On Thursday, almost 50 people gathered at the Nutrien-White Springs conference center for the Association's first membership meeting of the year.

Association Executive Vice President Alan Shelby briefed the group on legislative issues, including hurricane relief and recovery efforts on the state and federal levels.

Shelby also officially presented Greg Chapman of Greg's Dragline & Bulldozer, Inc., with his 2018 Silvilcultural Operator of the Year Award. (Greg was unable to attend the awards breakfast at the 2018 Annual Meeting.)

Many thanks to Nutrien for hosting and to ArborGen Inc. and Farm Credit of Florida for sponsoring the membership meeting and for the delicious lunch!

We look forward to our next membership meeting on Monday, March 25, at Coastal Plywood Company's Magnolia Lodge!