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Effingham County: IFA Annual Meeting

  • 10/05/2012
  • 1:00 PM
  • 10/06/2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Effingham & Altamont, Illinois

Registration

  • Includes Friday Tour of John Boos & Co., Friday Dinner, and "Forestry in Afghanistan" presentation. Charge is per person.
  • Includes Friday Tour of John Boos & Co., Friday Dinner, and "Forestry in Afghanistan" presentation. Charge is per couple.
  • Includes IFA Annual Meeting, Saturday Lunch, and afternoon programs at Ballard Natre Center in Altamont. Charge is per person.
  • Includes IFA Annual Meeting, Saturday Lunch, and afternoon programs at Ballard Natre Center in Altamont. Charge is per couple.
  • Includes both Friday and Saturday sessions, Friday dinner, and Saturday lunch. Charge is per person.
  • Includes both Friday and Saturday sessions, Friday dinner, and Saturday lunch. Charge is per couple.

Online registration can be paid for through PayPal with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account. Within the registration process, click on "Pay Online" and then click on the invoice for this event.
Meeting Highlights
  • Tour of World Famous Butcher Block Manufacturer
  • Discussion of Forestry in Afghanistan
  • Presentation on Illinois' Biggest Trees
  • Program on Illinois' Urban & Community Forestry
  • Program on the Economic Value of Forests to Illinois
  • IFA Annual Meeting with Awards and 2012 Highlights
  • University experts, forestry professionals, and landowners all in one place!
  • Chance to meet the IFA lobbyists
John Boos & Company Owner Joe Emerich has agreed to open his factory doors, which rarely happens, to show IFA members what makes his company the leading manufacturer of butcher block and other products for the kitchen as well as gourmet and celebrity chefs.  Watch video of Rachel Ray discussing her Boos Board at bottom below.

Southern Illinois University Professor John Groninger will discuss his trip to advise Afghanistan natural resource managers on forest management.

And lots more including 2012 Illinois forestry highlights, awards, and really BIG trees.  Illinois legislators have been invited; they have attended in past years.

Plus, come learn how our forests, forestry, and wood production contributes to Illinois' economy.

Schedule: Friday, October 5, 2012
    in Effingham, Illinois

 1:00pm
 Depart Sacred Heart Church1 for the John Boos2
   Industry Tour (car-pooling)
 4:00pm  Tour of John Boos & Co. Ends
 4:15pm   Social Hour3 (cash bar)
 6:00pm   Dinner at Sacred Heart Church1
 7:00pm   Program: Forestry in Afghanistan

1 Sacred Heart Church, 405 S. Henrietta,
     Effingham, IL  62401 (map at http://goo.gl/maps/TZN39)
2 John Boos & Company, 3601 S. Bander St.,
     Effingham, IL  62401 (website: www.johnboos.com)
3 at either Knights of Columbus or Tuscan Hills Winery -
     both in Effingham

Schedule: Saturday, October 6, 2012
   at Ballard Nature Center, Altamont, Illinois4

   9:00am
 Registration
   9:30am
 Welcome & Opening Remarks
   9:45am
 IFA Business Meeting
 11:45am
 Lunch
 12:45pm  Program: Illinois Big Tree Register
   1:30pm
 Program: Illinois' Urban & Community Forestry
   2:15pm
 Program: Economic Value of Forests to Illinois
   3:00pm
 Adjourn










4 Ballard Nature Center, 5253 East US Highway 40,
     Altamont, IL  62411 (Phone: 618-483-6856)
     (Directions on web: CLICK HERE)

Lodging Options: Go To Effingham Visitors Bureau

Registration Particulars
:
  • Advance Registration was Required by Oct. 1, 2012
  • It is too for online registration
  • To register at this date, contact Roy Bailey at the phone number below.
  • Or download form (428 KB) for mail registration
  • $15/person for Friday only
    • $10 additional for spouse/companion
  • $15/person for Saturday only
    • $10 additional for spouse/companion
  • $25/person for both Friday and Saturday
    • $10 additional for spouse/companion

Door Prizes will be awarded.

Questions: contact Roy Bailey at 217-821-9778

Video of Rachel Ray and Boos Butcher Block:



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