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2018 FRA Lake States Fall Meeting

Jefferson Street Inn
Wausau, WI
Schedule of Events - Central Time

Monday September 17th

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - FRA Lake States Region Policy Committee Meeting  (LSR allied association reps and potential members invited) -Speakers: NLEB Habitat Conservation Plan Update, Fred Souba (Administrator, Division of Forestry, WI DNR) and SFI Small Lands Program, Gordon Mouw (Director of Program Participant Relations, SFI) 
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Policy Committee Social & Dinner (Location TBD)

Tuesday September 18th 

  • 7:00 AM - Registration
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM - General Session - "Workforce Development - What is the Value Proposition?"
    • 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Welcome, Meeting Overview and Objectives
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM - LSR Resource Overview/Opportunities - Pete Coutu, Vice President of Sales, Forest2Market
    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Training Truck Drivers - Karl Pinter, Instructor/Dept. Chair Chippewa Valley Technical College
    • 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - TEAM Safe Trucking - Miranda Gowell, Special Projects Manager, TEAM Safe Trucking
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Morning Break
  • 10:45 AM - 6:00 PM  - Field Tour (Includes lunch - courtesy of Kretz Lumber Company and reception courtesy of McCoy Construction and Forestry)
    • 10:45 AM - Bus departs the Jefferson Street Inn
    • 11:00 AM - Tour of Kretz Lumber Company near Antigo, WI. Split into three groups, with each rotating between lunch, mill tour, and woods tour
    • 1:30 PM - Bus departs the Jefferson Street Inn
    • 1:45 PM - Tour of Northcentral Technical College Wood Science Lab in Antigo, WI
    • 3:00 PM - Group departs Northcentral Technical College
    • 4:00 PM - Site tour and Reception - McCoy Construction and Forestry
    • 5:45 PM - Bus departs McCoy Construction and Forestry
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Awards Banquet
  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Silent Auction - Benefiting Log A Load For Kids

Wednesday September 19th

  • 7:00 AM - Registration
  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM - General Session - "What is the Value Proposition"
    • 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM - Logger Business Survey MN, MI, and WI - Charlie Blinn, UMN, and Mark Rickenbach, UW-Madison.
    • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM - A case study in Using Field Immersion Activities in the Training of New Foresters: the UWSP Northern Hardwood Marking Certificate - Michael Demchik, UW-Stevens Point
    • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break
    • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: Talent Attraction Initiative - Steven Janke, Statewide Veterans Field Representative, DVA
    • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM - FRA Public Policy Review
    • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Closing Comments and Feedback
  • 12:00 Adjourn
 

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Contact Information
FRA's National Office:
202-296-3937
Email Us
cgedde@forestresources.org

Tim O'Hara
FRA Lakes States Region
218-390-7965
tohara@forestresources.org 

Please make checks payable to: 
FRA
1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 303
Washington, DC 20006