Oregon State University Dean to Speak During IFG Speaker Series
January 21, 2020
BOISE, Idaho — Jan. 21, 2020 — Jim Johnson, senior associate dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU), will speak during the Idaho Forest Group Distinguished Speaker Series 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Boise.
Johnson will speak about “Innovation in Forestry Extension: Building on a Legacy While Exploring New Ground” at University of Idaho Boise Water Center’s Legacy Pointe, 322 E. Front St. Admission is free.
Johnson is also the head of the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at OSU in Corvallis. He supervises more than 40 employees in the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program.
Prior to joining OSU, Johnson spent 18 years working for Virginia Tech and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service as associate dean for the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program.
Johnson also taught silviculture and forest soils at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point for seven years. A native of New Hampshire, Johnson has three forestry degrees, including a bachelor’s from Colorado State University, a master’s from the University of Maine and a doctorate from Virginia Tech. He is a certified forester and fellow in the Society of American Foresters.
Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Forest Group (IFG) is one of America’s largest lumber producers, serving a wide variety of customers locally, nationally and across the globe. This growing, family-owned business prides itself on observing stewardship and land management practices that ensure sustainable, resilient, productive forests. With a demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and a firm belief in supporting philanthropy in local communities, the company has sponsored an eight-part distinguished speaker series, which will take place over two years in locations across Idaho.
“The speaker series will provide a forum to discuss ideas, develop relationships and create shared meaning from multiple perspectives," said Tom Schultz, IFG's vice president of government affairs. "We are very pleased to have selected the College of Natural Resources as a strategic partner in educating students to become contributing members of society and our industry."
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Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
College of Natural Resources
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