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  • Last Update: 06/20/2018
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> June 2018

June 20-21...Cleburne County.
Educator Training for Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, and Project Wet at Cheaha State Park, 19644 Hwy 281, Delta. Fee: $170; some meals & lodging included. AFOA members may wish to alert any teachers who might be interested. Contact Rene Rainey at (256) 225-2188 or renee.raney@dcnr.alabama.gov.

June 23...Cleburne County 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Medicinal and Edible Plants Stroll at Cheaha Lake in Cheaha State Park. Led by Darryl Patton, The Southern Herbalist, who has been called a walking encyclopedia of herbal folklore. Fee: $20; 12 participant limit. Contact Rene Rainey at (256) 225-2188 or renee.raney@dcnr.alabama.gov. Editor’s Note: Darryl has spoken at a couple AFOA Annual Meetings and was a crowd favorite.

June 24-29...Booneville, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Northeast Mississippi Community College. 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: $115; meals and lodging included. Contact Anna Thames at (601) 354-4936 or athames@msforestry.net.

June 26...Quitman, Mississippi 6 PM.
Clarke County Forestry Association Meeting at Multipurpose Annex Building, 101 Westwood Avenue. Speaker: Dr. Paul Jeffreys, Arborgen. Dinner provided. RSVP by June 20. Contact MSU Extension at (601) 776-3951 or clarke@ext.msstate.edu.

June 26-29...Greensboro, Georgia.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, 1 Lake Oconee Trail. Fee: $750; $100 discount if paid by May 25. June 26 tax workshop led by Harry Haney is additional $350. The June 28 tour is additional $100. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.


June 29...Macon County 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Managing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants at 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University. If you use goats to reduce fire hazard or control kudzu or other weeds on your property, this workshop might help you improve the health of your animals. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by June 15. Working lunch provided. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

 

> July 2018

July 6...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

July 6...Teleconference Noon CT.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

July 9...Lauderdale County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Shoals Area Regional Reception at Sweetwater Depot, 502 S, Royal Avenue, Florence. 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.

July 9...Tupelo, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Lee County Forestry Association Meeting at the Extension Office, 5338 Cliff Gookin Boulevard. Topic: Southern Pine Beetle. Speaker: Alan Van Valkenburg. Call Lee County Extension at (662) 841-9000.

July 9-12...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers of All Grades at Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: ~$75. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Teachers are needed. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2137 or asmith@alaforestry.org. See this Flyer for more details.

July 10...Elmore County Noon - 1 PM.
Lunch & Learn: Snake Identification at the Elmore County Extension Office, 340 Queen Ann Road, Wetumpka. Bring a lunch. Drinks provided. Call Carol Pugh at (334) 567-6301.

July 10...Lexington, Mississippi 6 PM.
Holmes County Forestry Association Meeting at the Extension Office, 113 W. China. Topic: Pine Genetics. Speaker: Paul Jeffreys. Call Holmes County Extension at (662) 834-2795.

July 10-12...Jackson, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum. 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: $50; lunches included. Contact Anna Thames at (601) 354-4936 or athames@msforestry.net.

July 12...Clarke County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap Workshop at the Coastal Alabama Community College, 30755 US-43, Thomasville. This workshop’s objectives are: Introduce user-friendly GIS apps and GPS for iPhone and iPad, Train attendees on using smart devices to collect GPS data in the field, Use GIS apps to develop maps, Demonstrate the capabilities of UAVs for collecting real-time imagery, and more. To register and watch a video about the workshop visit www.alabamasmartmap.com. Fee: $50; lunch included. Email questions to smartmap@auburn.edu.

July 12...Kosciusko, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM.
Alternative Sources of Forest Income Shortcourse at Attala County Extension Office, 715 Fairground Road. Topics include: Specialty Forest Products, Pine Straw Production, Pole Production, Growing Biomass, Diversifying Your Forest Through Mixed Species, and more. Fee: $30; refreshments included. To register call Taylor Casey at (662) 289-5431.

July 13-15...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. Call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

July 14...Verona, Mississippi 9 AM.
Lee County Forestry Association Meeting at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, 5421 Highway 145. Topic: Wild Hog Workshop. Speaker: Steven Tucker. Call the Extension Center at (662) 566-2201.

July 16...Kilmichael, Mississippi 6 PM.
Montgomery County Forestry Association Meeting at the Kilmichael Library, 102 First Street. Topic: Market Forces Impacting Timber Prices. Speaker: Marc Measells. Call the Extension Office at (662) 283-4133.

July 16...Prentiss, Mississippi 7 PM.
Jefferson Davis County Forestry Association Meeting at the Bethany Baptist Church. Topic: Pine Genetics. Speaker: Paul Jeffreys. Call the Extension Office at (601) 792-5121.

