CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
MAY 2023 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, May 10, 2023 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.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.
Ban on Foreign Ownership of
Alabama Land in the Works
is a staff attorney at the
Agricultural Law Center, the nation's leading source of agricultural
and food law research and information. A topic across the nation as of late
is the foreign ownership, particularly Chinese ownership, of U.S.
agricultural land. Unbeknown to many until lately, foreign investments into
U.S. agricultural land have increased significantly over the last decade. In
fact, according to the National Agricultural Law Center, since January 2022,
foreigners have an interest in more than 40 million acres of U.S.
agricultural land. Many within the Alabama legislature have been working on
a local level to change this in Alabama. Last year, Senator Tim Melson
Senate Bill 14 in an attempt to restrict foreign ownership, but the bill
failed to pass. This year, Representative Scott Stadthagen has introduced
in an effort to prohibit Chinese ownership of property in Alabama, and just
last week HB379 cleared the House Urban and Rural Development Committee to
proceed. Micah joins us to provide insight into the topic, what citizens
should know, and the latest on legislative attempts to prohibit foreign
Phone: (479) 222-2507
Dr. Rebecca J. Barlow
New Online Resource for
serves as the Assistant Director for Ag, Forestry, and Natural
Resource programs with the
Alabama Cooperative Extension System, as well as Associate Dean
for Extension within
College of Agriculture. With her extensive background in the
industry, she knows the importance for landowners to have a forest inventory
taken of their property so that they can make the best, most informed
decisions possible. This is one of the many reasons behind the creation of
the Alabama Cooperative Extension's (ACE) new online resource,
Forest Inventory Basics for Family Forest Landowners. The e-book,
which was supported financially by the Bradley/Murphy Forestry and Natural
Resources Extension Trust, "provides the basics of forest measurements and
inventories, how and why they are taken, and how to interpret the results of
those measurements" through a variety of methods, from well-written
narratives to actual video tutorials. Becky, co-author of the e-book, joins
us to talk about what led to its creation and why it's a must-read for
landowners and consulting foresters alike.
Phone: (334) 844-1019
The Ins & Outs of Leasing
is a Partner,
Accredited Land Consultant, and
managing broker for
National Land Realty
throughout the Gulf Coast region. As a landowner, there are many pros to
leasing out the land for hunting, but there is a lot that comes along with
it to make sure that you and your property are protected and getting a
fair price. Clint joins us to explain everything landowners need to know
when it comes to leasing out land for hunting.
Timber Market Update: Spring
Matthew Gaw serves as
data manager and research professional at
Matthew manages timber
price data and provides market intelligence to clients every day in his
role, and he joins us to share his insights and an update regarding what's
going on with the market.
Phone: (706) 247-7660