ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

Friday, October 4, 2019

Noon-1:00 pm MFA Board Lunch – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering
http://www.jimnjos.bizland.com/

1:00 – 4:00 pm MFA Board Meeting – CFC Stine Board Room

4:00 – 5:00 pm MFA Year in Review, Dave Roerick – CFC Auditorium

  • MN Women’s Woodland Network Partnership Announcement
  • MFA chapters
  • Membership
  • Website
  • Newsletter
  • Administration by MLEP
  • Additional MFA Name Branding Discussion

5:00 – 5:30 pm Informal Happy Hour – CFC Outdoor Pavillion

5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

Door Prizes
Hosted by the MN Woodland Women’s Network

6:30 pm Welcome & Introductions – CFC Auditorium
Dave Roerick, MFA Acting President
Dr. Andrew David, CFC Director

6:45 pm Tree Farm Awards – First Group

7:00 pm Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network Partnership
http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/mn-womens-woodland-network/
Barb Spears & Cheryl Culbreth

7:45 pm Tree Farm Awards – Second Group

8:00 pm Keynote: Minnesota Forests – Importance of Private Woodland Owners
DeAnn Stish, Executive Director
Minnesota Forest Resources Council

Final Door Prize – Dave Roerick

9:00 pm Bonfire – CFC Outdoor Pavillion
Bonfire hosted by the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network

Saturday, October 5, 2019

7:30-8:30am Breakfast – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

8:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Logistics – Auditorium
Dave Roerick, MFA Acting President

8:40 am EAB Quarantine Update
Danielle DeVito, Plant Health Specialist, MN Department of Agriculture

9:15 am Lymes and associated Diseases
Dr. Elizabeth Maloney, MN Lyme Association

10:00 am BREAK

10:15 am Minnesota Forest & Climate Change: Managing for Uncertainty
Brian Palik, USFS Northern Research Station, Grand Rapids, MN

11:00 am New aerial views of your woodlands
Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Remote Sensing Advisor, MN DNR
Dan Heins, U of MN RSGAL UAS

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch – CFC Dining Hall
Jim N Jo’s Northland Katering

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Stine Board Room
Bring your lunch down the hallway and have lunch with other women woodland owners and learn about the Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network.

12:30 pm – 2:30pm Stine Board Room
MNWWN Panel Discussion – Stine Board Room
Women in Forestry Panel Discussion – Women in the field of forestry will discuss ways to manage your woods. MNWWN Guest Speakers

Afternoon Tours
12:30-2:30pm
Cloquet Forestry Center Tour
Kyle Gill, CFC Forest Manager and Research Coordinator
https://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/about/faculty-staff/kyle-gill
Meet in the Main Parking Lot.
CFC will have wagons to haul members from site to site for the tour.

Tour Highlights:
Climate Change History – what does it mean for your woodlands.
We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about fire history and how to incorporate that into contemporary management, forest management for climate resilience, and balancing multiple management objectives across a forest.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) Demonstration
Dan Heins, University of Minnesota – UAS Lab
https://uas.rs.umn.edu/

3-5pm self driving tours
Peggy Meseroll Family Tree Farm
https://www.minnesotaforestry.org/member-profiles/peggy-meseroll-family-esko-mn/
Two 40’s north of Esko. See the separate handout for directions.