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  • Last Update: 06/18/2021
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> June 2021

June 17...Monroe County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Working Forest Landowner Tour located 1.5 miles North of Beatrice on Highway 265. This tour will include tips and tools landowners can use to ensure their forest is healthy resulting in clean water for everyone. Lunch provided. CFE and PLM hours available. For more information contact Tyler Sibley at (256) 612-7694 or tsibley@alaforestry.org.

June 20-25...Booneville, Mississippi.
Teacherís Conservation Workshop at Northeast Mississippi Community College, 101 Cunningham Boulevard. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $150; meals and lodging included. Contact Emma Winterhalter at (601) 946-5336 or ewinterhalter@msforestry.net.

June 22...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Runoff for Democrat candidates Kenyatte Hassell and Donald Williams for the vacant Alabama House District 78 seat. The special general election is set for September 7, 2021.

June 22...Clarksdale, Mississippi 6 PM.
Marketing Your Timber at the Coahoma County Extension Office. Speaker: Marc Measells, Mississippi State University. For more information call (662) 363-2911.

June 23...Escambia County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Invasive Species Field Day at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, 24 Big Creek Road, Atmore. Contact Chasity Pettis at (251) 867-3185x3 or chasity.pettis@al.nacdnet.net.

June 23-24...Mobile County.
Resource to Recreation Teacher Workshop at Battle House Hotel, Mobile. Join us for a fun filled two-day workshop exploring how Alabama's abundant forests provide both recreational activities and essential resources for our everyday lives. High School Teachers will have the opportunity to learn from forestry professionals as well as become certified in the Forestry Worker CRI. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $50. Contact Maggie Pope at (251) 589-4328 or mpope@alaforestry.org.

June 24...Grenada, Mississippi 6 PM.
Emerald Ash Borer at the Grenada County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite E. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self, Mississippi State University. For more information call (662) 226-2061.

June 24...Online 6-7 PM CT.
Agroforestry in the Southeast will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of a year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management series. This session's topics will be raising small ruminants in pine silvopastures and forage production in a silvopasture system. Pre-registration required. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@tuskegee.edu.

 

> July 2021

July 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
Optimal Management of Southern Pine Plantations Under Varying Economic Conditions at Flinchumís 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.

July 7-9...Jackson, Mississippi.
Teacherís Conservation Workshop at Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $60; meals included. Contact Emma Winterhalter at (601) 946-5336 or ewinterhalter@msforestry.net.

July 9...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Hunting & Recreation Leases will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon for a discussion on hunting and recreation leases. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   During the meeting questions can be typed into the chat box. For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

July 12, 13, 14, 15 & 19...In-person & Online.
Teacherís Conservation Workshop will be presented in-person and online this year. Participants are welcome to register for 1 or all 3 in-person workshops. The Pre and Post Zoom sessions are required to be eligible to attend the in-person session(s). This workshop will focus on how working forests function to purify water, prevent erosion, and promote wildlife all while putting Alabamians to work. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $20 in-person. Lunch is included at in-person workshops. The Zoom workshop on July 12 is free. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 614-5048 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

     July 12...Online  Zoom workshop
     July 13...Location to-be-determined (North)
     July 14...Autauga County (Central)
     July 15...Covington County (South)
     July 19...Online  Zoom wrap-up session
 

July 12 - October 1...Online.
Online Woodland Options for Landowners is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Writing a management plan, Using aerial photos, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Determining boundary lines, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per family. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

July 13...Shelby County.
Special General Election for vacant Alabama House District 73 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Matt Fridy. Sheridan Black and Kenneth Paschal are running for the seat.

July 13...Bibb/Chilton/Hale/Jefferson/Shelby Counties.
Special General Election for vacant Alabama Senate District 14 seat. This seat was previously held by state Senator Cam Ward. Virginia Applebaum and April Weaver are running for the seat. Sample Ballots

July 13...Online 9 - 10:30 AM CT.
Herbicide for Pine Management Workshop will be presented via Zoom. Would you like to learn more about appropriate herbicide and application rates for pine management? This workshop is intended to inform attendees of current herbicide applications available for use in pine management efforts. Registration required. For more information contact Doug Carter at (601) 825-1462.