July 16-18...Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference & Forestry Expo at The Westin. Fee: $700; $125 discount if paid by June 15. Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

July 17...Statewide.
Primary Runoff Election

July 17...Live Oak, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM EST.
Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs at the Suwannee River Water Management District Office, 9225 County Road 49. This workshop will discuss Silviculture Best Management Practices (BMP) for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Lunch on your own. Contact Robin Holland at (352) 732-1781 or robin.holland@freshfromflorida.com.

July 19...Jackson, Mississippi 11 AM.
Hinds County Forestry Association will meet at the Cattlemen’s Building, 680 Monroe Street, Suite A. Topic: Herbicides. Call the County Extension at (601) 857-3242.

July 19...Coffee County 6 - 8:30 PM.
Pond and Aquatic Weed Management Seminar at the Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 E. McKinnon Street, New Brockton. The seminar will feature in-depth management strategies for recreational fish ponds. Bring a water/weed sample for testing/identification. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 894-5596 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

July 19-22...New Orleans, Louisiana.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) National Convention at The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal Street. Fee: $300. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

July 23-25...Covington County.
South Alabama Forestry Workshop for Agriscience Educators at the Solon Dixon Center near Andalusia. “Please encourage educators at your local schools to attend. There will be a strong focus on employment opportunities for their students in the forest industry.” Contact Ashley Watts at (334) 322-2435 or awatts@alaforestry.org.

July 24-25...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will focus on the principles and applications of wildlife-habitat management techniques for three primary game species in the Southeast — white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by July 3. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 26...Autauga County 9 - 11 AM.
Estate Planning Basics Workshop at Camellia Baptist Church, 201 Woodvale Road, Prattville. Contact Tana Shealey at (334) 361-7273 or tjs0032@aces.edu.

July 28...Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Central Woodland Owners Short Course at the Shelby County Extension Office. Fee: $20. Contact Renee Williams at (859) 257-7597.

July 29 - August 1...Dubuque, Iowa.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark Hotel. The meeting will include field trips, indoor presentations, question and answer session, and awards banquet. Fee: $215; $40 discount if paid by July 18. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or walnutcouncil@walnutcouncil.org.

July 30...Lee County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at the Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Re-Certify option.

July 31 - August 3...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Certify option.

 

> August 2018

August 2-3...Elmore County.
Alabama Realtors Land Institute's Timberland Course at the Alabama Nature Center, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Fee: $400. Contact Kathy Baber at (317) 440-7067 or rlialabama@gmail.com.

August 2-5...Mobile County.
Commodity Producers Conference at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel. The Green Tour, which may be of most interest to forest landowners, will include a visit to The Wehle Center, Sedgefields Plantation, and The Wildlife Group nursery. Fee: Will vary according to registration selections. For more information contact Casey Earnest at (334) 613-4080 or cearnest@alfafamers.org.

August 3...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

August 3...Teleconference Noon CT.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

August 3-5...West Monroe, Louisiana.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.

August 4...Pike County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Pike County Lake, 722 County Road 2224, Troy. Topics include: Managing for fishing, Controlling aquatic plants, and Nuisance wildlife control. Bring a water and/or weed sample for identification and testing. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

August 4...Montgomery County 1 - 5 PM.
Farm & Land Expo at the Renaissance Montgomery & Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. The Expo will feature new products and town hall style presentations on a wide array of topics. Fee: $5 (tentative). Contact Brittany Daniel at (334) 613-4750 or bdaniel@alfafarmers.org.

August 4...Benton, Kentucky.
West Woodland Owners Short Course at the Marshall County Extension Office. Fee: $20. Contact Renee Williams at (859) 257-7597.

August 7...Geneva County 6 - 9 PM.
Should I Be a Business Entity at the Geneva County Farm Center, 2765 E. State Highway 52, Hartford. Topics include: Introduction to the nine business entities available in Alabama, Liability of owners, Participation in management, Transferability, Creditor protection, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Fee: $15. Accountant CPE hours available. To register call Auburn University at (334) 844-5100.

August 17...Lexington, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer Workshop at Black Creek Outfitters Camp, 2835 Bowling Green Road. Fee: $30; lunch provided. Call Betsy Padgett at (662) 834-2795.

August 17-19...Forsyth, Georgia.
Turkey Shoot at the Meadows Gun Club and Shooting School, 1064 Rumble Road. Fee varies. For more information contact Josh Webb at (803) 637-3106 or jwebb@nwtf.net.

August 18...West Liberty, Kentucky.
East Woodland Owners Short Course at the Morgan County Extension Office. Fee: $20. Contact Renee Williams at (859) 257-7597.

August 20-23...Baldwin County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at 53856 Highway 59, Stockton. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Certify option.

August 21...Madison County 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Degraded Hardwood Management Workshop at the Charles Stone Agricultural Center, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Topics: Assessment, Potential Treatments, and Management Tradeoffs. Speakers: Wayne Clatterbuck, Callie Schweitzer, and John Gruchy. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Spenser Bradley at (256) 303-4924.

