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The Woman Landowner Academy

Enlighten. Empower. Enroot.

Original Academy

The Woman Landowner Academies are 6-week long virtual programs, covering a variety of landowner and management topics. The Woman Landowner Academy covers the 6 basic foundations for landownership ranging from understanding what you own through to estate planning 101. Academy 2.0 covers how to interact with a consultant through prescribed burning basics. (See detailed agenda below).

Each Academy includes exclusive webpage and Facebook groups, weekly LIVE zoom sessions complimenting the printed workbook mailed to you. 

Danielle Atkins_Womens Symposium

Land & Ladies Founder


2020 SAF President / Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry at Oregon State University


Chief Business Officer, F&W Forestry Services, Inc


Owner Family Tree Forestry, LLC


Director of Forestry and Regulatory Affairs, Florida Forestry Association


Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources UGA


Associate Professor, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, UGA

Director of Business Development and Improvement, Westervelt Company


Founding Attorney, McClendon Law & Consulting


PhD student, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources UGA


Forest Landowners Association 2020 National Forest Landowner of the Year

Retired Founding Director, UGA Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business


Southeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild


Extension Leadership Specialist, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UGA


Partner and, as COO and VP of Client Services, Forisk


President/Owner, WinterTide LLC

Danielle Atkins

Dr. Puneet Dwivedi

Bob Izlar

Dr. Tamara Cushing

Cade Warner

Dakota Wagner

Jody Strickland

Veronica McClendon

Dr. Lauren Griffeth

Dana Chandler

Jennifer McDaniel

Amanda Lang

Wanda Barrs

Lynn Wilson

Dr. Dale Greene

Laura Bosworth



May 20, 2021

  • 8:30 Registration Opens

  • 9:00 Welcome (Dr. Puneet Dwivedi, Dr. Dale Green & Danielle Atkins)

  • 9:15 Through our Eyes: why it is critical for women to engage in natural resources (Dr. Tamara Cushing)

  • 10:00 Mildred Westervelt Warner, Paper Industry’s First Female Titan (Cade Warner)

  • 10:30 Coffee Break

  • 10:45 The Impacts of Empowering Women in Forest Stewardship (Dakota Wagner)

  • 11:20 What to Expect from Consulting Foresters (Jody Strickland)

  • 12:00 Lunch

  • 1:00 - 2:30
    2:45 - 4:30 Breakout Sessions

    • Estate Planning Workshop (Veronica McClendon)

    • Forest Field Tour: A Landowner Perspectives” (Dana Bloome)

    • An Introduction to Tree Identification (Jennifer McDaniel)

    • Generational Communication (Dr. Lauren Griffeth)

  • 5:30 Social Reception

  • 7:00 Adjourn

May 21, 2021

  • 8:30 Welcome & Logistics (Dr. Puneet Dwivedi & Danielle Atkins)

  • 8:45 Being an Engaged Woman Landowner (Wanda Barrs)

  • 9:30 The Importance of Knowing Your Markets (Amanda Lang)

  • 10:15 Coffee Break

  • 10:30 Forest Policy and Women Forest Landowners (Laura Bosworth)

  • 11:15 Get Engaged NOW: Next Steps (Lynn Wilson)

  • 11:50 Summary (Bob Izlar)

  • 12:00 Adjourn 


Sponsors and Supporters:

The Woman Landowner Symposium Sponsors

Want to become a sponsor or be involved too?! 

CLICK HERE to see your opportunities!

Lodging Options

Land & Ladies has a group rate block of rooms at the Marriott SpringHills Suites in Athens, Georgia.
You can view the group rate
Group rates end April 19, 2021 OR when block fills up. Rates are based on a first come first serve basis.

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During the Symposium we will be hosting a Silent Auction, showcasing various female artists and business owners, and especially the beauty and wonder of nature!

All funds will be 100% donated to

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, but accounts for more deaths than any other gynecologic cancer of the female reproductive system. 

Interested in donating a piece to the Silent Auction?!


to download the silent auction donation form!

Academy 2.0