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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 03/05/2021
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> March 2021

March 5...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Cross-Laminated Timber will be presented via Zoom webinar. Speaker: Dr. David Kennedy, Auburn University. Fee: $10. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

March 6...Montgomery County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the RSA Activity Center, 201 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery. The decisions of this board impact all hunting activities that take place on your land. Anyone wishing to speak must register between 8 - 8:30 AM. For more information, call (334) 242-3486.

March 8...Online 6 PM CT.
Strategic Planting of Apple Trees Webinar 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.

March 9...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 133 Plaza Drive. The course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Prescribed burning is one of the most efficient and cost-effective tools available to foresters and landowners in the Southeast for understory management, fuel reduction, site preparation, wildfire risk reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Fee: $250. Limited to 15 participants. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

March 9...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Summer Wildlife Management 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 and Wildlife Biologist, Bence Carter, discusses wildlife management strategies and techniques that can be conducted between the hunting seasons. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 9-12...Online.
Family Director Essentials Virtual Program is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). This program is for multi-generational family businesses who are current or potential future board of directors for their family enterprise. It would be a good option for families who want to efficiently share common governance approaches with a group of family members/directors. Fee: $1,750 per board representative and $1,550 for each additional member up to a maximum of 5 per family. For more information contact Christine Nguyen at (773) 604-5005 or christine@thefbcg.com.

March 10...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Recreational Ponds: Fishing Strategy, Stocking, & Harvest will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Norm Haley, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

March 10...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
Invasive grasses in the southeastern United States webinar will discuss a variety of invasive grasses throughout the southeastern United States. Invasive grasses rapidly invade disturbed areas, including pastures, fallow fields, forests, and highway and powerline rights-of-way. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

March 11...Grenada, Mississippi 6 PM.
Grenada County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite E. Topic: Prescribed Fire. Speakers: Dave Godwin and Marc Measells. For more information call (662) 226-2061.

March 16...Washington County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Sheriff's Training Center, 17256 Jordan Street, Chatom. 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. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

March 16-17...Online.
Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference webinar will emphasize research on silvicultural topics such as: carbon management, competition control, ecology, economics, fire behavior, forest health, genetics/tree improvement, growth and yield, harvesting, history, invasive species spread and control, natural and artificial regeneration, nutritional amendments, pine silviculture, restoration, site preparation, stand dynamics, water and soil quality, and wildlife ecology and habitat management. Fee: $75. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

March 24...Online.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Fee: $105; $25 discount if paid by March 12. SAF members receive a larger discount. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

March 24...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Invasive Plants of the Southeast will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Nancy Loewenstein, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

March 30...Bibb/Chilton/Hale/Jefferson/Shelby Counties.
Special Primary Election for vacant Senate District 14 seat. This seat was previously held by state Senator Cam Ward. The special primary runoff, if necessary, is set for April 27, 2021; and the special general election for July 13, 2021.

March 30...Shelby County.
Special Primary Election for vacant House District 73 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Matt Fridy. The special primary runoff , if necessary, is set for April 27. The special general election is set for July 13, 2021.

 

> April 2021

April 1...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Rankin County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Building. Topic: TBD. Call the Rankin County Extension Office at (601) 825-1462.

April 7...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Biology and Conservation of Gopher Tortoises will be presented via Zoom. Registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

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: $TBD. 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...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 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.


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. An image of the agenda/program is on the online registration page. 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.

 

> 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 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.

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.

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 & 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

 

> July 2021

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

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.

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

 

> 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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