2019 National Conference

2019 ACF National Conference

Join us for the 2019 ACF National Conference in French Lick, Indiana!

 

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Price
When
6/21/2019 12:00 PM - 6/26/2019 5:00 PM
Where
French Lick Springs Hotel 8670 West State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432 UNITED STATES

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Optional Events and Pre/Post-Conference Activities Registration
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1)  Select the day that you would like to view.
2)  To add an event to your registration, click "Add".  This adds one ticket to the selected event to your itinerary. If you are bringing guests, and they need a ticket to this event as well, make sure you also add this event to their itinerary when registering them.
3)  When you have successfully added the event you will see a note in yellow that says "In Itinerary".

Specific Events Itinerary

   

Friday, 21 June 2019

Description
This course is designed for any practicing consultant and is required for ACF Candidate Members.  Owners, managers and employees will benefit from new skills in managing and running a successful consulting business.  This is a unique course designed for consultants by consultants.  Don't miss this opportunity to get practical advice from seasoned consulting professionals.  Topics covered in the course include management techniques, legal considerations, ethics in consulting forestry, client and timber sale contracts, dealing with TIMOs, state licensing issues, due diligence and marketing. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday included.  Course taught by Richard Carbonetti, ACF, Bill Apger, ACF; Jason Page and Tom Bagwell.
When
6/21/2019 1:00 PM - 6/23/2019 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Description
Become a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Technical Service Provider (TSP) to leverage your resources, allow you to help new and existing clients, and expand your network for conservation projects.  Ever considered becoming a TSP?  Perhaps you have, but decided against it due to the time and training involved. ACF is here to help by adding an NRCS training/workshop to our National Conference agenda. This one-day workshop is taught by the National Resources Conservation Service and will provide participants all required items to meet certification criteria less the review of a sample plan. It will be to your advantage to become certified through this class rather than on your own. Opportunities like this are very limited and being a certified TSP may create opportunities for you in serving new and existing clients. Over 125 ACF members have already been certified through these one day trainings with NRCS.  Breakfast and lunch included. Course facilitated by the Technical Service Provider Team, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Description
Since 1941, the American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) has educated, and recognized the commitment, of US family forest owners to protect wildlife habitat and watersheds, to conserve soil, and to provide recreation for their communities while producing wood. Appropriate primarily for small landowners, the ATFS Standards of Sustainability require that landowners develop a management plan based on strict environmental standards and implement the plan in a manner to protect the future productivity of the forest. Inspecting foresters provide the on-the-ground assurance that is essential for the integrity of the program by assuring that the standards are being met and recommending certification as appropriate. Course facilitated by Chris Erwin, Director, American Tree Farm System
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM
Foresters face increasing challenges in implementing sound, long-term management actions due to increasing impacts of climate change in combination with other ecosystem stressors. The amount of information about climate change and forests is growing rapidly, but it can be difficult to keep up with new, complex information and incorporate it into management plans and activities. This session will help foresters consider how climate change will affect their client’s forests and address options for adapting forests to enhance resilience as conditions change. An emphasis will be placed on addressing climate change as an additional component of management, while working to meet landowner/client goals. Sources of information and strategies to educate and build trust with clients will be highlighted. Session facilitated by Maria Janowiak, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Forest Service and Richard Carbonetti, LandVest, Inc.
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
During this three-part workshop, you’ll hear from technology experts on tools and software that can help make your job easier!
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM
This intimate and inspirational workshop lead by highly acclaimed leadership coach Tom Bagwell will push you out of your comfort zone to help you be more effective and authentic in your work..  You’ll learn skills critical to becoming a more powerful and resilient leader through effective and impactful communications and practices.  Space is limited. Course taught by Thomas Bagwell, President, H3 Team
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
This dinner buffet will feature local Indiana flavor.  Included in Forester and Guest registrations.
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Monday, 24 June 2019

Description
Don’t forget to pack those running shoes so you can stretch your legs ahead of a long day of conference sessions!  The inaugural Forester 5k Fun Run will begin at 6:00am on Monday, June 25th.  There’s no additional cost to join in on the fun, just be sure to register!
Time
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM
Included in Forester and Guest Registrations
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
Included in Forester Registration.  Click the link to learn more!
Time
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
7:30 AM
Included in Guest Registration.  Click the link to learn more!
Time
9:30 AM - 4:45 PM
9:30 AM
Included in Forester and Guest Registrations.
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Description
Join us for a “Hoosier Heartland Hardwoods” tour in southern Indiana.  Our journey will take us to an active logging yard where we will have the opportunity to learn more about the Midwest veneer and stave industry and see Wood-Mizer machinery in action.  We will learn how the hardwood logs are being marketed to their best use.  Then we will venture to a private landowner site to learn about tree planting practices and young plantation management in Indiana, discuss invasive species management, and how consulting foresters interact with private landowners.   Our lunch stop will be at Spring Mill State Park where you will have the opportunity to explore Pioneer Village, founded in 1814 and containing 20 historic buildings to explore. The centerpiece is a 3-story limestone gristmill, built in 1817, that still grinds cornmeal today.  It also features a working sawmill that is powered by the water wheel.  Heritage interpreters portray the year 1863 and demonstrate period crafts.   While at Spring Mill we will also visit Donaldson’s Woods, which contains a tract of true virgin timber.  Visit the Spring Mill State Park website at https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm to learn more about the park  and prepare for your visit! Our final stop will be a site owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy where we will see multiple silvicultural practices including TSI, shelterwood openings, burning, and single tree timber harvests.  These practices are examples of the silviculture being promoted by Hoosier foresters across the state.   Join us for this action-packed day that promises to give you a good taste of Indiana forestry and hospitality! Includes a light breakfast, lunch, and transportation from/to French Lick Springs Hotel. *Prices are per person, please register any guests separately.
Time
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
8:00 AM
After the field tour, join your friends for the closing party at the Stables Pavilion.  This open air, barn-like structure perfectly frames a beautiful pastoral view and will be the perfect location to kick back and relax as the conference comes to a close. Enjoy a barbeque style dinner, special beverages, and music by local French Lick favorite Joey B.  You won’t want to miss this fun-filled night!  *Prices are per person, please register any guests separately.
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Description
Join fellow foresters and their guests for a fun day at Patoka Lake. Located just south of French Lick, this 8,800-acre lake is the second-largest in the state of Indiana. The lake and its beautiful shores are inhabited by a large variety of wildlife. Our first stop will be the Patoka Lake Nature Center where an interpretive naturalist will share the stories of the wildlife who call the lake their home. Next, we’ll arrive at Patoka Lake Marina and board the double-decker Patoka Pride for a tour of the lake. Search for osprey, eagles, herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife as you cruise the lake in comfort. Stay cool in the air-conditioned cabin or in the shade of the top deck. A hot lunch will be provided during the tour as we travel the lake. After we disembark, we’ll be on our way to the unique and inviting Patoka Lake Winery for a wine tasting and tour of the winery’s production area. Experience award-winning wines for nearly every taste and relax next to the picturesque fireplace to wind down from the day. Includes lunch and transportation from/to French Lick Springs Hotel. *Prices are per person, please register any guests separately.
Time
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM
 

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