Im sure everyone is aware of the wood restrictions bought upon by the MDA and the USDA. With the symposium being in a quarantined county, this is understandable. As a wood vendor, I do no want to break any laws, transfer any diseases, or distress our craft in any way. Thus, I would like to thank the MDA, USDA, and the AAW for there quick and imediate action on the matter. Remember, it took alot of hard work between these organizations to come to a happy medium so everyones needs are filled and suited properly. You must also remember, at any other time, there is no wood to enter or leave that county. They have come up with a special compliance to let this thing happen, just for us (AAW). 3 weeks ago, I was ready to back out of the symposium, but with the organizational efforts and the steps taken, I have changed my mind, and will be there with bells on. Once again, thank you everyone for your hard work, and may our craft live on. Cory.