COFE 2014 Business Meeting Minutes

Council on Forest Engineering Business Meeting Minutes, June 25, 2014  --  Moline, IL

  • Minutes from the 2013 Business Meeting were approved with no modifications
  • Future meetings
    • July 19 – 22, 2015, hosted by the University of Kentucky (Marco Contreras) in Lexington. The proposed theme is “Engineering solutions for non-industrial private forest operations”
    • 2016
      • Option 1 -- In conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum’s DEMO International 2016. We will explore opportunities to partner with the DEMO meeting. FPInnovations may be willing to help COFE with the joint meeting.
      • Option 2 -- The University of Maine is willing to host the meeting if partnering with DEMO International 2016 doesn’t appear to be promising.

2014 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

I’m pleased to invite submission of abstracts for the 2014 Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) annual meeting to be held June 22 – 25 in Moline, Illinois, USA. The conference website is located at http://wordpress.cfans.umn.edu/cfe/. The theme for the 2014 COFE meeting is “Global Harvesting Technology”. Technical presentations that address the following four sub-themes are sought. Other applied forest engineering and operations topics may also be accepted.

• Technological innovations in forest operations
• Global challenges in a changing forestry landscape
• Business improvement opportunities in the forest industry
• Innovations in biomass harvesting

Abstracts are due by January 31, 2014.

2014 Annual Meeting

June 22 – 25, 2014
Moline, Illinois
Stoney Creek Inn

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Conference Theme:  Global Harvesting Technology

  • Technological innovations in forest operations
  • Global challenges in a changing forestry landscape
  • Business improvement opportunities in the forest industry
  • Innovations in biomass harvesting

In addition to presentations about applied forest engineering and operations topics, a one-day tour of John Deere’s assembly plants in Davenport and Dubuque, IA will provide participants with a chance to see the assembly of harvesting related equipment such as tracked and wheeled feller-bunchers, tracked harvesters, skidders, and motor graders and dozers.  The awards banquet will be held at the John Deere World Headquarters where there are several pieces of construction and forestry equipment on exhibit cheap ambien .

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