Hardwood Lumber Markets
Andy Johnson (Associate Editor), Hardwood Market Report, Memphis, TN
(4 minute mark).
Andy Johnson’s presentation will provide an overview of the recent macroeconomic and demographic factors influencing the hardwood lumber market. Andy will also report lumber production, consumption, and export statistics and trends for several product categories of hardwood lumber.
Tennessee Forestry – Issues & Accomplishments
Candace Dinwiddie (Executive Director), Tennessee Forestry Association, Nashville, TN
(45 minute mark).
Candace Dinwiddie’s presentation will highlight the key forestry and wood supply chain issues the Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) is addressing, including the following:
- Tennessee legislative and regulatory issues;
- TFA’s new workforce development initiative;
- The White Oak Initiative;
- A Tennessee Master Logger Program update; and
- TFA’s success in obtaining grants to fund various programs.