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  • Last Update: 04/23/2019
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> April 2019

April 24...Online 12 Noon CST.
The Invasive Bamboo Management Webinar will cover identification and management of invasive bamboo species in the Southeast. Presenters: Dr. Deah Lieurance, University of Florida. For help connecting to the webinar email robert_bardon@ncsu.edu.

April 25...Washington County 5:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at Steve Gilley’s Residence, 17115 Highway 43, Wagarville. Bring a water sample for analysis and recommendations. Contact Sabra Johnson at (251) 847-2295 or sej0025@aces.edu.

April 25...Elmore County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: All rooms at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel are booked on April 26. There are still rooms available Saturday, April 27. For Room Reservations call (251) 446-4290. Group Code is AFOA. Room rate is $159/night + tax.

Alternative accomodations:
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atmore (251) 368-1188
Hampton Inn, Atmore (251) 368-9090
Holiday Inn Exp, Atmore (251) 368-1585

AFOA held the annual meeting at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in 2010. Click here to see a few photos from the 2010 meeting & tours.

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

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Form
 

April 27…Wartburg, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Lone Mountain State Park. Topics: Preparation of Firewood, Intro to the Firewood Business, Determining Which Trees to Cut for Firewood, and Tree Felling and Chainsaw Safety. Lunch included. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 29-May 1...Washington, D.C.
American Tree Farm System Fly-In and Hill Day at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Make sure our elected officials hear your voice, the private forest landowner. Fee: $50 registration fee. For more information email Natalie at nalex@forestfoundation.org.

April 29 - May 3...Baldwin County.
Learn and Burn: Interactive Field Day at the Sibley Pines property. A prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between the 29th - 3rd. Participants must expect to be active all day walking, wearing woods clothes, and carrying tools. Limited advance notice could be given depending on weather conditions. Lunch provided. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (850) 758-8559 or ryan@longleafalliance.org.

April 30 - May 1...Gainesville, Florida.
Spring Symposium: Family Forests at the Roland T. Stern Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. Topics include: landowner associations, forest product markets, economics, hurricane recovery, genetically improved pines, wildlife habitat, intergenerational land transfer, and more. Fee: $125 for landowners. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

 

> May 2019

May 2...Tuscaloosa County.
Estate Planning Seminar at the Tuscaloosa County Extension Auditorium, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. Speaker: Orman Wilson, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC. Fee: $5; meal provided. RSVP Jim Junkin at (205) 561-4068 or jim.junkin@forestry.alabama.gov.

May 3...Junction City, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM EST.
Fall Line Forestry Workshop at 780 Fielders Mill Road. A variety of topics will be covered. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Pam Jordan at (706) 570-1966 or pij456@aol.com.

May 3...Teleconference Noon CST.
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#

May 4...Baldwin County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the Gulfview Ballroom II at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, 21196 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores. 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.

May 6 & 7...Tuscaloosa County.
ForestHer Basics: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. This workshop for women will feature presentations about the history of Alabama's forests and an introduction to what women need to learn about forest management in a relaxed, fun setting. Fee: $65. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

May 7...Coffee County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Coffee County Extension, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. Topics include: Safety Practices, Chainsaw Design, Ergonomics, Starting, Limbing, Basic Felling, and On-site Demonstrations. Pre-registration required. Call the Coffee County Extension at (334) 894-5596.

May 7...Barbour County 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Barbour County Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) at 525 School Street, Eufaula. This program teaches youth about plant and animal identification, land management, conservation, and more. The plan is to develop a team for state competition. Contact Jill Wachs at (334) 687-5688 or jmw0116@auburn.edu.

