Season 3 | Young Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources | Episode 11

#46 | We’ve got to get into the high schools if we hope to attract future talent

October 18, 2017 | Adam Foehringer

Adam Foehringer has a B.S. in Forest Management and a minor in Geographic Information Systems. While still in school at the University of Arkansas Monticello, he worked for the school forester manager and also interned for the Kingwood Forestry Services. After a range of experiences and jobs, he now works as a Forester for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. On this show, Adam offers his advice for those who would like to enter into the forestry profession. He also believes established foresters need to get out of their comfort zones and give a helping hand to the younger professionals out there. The future depends on it!

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] A quick intro about Adam’s background.

[2:45] How did Adam first get started in forestry?

[3:55] How did Adam discover and learn about geographic information systems?

[9:00] Adam offers tips on how you can get your first job.

[10:40] What’s Adam’s favorite part about being in this field?

[13:05] What kind of leadership roles has Adam had, and what did he learn from those experiences?

[22:20] What resources has Adam used over the years to help himself grow career-wise?

[25:10] What can the forestry profession do to attract young professionals?

[29:15] What can older foresters do to make the profession better?

[34:45] Adam really likes the movie 300 for its leadership lessons.

[40:00] Tom’s Leadership Tip of the Week – Finding the Sweet Spot as a Manager

Mentioned in This Episode:

Adam on LinkedIn
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done,
by Peter F. Drucker


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