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2020 AFA Annual Meeting

Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, AL
Sept 13-15, 2020

The Agenda

Saturday, September 12, 2020


11:30 am       Young Leaders

  3:00 pm       ForestPAC Board Meeting

  6:00 pm       Early Bird Reception – Tacky Jacks


Sunday, September 13, 2020


  8:00 am       Registration Opens 


  8:30 am       AFA Health & Welfare Plan 
                      Trustees Meeting


  9:00 am       Optional Continuing Education Track

       Moderated by Mark Gaines, Adams & Reese


        9:00 am  Feral Swine Impact to Timberland 

                       Leif Stephens, Assistant State Director,
                       USDA APHIS Wildlife Services    


      10:00 am  Contractual Considerations of
                       Mitigation Banking

                       Galen Thackston, Chief Operating
                       Officer, Goodwyn Mills & Cawood


      11:00 am  Landowner Eminent Domain Issues

                       David Steele, Sr., Steele Law Firm


      12:00 pm  Boxed Lunch in CE Room


        1:00 pm  Land Value Analysis- Pond   

                       Norman Latona, Southeastern Pond 


        2:00 pm  Wildlife & Conservation- Recent 
                       Legal Matters

                       Charlanna Skaggs, Alabama 
                       Department of Conservation
                       & Natural Resources

        3:00 pm  Litigation & Regulations Affecting
                       Critical Habitat
                       Katherine Robertson,
Chief Counsel
                       Alabama Office of the Attorney General

10:30 am        AFA Executive Committee


  1:00 pm        AFA Board of Directors

  3:30 pm        Forest Workforce Training Institute
                        Board Meeting


  5:30 pm        Exhibit Hall Opens


  6:00 pm        Opening Reception


  7:00 pm        Chairman’s Club Dinner- Invitation only

Monday, September 14, 2020

  7:00 am        Exhibits Open


  7:30 am        Alabama Forestry Foundation Breakfast


                       The Honorable Jeff Sessions, Former 
                       United States Senator and
                       Attorney General





 9:00 am        2020 AFA Legislator of the Year Award


                      Presented by Mark Gaines, Adams &
                      Reese, Chairman of AFA Governmental
                      Affairs Committee

 9:15 am        Main Conference Track- Post Pandemic
                      Forest Economics


 9:15 am        The Honorable William Ainsworth
                       Alabama Lt. Governor


 9:45 am         CEO Panel Discussion


                       Pete Stewart, CEO, Forest2Market

                      John Turner, President and CEO, Regions
                      Financial Corporation

                      Ken Arney, Regional Forester,
                      USDA Forest Service


12:00 pm       Optional Afternoon Activities


          Option I- Golf

          12:00 pm    Sunburn Classic Vans Depart

          12:30 pm    Sunburn Classic - Golf Check In

          12:30 pm    Sunburn Classic Shotgun Start



          Option III- Fun The Sun Beach Bash

           1:00 pm     Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works

 5:30 pm        Exhibits open


 6:00 pm        Reception
                       Tree Farm Silent Auction


 7:00 pm        Dinner


Tuesday, September 15, 2020


 7:30 am        Breakfast

                      Keynote-  Barry Moore
                      Republican Nominee U.S. House of
                      Representatives, former member
                      Alabama House of Representatives


 9:00 am        Main Conference Track II

                      A Special Message from

                      The Honorable Kay Ivey
                     Governor, State of Alabama

                      Young Leaders Graduation
                      AFA Business Meeting

11:00 am       Adjourn


11:15 am       AFA Board of Directors


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Former United States Senator and Attorney General

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Alabama Lt. Governor

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CEO, Forest2Market

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Republican Nominee U.S. House of  Representatives, former member        Alabama House of Representatives



Regional Forester - USDA Forest Service

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Governor of Alabama
A Special Message From

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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.

Please note that registration for the AFA Annual Meeting DOES NOT include hotel accommodations. Accommodations can be made 09/11/2020 - 9/16/2020 at the discounted rates starting at $155.00 (plus tax) by calling the Perdido Beach Resort at 1-800-634-8001 or online at AFA at the Perdido Beach Resort.  You must identify yourself as an attendee of the AFA Annual Meeting using Booking ID# 14751 to receive the discounted rate. Resort check-in is 4:00 pm.


555 Alabama Street
Montgomery, AL  36104


Tel: 334-265-8733


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