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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 04/09/2021
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> April 2021

April 7, 8, 14, & 15...Online 2 - 3:30 PM CT.
Preparing for Generation NEXT Workshop will be presented via Zoom. The workshop covers nine steps to successful legacy planning. Some of these steps include: Commit to beginning the planning, Determine your family assets, Write down long-term goals, Hold a family meeting, Gather essential documents, and more. Fee: $25/family. Contact Neil Clark at (757) 653-2572 or neclark@vt.edu.

April 10...Walnut Grove, Mississippi 9 AM - 3 PM.
New Christmas Tree Grower Workshop at Larry & Sue Massey’s Rosebud Christmas Trees, 5819 Gunter Road. Many aspects of operating a choose & cut Christmas tree farm will be discussed with demonstrations. Fee: $47; lunch included. $5 discount if paid by April 4. For more information contact Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335 or sctaes@gmail.com.

April 12...Online 6 PM CT.
Burning with a Purpose: The Complex Relationship Between Deer and Fire will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

April 13...Butler County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Alabama Forestry Commission, 59 Firetower Road, Greenville. This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. Attendees will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques. Fee: None; $40 to receive continuing education hours. Lunch provided. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 13...Colbert County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Tornado Preparedness and Chainsaw Safety at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia. Topics include: Emergency Supply Kit, Chainsaw Safety Practices, Chainsaw Design, Starting, Limbing, Basic Felling, and On-site Demonstrations. Pre-registration required by April 9. Lunch provided. RSVP to Susan Coke at (256) 386-8571.

April 13...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Connection of Water Quality & Forest Health will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Alabama Water Watch discusses the critical connection between water quality and overall health of southern forests. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Editor's Note: It would be prudent of forest landowners to stay abreast of groups such as Alabama Water Watch. The information this group puts forth could impact your private property rights.

April 14...Online 12 Noon CT.
Pine Decline will be presented via Cisco WebEx. The webinar will provide a general overview of identification, impact and management strategies for pine decline related factors. Presented by Dr. David Coyle, Clemson University. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

April 15...Online 1 PM CT.
Hurricane Preparation & Recovery: Building a Resilient Operation will be presented via Zoom Webinar. The presenter, Chris Demers, University of Florida, will cover a range of considerations and systems that landowners can put in place to increase their resilience to hurricanes. Topics include: Inventory existing forest, Maintain good roads, Monitor forest health outside hurricane season, Build professional relationships, Maintain good records, and Emergency planning. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

April 15...Escambia County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Brewton Area Regional Reception at The Hourglass, 220 St. Joseph Avenue, Brewton. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

April 17…Oakridge, Tennessee.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at University of Tennessee Arboretum. Special Forest Products will be the theme. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 17...Como, Mississippi.
Forestry & Wildlife Field Day at Tom Skelton Tree Farm. RSVP by April 8 at (662) 562-4274.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 17-18...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051.  Directions & Campus Map

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form contains the most up-to-date information. Please remember details will change as the meeting draws closer. Some items may become inaccurate as plans change. If you print it make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date. Otherwise, you will have inaccurate meeting information.

REGISTRATION:

     Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration


     Online Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration - This link is for Exhibitors and/or Sponsors only.

The Alabama Forest Owners’ Association will be taking reasonable precautions at the 2021 Annual Meeting in light of Covid-19 health concerns, but it encourages those who are at special risk from the virus not to attend. (See CDC.GOV)
 

April 19-23...Escambia County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn will be in the Brewton area with specific location given to registrants. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between April 19-23. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. Boxed lunch provided. Face coverings required. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 21...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Snakes of Alabama will be presented via Zoom. Alabama is home to over 40 species of snakes, with only 6 being venomous. This webinar will focus on biology, ecological benefits and proper identification of the snake species in Alabama. In addition, we will discuss some of the common misconceptions that shapes people’s perspectives of these important reptiles. Registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

April 27...Shelby County.
Special Primary Runoff for Leigh Hulsey and Kenneth Paschal for the vacant House District 73 seat. The special general election is set for July 13, 2021.

