Spring Field Days - 2010

MFA’s Spring Field Days

Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22, 2010

For Woodland Owners, It’s THE Event of the Year!


Spring Field Days starts this year on Friday afternoon with a trip to the Lost 40.  This land was overlooked during the logging era of the early 1900s.  You’ll see an example of what a forest looks like that is untouched by ax or chainsaw.


Grand Rapids Sawmill Inn is event headquarters.  Your family will enjoy their indoor pool!
Friday evening is MFA’s Annual Meeting.  Join your fellow MFA members at the Sawmill Inn to enjoy a social hour and dinner.  The meeting itself is your chance to hear what MFA has been doing and to contribute your two cents worth on what we should do in the future.

Saturday events are all at the Forest History Center.  Start with Breakfast at the Cook Shack sponsored by the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network.  Then, concurrent sessions run all day, both indoors and outdoors.  Lunch will include a glimpse of life in a logging camp.


The Saturday evening social hour and banquet will feature Tree Farm Awards and a presentation on the Logging History of Minnesota by History Center director, Ed Nelson shown below with his experienced logging horses, Bud and Mick.
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Ed Nelson is director of the Forest History Center.  On Saturday, he will use Bud and Mick to give a horse logging demonstration.  Then, on Saturday evening, he'll give a very interesting presentation on the Logging History of Minnesota.