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  • Last Update: 01/24/2020
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> January 2020

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.

January 25-26...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Scottsboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 26-28...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Government Affairs Committee Meeting at The Grand Hotel, 1 Grand Boulevard, Point Clear. The meeting will provide a chance to interact with public officials and discuss policy issues that will provide interesting perspective on the upcoming legislative session. Fee: $250. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

January 27-31...Baldwin County.
Learn to Burn will be held near Old Ganey Road and Highway 59 at the Big Tallawampa property. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between January 27–31. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Limited to 20 participants. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

January 28...Kissimmee, Florida 9 AM - 4 PM ET.
Herbicide Use for Natural Areas at the Osceola County Extension Building, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane. Topics include: reading a label, herbicide safety, treatment recommendations, mixing math, decontamination, calibration, and integrating herbicide use with your management plan. Bring your own lunch. Call the Extension Office at (321) 697-3000.

January 30...Lakeland, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
Feral Swine & Trapping Demonstration Workshop at UGA Extension, Lanier County, 162 W Thigpen Avenue. Topics include: Disease Issues, Water Quality Issues, Control Techniques, Trapping, Regulations, and More. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required. For more information email info@gacd.us.  Register at www.gacd.us/events

January 30...Marianna, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM CT.
Tri-State Bobwhite Symposium at the Jackson County Extension, 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3. Topics include: Bobwhite Biology and Ecology, Forestry in a Bobwhite Context, Northern Bobwhite & Prescribed Fire, Using Native Warm Season Grasses for Cattle and Bobwhites, and Landscape Scale Planning for Bobwhites. Pre-registration by January 23 is required. For registration details contact (617) 686-3012 or jmcguire@quailforever.org.

 

> February 2020

February 4...Jefferson County 6:30 - 8 PM.
Alabama Mushroom Society North/Central meets monthly at The Lumbar, 212 29th Street South, Birmingham. Non-members are welcome to attend. Contact the Mushroom Society.

February 4-6...Henry County.
Learn and Burn will be held near Capps. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 4–6. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Limited to 10 participants. Lunch provided. Contact Greg Brewer at (334) 329-1106 or gbrewer@alaforestry.org.

February 5...Immokalee, Florida 8 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Certified Pile Burner Course at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, 2685 State Road 29 North. This course will show you how to burn piles legally, safely, and efficiently. Fee: $50. For more information contact Dr. Mongi Zekri at (239) 595-5494 or maz@ufl.edu.

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: $195. Outdoor Mobile Workshops on February 5 are additional $50. 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 state compete with private landowners in providing this recreation opportunity?

February 6...Tifton, Georgia 8:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
2020 Timber Taxation Workshop at the Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Road. Timber taxes are one of the major expenses every private forest landowner has. Federal and state incentives are available to provide tax relief to qualified forest landowners. However, many of them continue to pay more than their fair share due to lack of knowledge on timber taxation. The recent tax reform added more complexity to it. This course will provide basic information about forest-related federal income taxation and property taxes in Georgia. It will also give an update on the recent tax reform and how it affects your tax return for 2019. Instructor: Dr. Yanshu Li, University of Georgia. Fee: $140; $25 discount if paid by January 23. Lunch included. For more information contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

February 6...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Richard Beard Building, Agriculture and Industries Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery. 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 (eventually) pay more in taxes? It sounds as if John Archibald thinks forest landowners do not pay enough in taxes per his article at www.al.com/news/2019/10/who-owns-alabama-and-doesnt-pay-their-share.html Yet, is it not correct that Forever Wild property (over 271,000 acres) does not pay property taxes?

February 7...Philadelphia, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Neshoba County Forestry Association Workshop at the Neshoba County Coliseum, 12000 Highway 15N. Topic: Herbicides for Forest Management. Fee: $25; lunch included. To register, call (601) 656-4011.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

February 7...Fayette County 9 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at the Fayette County Extension office at 650 McConnell Loop in Fayette. We will have an indoor demonstration on filing your chainsaw, enjoy a Dutch Treat lunch at Lisa’s Barbecue, and then caravan to the woods for a field visit. Come meet Greg West, Consulting Forester and contract saw instructor for the US Forest Service. Topic: Becoming a Savvy Sawyer and Filing Phenom: Guide Bar Maintenance and Saw Chain Filing. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (205) 624-2225 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

February 10...Mobile County 7 - 9 PM.
Alabama Mushroom Society South meets monthly at Whole Foods, 3968 Airport Boulevard, Mobile. Non-members are welcome to attend. Contact the Mushroom Society.

February 10 - March 28...Online.
Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners is a 6-week online course that teaches forestry basics for landowners who want to start being more proactive with their forestland management. The course will include topics such as determining the best forest type for your property, locating boundary lines and map reading, forest tree measurements, forest thinning for timber and wildlife, and forest product markets. Learn at your own pace with the course wrapping up with an optional forestry field day at Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn. Fee: $60. Contact Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or adm0074@auburn.edu.

