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Young Professionals

The Young Professionals group consists of individuals that are relatively new to forestry. The 45-and-under leadership development group was created in 2007 to infuse young leaders in Forestry Association activities and programs. Today, this group provides social events for interaction with experienced foresters and other young professionals from around the state, service opportunities to educate K-12 students on our industry and professions within forestry, and enhanced networking and professional development within the forestry community through various meetings and workshops. Our goal is to provide a means for communication among all forestry professionals, and is also intended to identify new talent and leadership within the forest industry as we grow into future generations. This new generation of foresters will be given a chance to become recognized as emerging leaders through this program.

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Recent Young Professional Events

Forestry Young Professionals Denmark SC

Spring Social

Thursday, March 17
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

St. Patrick's Day Roast
7771 Voorhees Rd.
Denmark, SC 29042

Sponsored by Beasley Forest Products and Denmark Lumber Co.

Forestry Young Professionals Upstate SC

Family Day

Saturday, April 23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scott Paden's Family Farm
211 Andrews Chapel Rd.
Hodges, SC 29653

Sponsored by Paden Land and Timber and West Fraser

Forestry Young Professionals Sumter Camden SC

Cinco de Mayo

Thursday May 5
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Boykin Farm's Barn
1626 Sumter Hwy.
Camden, SC 29020

Sponsored by Family Tree Forestry and the Longleaf Alliance

Forestry Young Professionals MIdlands SC

Crawfish Boil Luau

Thursday, May 12
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

1188 Daniel Ave.
Ward, SC 29166

Sponsored by Diversified Applications, Southeastern Forestry and Johnson Co.

Forestry Young Professionals Low Country SC

Skeet Shoot

Thursday, May 19
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bluefield Shooting Club
518 Tuten Rd.
Round O, SC 29474

Sponsored by Tidewater Forest Products, Sabine and Waters Inc., Beasley Timber Co. and McLeod Timber Co. LLC

Forestry Young Professionals Georgetown SC

Skeet Shoot

Thursday, May 26
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Backwoods QC
647 Hemingway Lane
Georgetown, SC 29440

Sponsored by Canfor Southern Pine, International Paper and Campbell Global

High School Students - Career Opportunities

If you’re looking to pursue a meaningful career, working in the forest industry is an excellent choice. Forestry is one of South Carolina’s largest industries, and it continues to grow! Choose a career that you’ll enjoy that also protects forests for future generations, allows you to spend time outdoors, helps you learn a specialized skill, and keeps you working in a growing field. Learn more about what a career in the forest industry looks like by contacting us.

FASC Job Board

The FASC Job Board lists job opportunities in forestry and related industries that are of interest to our members. There are opportunities for posting job openings, locating job opportunities and connecting with potential employers.

View the new FASC Job Board!

2nd Annual Young Professionals Summit


5 North Laurens St., Greenville, SC

FASC's annual Young Professionals Summit is back for our second year! Come participate in two half-day workshops where you will learn about ESG, current and upcoming Federal Legislation, and SC Market Updates and Projections; get your questions answered by our panel of SC Forest Industry Leaders; receive Compliance Training for the Asian Long-horned Beetle; network at our YP Social; and much more!

Summit Schedule

Thursday, 5.18

11:00 am Registration Begins

12:30 - 5:00 pm Speaker Sessions

6:30 - 8:30 pm Social

Friday, 5.19

8:00 am Speaker Sessions Begin

12:30 pm Adjourn

CFEs have been applied for

Cost: $120


To stay updated and see who else is attending the 2023 Young Professionals Summit, join our Facebook Group:

Hotel Information

Aloft Hotel Greenville SC

Aloft Greenville Downtown
5 N. Laurens St
Greenville, SC 29601


Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to invest in the future of SC's forest industry? Become a sponsor! Sponsorships help offset the costs of the event and support development of emerging leaders in the forest industry. Sponsorship (any amount) includes recognition in the Summit programs and signage throughout the event.

Sponsorship levels**: Silver - $250, Gold - $500, Platinum - $1,000

**Silver and Gold sponsors receive one free registration; Platinum sponsors receive two.


1st Annual Young Professionals Summit

2022 Summit Recap

Thursday, Aug 4 - Friday, Aug 5

Images from the 2022 YP Summit


FOR MORE INFORMATION Emily C. Oakman, Director of Landowner Outreach, Forestry Education and Programs at the Forestry Association of SC 803-798-4170,

The Forestry Association of South Carolina
4901 Broad River Road   |   Columbia, SC 29212
803.798.4170   |

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