May 7-8...Palatka, Florida 8 AM - 5 PM EST.
Learn & Burn: Burn Prescription Writing Workshop at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road. Participants will develop a legal Burn Prescription that focuses on specific goals and objectives. Topics include: Range management, Ground cover restoration, Timber management, and Wildlife management. Back up burn days May 9 & 10. Contact Barry Coulliette at (904) 838-8591 or act.barryc@gmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 8...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference featured 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: May 8, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

May 9...Sumter County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Lake LU, Livingston. 3rd grade students only. Contact Mandee Carrier at (205) 652-5105 or mandee.carrier@al.nacdnet.net.

May 9...Lee County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Caterpillar Training Center, 6155 Heath Road, Auburn. This workshop introduces audiences to low-cost and easy to use geospatial mapping applications (apps) that can be used on smartphones or ipads. It introduces audiences to GIS, GPS, Smartphone GIS applications, UAV technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck with questions at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.edu.   Register here.

May 9...Escambia County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
Natural Resources Tour at Legacy Acres, 327 E. Pineview Circle, Brewton. Topics include: Soil Quality, Forestry, Silvopasture, Grazing, and Drone Demonstration. Lunch provided. To register call (251) 867-3185x3.

May 9...Butler County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust on the campus of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, 750 Greenville Bypass, Greenville. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: Here are some questions you may consider asking yourself and others. Should the state provide recreational activity property? Is recreation a necessary service? Does the state need more public land to compete with recreational opportunities (many of which are already) provided by private forestland owners? Will more public land that doesn't pay taxes put pressure on private landowners to pay more in taxes? Will higher taxes promote more or less forestland ownership? Is private forestland ownership or public forestland better for our state?


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 9
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Nino's Italian Restaurant, 2698 Pelham Parkway, Pelham. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then discuss news and issues with other landowners. Limited seating. No walk-ins. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

May 9...Walker County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Jasper Area Regional Reception at Musgrove Country Club, 916 Country Club Road, Jasper. 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.

May 11...Barbour County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at Eufaula Country Outdoors on Hunters Inlet Road, Eufaula. No fee. To register call Jennifer Johnson at (334) 585-7083. 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.

May 14...Lee County 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Annual Conference at Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Fee: $80; $20 discount if paid by May 6. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

May 14...Crenshaw County 6:30 PM.
Forestry Economics: Planning for Family Forests at the Tom Harbin Ag Center, 106 Airport Road, Luverne. Speaker: Adam Maggard, Auburn University. Contact Crenshaw County Extension at (334) 335-3476 or bryandf@aces.edu.

May 14-16...Milton, Florida.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the University of Florida, 4900 Building, Room 4902. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, Groundcover, Wildlife Habitat, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

May 17...Baldwin County.
Forestry Field Day with JJ McCool, Consulting Forester. Topic: Managing Your Forestland to Enhance Wildlife Habitat While Increasing Timber Production. More Details Coming Soon. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.

May 17...Geneva County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Forestry Field Day at Geneva State Forest Lake, Forest Lake Road, Kinston. Topics include: Gopher Tortoise Mgt., Streamside Mgt. Zones (SMZs) Wild Pig Effects on Water Quality, Invasive Plants, Stream Crossings/Forest Roads, Portable Sawmilling, and Drone Applications in Forestry. Lunch provided. Registration required. Call Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

May 17...Kosciusko, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Prescribed Burning for Forestry & Wildlife Short Course at Attala County Extension Office, 715 Fairground Road. Topics include: Fire as Management Tool, Fire for Wildlife Management, Burning Legally, Fire Behavior, Firing Techniques, Burn Plans, and Fire in Pine & Hardwood Ecosystems. Fee: $30; lunch included. Call Taylor Casey at (662) 289-5431.

May 18...Henry County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Fish Pond Meeting at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 AL-134, Headland. Weed identification and pond side demos. Electroshock for fish counts. Contact James Jones at (334) 585-6416 or jonesja@aces.edu.

