • Day 1 - 2.5 Cat 1
  • Day 2 - 6.0 Cat 1

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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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