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.
Meet the 2021 Symposium Speakers
Owner & Forester, Land & Ladies
Dr. Puneet Dwivedi
Associate Professor, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, UGA
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
Director of Business Development and Improvement, Westervelt Company
Southeast Region Coordinator, Forest Stewards Guild
Chief Business Officer, F&W Forestry Services, Inc
Founding Attorney, McClendon Law & Consulting
Dr. Lauren Griffeth
Extension Leadership Specialist, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UGA
Owner & Forester, Family Tree Forestry, LLC
PhD student, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources UGA
Partner and, as COO and VP of Client Services, Forisk
Director of Forestry and Regulatory Affairs, Florida Forestry Association
President/Owner, WinterTide LLC
Dr. Dale Greene
Dean, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources UGA
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)
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
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)
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!
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