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Being active in campaigns is not limited to PAC contributions, however, which explains the second prong in the
Association's plan.
This year, the Association is initiating a system of regional
political action groups that will be led by local board members to spearhead political activities in multi-county areas
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017

Executive Outlook
President’s Message
Wildland Fires on the Rise
William Cook Inducted Into AG Hall of Fame
2017 Legislative Report
Forestry Day at the Capitol
Putting the Action in Political Action
Taxing Matters
An Audience With the President
2017 Florida Southern Pine Beetle Forecast
UF Sfrc Welcomes Terrell Baker
Snapshots
Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Advertisers/ advertisers.com
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Intro
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover1
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover2
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 3
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 4
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 5
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Executive Outlook
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - President’s Message
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 8
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Wildland Fires on the Rise
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - William Cook Inducted Into AG Hall of Fame
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 11
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 2017 Legislative Report
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 13
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Forestry Day at the Capitol
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Putting the Action in Political Action
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 16
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Taxing Matters
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 18
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - An Audience With the President
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 20
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 2017 Florida Southern Pine Beetle Forecast
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 22
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - UF Sfrc Welcomes Terrell Baker
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Snapshots
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 25
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 26
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 27
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Products & Services Marketplace
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 29
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers/ advertisers.com
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover3
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