Upcoming Event

The 64th Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group annual meeting

February 23, 2017

The 64th Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group annual meeting will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Capps Entrepreneurial Center, Delta Branch Experiment Station in Stoneville, MS. The program starts at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts available. A $25.00 registration fee will be collected that covers meeting handouts, refreshments, a catered lunch, and Continuing Forestry Education Credits. Please make checks out to “Delta Research Foundation”. We’re sorry, but Delta Research Foundation does not take credit cards, purchase orders, or other electronic payments.

This year’s program theme will focus on Water Management and Forests in the Midsouth. Presentations addressing this subject will be made by Mr. David Johnson, Chief of the Water Quality Section, US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS and Dr. Jacob F. Berkowitz, Research Soil Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg MS. In addition, Dr. Margaret Devall, Dr. Dan Marion, and Ms. Zanethia Barnett with the Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research will report on their current research projects.

Following a lunch catered on-site, Mr. Chip Morgan, Executive Vice President of the Delta Council, will give a status report on Congressional support for hardwood research. Then Dr. Kier Klepzig, Assistant Director of the Southern Research Station, will share his perspective on the outlook for bottomland hardwoods and related stream research conducted by the Center. The meeting will conclude with a summary of the latest research accomplishments at the Center presented by the Project Leader, Dr. Ted Leininger.

Approval is being sought for Continuing Forestry Education credits (usually 4.5 contact hours in Category 1-CF). Copies of the CFE contact hour notice will be available at the registration desk, as will a signup sheet for those wanting to receive credit for this meeting.

Our seventh annual Dr. John Adams Student Poster Competition is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate, M.S., or Ph.D. student working on original research that investigates some aspect of southern hardwood forestry. Competition guidelines and an entry form are available at the Delta Council website. Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Limit of one entry per student.

Please complete and return the enclosed card as soon as possible to Krystal Nelson (krystalnnelson@fs.fed.us). There are several hotels on the east side of Greenville on Hwy. 82 should you need to stay overnight: Days Inn, (662-334-1818; $69 + tax, std.; $55 + tax, Gov. rate); EconoLodge (662-378-4976; $70 + tax, std. rate; $55 + tax, Gov. rate); or Holiday Inn Express (662-332-5800; $110 + tax, std. rate. There is a Rodeway Inn near the levee downtown (662-332-0508; $65 + tax, std. rate). If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Krystal Nelson (662-686-3189) or Brenda Marshall (662-686-3152).