August 22...San Mateo, Florida 9 AM EST.
Managing Pine Forests for Multiple Goals at 843 East Highway 100. This tour will feature examples of food plots, silvicultural operations to improve pine forests, understory enhancement, invasive species management, and more. Wear appropriate field clothing. Lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Greg Dunn at (904) 209-0430 or greg.dunn@freshfromflorida.com.

August 22-23...Calhoun County.
Clear Water Alabama Seminar and Field Day at the Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford. This program is designed to help professionals learn more about erosion and sediment control practices and products. This information could be useful to landowners as well. Fee: $225; $50 discount if paid by August 13. Call Earl Norton at (334) 728-4107.

August 24...Senatobia, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer Workshop at the Tate County Extension Office, #1 French’s Alley. Fee: $30; lunch provided. Call Tara Ferguson at (662) 562-4274.

August 28...Tallahassee, Florida 9 - 11 AM EST.
Family Heirs' Property Workshop Series at Florida A&M University CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive. Session Five will discuss the topic: Impact of clear title property and Family Heirs' Property on economic wealth building and intergenerational transfer of wealth. Contact Sandra Thompson at (850) 599-3546 or sandra.thompson@famu.edu.

August 28-30...Amelia Island, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Omni's Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Fee: $375; $30 discount if paid by August 1. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

August 30...Cleveland, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer Workshop at the Bolivar County Agriculture Center, 406 North Martin Luther King Drive. Fee: $30; lunch provided. Call Laura Giaccaglia at (662) 843-8362.

 

> September 2018

September 7...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Sylvania High School, Sylvania. 3rd grade students only. Contact Joey Haymon at (256) 638-5551 or jbhaymon@dekalbk12.org.

September 9-11...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $495; $20 discount if paid by August 31. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 11...Tallapoosa County 8 AM - 12 PM.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Testing Class - One of the most useful aspects of this class for landowners may be learning how to calibrate a backpack sprayer. Fee: $45; $20 for training and $25 for licensing. If you need more information call Dr. Chip East at (256) 846-0314.

September 14...Covington, Georgia.
Women in the Outdoors at Georgia FFA Center, 720 FFA-FHA Camp Road. Women in the Outdoors events are designed just for women using expert instructors. Typically about 20 classes for ladies to choose from, each about 90 minutes long. Classes may include: outdoor photography, crafts, and birding. Also, shooting classes ranging from archery to shotgun, rifle, and pistol. Lastly, classes go into hunting deer, turkey, predators, game calls, and plan a hunt for later in the year. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dee Lowrey at (678) 936-4314 or dee_lowrey@yahoo.com.

September 17...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Re-Certify option.

September 18...Brooksville, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM EST.
Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs at the Southwest Florida Water Management District Office, 2379 Broad Street. This workshop will discuss Silviculture Best Management Practices (BMP) for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Lunch on your own. Contact Robin Holland at (352) 732-1781 or robin.holland@freshfromflorida.com.

September 18-20...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at the Hilton Garden Inn, 975 Highway 12 East. The short course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Wear clothing for walking in wooded area. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 18-21...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Certify option.

September 20...Grenada, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer Workshop at the Grenada County Office Building, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite G. Fee: $30; lunch provided. Call Steve Winters at (662) 226-2061.

September 21-22...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 27...Tifton, Georgia.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. Fee: $TBD. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706x289 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

September 28...Leakesville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM.
Management of Degraded Hardwood Stands Short Course at the Greene County Center, 167 Vo-Tech Road. Topics covered during indoor and outdoor sessions include: management strategy for varying goals of ownership, hardwood decision models, as well as salvage and regeneration options. Fee: $30; lunch included. Call Angie Byrd at (601) 394-2702.

 

> October 2018

October 9...Madison County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap Workshop at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center, 9494 Experimental Loop, Madison. This workshop’s objectives are: Introduce user-friendly GIS apps and GPS for iPhone and iPad, Train attendees on using smart devices to collect GPS data in the field, Use GIS apps to develop maps, Demonstrate the capabilities of UAVs for collecting real-time imagery, and more. To register and watch a video about the workshop visit www.alabamasmartmap.com. Fee: $50; lunch included. Email questions to smartmap@auburn.edu.

October 23-26...Alexandria, Louisiana.
Biennial Longleaf Conference at the Holiday Inn Alexandria. Fee: $410; $45 discount if paid by September 24. For more information call Casey at (334) 427-1029.

 

> November 2018

November 6...Statewide.
General Election

 

> March 2019

March 20-22...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

 

> April 2019


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 26-27...Escambia County.
Location: Headquartered at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, 303 Poarch Road, Atmore, AL 36502.

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: For Room Reservations call (866) 946-3360. Group Code is yet to be determined. Make your reservations early since AFOA only has a 50 room block for the 26th and a 50 room block for the 27th. We are unable to block out any more rooms.

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information for annual meeting attendees.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application
 

 

> June 2019

June 26-28...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. Fee: $TBD. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.


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