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We’re making final preparations for the “Seizing Opportunity: Forestry and the BioEconomy” conference set for this Thursday and Friday. Over 115 people have registered so far, and we are looking forward to a lively and productive meeting. Wednesday is the last day to register, so if you’re planning to attend please register now at the Blandin Foundation website.

We are very excited that Governor Pawlenty will be joining us, as we see his participation as an occasion to shine a light on the opportunities we will be hearing about.

Please also feel encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to take part in a Thursday afternoon golf scramble, join Art Norton on a hike of Sugar Hills and visit with the many exhibitors who will be with us.

To whet your appetite for Friday’s discussion, IRR and Blandin are pleased to share with you an advance copy of the research study, An Assessment of the Potential for BioEnergy and BioChemicals Production from Forest-Derived Biomass In Minnesota, commissioned especially to inform and frame our confernce. Dr. Ramaswamy will present a summary of this report in his opening remarks on Friday.