2024 Joint Annual Meeting: Southern and Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations

Agenda
Start Date: July 22, 2024
End Date: July 25, 2024
Location: Little Rock, AR

All times are CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME ZONE

Monday, July 22 

1:00 – 5:00  Auburn Co-op meeting

4:00 – 8:00  Registration

6:00 – 8:00  Icebreaker

Tuesday, July 23

6:30 – 8:00 am  Continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am  Housekeeping and welcomes from State Forester Kyle and Secretary of Agriculture.

8:30 – 10am     Carbon markets

10:00 – 10:30 am Morning break

10:30 – 12     Hardwood seed

12:00 1:00    Lunch

1 – 2:30            Labor issues

2:30 3:00 pm. Afternoon break

3 – 5pm           Forest Health issues

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, July 24: field tour

8:00 – 8:30  Breakfast at hotel

8:30 – 9:00 Board buses and drive to nursery (drive time approximately 20 minutes)

9:00 – 11:30  Tour of Baucum nursery

11:30 – 1 pm  LUNCH. Short bus trip to Faulker orchard & events center

4:00 – 4:30  Return to hotel

6:00 – 9:00 pm Banquet at Robinson Center (attached to Hotel)

Thursday, July 25

Updates: RNGR team, white oak, farm bill.

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast at hotel

8:00 – 8:30 Farm bill update

8:30 – 9:00 RNGR team expansion and Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative updates.

9:00 – 9:30 Nursery infrastructure updates

9:30 – 10:00. White oak initiative / tree improvement

10:00 – 10:30 Morning break

10:30 – 11:00 Research update

11:00 – 11:30  Agroforestry: Growing Opportunities in the Southern United States

11:30 – 12:00 Research and agroforestry update

Noon: adjourn

Lunch on your own – safe travels!

About this Event
Hardwood nursery production in the heart of Arkansas
Joint Annual Meeting: Southern and Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations July 22-25, 2024
Doubletree by Hilton, Little Rock AR

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

Registration Prices:

  • $350 for early registration
  • $450 for late registration
  • Lodging Information:

    Doubletree by Hilton, Little Rock AR
    Rooms can be booked at the group rate until 06/23/2024 or until the block is sold out.

    For the group room block, access the discounted rate by following this link or following the step-by-step directions.

    Step by Step Directions:
    Go to https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/litmbdt-doubletree-little-rock/
    Enter arrival/departure dates
    Click the "Special Rates" box
    Enter "911" in the Group Code box

    Click the "Check Rooms & Rates" box. The group rate of $107.00 per night is available for Standard King and Double Queen rooms.
    Guests can also call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the Southern Forestry Nursery room block to receive the discount.

    Questions about this conference?