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3/6/2019 to 3/7/2019
When: March 6-7, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: Marriott Columbus University Area
3100 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio  43202
United States
Contact: OFA Customer Service

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2019 OFA Annual Meeting
March 6-7, 2019
Marriott Columbus University Area, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Forestry Products Industry - Past. Present! Future?

INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES                                             TREE FARM/LANDOWNER ACTIVITIES                                           ACTIVITIES FOR ALL

Wednesday, March 6
1:00pm - Registration
Exhibitor Setup
Silent Auction Setup
2:30pm - 4:30pm Forestry Advisory Council Meeting
3:00pm - 4:30pm Logging Standards Council Meeting
4:45pm - Bus departs for Kickoff Reception at the Ohio Stadium. The bus will depart approximately every 20 minutes until 5:45 pm.
5:00pm - 8:30pm Join us for our Kickoff Reception and Stadium tour. The reception will be held in the University Suite overlooking the field. Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. SPONSORED BY SUPERIOR HARDWOODS OF OHIO
7:30pm - 8:30pm Bus departs Ohio Stadium to return to the Marriott. The bus will depart approximately every 20 minutes until 8:30 pm.
Thursday, March 7
8:00am -
Continental Breakfast SPONSORED BY BTG PACTUAL
Exhibits Open
Fellowship of Christian Lumbermen's Meeting
Tree Farm Silent Auction Opens - Silent Auction Donations welcome, please bring to the meeting or call OFA for advance shipping information.
9:00am - 9:30am Keynote Speaker - Mary Mertz, Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Director Mertz will explain her vision for the future of the ODNR, particularly as it relates to Forestry and Wildlife.
9:30am - 10:00am Forest Economics Update - Sayeed Mehmood, Forest Economist, Ohio State University - Sayeed will join us to provide information regarding the economic impact of the forest products industry in Ohio.
10:00am - 10:30am State of the Division of Forestry - Chief, ODNR, Division of Forestry - The Chief of the Division of Forestry will update attendees on the state of the Division of Forestry.
10:30am - 11:00am Networking Break/Visit with Exhibitors
11:00am - 11:45am Hardwood Lumber Market Directions - Matt Baumgardner, US Forest Service - Matt will update attendees on hardwood trade and consumption trends for the US and Ohio.
11:45am - 1:45pm AWARDS LUNCHEON
2:00pm - 2:45pm CLT Project Coming to Ohio - Steve Willobee, Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors - Steve will present information to us on an exciting new development coming to Ohio, 2 multi-story buildings using Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) construction, the first of its kind in Ohio.
2:45pm - 3:15pm Hardwood Lumber Market Conditions - Dave Caldwell, Hardwood Market Report - Dave will discuss current market conditions and share his insights on what the future holds for the hardwood industry.
3:15pm - 3:30pm Networking Break/Visit with Exhibitors
Tree Farm Silent Auction Bidding Closes
3:30pm - 4:15pm Future Markets for American Hardwoods - Mike Snow, American Hardwood Export Council - Mike will discuss current and future markets for American hardwoods with the attendees.
4:15pm - 5:30pm Hardwood Products Sector Panel - A panel of hardwood industry experts representing different sectors of the industry (lumber, furniture, flooring, pallets, log exports, etc.) will share their insights on what is happening in his business area, take a look down the road on where the industry may be headed, and answer your questions.
2:00pm - 3:00pm Forest Legacy - Chris Schiefer, Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services - Chris will be discussing "Land as Your Legacy", generational planning for the land that you have nurtured.
3:00pm - 3:25pm Networking Break/Visit with Exhibitors
Tree Farm Silent Auction Bidding Closes
3:25pm - 4:00pm Wildlife Management - Lee Crocker, National Wild Turkey Federation - What will work for your property? Timber harvesting, forest stand improvement, food plots and invasive species control are options. Learn Key tips on what quality deer, wild turkey and other wildlife habitat practices and programs to build it and they will come.
4:05pm - 4:45pm Oak Regeneration - Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, Ohio State University Extension - This program is designed to help woodland owners understand the ecological and economic importance of oak in Ohio and provide them with information on how they can better manage their oak woodlands.
4:50pm - 5:30pm Woodland Management - Randy & Koral Clum, Clum Forestry Consultants - Randy and Koral, 2017 Ohio Tree Farmers of the Year and 2018 National Tree Farmers of the Year will share some tips on how to properly manage your woodland.
5:30pm - 6:30pm President's Reception - Join us for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails and spend some time visiting with our exhibitors. The Ohio Tree Farm Committee will be holding a gun raffle to raise funds for Camp Canopy and OTFC's valuable forestry programs. Winning bidders in the Tree Farm Silent Auction may pay for and pick up their merchandise during the reception.
INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES                                             TREE FARM/LANDOWNER ACTIVITIES                                                  ACTIVITIES FOR ALL

Make your hotel reservations by Feb 21
at the Marriott Columbus University Area
3100 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus OH 43202
(614) 447-9777
. Ask for the Special OFA rate of $139 plus tax.
Or book your room here.

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