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  • Last Update: 07/10/2020
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> July 2020

July 14...Statewide.
Primary Runoff - Certification of Republican Party Candidates and Certification of Democratic Party Candidates. Secretary Merrill Shares Sample Ballots for Upcoming Runoff Election. See Sample Ballots.

July 14...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Lunch and Learn will be held via a 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. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. This program was previously scheduled at the Covington County Extension Office, but was changed to a Zoom Meeting due to state mandated restrictions.

 CANCELLED  July 14-16...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop Series: Alabama's Amazing Forests at Auburn University. This year there are two workshops with the other in Mobile in June. Participants are welcome to register for one or both workshops. This workshop will provide an overview of Alabama's forests and all they entail - trees, soil, water, wildlife, jobs, and more. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $50; includes double occupancy room and meals. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 614-5048 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

July 14-23...Online 1 - 2:30 PM CT Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Camp Conservation for Teachers: A Virtual Workshop Series will be held via Zoom Webinar. The interactive, virtual workshop series will offer lesson plans and activities provided by a diverse group of presenters from across the state. Each lesson and activity will expose educators to new environmental teaching opportunities designed for formal or informal settings. Invite a teacher you know to attend. No Fee. For more information contact Roosevelt Robinson at (334) 740-9682 or robinrl@auburn.edu.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

July 15...Sumter County 9 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at the M&M Market at 39329 AL-17 in Emelle. We will caravan to the property no later than 9:30 AM for the tour. We will not be staying for lunch, but snacks and drinks will be provided. Come meet with Larry Gibson, Consulting Forester. Topic: Managing Timberland for Income and Wildlife. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (334) 524-1920 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

July 17-19...Jefferson County. POSTPONED until August 21-23.
Annual World Deer Expo

July 21...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Basic Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Advance Directives, POA’s, Wills, and Trusts. Fee: $5. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

July 22...Tallapoosa County 9 AM. This meeting has been changed to an in-person field day.
The Forestry Field Day will be meet at the Tallapoosa County Sherriff's Girls Ranch. We will not stay for lunch, but snacks and drinks will be provided. Come meet with Jack Fillingham, Consulting Forester. Topic: Forest management and selling timber: What consulting foresters can do for you. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (334) 524-1920 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

July 23...Online 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Timber Tax and IRS Reporting will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Income tax implications of forest operations, Acquiring land, Calculating depletion allowance, Reporting timber sale income, Site prep expenses, and more. CFE hours available. Attendance limited. Fee: $25. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

July 24...Online at 11 - 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest - Herbicide Application will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon as she demonstrates how to apply herbicides using the cut stump method. The webinar will be held via a Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

July 27-30...Online. This meeting was previously the Georgia Forestry Association Annual Conference on July 24-26...Jekyll Island, Georgia.
American Forestry Conference is a virtual meeting. Fee: $425. Group discount rate available. Contact Rhonda Freeman at (706) 845-9085 or rfreeman@asginfo.net.

July 27...Online 9 AM CT.
The Tree Identification Procedures webinar will focus primarily on common growing season identification (ID) features, such as leaves, flowers, fruit and bark. The webinar will also include some dormant season ID characteristics, such as buds, branching, bark and habitat. Presenters: Jason Gordon and Holly Campbell from the University of Georgia. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

July 28…Burns, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park Lodge. Topic: Forestry by the Numbers - The Importance of our Industry & Landowners. Presenter: Rachel Greene, Forest Data and Analysis Unit Leader. Fee: $20. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

July 28-29...Online. This meeting was scheduled in Statesboro, Georgia, but is now online.
Growth Responses and Financial Returns from Silvicultural Treatments in Southern Pine Plantations will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This course will evaluate the trade-offs between the costs and the benefits for different mixes of silvicultural treatments with emphasis on quantifying the gains for objective decision making. Fee: $300; $50 discount if paid by July 7. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 28-29...Athens, Georgia. Postponed to December 8-9.
Forest Appraisal

July 30...Online 11 AM CT.
The Moving Forward with Pine-Hardwood Mixed Stands webinar will discuss the potential opportunities mixed stands provide, delve into the potential pitfalls of managing mixed stands, highlight areas of current research, identify unknown issues surrounding managing mixed stands, and answer questions from the audience. Pre-registration is required. Presented via Zoom webinar. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

July 30...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Estate Planning for Landowners will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topic: Using business entities and trusts to hold land. Fee: $15. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

July 30 - August 2...Mobile County.
Alabama Farm & Land Expo at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street. The Green Tour, which may be of most interest to forest landowners, will include tours of private forest and the Alabama Forestry Commission's Mobile office. The Blue Tour will end at the Port of Mobile which exports extensive agricultural and forestry products. Fee: Will vary according to registration selections. For more information contact Robyn Ledbetter at (334) 613-4138 or rledbetter@alfafamers.org.

