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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

JULY 2021 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.

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Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

starting time: (00:00)

Moderator

Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

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Dr. Robert Tufts

(00:47)
Hear Conference

Gift Tax 101

Dr. Robert Tufts  is an Attorney and Professor Emeritus in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. Tax laws surrounding taxable transfers are typically difficult to understand and frequently are changing with each new administration. Believe it or not, taxes aren't always owed on money or property given as gifts. Dr. Tufts will speak with us on the details of the gift tax and transfers that are actually exempt from the gift tax.

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Upcoming Classes

  • Register for Dr. Tuft's Basic Estate Planning online session on 8/12/21
  • Register for Dr. Tuft's Estate Planning for Landowners online session on 8/19/21

Phone: (334) 740-4744
Email: tuftsra@icloud.com

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Hunter Moncrief

(06:22)
Hear Conference

Financial Relief and the Hurricane Michael Block Grant Program

Hunter Moncrief is the Landowner Assistance Coordinator with the Alabama Forestry Commission. Numerous land owners were significantly impacted in southeast Alabama by Hurricane Michael in October 2018 and the Lee County tornadoes in March 2019. Financial relief is available to these land owners via the Hurricane Michael Block Gran Program, which is administered by the Alabama Forestry Commission and made possible through an agreement with the USDA Farm Service Agency. The program was designed to provide $10 million in financial relief to qualifying non-industrial private forest landowners. Hunter will share information about who exactly is eligible for the relief and how they can apply.

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Phone: (334) 650-2478
Email: hunter.moncrief@forestry.alabama.gov

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Dane VanDervoort

(09:39)
Hear Conference

Critical Minerals in Alabama

Dane VanDervoort  is a Geologist with the Geologic Investigations Program at the Geological Survey of Alabama. A somewhat new topic for the state of Alabama is graphite mining. With a new $80 million graphite plant coming to Alexander City and more focus being put on mining for this natural resource, forest owners in Alabama's graphite belt will want to learn all they can about graphite, as well as the other 18 different critical minerals found in Alabama. Dane will share information about what land owners need to do in order to identify what critical minerals may be found on their properties.

Suggested Reading:

Phone: (205) 247-3626
Email: dvandervoort@gsa.state.al.us

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Larry Sullivan

(13:56)
Hear Conference

The Truth About Wood Pellets

Larry Sullivan is the Bioenergy and Biochemical Sector Sales Manager at Forest2Market, as well as a part-time Adjunct Professor at The Citadel. Recently, as more European countries are trying to expand their energy portfolios to include more bioenergy production with the use of wood pellets, major news outlets have been going after the wood pellet industry with inaccurate reports of how the industry is destroying forests and harming the environment. These reports are loaded with false information. As Larry notes in a recent Forest2Market blog post, these pieces "do not provide a full-spectrum view of the forest supply chain or the environmental benefits of sustainably managed forest resources." To help quell the misinformation, Larry will talk with us about the real benefits the wood pellet industry provides.

Suggested Reading:

Phone: (651) 269-7737
Email: larry.sullivan@forest2market.com

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