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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 09/17/2021
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> September 2021

September 17...Online 8 AM - 1 PM CT.
Timber Tax and IRS Reporting will be presented via Zoom. Topics covered will include the acquisition of timberland and the allocation of basis between the timber and the land (Form T, Part I), the use of separately identifiable properties, the calculation of depletion allowance (Form T, Part II), the reporting of timber sale income (Form T, Part III and Form 4797), the deduction of reforestation expenses (Form T, Part IV and Form 4562), and the treatment of other expenses (Schedule F). Fee: $50. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

September 17...Online 11 AM - 12 Noon CT.
Wildlife Enterprises on Private Lands will be presented via Zoom. Wildlife enterprises provide supplemental income for landowners. This program hopes to assist landowners in deciding whether to invest their time, energy, and finances in an enterprise. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

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 more information contact Rhonda Thomas at (334) 834-1170 or rhonda@hattonbrown.com.

September 21...Clinton, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 5007 Hampstead Boulevard. 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. Seating is limited. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 22...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Basal Area: Clearing Up the Confusion will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Becky Barlow, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

September 23...Autauga County 9 AM - 12:30 PM.
Wild Pig Management at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 AL Highway 14, Autaugaville. This workshop for women will feature presentations about on Wild Pig History, Feral Swine Management, Trapping Techniques, Aerial Gunning, Feral Swine Control Program, and Toxicant Research. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

September 23...Online 6:30 - 9 PM CT.
Choice of Business Entity will be presented via Zoom. This program will cover business entities available in Alabama and a comparison of characteristics, such as, liability of owners, participation in management, transferability of interest, etc. Fee: $20. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

September 25...Petersburg, Tennessee.
Chestnut Volunteers: Southern Tennessee Workday at the Chestnut Ridge Backcross Orchard, 1439 Shelbyville Highway. Workday tasks include brush removal, pruning, removing dead limbs, and mowing. For more information contact Hill Craddock at (423) 290-8924 or hill-craddock@utc.edu.

September 28...Grenada, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at the Grenada County Extension Building, 1420 Fairground Road. 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. Seating is limited. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 29-30...Tuscaloosa County 5 - 9 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. No fee. This is a two night class and you must attend both nights. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are other courses being taught at various locations and dates as well as online only courses. For additional information contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

September 30...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. Seating is limited. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 30...Online 9 AM CT.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting will be presented via Zoom. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706x289 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

 

> October 2021

October 1-3...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, bird watching, shooting sports, and many more. For women 18 years or older. Courses are held rain or shine. Fee: $275; includes meals and lodging. Contact Hope Grier at 1-800-245-2740 or hope.grier@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 2...Enid, Mississippi.
Autumn Tree Identification Seminar at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery. Fee: $2.50. For more information call the Visitor Education Center at (662) 563-8068.

October 4...Tupelo, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Upland Game Birds will feature Dave Godwin speak on Quail and Turkey. To attend, RSVP to (662) 841-9000.

October 5...Morgan County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Ingalls Harbor, 802-B Wilson Street NW, Decatur. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $35; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

October 6...Montgomery County 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Destructive Insects at the Armory Learning Arts Building, 1018 Madison Avenue. Bring a sack lunch. For more information contact Montgomery County Extension Office at (334) 270-4133.

October 7...Valdosta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Reforestation Techniques (For Ladies) at a location to-be-determined. Topics include Planning, Preparation, Cost share opportunities, Pine seedling options, and Survey activity. A field tour will included as well. Fee: $25. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

October 7...Morton, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Leasing Your Land for Hunting and/or Other Income Options will be held at Jessie Purvis Tree Farm. Speaker: Dr. Daryl Jones. To attend, RSVP to (601) 825-1462.