February 11...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 8 AM - 4 PM.
Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Topic: Income Taxes and the Family Forest - Timber Tax Overview, Importance of a forest management plan, Record keeping, Basics of basis, Timber sales income, Recovery of reforestation costs, Deducting management expenses, Strategic tax planning, Tax forms, and More. Fee: $50; lunch included. For more information call Matt Thornton at (601) 545-6083.

February 11...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception at RSA Plaza Terrace, 770 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Great opportunity to meet state legislators interested in forestry & agriculture. Sponsored in part by AFOA along with several other organizations. Parking available in the RSA Plaza Terrace Parking Deck on Adams Avenue. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.


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.

February 13...Covington County 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM.
Forestry Pesticide Use Training Workshop at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. 5 PLM Hours. Fee: $10; lunch provided. Contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@aces.edu.

February 13...Barbour County 5:30 - 8 PM.
Forest Management & Planning for Landowners at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula. Topics include: Timber market outlooks, Costs/Trends of forestry practices, and 2020 tax updates for landowners. To register, call the Extension Office at (334) 687-5688.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 13
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Nino's Italian Restaurant, 2698 Pelham Parkway, Pelham. 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 13...Baldwin County 6 - 8 PM.
Managing Small Woodlots at 8300 AL-104, Fairhope. This event will discuss challenges and opportunities landowners face when managing small woodlots of 40 or less acres. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

February 15-16...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 17-21...Bullock County.
Learn and Burn will be held at the Sehoy Plantation. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 17–21. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Limited to 80 participants. Contact Tyler Sibley at (256) 612-7694 or tsibley@alaforestry.org.

February 18...Baker, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Learn & Burn Workshop at Gum Creek Lodge, 5741 Gum Creek Lodge Road. This is an opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking / work boots with heavy soles, and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions alternative dates 19-22 may be used. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. Call Don Buchanan at (850) 381-3522.

February 19...Cullman County 12 PM Noon.
Tree and Shrub Informational Program at the North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho Street SW, Cullman. Free lunch and learn about trees and shrubs available from the local forestry committee on February 20 at the Agriplex. For more information call Tony Glover at (256) 737-9386.

February 20...Dale County.
Alabama Tortoise Alliance at Hoppergrass Restaurant, 129 S. East Avenue, Ozark. This is the last meeting before the United States Fish & Wildlife Service window closes for submitting information for the gopher tortoise species status assessment listing decision. Fee: $25. Lunch included. Contact Ericha Nix at (334) 242-3469 or ericha.shelton-nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 20...Bullock County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Pond Management Lunch & Learn at the Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 Highway 82-E., Union Springs. Bring your lunch and come learn about recreational pond management practices. Bring a water and/or weed sample for identification and testing. To register, call the Extension Office at (334) 738-2580.

February 20...Knoxville, Tennessee 5 PM ET.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Ye Olde Steak House, 6838 Chapman Highway. Topics: Hardwood tariff's effects on production and exports and other Hardwood issues of interest. Speaker: Dr. Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

February 21-23...Barbour County.
Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend at Lakepoint State Park Resort and nearby Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. "...a weekend of observing migratory waterfowl, resident wildlife populations, wading and shore birds." Fee: $202 single, $262 double; includes Lodging, Social, Some Meals, Program, and Field trips. Call (334) 687-8011.

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: $405. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

February 25...Panama City, Florida 8 AM.
Northwest Florida Ecotourism Summit at 4750 Collegiate Drive. Fee: $30; $10 discount if paid by February 7. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 26...Milton, Florida 8 AM - 3 PM CT.
Forest Health Training at the West Florida Research and Education Center, 5988 U.S. 90. The session will include presentations on: Invasive plant management, Hurricanes and bark and ambrosia beetles, Forest management post-disturbance, Insect and fungi management, and Single tree management after the storm. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 27...St. Clair County 8 AM - 1 PM.
Wild Turkey Management Workshop at 19426 US Highway 411, Springville. Topics include: Ecology/Biology, Prescribed fire, Predator management, Food plots, Forest management, Old field management, and Early succession. Fee: $25. Contact Spenser Bradley at (256) 303-4924 or seb0043@aces.edu.

February 29...Talladega County 3 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Talladega Superspeedway, 3366 Speedway Boulevard, Talladega. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 29-March 1...Choctaw County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop at the Bent Creek Lodge in Jachin. The workshop will pass on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $200; includes Saturday's night lodging, lunch, steak dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2020

March 2 - May 22...Online.
Woodland Options for Landowners Online is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Forest history, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Marking boundary lines, Understanding your deed, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 3...Jefferson County 6:30 - 8 PM.
Alabama Mushroom Society North/Central meets monthly at The Lumbar, 212 29th Street South, Birmingham. Non-members are welcome to attend. Contact the Mushroom Society.

