The Woman Landowner Symposium:
Enlightened Ownership

Growing a connection with women and their land.

The Woman Landowner Symposium is a bi-annual national level event hosted and organized by Land & Ladies along with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
This national women landowner's event purpose is to empower women with the confidence to take hold of their landownership as well as creating an atmosphere for women to connect with one another.
The 1.5 day event is comprised of natural resource expert general sessions, breakout workshop opportunities and a social reception.
Attend in-person or virtually! 

*In person attendance is lilmited subject to the most updated CDC guidelines.

Silent Auction

Meet the 2021 Symposium Speakers

Danielle Atkins

Owner & Forester, Land & Ladies

Dr. Puneet Dwivedi

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

Bob Izlar

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

Dr. Tamara Cushing

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

Cade Warner

Director of Business Development and Improvement, Westervelt Company

Dakota Wagner

Southeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild

Jody Strickland

Chief Business Officer, F&W Forestry Services, Inc

Veronica McClendon

Founding Attorney, McClendon Law & Consulting

Dr. Lauren Griffeth

Extension Leadership Specialist, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UGA

Dana Chandler

Owner & Forester, Family Tree Forestry, LLC

Jennifer McDaniel

PhD student, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources UGA

Amanda Lang

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

Laura Bosworth

Director of Forestry and Regulatory Affairs, Florida Forestry Association

Lynn Wilson

President/Owner, WinterTide LLC

Dr. Dale Greene

Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources UGA


Day 1

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

Registration Closed

Day 2

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 & Supporters

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 HERE.

Group rates end April 19, 2021 OR when block fills up.
Rates are based on a first come first serve basis.

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?!

CLICK HERE to download the silent auction donation form!