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  • Last Update: 11/11/2019
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> November 2019

November 11...Carrollton, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Carroll County Forestry Association Meeting at the Carrollton Community House. Topic: Chronic Wasting Disease. Speaker: William McKinley. For more information call (662) 237-6926.

November 12...Montgomery County.
Special General Election for vacant House District 74 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Dimitri Polizos.

November 12...Grenada, Mississippi 6 PM.
Grenada County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite E. Topic: Chronic Wasting Disease. Speaker: Pierce Young. For more information call (662) 226-2061.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 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.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: November 13, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

November 13...Lee County 11 AM - 12 Noon.
The State of the Commercial Hunting Industry seminar will take place at the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Speaker: John Burrell, High Adventure Company. No fee. For more information contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1006 or bowerep@auburn.edu.

November 13...Montgomery County 12 PM Noon.
PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governor's Awards at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. Nominations must be submitted by October 20. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 14
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Joe's Italian, 21 Weatherly Club Drive, Alabaster. Come enjoy dinner, listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Included meal is a buffet: Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine, Salad, Bread & dipping oil, Chocolate & Strawberry cake, and beverages (tea, soft drinks, coffee). Fee: $26 check or cash (exact amount only) per person to attend. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

November 14...Covington County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Covington Center Arena, 24000 AL Highway 55, Andalusia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40. Youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

November 14...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Rankin County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 601 Marquette Road. Topic: Chronic Wasting Disease. Speaker: Dr. Bronson Strickland. For more information call (601) 824-7226.

November 14...Pittsboro, Mississippi 6 PM.
Calhoun County Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the County Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. For more information call (662) 412-3177.

November 14...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 6 PM.
Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Topic: Enviva George County Mill. Speaker: Rick Frederick. For more information call (601) 445-6083.

November 14 & 15...St. Clair County.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop is a two day workshop. Day 1 topics will be covered in the classroom and include: risk management, safety practices, starting, operation, maintenance, limbing, bucking, and basic felling. Day 2 will be hands on instruction of: operation, limbing, bucking, spring pole practice, and felling. Pre-registration required. Fee: $25/day. Day 1 attendance is required to attend Day 2. Contact Spenser Bradley at (205) 338-9416 or seb0043@aces.edu.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

November 15...Franklin County 10 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at 43 Grille, 15110 US-43, Russellville. We will caravan to the property no later than 10:30 AM, take the tour, then return to 43 Grille for a Dutch Treat lunch. Come meet with Steve Archer, Consulting Forester. Topics: What a Consulting Forester can do for you, Higher income from timber sales, Re-forestation, and How harvest objectives can maximize income. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

November 15-17...Baldwin County.
Gopher Tortoise Council Annual Meeting at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores. Fee: $160; $20 discount if paid by October 28. For more information contact Ericha Nix at (334) 242-3862 or ericha.shelton-nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

November 19...Athens, Georgia.
Tree & Forest Health Care: Hurricane Michael & Storm Damage at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course concentrates on hurricane tree health impacts from Hurricane Michael and hurricanes projected to impact Georgia's forests in the future. Fee: $150; $25 discount if paid by October 29. Lunch provided. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

November 19...Cullman County 8:30 AM.
Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the USDA Service Center, 501-B 4th Street SW, Cullman. Landowners invited. For more information call Kathy Holmes at (256) 734-1431.

November 19...Dallas County 6 - 8 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Public Information Meeting at the Central Alabama Farmers COOP, 2519 US Highway 80 West, Selma. Topics: What is CWD?, Why is it a threat?, How hunters and taxidermists can help prevent the spread of CWD?, CWD check stations, and more. For more information call Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at (334) 242-3465.

November 20...Online Noon - 1 PM ET with repeat at 7 PM - 8 PM ET.
ForestConnect Webinar - Development of Host Tree Resistance to Restore Landscapes Impacted by Invasive Insects & Diseases webinar will provide options for restoring forests degraded by insects and diseases. Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Koch, USDA Forest Service. Webinars are recorded and posted to www.youtube.com/ForestConnect. For more info email Peter Smallidge at pjs23@cornell.edu.   Register here.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

November 20...Chambers County 10 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at Mr. Conway's home, 1518 County Road 16, Lafayette. We will caravan to the property no later than 10:30 AM, take the tour, then return to his home for a Dutch Treat lunch. Come meet with Dick Conway, Consulting Forester. Topic: Prescribed Burning - The benefits, timing and conditions to have a successful burn, and smoke management, hot planting (planting right after harvesting), and more. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

November 20...Barbour County 6 - 8 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Public Information Meeting at Wallace Community College - Bevill Auditorium, 3235 S. Eufaula Ave., Eufaula. Topics: What is CWD?, Why is it a threat?, How hunters and taxidermists can help prevent the spread of CWD?, CWD check stations, and more. For more information call Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at (334) 242-3465.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

November 21...Butler County 9:30 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at Bates House of Turkey, just off I-65 at Exit 30 in Greenville. We will caravan to the property no later than 10 AM, take the tour, then return to Bate's House of Turkey for a Dutch Treat lunch. Come meet with Russell Brunson and other Consulting Foresters from Soterra, LLC. Topics: Does hiring a consultant make dollars and sense? and Drones and forestry. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

November 21...Baldwin County 6 - 8 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Public Information Meeting at the Five Rivers Delta Resources Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Topics: What is CWD?, Why is it a threat?, How hunters and taxidermists can help prevent the spread of CWD?, CWD check stations, and more. For more information call Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at (334) 242-3465.

