FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2017 - 5

FLORIDAFORESTS
AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FLORIDA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION
Volume 21, Issue 1
Spring/Summer 2017

14

FORESTRY DAY AT THE CAPITOL

15

PUTTING THE ACTION IN
POLITICAL ACTION

Executive Vice President Alan Shelby shares
plans for a two-pronged approach to ensure
forestry's seat at the legislative and political
table.

Features

17

TAXING MATTERS

9

WILDLAND FIRES
ON THE RISE

As of May 8, 2017, Florida has already
experienced more than 1,967 fires that
have burned 95,385 acres. All these fires
prompted the commissioner of agriculture
to ask the governor to issue an executive
order in support of the increasing need to
respond to wildfires throughout the state.

10

WILLIAM COOK INDUCTED
INTO AG HALL OF FAME

12

2017 LEGISLATIVE REPORT

The forestry community faced several
challenges during this year's extended
legislative session. Read the full report
on bills and budget issues that are
important to forestry.

Florida Forests is an official publication of
the Florida Forestry Association
Phone: 850-222-5646
Fax: 850-222-6179
info@ForestFla.org
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Association Leadership
Michael Dooner, President
Edward Cole, Vice President
Robert P. "Bob" Cook, Secretary/Treasurer
Alan Shelby, Executive Vice President

IN EVERY
ISSUE
6

John Alter of Alter-Bevis Farms helps explain the
implications of current federal tax provisions on
Florida's working forests.

Executive Outlook

19

President's Message

AN AUDIENCE WITH
THE PRESIDENT

Lynetta Usher Griner, a past president of the
Florida Forestry Association and the 2013
Woman of the Year in Agriculture, traveled
to Washington, D.C. to be part of a Farmers
Roundtable hosted by President Donald Trump
and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

21

2017 FLORIDA SOUTHERN
PINE BEETLE FORECAST

By Alan Shelby

7
By Michael Dooner

24
Snapshots

28
Products & Services
Marketplace

30
Index of Advertisers/
Advertisers.com

23

UF SFRC WELCOMES
TERRELL BAKER

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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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