May 18...Autauga County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Conservation Expo at Autauga County Wildlife Management Area (WMA), 2119 County Road 57, Prattville. Activities include: Archery, Birdwatching, Trapping info, Cooking demos, and WMA tours. Contact Carrie Threadgill at (334) 242-3469 or carrie.threadgill@dcnr.alabama.gov.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

May 21...Blount County.
Forestry Field Day with Tim Chesnut, Consulting Forester. Topic: Real Forestry for Real People. More Details Coming Soon. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.

May 21-22...Washington, D.C.
Timberland Investments for Professionals at Duke in DC Suites, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Participants will analyze the fundamentals of timberland investing, including: global trends in the asset class, market development in ecological services, risk assessment and management, and more. Fee: $1,500; $250 discount if paid by April 30. For more information email exceed@nicholas.duke.edu.

May 22...Chilton County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Chilton Regional Research and Extension Center, 120 County Road 756, Clanton. This workshop introduces audiences to low-cost and easy to use geospatial mapping applications (apps) that can be used on smartphones or ipads. It introduces audiences to GIS, GPS, Smartphone GIS applications, UAV technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck with questions at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.edu.   Register here.

May 28...Online 1 PM CST.
The Managing Oak Forests for Northern Bobwhite Quail webinar will teach participants about managing oak forests and restoration efforts related to Northern Bobwhite Quail. Presenter: Dr. Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University.

 

> June 2019

June 1-3...St. Cloud, Florida.
Burn & Learn Workshop at Forever Florida, 4755 N. Kenansville Road. Hands-on training for private landowners & managers. Discussions will be held after the burn each day. Fee: $12/day; lunch provided. To register call (781) 361-9711 or questions can be directed to Ryan at (352) 373-0550.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

June 4...Shelby County.
Forestry Field Day with John Havard, Consulting Forester. Topic: All Things Timber Harvesting. More Details Coming Soon. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.

June 6...Henry County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland. This workshop introduces audiences to low-cost and easy to use geospatial mapping applications (apps) that can be used on smartphones or ipads. It introduces audiences to GIS, GPS, Smartphone GIS applications, UAV technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck with questions at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.edu.   Register here.

June 6...Jasper, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3 PM EST.
North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Meeting at the Chattahoochee Technical College. CFE credits available. Fee: $35; lunch included. Contact Kim McCollum at (706) 894-1591 or kim.ccrcd@gmail.com.

June 7...Teleconference Noon CST.
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#

June 11...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Election for vacant House District 74 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Dimitri Polizos. A runoff is set for August 27, 2019 and the general election November 12, 2019. If a runoff is not necessary, the general election will be August 27, 2019.

June 11-12...Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at the Holiday Inn, 213 SW Commerce Boulevard. Topics will include: Herbicide rates, Timing of application, Active ingredients, Surfactants, Adjuvants, and Safe application methods. Fee: $75 for private landowners. Lunch included. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 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 featured 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: June 12, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

June 13-14...Wilcox County.
Forestry and Wildlife School for Landowners at the Gee’s Bend Visitor Center located at the intersection of Highway 28 and Ellis Island Road. Topics include: Pine & Hardwood Mgt., Cronic Wasting Disease Update, Judging White-Tailed Deer, Antler Scoring, Nurseries & Sawmills Update, and Forestry & Wildlife Opportunities. Pine Hill Nursery Tour on 2nd day. Fee: $40; $5 discount if paid by May 31. For more information call Baldwin County NRCS Coordinator at (251) 937-3297.

June 18...Barbour County 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Barbour County Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) at 525 School Street, Eufaula. This program teaches youth about plant and animal identification, land management, conservation, and more. The plan is to develop a team for state competition. Contact Jill Wachs at (334) 687-5688 or jmw0116@auburn.edu.

June 18-20...Pearl, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Southern Regional Fire Training Center, 3139 Highway 468 West. 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. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

June 18-21...Olympic Valley, California.
National Forest Landowners Conference at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe. Fee: $TBD. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

June 19...Lee County.
Forestry Field Day with Earl Ketchum and Crawford Tatum, Consulting Foresters. Topic: TBA. More Details Coming Soon. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.