July 31...Online at 11 - 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest - Herbicide Application will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Adam Downing as he explores methods to apply herbicides. The webinar will be held via a Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

 

> August 2020

 CANCELLED  August 1...Pike County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Lake Simmie, 1958 County Road 4423, Brundidge. Topics: Management for good fishing, Aquatic weed identification, Nuisance wildlife around the pond, electrofishing, herbicide application for aquatic weeds, and Setting traps. Fee: $10; lunch provided. To register call the Extension Office at (334) 389-4055.

August 1, 8, & 15...Online 7:30 PM.
The Landownership Clinic (For Ladies) will be presented via a private Facebook Group and will be hosted once per week. The clinic will cover What You Own, What you Owe, and How to Plan. Fee: $35. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

August 4-5...Online.
Upland Hardwood Silviculture and Management Webinar will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Topics include: Considerations for intentionally planting mixed stands, Natural hardwood regeneration, Artificial hardwood regeneration, Herbicides, Timber stand improvement practices, Crop tree release princles, Managing degraded stands, Improving wood quality, Prescribed fire, and more. Instructors: Dr. David Clabo, Dr. Stephen Peairs, and Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck. Interested participants must have an email address in order to view Zoom webinars. Fee: $285; $50 discount if paid by July 21. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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 10...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Parking lot at the western end of the fire college facility; sign will be at the building where class will be held.

August 11...Online 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Timber Tax and IRS Reporting will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Income tax implications of forest operations, Acquiring land, Calculating depletion allowance, Reporting timber sale income, Site prep expenses, and more. CFE hours available. Attendance limited. Fee: $25. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

August 11-14...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Parking lot at the western end of the fire college facility; sign will be at the building where class will be held.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 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.
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 12, 2020 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

August 13…Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, 1140 Catfish Lane. Topic: Controlling Kudzu. Presenter: Richard Sanderson, TDF West District Forester. Fee: $25; All you can eat dinner included. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 13
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 5407 Highway 280, Hoover. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Remember 280 traffic at this time of day and plan accordingly. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

August 15...Coffee County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Mourning Dove Biology and Management at the Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. This workshop will educate landowners and hunters about the biology and life history of mourning doves. In addition, this workshop will discuss habitat preferences for mourning doves and how to effectively, and legally, plant and managing dove fields. To register contact the Coffee Extension Office at (334) 894-5596.

August 18...Covington County 6 - 8 PM.
Aquatic Weed Management at Covington County Extension Office, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. This workshop will focus on identifying and managing aquatic weeds in your recreational fish ponds. Participants are welcome to bring an aquatic weed for identification or water sample to be tested. To register call the Covington Extension at (334) 222-1125.

August 18...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Estate Planning for Landowners will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topic: Using business entities and trusts to hold land. Fee: $15. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

August 21-23...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.

 POSTPONED  August 25-26...Statesboro, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Workshop  This workshop has been changed to a webinar. See September 22-23 below.

August 25-26...Athens, Georgia.
Optimal Management of Southern Pine Plantations Under Varying Economic Conditions at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructor: Dr. Barry Shiver. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by August 4. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

August 25-27...Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting Has been rescheduled for September 1-3.

August 26-28...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.

August 29...Talladega County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at CMP Shooting Sports Range, 438 Turner Mill Road, Talladega. No fee. Instructor: Barry Hogan. 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. Online registration opens July 30. For additional information contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> September 2020

September 1-3...Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Omni Amelia Island Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon Road. Fee: $575; $30 discount if paid by July 30. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

September 3-4...Fayette County.
Forestry Continuing Education at Bevill State Community College in Fayette. This program is for foresters. Topics include: Invasive Species, Wild Hog Control, BMP’s, Prescribed Burning, Timber Markets, and More. 10 CFE hours available. Fee: $225; lunch included both days. For more information call (205) 932-4335.

September 8...Russell County 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Don’t Guess Soil Test at 508 14th Street, Phenix City. Contact Jennifer Davidson at (334) 298-6845 or jenniferd@auburn.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 9...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: September 9, 2020 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

September 9-11....Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Westin Hotel in Chattanooga. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

September 10...Covington County 6 - 8 PM.
Establishing and Managing Plantings for Wildlife at the Covington County Extension Office, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. This workshop will focus on management strategies and opportunities that landowners can use on their property when establishing wildlife plantings. To register call the Extension Office at (334) 222-1125.

