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2021
AFA Annual Meeting

 

 

Getting Back to
Business

“Unusual”, “strange”, “unexpected”…..or just plain WEIRD!  Whatever word you choose to describe the last 18 months, the COVID pandemic has impacted our lives and businesses in ways that we could never have imagined.  Probably one of the most significant impacts was the isolation brought on by restrictions imposed to slow the spread.  Although our industry and association continued to operate throughout the pandemic, I suspect that most would agree that there was something missing.  Now that we’re past the worst, it’s time to get back to business

We invite you to join us at our upcoming annual meeting at the beach to renew and rekindle relationships with your peers from around the state and join in the discussion about one of the most important issues facing our industry – the future of the forestry workforce.  I look forward to seeing you there. 

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Chris Isaacson
President & CEO

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Our
Speakers

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Steve Marshall       

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Angus Cooper III

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Jim McLaughlin

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Matt White

Senior Vice President- US Operations

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Agenda

Saturday -9/11
3:00 pm
ForestPAC Board Meeting
6:00 pm
Early Bird Reception - Tacky Jacks
Sunday -9/12
8:00 am
Registration Opens
8:30 am
AFA Health & Welfare Plan
Trustees Meeting
9:00 am
The 2021 AFA Public Policy Series
Seminar #4 - "Landowner Issues"

Optional Continuing Education Seminar
10:00 am
9:00 am
2021 AFA Legislator of the Year Award Presentation
Chippewa Lakes, LLC
Chairman of AFA Governmental Affairs Committee
 
9:10 am
Presented by Tom Bradley, III
 
Special Address
The Honorable Kay Ivey
Governor of Alabama
9:30 am
Main Conference Track
Keynote & Moderator
The Honorable Barry Moore
United States Congressman for Alabama
Addressing Future Challenges For Forestry
Angus Cooper III, President
Cooper /T. Smith

Richard Lawler, Director
John Deere

Matt White, Senior Vice President (Invited)
US Operations Drax Biomass
AFA Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 am
Optional CE :
Lunch in the CE room
1:00 pm
AFA Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 pm
FWTI Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 pm
Exhibits Open
6:00 pm
Opening Reception
7:00 pm
Chairman's Club Dinner
Invitation Only
Monday -9/13
6:30 am
AU Alumni Coffee
7:00 am
Registration  Opens
7:30 am
Alabama Forestry Foundation Breakfast
The Honorable Steve Marshall
Alabama Attorney General
12:00 pm
Optional Afternoon Activities
Option I- Sunburn Classic
      12:00 pm    Vans Depart
      12:30 pm    Golf Check In
      12:30 pm    Shotgun Start

Option II- Afternoon CE / TBA
      12:45 pm - 3:00 pm 
 
Option III- Taylor Machine Works
                    Beach Party

       1:00 pm      Beach Activities
5:30 pm
Exhibits Open & Silent Auction Begins
6:00 pm
Opening Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 pm
Banquet with Live Auction to Follow
 
Tuesday -9/14
7:30 am
Breakfast
Jim McLaughlin 
McLaughlin & Associates
9:00 am
Main Conference Track II
11:00 am
Adjourn
11:30 am
AFA Board of Directors Meeting

Sponsors

Platinum

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Gold

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Silver

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Bronze

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The
Perdido Beach Resort

HOST HOTEL  FOR THE MEETING WILL BE THE Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Nestled along the beautiful beach front of the Gulf of Mexico, the Perdido Beach Resort encompasses 27 acres with an expansive private beach just east of Gulf Shores, Alabama and two miles west of the Florida state line.

Amenities include • indoor/outdoor pool ● five-star restaurant that recently won the coveted Golden Fork Award ● fully-equipped exercise center ● tennis courts ● poolside food court ● free wireless internet access  ● newly renovated guest rooms PLUS all guest rooms have their own private balcony.
 

Room Block Expired 8/11/21
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Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561

OVERFLOW ROOM BLOCK

Island House Hotel
 

OVERFLOW HOTEL  FOR THE MEETING WILL BE THE Island House Hotel in Orange Beach, Alabama. Just a short distance down the beach - this is a great location for those who missed out on the original room block.

To reserve, visit www.islandhousehotel.com, select your dates, then click on Special Rates. In the group code box, enter your the 3-letter code - AFO.

If the dates you entered are before or after your group dates, your special rate may not show. Guests may also call 251-981-6100 to reserve with the code over the phone.

Island House Room Block Expires 8/20/21