October 11...Baldwin County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

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...Online 1 - 2 PM ET.
Manipulating Mesopredator Populations to Benefit Native Prey will be presented via webinar. This webinar will discuss reasons that predator population manipulation is controversial as an efficacious prey management tool and will provide suggestions for predicting when predator manipulations are likely to benefit native prey. Presenter: Dr. Mike Conner. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

October 12-13...Gainesville, Florida.
Fall Symposium: Southern Pine Update at the Roland T. Stern Learning Center, University of Florida Austin Cary Forest Campus, 10625 Northeast Waldo Road. Forest owners are encouraged to attend. Fee: $150. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.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: $225; $25 discount if paid by October 2. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

October 12-15...Online.
Virtual Family Governance Forum webinar is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group. This program connects family leaders and influencers to support the growth, development and success of their families’ legacies. This highly interactive experience is designed to heighten participants’ effectiveness as leaders in the family enterprise through engaging content, peer discussions and real-world case studies. Attendees will also connect and learn from the successes and challenges of other families in an open, confidential environment — fully supported throughout the program by expert facilitators. Fee: $1,750 per family representative. For more information contact Christine Nguyen at (773) 604-5005 or christine@thefbcg.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 13...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: October 13, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

October 13-14...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 – 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 13-15...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Golden Nugget. Fee: $445 for a non-member. Contact Casey Anderson at (601) 354-4936 or canderson@msforestry.net.

October 19...Oxford, Mississippi 6 PM.
Timber Market Update at the Lafayette County Extension Office, 70 F.D. Buddy East Parkway. Speaker: Marc Measells, Mississippi State Extension. To attend, RSVP to (662) 234-4451.

October 19-20...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “This 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.” 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: $10. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

October 19-21...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.  This workshop will also take place in December 14-16 and January 11-13.

October 21...Dallas County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at ArtsRevive, 3 Church Street, Selma. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

October 21-22...Shelby County.
Alabama Landowners Conference at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana. Topics will include Longleaf Management, Turkey Management, Forest Health, and Pesticide Applicator Course Overview. Awards presented: Tree Farm, Helene Mosley Memorial, W. Kelly Mosely, and others. Fee: $100; $25 discount if paid by September 30. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

October 22...Baldwin County 8 AM - 2 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 Hwy 104, Fairhope. SmartMap 1.0 introduces audiences to low-cost and easy-to-use geospatial mapping apps for smartphones and tablets. The class reviews the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), GPS and smartphone applications. It provides hands-on tutorials to give attendees experience using these technologies. This workshop also introduces audiences to UAS technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $45. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

October 27-28...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Appraisal at Flinchum’s 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.

October 28...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Woods & Water, Inc., 5101 Summit Ridge, Tuscaloosa. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 admitted free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

October 29...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Tuscaloosa County Natural Resources Planning Committee Fall Tour at Riverview Farm, off Maxwell Loop Road, three miles south of Shelton State from Highway 69. Topics include Dove Field Management, Hardwood Management, Food Plots, Silvopasture, Orchard/Fruit Tree Management, Pollinators/Honeybees, Shooting Sports, and Archery Demonstration. Fee: $10; catfish lunch provided. Contact Neil Hargle at (205) 349-4630 or pnh0003@aces.edu.

 

> November 2021

November 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $1,995; $150 discount if paid by October 22. Contact Joe Parsons at (706) 389-8424 or joseph.parsons@uga.edu.

November 3...Autauga County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Annual Fall Landowner Tour in Billingsley. GPS Coord.: 32.65702, -86.75982  Fee: $15; lunch provided. For more information call Matthew Sorrells at (334) 239-5258 or autaugafwsc@gmail.com.

November 5...Lee County 8 AM - 2 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center, 1088 Auburn Lakes Road, Auburn. SmartMap 1.0 introduces audiences to low-cost and easy-to-use geospatial mapping apps for smartphones and tablets. The class reviews the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), GPS and smartphone applications. It provides hands-on tutorials to give attendees experience using these technologies. This workshop also introduces audiences to UAS technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $45. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

November 9...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Alternative Income Opportunities 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 alternative opportunities to generate revenue from your forestland. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 9-10....Athens, Georgia.
Healthy Forests: Managing for Bugs, Wildlife, and Big Trees at Flinchum’s 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.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 10...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: November 10, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 11
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to-be-determined. No-host dinner at 6 PM. After dinner 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.

November 16...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Election for the vacant House District 76 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Thad McClammy. If necessary, a runoff will take place December 14, 2021. The special general election will be held March 1, 2022.

 

> 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.

December 8...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Sustainability, Markets, and Forestry BMPs at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Room 1-304. Instructors: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi and Dr. Jay Shelton. Fee: $TBD; registration to open on September 7. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 14-16...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.

 

> January 2022

January 11-13...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.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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