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Annual Meeting- 2003
August 15 & 16, 2003
Photo Tour
The MFA Annual Meeting took place in the Newberry/Naubinway area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Jerry Grossman and his committee from Chapter 3 put together an interesting program starting Friday at Newberry with lunch at the Logging Museum followed by visits to the Louisiana-Pacific mill and the Sustainable Forest Products of Michigan, Inc. Dry Kiln. Saturday was spent as guests of the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club near Naubinway. The club has 35,000 acres and was Michigan Tree Farm of the Year in 1993. It has been under continuous professional management since 1978 and less intensive management for years before that. We had the opportunity to see active logging in progress, wildlife food plots, planting for wildlife and timber production, white, red and jack pine management as well as northern hardwood and aspen management.

The Logging Museum in Newberry The meeting opened with a visit to the Logging Museum in Newberry
Board Meeting Jerry Grossman welcomes the Board to the annual meeting in the Cook Shack at the Logging Museum
Sustainable Forest Products, Inc. Tom Mize of Sustainable Forest Products, Inc. near Newberry provides a tour of his hardwood processing operation
Louisiana-Pacific plant Chad Radtke describes the engineered wood siding process at the Newberry Louisiana-Pacific plant just before a tour of the facility
Hiawatha Sportsman's Club Saturday, the group toured the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club property to view ongoing management projects. This is a jack pine salvage operation. Note the jack pine on the hill in the background that have been killed by an infestation of the jack pine budworm
Jack pine 
      salvage operation Jack pine logs being loaded for transport to the landing area
Aspen harvest and forest 
      succession Steve Rodock, soil expert with the NRCS, describes an aspen harvest and forest succession at a stop on the Hiawatha Club tour.
Lunch
        at one of the lakes on the Hiawatha 
      Sportsman's Club property Lunch was provided on the shore of one of the lakes on the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club property
Banquet Saturday evening, the annual banquet and auction was held in the Activities Building of the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club