Annual Woodland Owner Conference

2020 Indiana Woodland Owner Conference: Woodland Owners Online Together (WOOT)

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View the Agenda and highlights (PDF)
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Register via US Mail (print form and mail in with your check)
How to Use Zoom– learn more and find practice sessions

On Your Own Activities: Celebrate #OutdoorsOctober

Learn more about the On Your Own Activities
Photo Contest:
Learn more here. Share your photos through October 30. Viewing and voting November 2-6.
Exhibit Hall & Poster Session: Exhibitors Submit your exhibits or posters here. (password ifwoa) Viewing October 25-November 30.
Scavenger Hunt: Learn more here
Virtual Field Tours: Submit your short Walks in the Woods videos here. Viewing October 25- November 30.

Live Meetings
Friday, November 6: 7:30 PM EDT/6:30 CDT Opening session live via Zoom

Welcome, orient to the virtual conference, How to

Division of Forestry update – Director John Seifert

IFWOA organization update – Liz Jackson

“Happy hour” small group breakout discussions

Saturday, November 7: Virtual Presentations Live via Zoom

8:45-9:00 AM ET/7:45 CT       Opening and Welcome, orient to the virtual conference

9:00-9:30 AM    Senator Mike Braun (Indiana woodland owner and member Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry committee) – Remarks, Q & A

9:30-10:15                  Limiting Property Carrying Costs and Tax Liability – Lenny Farlee, Purdue University

10:15-10:25                Break or open chat time

10:25-11:10                 Oak Management on Indiana Nature Preserves- Tom Swinford, IN DNR Division of Nature Preserves

11:20- 11:55 AM         Timber Stand Improvement: Techniques and Cost Share Options – Amy Spalding, National Wild Turkey Federation

12:00- 1:00                  Lunch break (on your own)

1:00-2:00                     Ask the Expert breakout sessions: Experts will be on hand in online “rooms” to answer your questions on the below topics, choose the topics you prefer:

Wildlife Habitat Management – Jarred Brooke, Purdue University

Wildlife Programs for Private Lands – Josh Griffin and Shannon Winks, IN DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife

IN Division of Forestry Private Lands Programs – Brenda Huter and Janet Eger, IN DNR Div of Forestry

Succession Planning – Renee Wiatt, Purdue Institute for Family Business

Timber Markets & Industry Update – Jeff Settle, IN DNR Division of Forestry

Invasive Species Management – Dawn Slack, The Nature Conservancy/Indiana Invasives Initiative and Will Drews, SICIM

Songbirds & Bird Habitat – Jessica Outcalt, bird ecologist & educator

 7:00-8:15 PM EDT/6:00 CDT:  Virtual Awards Program Live via Zoom


Awards Presentations

Photo & scavenger contest winners

IFWOA Role Model Award

John F. Datena Forester Award

Charles Deam Forest Stewardship Awards presentations

Agenda may be subject to change.