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2012 National Tree Farmer Convention

2012 National Tree Farmer Convention

Join us in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida
Thursday, June 14- Saturday, June 16, 2012.

From field trips to banquets, the 2012 National Tree Farmer Convention will be packed with something for everyone. Check out the links below for more details on concurrent sessions, off-site activities, pre-Convention workshops, and more. 

Concurrent Sessions
Always a highlight of convention, this year's sessions will include such topics as taxes, wildlife, invasive species and more. 

Field Day at Shadowlawn Farms
On Saturday June 16, Convention participants will travel to Shadowlawn Farms, a local Certified Tree Farm for a field day full of exploration and learning

Banquet and Award Ceremony
Celebrate the "best of the best" Tree Farmers and foresters in the country, and enjoy the company of new and old freinds at the closing banquet and award ceremony.  Outstanding Tree Farmers and Inspectors will be recognized at the banquet with the presentation of the Regional and National Tree Farmer of the Year awards as well as the Regional and National Inspector of the Year awards, each sponsored by STIHL, Inc.

  Erosion Control  Funks 

Convention registration is now closed. 

If you have any questions about your current registration, contact Sara Anrrich at or +1 (202) 463-2733. Fax +1 (202) 463-2461.

Special offer:

All full-price registrants will be entered to win one of four gift certificates from STIHL worth $100 towards the purchase of STIHL equipment at any STIHL dealer nationwide. 

The 2012 National Tree Farmer Convention Schedule At-A-Glance

Thursday, June 14

  • Opening General Session, 4:00 PM
  • Reception
  • Silent Auction and Exhibit Hall Open
  • Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by Outdoor Underwriters

Friday, June 15

  • Breakfast
  • Concurrent Sessions and Exhibit Hall Open
  • Luncheon with Distinguished Speaker - Paul Boynton, President and CEO of Rayonier
  • Concurrent Sessions and Exhibit Hall Open
  • Presentations of the Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year - Sponsored by STIHL, Inc.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by Outdoor Underwriters

Saturday, June 16

  • Continential Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
  • Field Day and Lunch at Shadowlawn Farms
  • Reception - Final Silent Auction Bidding
  • Closing Awards Banquet - Presentation of the National Outstanding Tree Farmer and Inspector of the Year - Sponsored by STIHL, Inc.
  • Hospitality Suite - Sponsored by Outdoor Underwriters


Optional Pre-Convention Tours

Prior to the kickoff of the 2012 Convention, please join us for one of our optional tours:

  • ***EVENT FULL*** Barrier Islands Land and Water Excursion with Paper Mill Tour, Wednesday June 13, 2012 7:30am – 4:30pm  $96.00/per person
  • ***EVENT FULL*** Dee - Dot Timberlands Tree Farm Tour, Thursday June 14, 2012 8:00 am – 1:00pm  $50.00/person
  • Rayonier Fernandina Mill Tour, Thursday June 14, 2012 11:30 am - 3:00 pm $50.00/person
  • Dinner at the Casa Marina Hotel, Thursday June 14, 2012 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  $50/adult


Hotel Information

The 2012 National Tree Farmer Convention in Jacksonville, Florida will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.  Take advantage of our special rates early and book your hotel room. You can make your reservation by calling 1-800-233-1234 (toll free) or 904-588-1234 (local) to speak to a Hyatt representative.  Be sure to mention the convention code “2012 National Tree Farmer Convention” when making your reservation!  Click here for more information on hotel reservations and transportation information to/from the Hyatt. 


Exhibit Showcase and Silent Auction

The Exhibit Showcase is the place to find information on the latest offerings in forestry tools and services.  The Exhibit Showcase will be open Thursday - Saturday. 

The silent auction will offer handmade items, useful tools and other services for your bidding.  If you are interested in donating an item to the auction, please fill out and send in the donation form.


ATFS Logo Items For Sale

We will have a limited supply of ATFS logo merchandise for sale at the Convention, so plan ahead and order yours early!  Use this form to pre-order your merchandise and pick it up at the Convention.


Travel Planning

Getting to Jacksonville is easy - and once you are there, no matter what your interests are outside of your Tree Farm, you are sure to find a reason to stay and explore Jacksonville. 

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

For details on our many opportunities to support the National Tree Farmer Convention while showcasing your organization, please contact Amy Yambor.

Exhibitor Registration Form
Non-Profit Exhibitor Registration Form
Sponsorship Form