July 13...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Skinny on Thinning 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 Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Maggard, discusses the benefits of thinning southern forests and recognizing when it is time. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.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 15...St. Clair County 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM.
Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Workshop at the Alfa Building in Ashville. Topics include Wildlife Planning for you Property, Conservation Programs, and Forest Management Planning. Lunch provided. RSVP to (205) 338-7215 or stclair@alconservationdistricts.org.

July 15...Online 6-7 PM CT.
Agroforestry in the Southeast will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of a year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management series. This session's topics will be ecosystem services from agroforestry systems and cultivation of mushrooms on waste wood for improving timber stands. Pre-registration required. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@tuskegee.edu.

July 16...Barbour County 8 AM.
Quail and Turkey Management Tour at the Barbour County Management Area, 164 Christa Drive, Midway. Speakers: Nick Yashko, Quail Forever, Drew Metzler, Alabama Extension System, and Steven Mitchell, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

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, kidís activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

July 16-18...Hilton Head Island, South Carolina or Online.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference will be held in-person and have a virtua- only option. Attend the conference to learn more about Georgia forestry from national leaders and experts in forest business, economics, government, and public policy. 6 CFEs available. Fee: $600 in-person or $200 virtual. Contact Rhonda Freeman at (706) 845-9085 or rfreeman@asginfo.net.

July 17...Clinton, Wisconsin 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM.
Walnut Council Regional Meeting at the Al Goestch property just east of Beloit. There will be an optional meet and greet Friday night before the Saturday field day, dinner on your own. The Saturday field day is in the morning, followed by a box lunch and afternoon seated program. Goetsch property consists of native walnut timber of very large size and high quality, a recent harvest with understory regeneration activities, and plantations of various ages. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact (765) 409-3272 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.

July 20...Lee County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Auburn Area Regional Reception at Marriott at Grand National - Patio, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. This Regional Reception is being held at the same location as the Forest Economics meeting on July 21. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 21...Lee County 7:15 AM - 1 PM.
Forest Economics at Marriott at Grand National - Patio, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. Topics: Federal Overview of Emerging Tax Policy, Alabama State Port System, Local Taxes/Licensing Fees, Severance Tax, Supply Chain Economics, and Alabama's Property Tax System. Fee: $85; lunch included. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 22...Jefferson County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Landowner Tour at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Road, Pinson. The outdoor tour will include tips and tools landowners can use to ensure their forest is healthy resulting in clean water for everyone. Topics include ways to improve your forest through Forest management, Pond management, and Certifications. Lunch provided. CFE and PLM credits available. For more information contact Brad Nail at (334) 481-2154 or bnail@alaforestry.org.

July 24...Elsberry, Missouri 9:45 AM - 3 PM.
Walnut Council Regional Meeting at the Forrest Keeling nursery. There will be an optional meet and greet Friday night before the Saturday field day. The Saturday field day is in the morning, followed by a box lunch and afternoon seated program. Forrest Keeling nursery grows over 1.5 million plants annually: seedlings, liners and container stock. They specialize in RPM-produced native plants and offer 380 different species. This includes 273 trees and shrubs species and 107 perennials. Finished stock includes caliper trees up to three inches in diameter. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact (765) 409-3272 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.

July 28...Knoxville, Tennessee 5:30 PM ET.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Ye Olde Steak House, 6838 Chapman Highway. Topics: Hardwood Promotion Programs and Markets & Exporting Programs for Tennessee wood producers. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

July 31...Butlerville, Indiana 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM.
Walnut Council Regional Meeting at the Southeast Purdue Ag Center. There will be an optional meet and greet Friday night before the Saturday field day. The Saturday field day is in the morning, followed by a box lunch and afternoon seated program. SEPAC is the largest Purdue Agricultural Center, including 1,600 acres of timber. They host practical agronomic and forestry research and field programs on a variety of topics. Current forestry projects include: insect and disease monitoring, tree planting demonstrations, screening butternut for resistance, comparing pure and hybrid butternut, progeny tests of black walnut families, impacts of fencing, fertilizer, and genetics on walnut growth. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact (765) 409-3272 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.

