The Current Events & Information section of the TFA website provides our members with the latest news, upcoming events and other information related to TFA.
Please check back often for event updates and important announcements
- TFA Outstanding Logger of the Year Award Guidelines & Nomination
- Save the Date for Forest Research Overview Gathering, FROG
- Traci Middleton at Middleton Lumber Company in Puryear was recently highlighted by the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture....
- Govenor, Bill Haslam proclaims September 30, 2011 Tennessee Forestry Association Day
- 08-02-2013 Announcing the State of TN Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Program
- Faces of Forestry Presentation
- Red Boiling Springs Master Logger Class featured in Macon County Times.
- 09-01-2011 NEW UPDATED EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) & THOUSAND CANKERS DISEASE INFORMATION FOR LOGGERS
- GET THE BENEFITS OF PRESCRIBED BURNING WITH INSURANCE THROUGH TFA.
- EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) INFORMATION FOR LOGGERS
- Biomass Crop Assistance Program for Tennessee
- Sales Tax Exemption on Off Road Diesel Fuel
- USDA Prescribed Fire in Upland Hardwood Forest Brochure
- TFA Passes Resolution through General Assembly Recognizing Tennessee's Sustainable Forests.
TFA Outstanding Logger of the Year Award Guidelines & Nomination
Please click the links below for information on nominating a logger for this year's award.
Save the Date for Forest Research Overview Gathering, FROG
Traci Middleton at Middleton Lumber Company in Puryear was recently highlighted by the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture....
Traci Middleton at Middleton Lumber Company in Puryear was recently highlighted by the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture for her role in her family sawmill business.
Please check-out the video below. Also, the video includes a Williamson County farmer who is a Woman in Agriculture as well.
This is Traci’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAzSic6m7mQ&t=17s
Govenor, Bill Haslam proclaims September 30, 2011 Tennessee Forestry Association Day
State of Tennessee Promclaimation by Govenor, Bill Haslam, that Semptember 30th, 2011 will be proclaim as Tennessee Forestry Association Day. Please click for more information.
08-02-2013 Announcing the State of TN Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Program
The Tennessee Division of Forestry is introducing the Tennessee Certied Prescribed Burn Manager program. Information provided in the certied burn manager course can help you do your burning more effectively and in a safer manner. Being a Tennessee Certied Prescribed Burn Manager also provides a certain amount of liability protection.
Please click the link below for a downloadable pdf flyer providing more information on the Ceritified Prescribed Burn Manager Program.
Faces of Forestry Presentation
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Red Boiling Springs Master Logger Class featured in Macon County Times.
Photo & Write up in Macon County Times
As pictured...Front row: Daniel Hooten, Todd Smith, Jeff Shoulders, Don Boze, Scotty Green, Steve Draper, Roger Draper, Harold Rippy, Channie Newberry Sr., Dan Oliver, Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck, Dana Howard, Dr. Adam Taylor Second row: Hugh Clark, Calvin Nash, John Smith, Rodney Jolin, Mickey Harp, Wayne Goad, Jonathan Kelly, Jr. Carmack, Jason Hailey, Eric Hooten, Ricky Hooten, Rocky Hooten, Jerry Rich, Heath Honeycutt, Nick Jones, Jr. Draper, Brandon Clark Back row: Mike Sweezy, Mike Fleming, Ryan Hooten, Larry Rippy, Andy Goad, Tim Gentry, Randall Bray, Tyson Bray, Mike Gibbs, Wes Stafford, Danny Gentry, Channie Newberry Jr.
On December 6, 2016 a Master Logger Continuing Education Class was conducted at Clark Lumber Company by Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck and Dr. Adam Taylor of the University of Tennessee. The Master Logger Program teaches logging methods that benefit both the industry and the forest.
The initial Master Logger Course is an intense 5 day program that addresses topics such as Logging Safety, First Aid, CPR, Forest Management and Best Management Practices (BMP) to be used during the harvesting of the timber.
After the initial course has been completed the Master Logger must every 2 years attend a recertification class to retain their status.
This year's class was sponsored by the TN Forestry Association, TN Division of Forestry and Clark Lumber Company. "We are proud of all the loggers in this area that have worked hard to improve in the practices taught in this program" stated Hugh Clark of Clark Lumber Company. "The Forestry Industry is a vital part of our economy here in Middle TN and Southern KY and about 95% of the logs that we process through our mills are harvested by Master Loggers."
09-01-2011 NEW UPDATED EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) & THOUSAND CANKERS DISEASE INFORMATION FOR LOGGERS
GET THE BENEFITS OF PRESCRIBED BURNING WITH INSURANCE THROUGH TFA.
EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) INFORMATION FOR LOGGERS
To meet the regulatory requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) pertaining to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), loggers that are operating in Knox and Loudon Counties will need to enter into a Federal Compliance Agreement.
To establish a Compliance Agreement, loggers may contact either the USDA APHIS PPQ or TDA. Loggers can contact USDA APHIS PPQ at (615) 907-3357 or TDA at (615) 837-5338.
Biomass Crop Assistance Program for Tennessee
Sales Tax Exemption on Off Road Diesel Fuel
Sales Tax Exemption on Off Road Diesel Fuel
Timber harvesters will need to download the application for registration, complete and send to TN Department of Revenue forms can be downloaded below...
The application is used to obtain a Tennessee agricultural sales or use tax exemption certificate. This certificate must beused to make qualified agricultural purchases exempt from sales and use tax. You must complete the front of this application and submit withcopies of any requested documents.
USDA Prescribed Fire in Upland Hardwood Forest Brochure
Please click the link below to download the brochure...
TFA Passes Resolution through General Assembly Recognizing Tennessee's Sustainable Forests.
TFA is very proud to provide a copy of the signed resolution by Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Representative John Tidwell recognizing the value and importance of Tennessee’s sustainable forests, Master Loggers, forest landowners and our wood products industry. The resolution notes that forest harvest and mortality consistently have been much less than forest growth, and forest inventory has increased significantly over the past few decades. The Governor, Senate and House leadership and legislators also noted that the report “Implementation of Forestry Best Management Practices in Tennessee” found that forestry activities have few adverse effects on water quality. In closing the resolution, the Governor and Legislature states “we hereby express our support for wood products sourced from Tennessee’s forests, recognizing that the forests of Tennessee provide many benefits, including a source of legitimate wood products”. The resolution was adopted on May 21, 2011.
TFA appreciates our membership’s support to help in our efforts to pass this resolution so readily through the House and Senate. Governor Haslam also very promptly signed the resolution. Our organization also appreciates Rep. John Tidwell’s help in sponsoring this important resolution. Rep. Tidwell represents District 74 and lives in New Johnsonville.
All House and Senate members voted FOR this resolution. There was no opposition and no dissenting votes against this resolution.
TFA hopes that this resolution will provide support to our mills that need documentation of our state’s sustainable forests for overseas and domestic customers. For a signed copy of the resolution, please click here. For more information, please contact Candace at TFA.