April 27...Russell County 5 PM CT.
Spring Forestry Demonstration Meeting and Dinner at Crawford Baptist Church Pavilion, 4503 U.S. Highway 80 West, Phenix City. 15 minute demonstrations will cover Pig Trapping, a Portable Sawmill, Gopher Tortoises, and Drones. A steak dinner served outdoors will follow the demonstrations. Pre-registration by April 16 is required. Fee: $15. For more information contact Russell County Extension at (334) 298-6845.

April 29...Online 7 PM CT.
Casualty Loss Deduction for Timberland will be presented via Zoom. Topics include Normal business or casualty loss, Basis of timber, Retroactive basis determination, Salvage operations, Involuntary conversion, Reporting the loss, and more. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

 

> May 2021

May 5...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Herbicides for Retaining and Enhancing Native Grasses will be presented via Zoom webinar. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 6...Online 1 PM CT.
Hydrology, Geology, and Biology of Springs will be presented via Adobe Connect. Join the webinar to learn more about the ecological functions of springs and implications for planning spring developments. For more information email Jennifer Ryan at jennifer.ryan2@usda.gov. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

May 6...Online 1 - 2 PM CT.
An Emerging Forest Carbon Market Opportunity for Private Landowners will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Join the webinar to learn about this emerging alternative income opportunity. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 6-7...Jefferson County.
Emerging Forest Products & Technologies at The Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham. Topics include The Economics of Timberland Carbon Storage, The Use of Cross Laminated Timber, Code & Statute Challenges to Mass Timber Projects, Coca Cola Packaging, The Prospect for International Pellet Consumption, and more. Fee: $125. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

May 7...Baldwin County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. The goal of this workshop is to provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation, and precision felling. Fee: $30. For more information contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

May 8...Worldwide.
Global Big Day: Bird Observations asks for your report of bird sightings on May 8. Use the eBird Mobile app or the eBird website to enter your sightings. Watch the sightings in real-time. Editor's Note: Will birding groups be interested in leasing forestland at some point? Do public land purchase programs such as Forever Wild make this possibility less likely?

May 10...Online 6 PM CT.
Old Field Management: The Value for Bucks, Does, and Fawns will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

May 11...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Invasive Plants of Southern Forests will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Ryan Mitchell, discusses some of the invasive plants in southern forests and how to effectively manage for them. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 12...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: May 12, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

May 13...Waycross, Georgia 8:30 AM ET.
Harvesting Basics (For Ladies) at the Georgia Forestry Commission: Herty Building. Fee: $25. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 13
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 5407 Highway 280, Hoover. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

May 14...Boyle, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Tree Identification Workshop at the Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Hosted by the Mid Delta Forest, Woodland, and Wildlife Association. For more information call Laura at (662) 843-8362.

CANCELLED  May 14...Pensacola, Florida 8:30 AM - 2 PM CT.
Landowner Tour at the property of Robert Jenkins directly across the street from 10138 Lillian Highway. Come learn about longleaf pine forest restoration and management, enhancing wildlife habitat, tree planting, and the challenges of land management in the wildland-urban interface. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 15…Henderson, Tennessee.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Chickasaw State Forest. Special Forest Products will be the theme. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

May 18...Marion County 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Hamilton Park & Recreation Department, 371 Seventh Avenue, Hamilton. This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. Attendees will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques. Fee: None; $25 to receive continuing education hours. Contact Ginger Avery at (205) 921-3551 or gia0002@auburn.edu.

May 18 & 25...Online 8 - 11:30 AM.
Early Succession & Old Field Management for Deer & Turkey will be presented via Zoom webinar. This two-day event (May 18 online webinar, May 25th on-site field visit) will provide an overview of the installation and impact provided by management of native early successional vegetation for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and other game and non-game wildlife. On-site demonstration of vegetation treatments and response as well as native and non-native plant identification will take place on May 25 on Skyline WMA in Trenton, AL (Jackson County). Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 18-20...Online.
Upland Hardwood Silviculture Workshop will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and management decisions on regenerating and managing upland oak forests. Participants will receive PDF copies of presentations to keep as references. Fee: $300; $50 discount if paid by April 27. Contact David Clabo at (865) 603-0594 or david.clabo@uga.edu.

