Annual Woodland Owner Conference

2021 Indiana Woodland Owner Conference
Hendricks County 4H Conference Center, Danville
Saturday, November 6

View the Agenda and highlights (PDF)
Register Online Now (pay with credit card using Paypal)
Register via US Mail (print form, mail in with your check)

Online registration is preferred, registration requested before October 27 but late registrations will be accepted.


9:30 – 10 AM ET   Registration, networking & coffee                      

10 – 10:15             Opening & welcome: Liz Jackson, IFWOA

10:15 – 10:45        Division of Forestry update: John Seifert, IN Division of Forestry

10:45 – 11:30        Deer impact monitoring and prevention: RD Sample, Purdue University

11:30 – 12:00        Timber markets and industry update: Chris Gonso, IN Division of Forestry/ISDA

12:00 – 1:15          Lunch (provided), Silent auction            

1:15 – 1:45            Awards program: Charles Deam Forest Stewardship Award, John Datena Distinguished Forester Award

1:45 – 2:15            Policy Update/Business meeting: Liz Jackson, IFWOA

2:15 – 3:00            Managing smaller properties: Dan Shaver, USDA-NRCS

3:00 – 3:45            Using herbicides effectively to treat invasives, Will Drews, SICIM/Knox County SWCD

3:45 – 4:00            Closing   

Agenda may be subject to change.

Hotel Information
We have a room block at the Comfort Inn in Avon. Reserve at 1-317-204-2100 or book online by October 15th to reserve your King room for $99 + tax in the IFWOA block.

Sponsored by the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association, Indiana Forestry Educational Foundation and Indiana Tree Farm Committee

As with everything in this ever-evolving Covid-19 situation, the plans for the annual meeting are subject to change based on local health guidelines and recommendations. To ensure the safety of our members we have planned a much larger space and distancing of attendees. We have shortened the meeting to limit the need for overnight travel. We will use health department recommendations for food preparation and service and have appropriate sanitation available. Masks are recommended in situations where distancing is not possible.

We encourage you to register early so we can plan the meeting, and we would notify you should the meeting be cancelled. The hotel has a generous cancellation policy (48 hours before arrival) so early hotel reservations are also encouraged, or plan on driving in for the day.