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Chiefland woman leads forestry group

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Lynetta Usher Griner, a generational logger and landowner from Chiefland, has been elected president of the Florida Forestry Association.  In its 90-year history, Griner will be serving as the first female president of the association. Griner received the gavel from outgoing President Bryan Olmert at the FFA annual meeting in Destin Sept. 6.

Upon taking the helm, Griner said, “The members that make up our association are the movers and shakers in the future of Florida’s forests. From clean water to wildlife to thousands of products we use every day, our forests touch the lives of our society in amazing ways. No other renewable natural resource has a greater impact on our lives. No other association fights for our opportunities to grow and use trees like the Florida Forestry Association. I am honored to be a part of this organization and humbled to serve as president."

The Florida Forestry Association is the oldest statewide forestry trade organization to represent the interests of forest landowners, loggers, foresters, silvicultural contractors and the wood-using industry in Florida. For more information contact Florida Forestry Association at info@forestfla.org or visit www.floridaforest.org.