June 22...Jefferson County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at Sheepdog Firearms Training Center, 5900 Deerfoot Parkway, Trussville. No fee. To register call Matthew Batson at (205) 937-3722. 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.

June 25...Buckhead, Georgia 6 PM.
Georgia’s Packaging & Pulp Industry Meeting at Bonner’s Restaurant, 1500 Bonner Lane. Speaker: Joe Parsons, Wood Procurement Manager, Graphic Packaging International. Contact the Greene-Morgan Forest Landowners Association at (770) 207-4204 or greenemorganfla@gmail.com.

June 25-26...Tuscaloosa County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop Series: Forest to Faucet in Tuscaloosa. This year there are two workshops with the other in Auburn in July. Participants are welcome to register for one or both workshops. This workshop will focus on how working forests function to purify water, prevent erosion, and promote wildlife all while putting Alabamians to work. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $50; includes double occupancy room and meals. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2137 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

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: $25; $5 discount if paid in advance. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

June 27...Henry County 5:30 PM.
Wild Pig Management at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 AL-134, Headland. Speakers: Mark Smith and Bence Carter, Auburn University, and Jeff Thurmond, Natural Resouces Conservation Service (NRCS). Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

 

> July 2019

July 5...Teleconference Noon CST.
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...Bibb County 11 AM - 3 PM.
ForestHer: Luncheon at The Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 AL-5, Brent. This luncheon & mini-workshop for women will feature presentations about the history of Alabama's forests and an introduction to what women need to learn about forest management in a relaxed, fun setting. Optional field tour to the Bibb County Glades. Fee: $20. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

July 9-10...Baldwin County.
CE’s by the Sea at Island House Hotel, Orange Beach. This program is for registered foresters. Fee: $325. Contact Holly Robertson at (601) 477-4234 or holly.robertson@jcjc.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 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 featured 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: July 10, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

July 16...Pike County 11 AM - 1 PM.
ForestHer: Luncheon at the Pike County Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street, Troy. This luncheon & mini-workshop for women will feature presentations about the history of Alabama's forests and an introduction to what women need to learn about forest management in a relaxed, fun setting. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

July 16-18...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop Series: Alabama's Amazing Forests in Auburn. This year there are two workshops with the other in Tuscaloosa 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) 481-2137 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

July 17...St. Clair County 11 AM - 1 PM.
ForestHer: Luncheon at St. Clair County Extension Office, 1815 Cogswell Avenue, Suite 103/B04, Pell City. This luncheon & mini-workshop for women will feature presentations about the history of Alabama's forests and an introduction to what women need to learn about forest management in a relaxed, fun setting. Fee: $20. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

July 18...Madison County.
Forestry Field Day with Colin Bagwell, Consulting Forester. Topic: TBA. More Details Coming Soon. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.

 


AFOA Forestry Field Day

July 30...Washington County 10 AM.
Forestry Field Day attendees will meet at The Creekbank Restaurant on Highway 43 in Wagerville. Topic: Timber Appraisals and Timber Sales. Speaker: Al Brown, Consulting Forester. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.

 

> August 2019

August 9-11...Amory, Mississippi.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at Worthey Tree Farm near Amory, Texas. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 14...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference featured 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: August 14, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 15
...Shelby/Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location TBD. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. Limited seating. No walk-ins please. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

August 20-22...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> September 2019

September 6...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 18...Athens, Georgia.
US Endowment for Forestry-Based Innovation will create a Forest Innovation Reviews forum for presenting ideas about forests, forest management, forest products, and forest-rich communities conveyed through short talks. The deadline for nominating yourself or someone else to present at the forum is February 28. For more information contact Carlton Owen at (864) 233-7646 or carlton@usendowment.org.

September 24-26...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 975 Highway 12 East. 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. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

 

> December 2019

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: $275. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

 

> February 2020

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.

 

> August 2020

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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