November 21...Natchez, Mississippi 6 PM.
Adams County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 75A Carthage Point Road. Topic: Forces Impacting Timber Prices/Timber Market Update. Speaker: Marc Measells. For more information call (601) 445-8201.

November 21-22...Chilton County.
Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. Fee: $85. For more information call Hunter McBrayer at (334) 612-5610.

 

> December 2019

December 3-4...Jasper, Georgia.
Prescribed Fire Certification Training Course at the Chattahoochee Technical College, Appalachian Campus, Building C, Cherokee Hall. Fee: $115; lunch provided. For more information contact Chattahoochee Tech at (770) 529-2345 or corporatetraining@chattahoocheetech.edu.

December 4-6...Atlanta, Georgia.
Forward 2020: The National Heirs Property Conference at Embassy Suites by Hilton. The conference will cover resolving heirs property issues, estate planning, and developing alternative ownership models. Fee: $350. For more information contact The Federation of Southern Cooperatives at (404) 765-0991 or info@federation.coop.

December 5...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Wood Flows & Cash Flows at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details research and insights for analysis supporting investments in the forest industry. Attendees can ask questions about their local markets and forest management ideas, meet industry executives, analysts, foresters, and other landowners. Fee: $850; $100 discount if paid by November 21. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 5...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

December 5...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Estate Planning for Landowners at the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center, 13112 Alabama Highway 68, Crossville. Presenter: Dr. Robert A. Tufts. Contact Lori Wheeler at (256) 845-8595 or llw0011@aces.edu.

December 5...Louisville, Mississippi 6 PM.
Winston County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 155 Vance Street. Topic: Timber Market Update. Speaker: Marc Measells. For more information call (662) 773-3091.

December 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#

December 7...Cullman County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Cullman Armory, 1000 23rd Street, Cullman. No fee. To register call Stuart Goldsby at (256) 737-8732. 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.

December 8-9...Montgomery County.
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. For more information contact Telea Perry at (334) 613-4080 or tperry@alfafarmers.org.

December 9-10...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. Some specific topics include: Creating inventory data from LiDAR data, Evaluating erosion repair techniques with low cost UAV, Approaches to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)-based seedling survival counts, Satellite imagery in Forestry, Comparison of new technologies to accurately measure tree size and location, and more. Fee: $300. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

> January 2020

January 2...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

January 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#

January 14-16...Ridgeland, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the Blue Heron Nature Center. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Karen at (414) 379-9697 or karen@longleafalliance.org.

January 24 - February 16…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs each weekend. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

 

> February 2020

February 5-7...Baldwin County.
Alabama Recreational Trails Conference at Gulf State Park and Lodge, 21196 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores. This conference will present trends and ideas for creating recreational trails that are inclusive, accessible, and connected. Fee: $TBD. Call the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development at (205) 348-7058. Editor’s Note: Landowners would find it prudent to stay aware of trail creation plans and the impact of planned trails. Public trails require property, and short-term and long-term funding (tax dollars). Should the recreation of a few be a tax burden for all tax payers?


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 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.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: February 12, 2020 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

February 12-16...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $20/day. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 13
...Shelby/Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined (TBD). 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.

February 23-25...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort. Theme: "Recovering From the Storm: Where We Have Been, and Where We Are Going". Topics may include: Assessment through remote sensing, Salvage, Tax implications, Impact to wood supply, Alternative silviculture, Policy concerns, Legislative concerns, and more. Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $TBD. For more information contact Karen Johansen at (706) 343-1480 or sesafbusmgr@bellsouth.net.

 

> March 2020

March 10-11...New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Forest Economic Contributions Summit will connect forestry economic contribution analysts, economic development specialists, & advocates (private landowners) to learn from each other. Contact Leslie Boby at (706) 612-7875 or lboby@sref.info.

March 10-11...Atlanta, Georgia.
Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. The conference will address new projects, technologies, and markets in those industries. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dianne Sullivan at (334) 834-1170 or dianne@hattonbrown.com.

 

> April 2020


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 21-22...Tuscaloosa County.
Location: Headquartered at Hotel Capstone, 320 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
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AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: For room reservations call (205) 343-1118 and use Group Code: Alabama Forest Owners Association or book online at http://bit.ly/AM2020CAPSTONE  The room block will expire March 22.

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information for annual meeting attendees. It will not be created until late 2019.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Form
 

 

> July 2020

July 17-19...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 2020

August 7-9...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 26-29...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: $35; $5 discount if paid by July 31, 2020. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.


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