“Strong Markets, Strong Forests: A Forester’s Role”
Presentations Focusing on

 The Economic Aspects of Forestry

New Products on the Market

Highlights of Recent Mill Purchases in the Area

A History of Louisiana Sawtimber

ANNUAL MEETING
JAN 29-31, 2018
LOD COOK CONFERENCE CENTER
BATON ROUGE, LA
LOD COOK HOTEL
LOD COOK HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
SPONSORS
DIAMOND:

PLATINUM:


GOLD:






Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters

Drax Biomass
Louisiana Machinery

Arborgen
Burns Forest Products
Davis Lumber Company
Ewing Timber Company
Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues, Runcell Attys at Law
Gray Stream Companies
Gulf South Pipeline
Hanna Manufacturing
Hunt Forest Products
International Forest Company
Templin Forestry
SILVER:







BRONZE:
SPONSORS
Borne & Wilkes Attys at Law
Crest Natural Resources
Crop Production Services
Louisiana Forestry Association
The Nature Conservancy
Southern Loggers Cooperative
Trustland Mortgage

Crowell Lumber Industries
Peters Forest Resources, Inc.
Southland Spray Service
Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh, LLC


Monday, January 29th 
  •   3:00- 5:00 pm“Forest Technology Update”, Johnny Thompson, Landmark Spatial Solutions. Renewable Natural Resources Building Rm. 142 
  •   5:00-7:00 pmGeneral registration and exhibitor setup, Lod Cook Hotel Lobby
  •   5:00-7:00 pm Social  

Tuesday, January 30th 
  7:30 Registration opens
  8:15 Opening Remarks – George Tiley, LASAF Chair  Shaun Tanger, Vice-Chair 
  8:30 “Southeastern Timber Supply Model: What are the projections for Prices, Inventories and Harvest” Dr. Shaun Tanger
  9:15 “Cross Laminated Timbers” Dr. Richard Vlosky
  10:00 Break with Exhibitors
  10:15 “Updates on Investments: Hurdles and opportunities” Russell Richardson 
 11:00 “Potential Export Markets for sawn lumber exports”, Eric Gee 
12:00 Awards Luncheon, Secretary Montoucet
 1:15 “Drax purchase of Urania Mill”, Jim Stemple
 2:00 “Conifex Purchase of GP mill in El Dorado”, Robert Hanry 
 2:45 Break with exhibitors
 3:00 “A History of Louisiana Sawtimber”, Dr. Joe Chang
3:45 LASAF Business Meeting
4:30 Adjourn
5:00 Cash Bar, Silent Auction
6:00 Banquet

Wednesday, January 31st
 8:15 -- Opening Remarks
 8:30 –“Thoughts on Forestland ownership from the new association president” Mr. Robert Crosby, Forest Landowners Association
 9:15 – “Drones in Forestry: Regulations, Applications, and Considerations” Johnny Thompson
 10:00 --Barry Landry, director of communications for the Louisiana Office of Tourism
10:45 –Evaluation, Upcoming Continuing education opportunities
11:00 –Adjourn and Closing Remarks