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Sales Manager

Genetic Investment Advisor

Ben Lancaster

(864)-266-2066 blancaster@ifcoseedlings.com

Ben joined IFCO in 2016 as a Genetic Investment Advisor on the sales team and was recently promoted to his current role as Sales Manager. His office is located at the company’s headquarters in Moultrie, Georgia, where he works closely with the Genetic Investment Advisors to provide insight of the various genetic options and recommendations to their clients with a focus on delivering the highest quality service to all customers. Prior to joining IFCO, Ben was an Account Executive with Outdoor Underwriters, Inc. which allowed him opportunities to work closely with the forestry and investment industries, where he worked closely with TIMO’s, Consulting Foresters, Timberland Owners, and Prescribe Burn Managers. Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resources from Clemson University.

Ben is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida forestry associations as well as being actively involved with the Association of Consulting Foresters. Ben’s extensive knowledge and experience in the forestry industry drives him in his pursuit of excellence in sales and service.

GENETIC INVESTMENT ADVISOR

Jay Chupp, RF, CF​

(229) 347-0526 jchupp@ifcoseedlings.com

Jay joined IFCO in 2018 as a member of the sales team at the company headquarters in Moultrie, Georgia and serves customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. Prior to joining IFCO, he worked with F&W Forestry Services, Inc. for 9 years as a forest planning analyst. Jay obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.

Jay joined IFCO Seedlings in 2018 as a member of the sales team at the company headquarters in Moultrie, Georgia and serves customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. Prior to joining IFCO Seedlings, he worked with F&W Forestry Services, Inc. for 9 years as a forest planning analyst. Jay obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia.  Jay is a Registered Forester in Georgia and also a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters.  He has served as the president of his local chapter and has served as chair for the Georgia Division. In addition to being active in the Society of American Foresters, he is also an active member in several state forestry associations.

GENETIC INVESTMENT ADVISOR

Jeff Cravey

(936) 355-5576 jcravey@ifcoseedlings.com

Jeff joined IFCO in 2014 as the Western Gulf Genetic Invesment Advisor where he provides insight to clients about their various genetic options and advises them on seedling deployment and silvicultural recommendations. Prior to joining IFCO, Jeff began his career working with the Georgia Forestry Commission in the nursery business and then went on to join F&W Forestry Services where he held several different titles during his tenure there. These titles included Forest Technician and Client Manager, giving him the opportunity to work closely with TIMO’s and individual landowners. Jeff’s years of field and management experience give him a unique perspective to serve all clients’ needs, ranging from the small landowner to the large TIMO. Jeff graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a Forest Technology degree.

Jeff currently serves as President of the Trinity Brazos chapter of the Society of American Foresters, and as a Board Member of the Texas Forestry Association. He is also active in all Western Gulf forestry associations in addition to being actively involved with the Association of Consulting Foresters.

GENETIC INVESTMENT ADVISOR

Andrew Stewart

(336) 613-7654 astewart@ifcoseedlings.com

Andrew joined IFCO in the fall of 2018 as a member of the sales team.  He is based out of the Washington, North Carolina office where he supports our reforestation partners in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  Prior to joining IFCO, Andrew spent 6 years working for Weyerhaeuser’s Southern Regeneration business where he left as the Eastern Seedling Sales Manager with focus and experience in pine nursery management.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from North Carolina State University. 

Andrew is an active member of the Society of American Foresters, several county Forestry Associations as well as multiple state forestry associations across the south.

GENETIC INVESTMENT ADVISOR

Donnie Fleming

(850) 227-8437 dfleming@ifcoseedlings.com

Donnie Fleming is a Genetic Investment Advisor with IFCO Seedlings. Donnie’s passion is to share his unique forestry experiences with other’s to assist in developing their forestry based goals and vision. Donnie has guided hundreds of foresters and landowners in matching the correct species to the proper soil type, seedling stock type, and genetic selection. His previous work experience includes positions with ArborGen, Inc. as the Gulf Coast Reforestation Advisor, St. Joe Timberland Co., as the Director of Wood Flow, a scientist in International Paper’s Research Department as the Clonal Forestry and Rooted Cutting Project Leader, and a District Land Manager with Champion International Co. He is an active member of the Alabama and Florida Forestry Associations and is a board member of the Florida Forestry Association. His other passions include spending as much time as possible with his wife, Kathy, their children and three wonderful grandchildren, fishing and chasing the elusive wild turkey.

Whether your goals are growing trees for aesthetics, wildlife or maximizing financial return, his experiences in research, land management and fiber supply combined with his knowledge of species selection, genetics and financial analysis will greatly benefit in helping achieve your objectives.

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