May 19...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Wild Turkey Predators & Diseases will be presented via Zoom. This presentation will discuss some of the issues and considerations along with ways to monitor and address disease and predator issues for wild turkey. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 20-21...Athens, Georgia.
The Woman Landowners Symposium (For Ladies) at the UGA Russell Special Collections Library. Fee: $35 virtual; $50 in-person. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

May 21...Autauga County 9 - 11 AM.
The Basics of Pond Management at Pratt Park, 460 Doster Road, Prattville. Learn the basics of pond management with this workshop. Discussion will cover weed identification and control and how to manage for different species of fish. To register, contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

 

> June 2021

June 2-3...Online.
Sustainability of Wood-Based Bioenergy Development in the U.S. South will be presented via Zoom. This course will help show how it is crucial to understand issues related to the sustainability of wood-based energy products (e.g., current and future markets, carbon intensity, the unit cost of production, land use changes, certification) for developing a better understanding of one of the fastest growing industries within the forestry sector. Fee: $235; $35 discount if paid by May 12. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

June 8...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Pond Management Basics will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Norm Haley, discusses the basics of managing recreational fishing ponds on your property. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 9...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: June 9, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

June 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Damage Management will be presented via Zoom. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Mark Smith, discusses the the pros and cons of currently available techniques for reducing wild pig populations to reduce damage. Pre-registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

June 16-18...Williamsburg, Virginia.
National Forest Landowners Association (FLA) Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge. Fee: $750 non-FLA members; $100 discount for FLA members. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

 

> July 2021

July 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
Optimal Management of Southern Pine Plantations Under Varying Economic Conditions at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course discusses how such evaluations should be made and provides examples for different stumpage markets and many combinations of treatments. The course will examine different combinations of silvicultural treatments and how those treatments impact return in different markets ranging from all products having low and high values to low pulpwood and higher solid wood markets. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by June 16. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 14...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: July 14, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

July 16-18...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The expo will have hunting products, apparel, outfitters from all over the world, seminars, outdoor celebrities, kid’s activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

 

> August 2021


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 11...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: August 11, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

August 11-13...Atlanta, Georgia.
Southern Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. A sawmilling conference will take place August 11-12 in conjunction with the Expo at the World Congress Center. Fee: $25; $5 discount if paid in advance. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 12
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

August 13-15...Baldwin County.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, 21196 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores. The Sunday Farm Tour will be at Fish River Trees near Summerdale. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.

August 19...Harlem, Georgia 8:30 AM ET.
Intro to Forestry (For Ladies) at a location to-be-determined. Fee: $25. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

August 31 - September 2...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> September 2021

 

> October 2021

October 19-21...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Stock Dog Trials, educational seminars, and many more. Fee: $TBD. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

 

> November 2021

November 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $TBD. Contact Joe Parsons at (706) 389-8424 or joseph.parsons@uga.edu.

 

> December 2021

December 6-7...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street. This conference encompasses topics related to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in forestry and natural resource management. Topics will include Mapping, UAVS, Forest Inventory, Natural hazards, Recreation, Forest economics, GPS, LiDar, Remote sensing, and more. The conference will be held in hybrid format: Limited in-person attendance and remote attendance will be accommodated through the Georgia Center. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by November 5. Remote: $150; $50 discount if paid by November 5. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

> August 2022

August 23-26...Atlanta, Georgia.
International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center. The IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows for furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, and custom and general woodworking industries. Fee: $TBD. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.

 

> October 2022

October 20-23...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington. Save the date! Fee: $TBD. For more information email Sarah Crate at sarah@longleafalliance.org.


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