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 2017 Annual Meeting
March 1-2, 2017
Embassy Suites Dublin, Ohio

"A Year of Opportunities"

Click here to confirm your room reservation at the discounted rate of $129, or call
614-790-9000 or 1-800-220-9219. Ask for the Ohio Forestry Association rate. The cutoff date for the
discounted rate is February 13, 2017

 Attendees Register Here

Exhibitors/Sponsors Register Here
Schedule of Events
Subject to Change

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
 8:00 AM  - 9:30 AM OFA Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 AM   Exhibitor Set Up
Registration Opens
 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Forest Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM OFA Board of Directors Meeting
 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Attendee Luncheon - Sponsored by Ohio Valley Veneer, Northwest Hardwoods
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM OWIN Tour - Franklin International/Thompson Library - Sponsored by Superior Hardwoods of Ohio

1st Tour Stop: Franklin International - Franklin International manufactures wood glues
for the hobbyist and homeowner, as well as for commercial and industrial applications.
Think “Tite-Bond”.

2nd Tour Stop: OSU Thompson Library - We will tour the library and see the interactive
display that tells the history of the wood used in the library remodel and the connections
between OSU, the Division of Forestry, and the State Forest System.

The bus will depart the hotel at 1:00 PM. Reservations are required.
Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. (steel toe preferred)
 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM OWIN Reception with Exhibitors - Sponsored by Yoder Lumber
Join us for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and spend some time visiting with our exhibitors.
The Ohio Tree Farm Committee will raffle a few items through fun activities to raise funds
for their valuable forestry program.
 7:00 PM     The evening is free for dinner on your own.
 Thursday, March 2, 2017
 8:00 AM     Registration Opens
Exhibits Open
Fellowship of Christian Lumberman's Meeting
Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Berlin Lumber
 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Address
How will the Political Change in Washington, DC Affect the Forest Products Industry
Deb Hawkinson, President, Forest Resource Association
 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM State of the Division of Forestry
Bob Boyles, Chief, ODNR, Division of Forestry will update attendees on the state of the Division
of Forestry.
 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break
 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Market Directions for Hardwood Lumber in the U.S.
Matthew Bumgardner, Forest Product Technologist, U.S. Forest Service
 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM Awards Luncheon - Sponsored by The Hummel Group, Glatfelter
Share in presentation of the annual awards to the Tree Farmer of the Year, Ohio Logger of the Year
and those who have made special contributions to Ohio Forestry. The Ohio Tree Farm Committee
will be raffling off a limited edition print at the end of the luncheon.
 2:15 PM     Tree Farm Silent Auction Bidding Ends
Winning bidders may pick up their merchandise during the President's Reception.
 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM The "Big Picture: in Forest Products Transportation
A "must see" presentation from Jimmie Locklear of TEAM Safe Trucking and Forestry
Mutual Insurance.
 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Who is APEG, and What Do They Offer Our Industry?
A presentation by Steve Hillard, Vice-President of Business Services for the Appalachian
Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), on what they have to offer Ohio's forest products
 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM The Next Generation of Fuel - High Performance Clean Diesel (HPCD)
Josh Koch, Founder and Chairman of EcoChem Alternative Fuels, LLC will present the
opportunities for the forest product industry to use HPCD to increase horsepower and fuel
efficiency, while decreasing maintenance issues with all your diesel using equipment
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM President's Reception
Thank You to Our Sponsors!

2017 Conservation Award Nomination Form

Fill out the form below to nominate someone for one of the following awards:
1. Outstanding Individual in Government Service— For outstanding effort in the field of forestry-related conservation work.

2. Outstanding Individual in Industry— For outstanding work by an individual in the forest or wood products industry.

3. Outstanding Individual in Private Service— For outstanding work in private service in the area of forestry.

4. Outstanding Logging Activist— For outstanding promotions of the Ohio Master Logging Company Program.

5. Outstanding Individual in Conservation Education— For outstanding effort in the field of conservation education.

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