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Annual Woodland Owner Conference 2022

Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association (IFWOA) was founded in 1977 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and sustainable management of woodlands in Indiana. IFWOA advocates for scientific best practices for management to achieve objectives of clean water, wildlife habitat, soil protection, native species diversity, timber production, recreation, carbon sequestration and many others.

Agenda:
Friday, November 4th

10 – 11:30 AM    Optional morning field tour, Southeast Purdue Ag Center. Meet at 4425 East 350 North, Butlerville
11:30 – 1:00 PM  Lunch on your own (bring a sack lunch, drinks provided)
1:00 – 3:15          Afternoon Meisberger property tour. Meet at 1816 N County Rd 950 W, Holton
2:00 – 3:30         Alternate program: Clifty Falls State Park nature hike. Meet at park nature center
3:30 – 3:50         Travel to Clifty Inn 4:00 PM Registration desk opens in main lobby
4:00 – 6:30         Dinner on your own. New landowners/1st time guests meet at registration at 5:30 for optional dinner with board members.
5:00 – 6:30         Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation board meeting (guests welcome)
6:30 – 7:00         Reception (Clifty Inn Overlook room)
7:00 – 8:00         Evening program: Flight of the Butterflies movie showing 8:15 – 9:00 Bonfire (optional, outside Inn)

Saturday, November 5th All events at the Clifty Inn

7:30 – 8:30 AM  IFWOA Board of Directors meeting (guests welcome)
9:00                    Registration desk and Silent Auction open
9:00 – 9:45         Optional ID walk in the woods (weather permitting, meet in front of the Inn)
9:15 – 10:00        Optional coffee and networking
10:00 – 4:15        Kids program (may not be available, call for availability) 10:00 Opening/Welcome
10:10 – 10:55       Keynote: Indiana’s new Forestry for the Birds program, Allen Pursell
10:55 – 11:05       Rotation
11:05 – 11:40        Your forest management plan & putting it to work, Doug Brown Enhancing your property with wildlife practices, Brianne Lowe Some practical guidance on chainsaw safety, Don Carlson
11:40 – 11:50       Rotation/break
11:50 – 12:20      Roundtable discussions: how families manage together, hunting contracts, women landowners connect, using herbicides effectively, growing trees from seed
12:20 – 1:35        Lunch
1:35 – 2:00         Indiana Division of Forestry update, John Seifert
2:00 – 2:10         Rotation
2:10 – 2:45         American chestnut reintroduction, Jim McKenna Triage, Prioritize, Plan: Getting a handle on your invasive species, Will Drews Oak regeneration for landowners: Steps to take
2:45 – 2:55         Rotation/break
2:55 – 3:25         IFWOA and IFEF business meeting and policy update 3:20 Silent auction closes
3:25 – 4:00         Keynote: 15 years of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: Lessons learned, Mike Saunders
4:00 – 4:15         Closing
4:45 – 5:15         Social time with cash bar, live auction items display

Registration: 
Register Online Now (pay with credit card using Paypal, no account needed)
Online registration is preferred, registration requested before October 24 but late registrations will be accepted.

Hotel Information:
Call the Clifty Inn at 1-877-563-4371 by October 4 for the special rate. A block of rooms is available for $129.99 + tax, ask for the 1104IW group. Call today – rooms sell out quickly. It is recommended to make your hotel reservations early due to high demand; cancellations can be made up to 4 days in advance of your stay. Sponsored by the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association, Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation and Indiana Tree Farm Committee

Organizers:
Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association
Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation
Indiana Division of Forestry
Indiana Tree Farm

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