March 3-4...Pike County.
ForestHer on Fire at the Colley Senior Complex, 715 Elm Street, Troy. This workshop will focus on teaching women landowners about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool. Dress ready for the woods. Most of day one, you will be indoors learning about fire behavior, safety, and management techniques. The remaining portion of the class will be spent in the woods applying what you learned in the classroom. Seating is limited, so preregistration is required. Fee: $65; includes lunch and dinner on day one; breakfast, breaks, and lunch on day two. To register, contact the Extension Office at (334) 566-0985.

March 3-5...Tallahassee, Florida.
Longleaf Academy: Fire & Longleaf F201 at the 13093 Henry Beadel Road. Topics include: Fire ecology, Burning young longleaf, Ignition patterns, Smoke management, Burn planning, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunch. Contact Karen Brown at (414) 379-9697 or karen@longleafalliance.org.

March 4...Lake Butler, Florida 11:30 AM ET.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Membership Meeting at the Hal Y Community Center. For more information call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

March 7...Bibb County.
Alabama Quail Hunters Spring Field Trial at the Gates Shaw property. Bring your family. For more information contact Robert Carr at (205) 902-4156 or coalcarr123@gmail.com.

March 9...Mobile County 7 - 9 PM.
Alabama Mushroom Society South meets monthly at Whole Foods, 3968 Airport Boulevard, Mobile. Non-members are welcome to attend. Contact the Mushroom Society.

March 10...Russell County 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Spectacular Snakes at 1501 17th Avenue, Phenix City. Speaker: Stephen Faughn. Light lunch provided. For more information call Jennifer Davidson at (334) 298-6845.

March 10 & 11...Pike County.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at Butter and Egg Adventures, 2127 Butter and Egg Road, Troy. Topics include: Maintenance, Personal Protection Equipment, Limbing, Basic Felling, Bucking, and On-site Demonstrations. Day Two participants are hands-on demonstrating proper techniques discussed on Day One. You must attend Day One to attend Day Two. To register, call the Extension Office at (334) 566-0985.

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. Fee: $240; $80 discount if paid by January 31. 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: $429. Contact Dianne Sullivan at (334) 834-1170 or dianne@hattonbrown.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 11...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: March 11, 2020 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

March 12...Geneva County 5:30 - 8 PM.
Forestry Alternative Income Opportunities at the Geneva County Extension Office, 2765 East State Highway 52, Hartford. This program will include topics such as: Pine straw and hunting lease opportunities. To register, call the Extension Office at (334) 684-2484.

March 12-14...Athens, Georgia.
The Whitetail Weekend at the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) headquarters. This event is taking the place of the QDMA national convention. Activities include: classroom instruction, hands-on education, and sporting clays event. Fee: $275; $50 discount if paid by February 15. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

March 18...Sumter County 9:30 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 10 AM, take the tour, then return to M&M Market for a Dutch Treat lunch. Come meet with Larry Gibson, Consulting Forester. Topic: Managing Timberland for Income and Wildlife. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (205) 624-2225 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

March 18...Quincy, Florida 11:30 AM ET.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Membership Meeting at the Coastal Plywood Company’s Magnolia Lodge. For more information call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

March 19...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Applied Forest Finance at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. Fee: $680; $100 discount if paid by March 5. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

March 31 - April 1....Covington County.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Topics will include: Herbicide rates, Timing of application, Active ingredients, Surfactants, Adjuvants, and Safe application methods. Fee: $100 includes lunch or $200 includes meals and onsite lodging. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

 

> April 2020

April 4...Columbia, Mississippi 9 AM.
Christmas Tree Grower Field Day at Bass Christmas Tree Farm, 103 Riley Road, Columbia. Fee: $25; $5 discount if paid by March 27. For more information contact Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335 or sctaes@gmail.com.

April 9...Mobile County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at the John Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile. Bring a water (20 oz container) and/or weed sample (wrapped in wet paper towel) for identification, analysis, and recommendations. Contact Diane Anthony at (251) 574-8445 or jda0002@aces.edu.

April 18 - May 3...Chile, South America.
Travel to Chile with the American Forest Foundation on a 14-day forestry tour that will start in Santiago and travel south through the country to Puerto Montt. This tour will give participants the chance to: Experience the people and culture of Chile, See the diversity of Chilean forests and management regimes, Share the experience with fellow landowners and foresters, Explore Chilean beaches, mountains, and cities, and Enjoy Chilean dining and world class wines. There are about 10 slots open. Contact Beth Riley at (402) 983-0655 or briley@forestfoundation.org.


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 January 2020.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Form
 

 

> May 2020

May 12-14...Darlington, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the 2200 Pocket Road. Topics include: Managing with fire, Site prep, Release treatments, Stand management, Planting techniques, Diseases, Economics, Groundcover restoration, Wildlife Habitat, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunch. For more information call (414) 379-9697.

 

> June 2020

June 24...Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Timber Market Analysis at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class teaches a detailed approach and specific strategies for analyzing timber markets for timberland, bioenergy, wood procurement, and forestry consulting applications. Instructors: Dr. Brooks Mendell and Amanda Lang. Fee: $680; $100 discount if paid by June 10. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

 

> 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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