Continuing Education Credits are pending approval. This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

February 6, 2023
February 7, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

GFA Board of Directors & GFF Trustees Social

The Georgian Terrace / Piedmont Ballroom
Invite only event. RSVP required before Jan. 27. Contact Michele Lawson at

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Social Event

The Painted Pin
737 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta, Georgia

February 6, 2023February 7, 2023
7:30 am - 8:30 am EDT


The Georgian Terrace / Piedmont Ballroom

7:45 am - 10:30 am EDT

Emerging Leaders Capitol Experience

Joint Session with UGA's Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL)

Schedule of Events
- 7:45 AM: AGL and EL distribute Chicken Biscuits to Legislators at Capitol
- 8:15-9:00 AM: Meeting with Rep. David Huddleston “Day in the life of a Policy Maker”
- 9:00-9:30 AM: Tour of Georgia's State Capitol Building
- 9:30-10:00 AM: Tour of the Office of Governor Brian Kemp
- 10:00-10:25 AM: Return to Georgian Terrace

This session is not broadcasted virtually

8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Board of Directors Session

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom
The Board of Directors Session is open to in-person attendees
This event will be broadcasted LIVE for virtual attendees

10:00 am - 10:25 am EDT


10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

General Session I

2023 Macroeconomic Trends

Dr. Roger C. Tutterow

Professor & Henssler Financial Endowed Chair
Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
Forest Product Markets

Watch Replay

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom

11:35 am - 11:45 am EDT


11:45 am - 12:30 pm EDT

General Session II

Foreign Ownership of Land

Watch Replay

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom
David Bergvall will be attending virtually

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT


The Georgian Terrace / Piedmont Ballroom

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

General Session III

Clearing Barriers to Housing Affordability
Georgia's Housing Economy

John Hunt

Chief Analyst & Principal

Watch Replay

The Georgian Terrace / Grand Ballroom
John Hunt will be attending virtually

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm EDT

Shuttles Depart Hotel for Capitol

3:30 p.m. shuttle pickup at the corner of Peachtree & Ponce. Look for directional signs in the hotel lobby. Last shuttle will depart at 4:15 pm
The shuttle will drop attendees off at the Capitol Building for a photo opportunity
It is a short five minute walk from the Capitol to the Blue Room

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Forestry Day at the Capitol Legislative Reception

Watch Replay

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot - Blue Room
65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312
This event is not broadcasted for virtual attendees

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Shuttles Depart Blue Room Back to Hotel

First shuttle leaves for The Georgian Terrace at 6:30 p.m. The second and last shuttle leaves at 7:00 p.m.

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