TFA Annual Meeting October 16-18

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019

Texas Forestry Association to hold 2019 Annual Meeting


LUFKIN, TEXAS – Texas Forestry Association (TFA) will bring the 105th annual meeting back to the historic Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, Texas, from October 16-18, 2019.

“The conference is open to members and non-members interested in forestry, from the family forest owner to mills and timber industry professionals,” said Rob Hughes, TFA Executive Director. “We’re excited to be back in such a great location with a rich history in forestry.”

Speakers for this year’s general sessions include Brett Butler, PhD, who will present Does Size of Forest Holdings Matter? Results from the 2018 USDA Forest Service, National Woodland Owner Survey ; Patrick Hiesel, PhD will focus on small logging jobs; and Alejandro Barbero from Rayonier will present It’s More Than Trees with a focus on Rayonier’s strategic plan. Breakout sessions will be led by Fred Raley, Rick Meyer, and Tom Kazee, who will discuss timber security. After the afternoon sessions, the speakers will form an open panel for a time of discussion.  

Jason Wright is the founder of Texas Titan Media. He has spent the better part of his adult life as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Jason purchased his first company (a real estate brokerage) at the age of 28 years old. For the next 16 years he would own and operate multiple businesses ranging from restaurants to real estate to roadway construction. In 2010 Jason had his first book published, “Push Play: Take Your Life Off Pause.” Jason has been a Sr. Aide to a United States Senator and advised numerous small to mid-sized businesses. He is also a mentor to undergrad students, and he speaks and guest lectures at Stephen F. Austin State University.

The conference will also recognize the Outstanding Tree Farmers, Logger of the Year, and Excellence in Wood Design winners along with many other awards and recognitions.

For a complete meeting brochure, visit Texas Forestry Association’s website at or email Registration is also available online at To exhibit or sponsor, please call (936) 632-8733.


Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for over 100 years, promotes an economic, social and political climate that will advance forestry in Texas through education, political action and public relations, as well as serving the broad needs of the forest resource of landowners, producers and consumers, and to enhance and perpetuate the Texas forest resource.