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Mississippi Society of American Foresters

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The Business of Forestry

August 29-30, 2019
Eagle Ridge Conference Center
1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, MS

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
11:00 am Registration open
12:50 pm Welcome
1:00 pm New Markets for Wood
Andy Gipson, Ag Commissioner & Ginger Williamson, Timber Commerce Liaison Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
2:00 pm Enhanced FIA and other Advancements in MS Forest Inventory
Brian Mitchell, GIS Program Manager, Mississippi Forestry Commission

2:30 pm Break with Exhibitors
3:00 pm Electronic Load Ticketing, Automated Reconciliations, & Settlements for all Stakeholders and Forest Technology Update
Johnny Thompson, Managing Partner, Landmark Spatial Solutions, LLC, Starkville
5:15 pm Hospitality Room
6:00 pm Awards Dinner


Friday, August 30
7:00 am Registration open
7:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am SAF’s Value Proposition
John W. McNulty CF, 2019 SAF President
10:30 am Break with Exhibitors
11:00 am MS SAF Business Meeting
12:00 pm Adjourn


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Conference Location

Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, MS 39154

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Lodging at Eagle Ridge Conference Center. $85/night, single or double. Offer ends Aug 8. Non-smoking facility.

Fishing lake available to guests. For tee time at 18-hole golf course 601-857-5993. History, museums, and shopping are nearby. Clinton is 9 miles away with other lodging options.

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Continuing Education

5.5 Hours approved
  • Day 1 - 3.5 Cat 1
  • Day 2 - General 1.0 Cat 1
  • Ethics 1.0 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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