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Forest Certification Workshop October 17

Forest Certification Workshop October 17

UF IFAS 2013School of Forestry logo
Forestry and Natural Resource Professionals,

Voluntary participation in forest certification programs is growing in Southeastern United States. Forest managers and forest industry representatives need access to current information on these programs. To meet this need, the University of Florida IFAS is organizing and hosting a one-day workshop for foresters, managers of wood using mills, wood buyers and dealers, loggers and others involved in the management, procurement and utilization of forest resources in Florida. This workshop will be held in Quincy, Florida on October 17 at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center and hosted at UF/IFAS Walton and Jackson County Extension facilities via Video Conference.

The morning session will focus on the current status of the major certification systems in North America and the group certification process for each of the systems. The afternoon session will cover chain of custody and certified forest product labeling. SAF Continuing Forestry Education credits for this workshop are pending.

Agenda:  Forest Certification: Forests, Labels, Mills, & More

Morning Session (all times Eastern)

  • 8:00 am Registration ($ 15.00)
  • 8:45 Welcome and Introductions Rose Godfrey, University of Florida, Extension Outreach Coordinator
  • 9:00 Forest Certification Status and Overview Chris Demers, University of Florida, Forest Stewardship Coordinator
  • 10:00 American Tree Farm System – Group Certification Sarah Crow, Certification Manager, American Tree Farm System
  • 10:40 Morning Break
  • 11:00 Sustainable Forestry Initiative – Group Certification Paul Trianosky, Senior Director of Conservation Partnerships
  • 11:40 Forest Stewardship Council – Group Certification Darrel Pendris, US Southeast Regional Manager
  • 12:20 Lunch (provided)

Afternoon Session

  • 1:30 Chain of Custody 101 Dr. Jeff Stringer, University of Kentucky
  • 3:30 Afternoon Break
  • 3:50 Sustainable Forestry Initiative – Labels for Forest Products Paul Trianosky, Senior Director of Conservation Partnerships
  • 4:20 Forest Stewardship Council – Labels for Forest Products Darrel Pendris, US Southeast Regional Manager
  • 4:50 Final Questions, Closing Remarks, CFEs


Please register by Monday, October 7, 2013. Cost is $ 15, materials, lunch and breaks included.  You can register on Eventbrite at: https://fcp-workshopquincy1.eventbrite.com

Download the printer friendly flyer:  Forest_Certification_Workshop_10-17-13

For more information, contact the event coordinator:  Rose Godfrey, UF/ IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation
rosa23@ufl.edu or (352) 219-8717.

Host Location (Instructors on site):

North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy
155 Research Rd Quincy, FL 32351-5677
(850) 875-7100

Interactive Video Conference Locations (live video feed):

Walton County UF/IFAS Extension Office
732 N. 9th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433-3804
(850) 892-8172.

Jackson County UF/IFAS Extension Office
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9620


Florida Forest Service LogoFunding for this workshop is provided by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service






Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu

Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock & Forages Agent

My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.

Doug Mayo

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