Involvement & Collaboration
A Lifetime of Leadership
With over 70 years of leadership in the regional forest and wood products industries, Roberts Brothers maintains robust and active involvement in industry and trade associations advocating for a strong forest-based economy which both promote economic development and the stewardship of our natural resources. Currently, Lenny Roberts is President of the Franklin County Farm Bureau and is President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Wood Producers Council. During the administration of former Massachusetts Governor W. Mitt Romney, Lenny served as a member of the Governor's Forest Products Advisory Council.
The following organizations are regional and national associations in which Roberts Brothers maintains active membership and participation. Please click on a link to learn more about the important role these organizations and their partners are playing in promoting the growth of our local forest products industry and protecting our natural resources.
Massachusetts Forest Alliance
The Massachusetts Forest Alliance advocates on behalf of our members for a strong, sustainable forest economy, responsible forest management practices, private land equity and the continuation of working forests on public and private lands.
Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is a non-profit association that promotes and represents the interests of farmers in the Commonwealth. It is a federation, or union of smaller organizations, which consists of 11 County Farm Bureaus representing a total of nearly 6,000 member families. MFBF, along with Farm Bureaus from the 49 other states and Puerto Rico, is a member of the The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Managed harvesting and the milling of timber are important sectors of Massachusetts' agricultural community.
American Tee Farm System
The American Tree Farm System® is a network of 74,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 20.5 million acres of forestland. ATFS is the largest and oldest sustainable woodland system in the United States, internationally recognized, meeting strict third-party certification standards.