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3/23/2012 to 3/24/2012
When: March 23-24, 2012
Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
33 E Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, Ohio  43215
United States
Contact: OFA Customer Service


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2012 Ohio Forestry Association Annual Meeting

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Schedule of Events
(schedule subject to change)

Thursday
March 22
6:00 PM





Ohio Forestry Association Foundation Board Meeting
Dinner followed immediately by Board Meeting
Friday
March 23
7:30 AM





Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM




Exhibitors Move-In

8:00 AM

-

12:00 PM



Ohio Master Logging Company Re-certification Training
(Master Logger must attend tour)

8:30 AM
-
10:00 AM


OFA Executive Committee Meeting

10:00 AM





Tree Farm Silent Auction Opens
Exhibits Open

10:30 AM
-
12:00 PM

OFA Board Meeting

12:00 PM
-
1:00 PM


Attendee Luncheon

1:00 PM




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3:30 PM






OWIN Tour – Thompson Library, Ohio State University - There was a
significant upgrade of the library recently that involved Ohio grown
and manufactured hardwoods. The story behind the wood and how it was
included in this project is fascinating. Check out the article written by Adam
Conway of Superior Hardwoods of Ohio.

4:00 PM -
5:00 PM

Logging Standards Council Meeting

5:00 PM
-
6:00 PM


OWIN Reception - Sponsored by Industrial Timber & Lumber

7:00 PM






Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes - Join fellow OFA members for
an exciting night of Blue Jackets Hockey. Ticket price just $34 includes
Columbus Blue Jackets Hat, Popcorn, Hotdog and Soda. Face-off is at 7:00 PM.
Saturday
March 24


7:30 AM







Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast
Exhibits Open
Tree Farm Silent Auction Opens

8:00 AM




Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen's Meeting

8:30 AM-
8:45 AM

OFA Membership Meeting

8:45 AM

-

9:15 AM



State of the Division of Forestry
Chief, ODNR, Division of Forestry

9:15 AM

-

10:00 AM



Keynote Address: Shale Drilling – A Boon for Ohio’s Future,
David Mustine, General Manager for Energy, JobsOhio

10:00 AM-
10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM

-

10:55 AM



The Ohio Shale Formation Landscape, Tom Tugend, Deputy Chief,
ODNR - Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management

11:00 AM


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11:45 AM




The Hardwood Check-Off – What the Proposal Means to Ohio’s
Wood Products Industry, Invited Speaker from the Blue
Ribbon Committee

12:00 PM-
1:45 PM

Tree Farm Awards Luncheon - Governor John Kasich (invited)

2:00 PM
-
4:00 PM


Panel Discussion - The Impact of Shale Drilling on Ohio Forestry

2:00 PM


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2:25 PM




Marcellus Gas Impacts to the Forest Products Industry - The
Pennsylvania Experience, Paul Lyskava, Executive Director, Pennsylvania
Forest Products Association

2:30 PM

-

2:55 PM



What Shale Drilling Has Done to the Hardwood Lumber Market,
Chris Guth, Timber Resource Manager, Industrial Timber and Lumber Company

3:00 PM

-

3:25 PM



A "Leasing" Tree Farmer's Perspective on What Drilling Will Mean to Her Private
Forest, Connie Ridenour, Tree Farmer and OFA Board Member

3:30 PM

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4:00 PM



Shale Drilling and Ohio Roads - Impact on Forestry Uses, Lloyd McAdam,
Deputy Director, District 3, Ohio Department of Transportation

4:30 PM-
5:30 PM

President’s Reception

5:30 PM



Loggers Supper/Conservation Awards - Sponsored by The Hummell Group

6:30 PM














Entertainment - Joan Brock, Speaker & Author
Forest Resources Association President Richard Lewis notes, "In thirty
years of conducting FRA Annual Meetings Joan Brock’s presentation
stands out as the most meaningful and inspiring program we have ever
booked with an outside the industry speaker. Those joint FRA/PFA
members who heard Joan speak at our 2005 Annual Meeting will agree
with my praise, and those members who attend the OFA 2012
Annual Meeting will quickly grasp why I feel the way I do about
Joan Brock. Simply put she is a remarkable woman. You will
never forget her story.”

Book your hotel reservations at the special discounted rate of just $115.00 plus tax (overnight valet parking included). Call 800-593-5447.
For those attending just for one day valet parking is available for just $5.00 per day. You must use valet parking and ask to have your parking validated!

For exhibit and sponsorship information please contact Gayla at 614-497-9580.



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