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School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

Tamara Cushing

Tammy joined the faculty at UF in 2021 with an appointment in extension and teaching.  The overarching theme to her work is helping private forest landowners achieve their objectives.  Using her background in forestry and business, Tammy works with private landowners and their advisors to provide information needed to make decisions related to forest management. Tammy brings an extensive knowledge of the entire tax system with a focus on the Federal income tax code and the ability to translate the information to those who need it.  She also works in the area of succession planning, an often-overlooked task that contributes to the ability to keep land forested.  Her extension and teaching responsibilities overlap in coverage of cash flow analysis, forest economics and management.

Prior to joining UF, Tammy was the Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry at Oregon State University.  She has also previously worked at Clemson University, University of Kentucky and for F&W Forestry Services in Georgia.  Her PhD is from the University of Georgia in forest finance.  Tammy grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida.

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