Howard highlights Arbor Day Foundation as School of Forestry celebrates 75 years

AUBURN, Ala. – Adam Howard, the director of farm operations at Arbor Day farm, is a guest speaker for the virtual “7 for 75” speaker series at Auburn University.

Howard, an 1997 Auburn alumnus, will talk about how the Arbor Day Foundation impacts the world through the power of trees.

Howard: “The Arbor Day Foundation is a global leader in the planting of trees worldwide. It is here that I have grown into my current role impacting guests on property and creating a space that allows them to take the ethos of tree planting with them even after they leave.”

Dean of the School of Foresty and Wildlife Sciences Janaki Alavalapati said Howard’s impressive career is testimony to his passion for sustainable foresty.

Alavalapati:   “We expect his talk will be an inspiration for students who are exploring the vast array of rewarding career fields available within the forestry industry.”

Howard: “Auburn prepared me to think big and to think differently. I credit Auburn for developing the leader in me and encouraging me to seek a not-so-standard avenue to the typical forestry career.

“I am way more hospitality now than forestry, but the core of Auburn, and the forestry principles learned, remains.”

The speaker series is part of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ 75th anniversary celebration.

The seminar is open to the public via Zoom from 2-3 p.m. on April 29.

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