September 15-17...Starkville, Mississippi. (dates are tentative)
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 972 MS-12, Starkville. 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 40 participants. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 17...Online 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Timber Tax and IRS Reporting will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Income tax implications of forest operations, Acquiring land, Calculating depletion allowance, Reporting timber sale income, Site prep expenses, and more. CFE hours available. Attendance limited. Fee: $25. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

September 22-23...Jamestown, Kentucky.
Kentucky Woodland Owners Association (KWOA) Annual Meeting at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Fee: $70. Contact the KWOA at (606) 782-1317 or info@kwoa.net.

September 22-23...Online. This workshop was originally in Statesboro, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Webinar will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Instructors: Dr. David Dickens and Dr. David Clabo. Fee: $300; $50 discount if paid by September 1. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

September 24...Conecuh County 9 AM - 4 PM.
The Natural Shift: Converting from Loblolly to Longleaf Over Time at Reid State Technical College Library, 100 Highway 83, Evergreen. This workshop will cover methods and best practices when converting to longleaf while maintaining a pine overstory and a groundcover restoration demonstration. Fee: $20. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

September 28-29...Conecuh County.
ForestHer Basics: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at Saloom Properties LLC, 2835 Booker Mill Road, Evergreen. This workshop will cover: Forestry terms, Reading maps, Forest soils, Basic tree identification, The importance of forest inventories, Management plans, and more all in a relaxed, fun setting. Fee: $65. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

 

> October 2020

October 3...Dover, Tennessee.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Stewart State Forest. More details to come. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

October 6...Geneva County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
ForestHer Thinning at the Geneva County Extension Office, 2765 East State Highway 52, Hartford. Learn about proper timing and methods of thinning to improve ecosystem health, benefit wildlife and promote tree and forest plant growth all in a relaxed, fun setting. Seating is limited, so preregistration is required. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call the Geneva County Extension Office at (334) 684-2484.

October 6-8...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 1 (Oct 6) 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: $275; $50 discount if paid by September 15.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 2 is on October 7-8. Fee: $395; $50 discount if paid by September 15. 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.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

October 10...Choctaw County 9:30 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at a location To-be-Determined. Come meet with Stephen Butler, Consulting Forester. Topic: Pine reforestation and the benefits of thinning pine plantations. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (205) 624-2225 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

October 14-15...Shelby County.
Alabama Landowners Conference at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana. Awards presented: Tree Farm, Helene Mosley Memorial, W. Kelly Mosely, and others. Fee: $TBD. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

October 20-23...Online.
Biennial Longleaf Conference will now be held as a virtual conference. Fee: $TBD. For more information email Sarah Crate at sarah@longleafalliance.org.

October 21...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Nuisance Wildlife Damage Prevention and Control at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructor: Dr. Michael Mengak. Fee: $215; $50 discount if paid by September 30. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

> November 2020

November 4-5...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Healthy Forests: Managing for Bugs, Wildlife, and Big Trees at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructors: Dr. Elizabeth McCarty and Dr. Michel Kohl. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by October 14. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

November 6...Land O’ Lakes, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM ET.
Land Steward Tour at the property of Jake English. Learn more about longleaf pine forest management, enhancing wildlife habitat, tree planting, Best Management Practices (BMPs), preparing for the next hurricane, and more. Fee: $TBD. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 7...Baldwin County.
Annual Stockton Sawmill Days at Bicentennial Park, Stockton. Witness log-rolling, pole climbing, cross-cut sawing, boom walking, and other activities performed by professional lumberjacks. Other items of interest: portable sawmill operating basket making, syrup making, and much more. Bring a lawn chair. Fee: $10; children under 12 free. Contact Stockton Sawmill Days organizers at stocktonsawmilldays@gmail.com.

November 19...Tifton, Georgia.
Timber Taxation Workshop at the Tift County Extension Office Auditorium, 1468 Carpenter Road South. Instructor: Dr. Yanshu Li. Six CFE hours available. Fee: $215; $50 discount if paid by October 29. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

November 24...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM.
Understanding the Role of BMPs at Flinchums Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. This course will be presented via Zoom Webinar if circumstances don’t allow the course to proceed in person. Instructors: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi and Dr. Jay Shelton. CFE credits available. Fee: $215; $50 discount if paid by November 3. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

>December 2020

December 8-9...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Appraisal at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. More details to come. Instructor: Morgan Mellette. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by December 7. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

> February 2021

February 24-26...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

 

> 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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