The Woman Landowner Symposium is a bi-annual national level event hosted and organized by Land & Ladies.
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!
Meet the 2023 Symposium Speakers
Owner & Forester, Land & Ladies
Director of Policy, Partnerships and
Sustainability, Green Diamond Resource Company
Manager of Client Services, Resource Management Service
Dr. Tamara Cushing
Extension Forest Business & Economics Specialist, University of Florida
Forest Planner, Resource Management Service
Founding Attorney, McClendon Law & Consulting
Owner/Broker, Reville Realty
Dr. Patrick Hiesl
Assistant Professor of Forest Operations, Clemson University
Chief Business Officer, F&W Forestry Services, Inc
Manager Landowner Customer Success, NCX
Senior Manager of Implementation, American Forest Foundation
Area Forestry and Wildlife Agent, Clemson Extension Woman Owning Woodlands
Communications & Marketing Committee, NC ForestHer
Dr. Becky Barlow
Assistant Director/Associate Dean Alabama Cooperative Extension System/College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Alabama ForestHer
Director of Landowner Relations, Finite Carbon
February 23, 2023
8:30 Registration Opens
9:00 Welcome (Danielle Atkins)
9:30 Landowners and the Forest Industry (Julia Grant)
10:30 Coffee Break
10:50 Markets: Know What to Grow (Yenie Tran)
11:30 Reforestation: Planting with Intention (Angela Leslie)
12:15 Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:45
2:45 - 5:00 Breakout Sessions
Estate Planning Workshop (Veronica McClendon)
Field Tour “Landowner Perspectives” (Weyerhaeuser)
Buying Land 101 (Jenny Brown)
Chainsaw Safety 101 (Dr. Patrick Hiesl)
5:00 Break / Matted Ox Axe Throwing Activity
5:45 Social Reception
- 6:45 Adjourn
- 7:00 Optional Fellowship “Dutch” Dinner
February 24, 2023
7:00 Optional Yoga
9:00 Timber Sale Contracts (Jody Strickland)
9:30 Income Streams (Danielle Atkins)
10:00 Carbon Markets Panel (Mollee Brown, Jazmin Varela & Lillian Hogan)
- 10:45 Break
- 11:00 Local Group Involvement Opportunities (Janet Steele, Candra Burns, and Dr. Becky Barlow)
- 11:45 Building a Legacy (Dr. Tamara Cushing)
- 12:30 Concluding Remarks (Danielle Atkins)
Location: Marshes of Glynn Baptist Church
3780 Highway 82, Brunswick, Georgia.
Holiday Inn Resort -Jekyll Island
We have a group rate of $209/per night for oceanfront rooms at the Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island. These will be available to book until January 22, 2023 OR when block fills up. Our event is under "Women Forest Landowners.". You must mention the group code to get this rate. Group Code is : WFL
Book your room at Holiday Inn Resort on Jekyll HERE or call (912)635-2211 and speak with a front desk representative.
Holiday Inn & Suites I-95 (Exit 38) - Brunswick
138 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525
Our group rate is $141/per night until January 22, 2023 OR when block fills up. Our event is under "Forest Landowners Group". You must mention the group code to get this rate. Group Code is : FLO
Call (912)-264-3300 to book your room at Holiday Inn & Suites 1-95 (Exit 38)
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!
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.