 

> August 2021

August 5...Online 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM CT.
Pine Genetics and Nursery Updates will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Individuals interested in reforestation of lands they manage or own are increasingly faced with more genetic options offered by nurseries that produce southern pine seedlings. Upon completion of this meeting, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make more informed decisions when selecting and purchasing loblolly, slash, and longleaf pine seedlings for reforestation efforts. Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by July 15. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

August 7...Montgomery County 1 - 5 PM.
Trade Show at the Farm & Land Expo at the Renaissance Montgomery & Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. The Expo will allow attendees to shop for products, explore new technologies, and build relationships. Fee: $TBA. For more information contact Robyn Ledbetter at (334) 613-4138 or rledbetter@alfafarmers.org.

August 10...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Forest Management Plans will be presented via Zoom Webinar. 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, Lynn Dickinson, discusses the importance of having a management plan and how to establish one. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


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 26...Online 1 PM CT.
Hurricane Preparation & Recovery Webinar will be presented via Zoom. Join a discussion on key assistance contacts and strategies to minimize losses within a week and a month after a hurricane. Presenter: Chris Demers, University of Florida. Registration required. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

August 31 - September 2...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort. Fee: $375; $30 discount if paid by August 1. For more information call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> September 2021

September 2...Online 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Wood Flows & Cash Flows will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Maximizing returns from timberland assets and wood-using facilities relies on a current, localized understanding of factors driving forest industry economics, markets and technologies. Wood Flows & Cash Flows details investment-relevant research and insights for the forest industry. This one-day conference includes tangible content that directly applies to strategic plans, market analyses, valuations, and competitive benchmarking. The conference will feature a panel of industry executives, and the Forisk team will share new investment research and strategic analysis for the forest industry, sector by sector. Fee: $600; $100 discount if paid by August 20. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

September 8-10....Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Westin Hotel. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

September 14...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Forest Stand Dynamics 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 Forestry Professor, Dr. John Kush, discusses how southern forests respond to disturbances, as well as change over time. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

September 16-17...Montgomery County.
ForestHer: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at the Agricultural Center, Trotman Road, Pike Road. Wild pigs are arguably the most invasive wildlife species in the Southeast. Learn how to manage wild pigs on your property. This workshop will teach trapping techniques and include informative and interesting demonstrations. Fee: $65. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

September 17-18...Starkville, Mississippi.
Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show is located approximately eight miles south of Starkville. The longest-running, live, in-woods equipment demo in the South. Fee: $25; $5 discount for advance registration. For additional information call 1-800-669-5613.

September 23...Autauga County.
Wild Pig Management at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 AL Highway 14, Autaugaville. This workshop for women will feature presentations about the history of Alabama's forests and an introduction to what women need to learn about forest management in a relaxed, fun setting. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

 

> October 2021

October 7...Elmore County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Elmore County Extension, 340 Queen Ann Road, Wetumpka. This workshop is a combination of classroom and practical components Ė including felling and clearing. Whether you work on a farm, in your backyard, or on a wood lot, this course is for you. Fee: $50. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

October 12...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Forestry Terminology & Tools 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 Extension Specialist and Forestry Professor, Dr. Becky Barlow, discusses the tools and terminology of forest management. This session will help any landowner become a better communicator with their land management professional. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

October 12-13...Online.
Pine Straw Production - Stand Management and Economics will be presented via Zoom. Learn about pine straw yields by species, site quality, land-use history, pine straw raking effects, fertilization, herbicides, controlling unwanted plant species, and basal area. Fee: $250; $25 discount if paid by September 21. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

October 19-20...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters at Flinchumís Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. ďThis course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments.Ē Fee: $400; $50 discount if paid by September 29. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.  See the leaders of this course give a teaser presentation at the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting.

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.

October 27-28...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Appraisal at Flinchumís Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructor: Morgan Mellette. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by October 6. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

> 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.

November 9-10....Athens, Georgia.
Healthy Forests: Managing for Bugs, Wildlife, and Big Trees at Flinchumís Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth McCarty. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by October 19. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@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.

 

> April 2022


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 8-9...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124.  Directions / Google Map

REGISTRATION: Registration items will become links as the meeting date approaches.

     Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain 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.


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

 

 

> 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 25-28...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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