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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

JANUARY 2008 News Conference for Forest Owners
Sponsored by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded on January 23, 2008.

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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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Clint Bentz

(00:30)
Hear Conference

Passing on Your Heritage

Clint Bentz is an Oregon family forest landowner, a CPA, and the Chairman of the American Tree Farm System. His family was named the 2002 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. Clint will introduce us to TIES TO THE LAND, a new DVD-based resource about succession planning for family forest landowners and tree farmers.

Phone: (503) 769-2186
Email: cbentz@bcsllc.com

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Doug Warrington

(04:05)
Hear Conference

Importance of Generic Herbicides

Doug Warrington is the National Sales Manager of Alligare, LLC. Alligare is the exclusive US Vegetation Management Distributor for the world's largest post patent herbicide manufacturer, Makhteshim-Agan. With national offices in Opelika, Alabama, Alligare services the Railroad, Right-of-Way, Industrial, Aquatic and Forestry herbicide markets. Doug will explain the term "post patent" and discuss the possible long term effect of generic herbicides on the industry.

Phone: (334) 711-9393
Email: dwarrington@alligarellc.com

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Neil S. Levinbook

(07:43)
Hear Conference

Cell Tower Leasing Advice

Neil Levinbook is the principal attorney of Cell Tower Attorney, a law firm that provides legal services to landowners regarding all legal issues involving cell tower leases. Cell Tower Attorney was formed out of the success of Steel in the Air, which provides consulting for all cell tower issues. Together they provide the expertise, experience and research that will help the landowner know how to evaluate the fair market value of their land as a potential cell tower site and negotiate the most favorable lease.
    Although the attorneys of Cell Tower Attorney are not licensed to practice in Alabama, their experience, knowledge and research of cell tower issues make them a useful resource for Alabama landowners and their attorneys.

Phone: (212) 223-3778
Email: neil@celltowerattorney.com (updated 8/21/14)

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Glenn T. Cook

(11:53)
Hear Conference

Maps Made Simple!

Glenn Cook is a landowner and vice president of AFOA's Board of Directors.  He uses Google Maps to help manage his forestland in Baldwin County. Today, he shares with us the role this tool plays in his property management plan and how other forest owners can get started with it.

Phone: (205) 444-9789
Email: glentcook@bellsouth.net

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Richard J. Oates

(16:28)
Hear Conference

Pulp and Paper Mills: Coping with the Drought

Rick Oates has been on the staff of the Alabama Forestry Association since 1993 and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Pulp and Paper Council. Forest owner's are dependent on the continuous operation of the mills to keep pulpwood prices from collapsing.
    Today Rick will share with us how the continued drought is affecting the pulp and paper industry and the steps that are being taken to monitor the situation.

Phone: (334) 265-8733
Email: roates@alaforestry.org

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John Stivers

(20:29)
Hear Conference

Alabama Forms a Prescribed Fire Council

John Stivers, Consulting Forester and President of the newly organized Alabama Prescribed Fire Council, joins us today to introduce the APFC.
    The inaugural meeting of the APFC was just held this past October but the framework for a  unified voice representing prescribed fire in policy, legislation and outreach is in place and moving forward. John will tell us what is planned and the timetable for implementation.

Phone: (334) 253-2139
Email: rxburning@aol.com

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Anthony Kim

(24:33)
Hear Conference

The Real Key to Development

Anthony Kim is the lead researcher for the complex research and production process by which the Index of Economic Freedom is produced. The Index is co-published annually with The Wall Street Journal and tracks the march of economic freedom around the world by measuring 10 freedoms - from property rights to entrepreneurship - in 162 countries.
       Today Anthony will discuss the Index, economic freedom, and how the U. S. stacks up.

Phone: (202) 608-6261
Email: anthony.kim@heritage.org

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Prof. Thomas G. Harris

(27:34)
Hear Conference

Timber Market Report

Tom Harris is Professor of Forest Business Management at the Center for Forest Business - Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. He is also the publisher of Timber Mart-South, a quarterly market price survey and report of the major timber products in 11 Southeastern States.
    Today Tom will give us an update of market conditions including:

  • the movements of pulpwood and sawtimber prices.
  • the impact of the weakening dollar
  • factors helping to improve our position in world markets.

    Be sure to look at the presentation prepared especially for AFOA with information about Alabama prices. North and South Alabama are covered and lots of history is included! 

Phone: (706) 542-2832
Email: harris@warnell.uga.edu
 

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