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2020 AFA Annual Meeting

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

The Agenda

Saturday, September 12, 2020


9:00 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


9:00 am         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  TBD

10:00 am        AFA Executive Committee


1:00 pm          AFA Board of Directors


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 Introduction of
                       Keynote Speaker-TBA




9:00 am         2020 AFA Legislator of the Year Award


                      Presented by Ray Robbins, Westervelt,
                      Chairman of AFA Governmental Affairs

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


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

                        Introduced by : TBA


9:45 am          CEO Panel Discussion


                       Pete Stewart, CEO, Forest2Market

                      Jimmy Rane, CEO, Great Southern
                      Wood (invited)

                      John Turner, President and CEO, Regions
                      Financial Corporation


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 II- TBAHopefully involves a boat!

          12:45 pm   -  3:00 pm        


          Option III- Fun The Sun Beach Bash

           1:00 pm     Sponsored by Taylor Machine Works


5:30 pm         Exhibits open


6:30 pm         Reception


7:30 pm         Dinner


Tuesday, September 15, 2020


7:30 am         Breakfast

                      Keynote-  The Honorable Kay Ivey,
                      Governor, State of Alabama (Invited)


9:00 am         Main Conference Track II- 

                      Young Leaders Graduation

                      AFA Business Meeting

                      Chris Isaacson, AFA Overview

                      Ashley Rowe, Ray Clifton,  
                       Workforce Development

                      Ashley Smith, Brigetta Giles, Joel Moon,     

                      Tyler Sibley, Brad Nail, Land Stewardship-

                      Bill Harris, Political

                      Tom Saunders - Legal/Legislative


11:00 am        AFA Board of Directors


11:30 am        Adjourn

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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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Governor of Alabama -Invited

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CEO, Great Southern Wood - Invited

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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 09/6/2019 - 9/9/2019 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.

Room Block Expires

555 Alabama Street
Montgomery, AL  36104


Tel: 334-262-1258


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