Woods to Mill

FRA’s 2020 Virtual Fall Board Meeting, October 14-16, drew over 100 members and an additional 110 Emerging Leaders for educational speaker sessions, committee business, and the governance decisions that will guide the Association forward.
National Forest Products Week begins next week, and FRA is excited to celebrate a world-class wood supply chain. Please join us October 18-24 to recognize the forest products industry. This year’s National Forest Products Week takes on added significance due to our industry being deemed as an essential business during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak to forestry students at the University of Maine about forest markets and the interconnection of the supply chain. It was a valuable experience for me (and hopefully for the students), and something all FRA members should consider doing.
As loggers and procurement foresters prepare for the 2020-2021 winter harvest season in the Lake States Region, they will be facing challenges due to decreases in pulpwood demand from mill curtailments and closures.
The Forest Resources Association is pleased to announce our 2020 National First Place Technical Writing Award winner: Joe Conrad, Assistant Professor of Forest Operations at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.
An exciting student video contest, Thru the Trees, is about to launch. It is designed to inspire students and promote the industry. We are thrilled to announce that the website is now LIVE!
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