I N D U S T R Y N E W S www.wvfa.org Fall 2018 | West Virginia Forestry Association Mountain State Forestry 7 WVFA President Mark Haddix presents the 2018 Forester of the Year Award to Joe Garrett of Glatfelter. WVFA Annual Conference AT OUR RECENT ANNUAL CONFERENCE, we had the opportunity to acknowledge contributions—before an attendance of just below 300—from the following persons and organization: 2018 Forester of the Year Joe Garrett For dedicated service to the industry and especially the WV Tree Farm Committee. 2018 Education Award WV Envirothon For excellent hands-on environmental education for youngsters. 2018 Service Award Rachel & Mike Tillinghast For the tremendous support for and special service to the Tree Farm Silent Auction initiative. 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year Buck Chestnut Buck was honored as Tree Farmer of the Year by WV Senate Resolution in February and at our AB Brooks Symposium breakfast earlier this year. But we always like to make the award-proper here at the Annual Conference. Finally, we paid tribute to Tom Oxley of the WV Division of Forestry for his nomination of the Tree Farmer of the Year and for his service as a Tree Farm Inspector.