2020 Virginia Forestry Summit Schedule
20/20:  Seeing the Forests through the Trees

DAY AND TIME

FUNCTION

SESSION TOPICS

 SPEAKERS

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

11:00am-12:30pm

SAF-VA Executive Committee Meeting

1:00-4:00pm

VFA Board of Directors Meeting

1:00-3:00pm

Pre-Con Winery Tour

5:00-7:00pm

Offsite welcome dinner at Ruby's Arcade in downtown Harrisonburg

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

8:15-9:00am

VFA Business Meeting

9:00-10:00am

Morning Keynote Speaker

Forestry Vision

Bruce Vincent

10:00-10:30am

Morning Break

10:30-11:45am

Keynote Speaker

Hardwood Trade & Market Trends

Mike Snow, American Hardwood Council; and Judd Johnson, Hardwood Market Report

11:45am-1:15pm

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

VA's Political Outlook & Climate

Dr. Bob Holsworth, DecideSmart

1:15-1:30pm

After Lunch Break

1:30-2:45pm

Concurrent/Breakout Session

Business Etiquette and Communications Tools

Liz Bryant, Bryant Business Etiquette

1:30-2:45pm

Concurrent/Breakout Session

Transportation Safety Session (2 presentations)
1) truck safety/automation
2) SHARP Logger Update/truck weights

 

1) Jeff Hickman, VTTI, VT
2) Scott Barrett, VT

 

2:45-3:15pm

Afternoon Break

3:15-4:00pm

Keynote Speaker

VA Hardwood Initiative

Rob Farrell, State Forester, Va. Dept. of Forestry

4:15-5:00pm

ACF General Business Meeting

5:00-5:45pm

SAF General Business Meeting

6:00-7:00pm

Reception with Exhibitors

Dinner on your own.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

6:30-7:15am

Fun Run

7:30-8:30am

Breakfast

8:30-9:45am

Concurrent Sessions

Hazards in the Woods Session (2 presentations)
1) Tick-born Diseases and Pathogens
2) Safety Hazards in the Woods from a Law Enforcement Perspective

 

1) Sara Simmons, ODU 
2) Jason Street, VA State Police

8:30-9:45am

Concurrent Sessions

Urban Markets Panel:
1) urban health
2) urban wood waste
3) Harrisonburg urban wood program

1) Kaitlin Mooneyham, Va. Dept. of Forestry
2) Mr. Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh, JMU
3) Jeremy Harold, City of Harrisonburg, VA; VA. Dept. of Forestry

9:45-10:00am

Morning Break with Exhibitors

10:00am-10:45am

Keynote Speaker

Forest Health Update - Glyphosates 

Ralph Morini, Master Gardener; & Dr. Penny Fenner-Crisp, EPA

10:45-11:30am

Keynote Speaker

Forestry Industry Vision

Heidi Brock, AF&PA

Lunch on own or with tour.

12:00-4:00pm

Concurrent Tour (lunch offered)

Urban Wood Tour

12:00-4:45pm

Concurrent Tour (lunch offered)

US Forest Service Tour

1:00-3:00pm

VFEF BOD Meeting

6:30-9:30pm

Reception and Awards Banquet

Friday, May 1, 2020

9:00am-2:00pm

Concurrent Workshops

Timber Cruising Valuation

Jen Gagnon, Virginia Tech and team

9:00am-1:00pm

Concurrent Workshops

TBD