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  • Last Update: 04/20/2018
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> April 2018

April 19-20...Monticello, Mississippi.
Youth Natural Resources Field Day at the Bubba Bass Farm, Henry Bass Road. GPS coord.: 31.566010, -90.142277  This field day is for 5th Graders. Some topics and activities include: Paper Production Demonstration, Portable Saw Mill, Wildlife Biologist, Wood Crafts, and much more. Lunch provided. For more information call Hortense Bass at (601) 695-1493.

April 20...Bibb County 8 AM - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Control Workshop at the US Forest Service Work Center, Brent. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Matt Hartzell at (205) 926-4310 or mdh0007@aces.edu.

April 21…Puryear, Tennessee 8 AM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Middleton Lumber Company. Topic: Sustainable Forestry vs. Diameter Limit Cutting. Lunch provided. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 23...Online 2 PM CST.
Fire, Smoke, and Air Quality Webinar will teach participants to better understand agricultural and forestry fires and their impacts on air quality, as well as ways to manage emissions from these fires. Presenter: Dr. Greg Johnson, NRCS Air Quality Team Leader. For more information email Holli Kuykendall at holli.kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov.

April 24...Houston County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Cultural Landscape. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

April 24-27...West Palm Beach, Florida.
Prescribed Fire For Wildlife at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. Fee: $375; meals and lodging included. For more information contact Jim Schortemeyer at (239) 455-5847 or schortfire@aol.com.

April 25...Atlanta, Georgia 8 AM - 5 PM EST.
Southeast Wood Solutions Fair at the Georgia International Convention Center. Learn about mass timber & heavy timber applications with a full day of education for professionals or anyone interested wood’s exciting design possibilities. Fee: $150. Contact Mary Schramka at (708) 204-9578 or mary.schramka@woodworks.org.

April 26...Winston County 8 - 11 AM.
Bark Beetle Control on the Bankhead National Forest (NF) & Adjacent Landowners at the Traders and Farmers Bank, Bernice Hilton Walker Building, Upstairs Room, 64 Main Street, Double Springs. Topics include: Beetle/Wildlife Concerns, Recognition & Patch Control, Bidding on NF Timber Sales, and Best Management Practices. Pre-register as seating is limited. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

April 26...Lee County 5 - 7 PM.
Meet & Greet and Forum for Candidates for the Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries at the ALFA Pavilion, Ag Heritage Park, 620 North Donahue Drive, Auburn University. Invited Candidates: Tracy Crane, Gerald Dial, Cecil Murphy, and Rick Pate. Moderated by Randall Wisman, Southeast AgNet. Forest landowners are welcome to attend. RSVP Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org. Editor's Note: Three of the candidates are members of AFOA. It has been suggested by some (in an effort to streamline state government) that the Alabama Forestry Commission should be merged into the Department of Ag & Industries, so at least one of these candidates might become important to forest landowners at some point in the future.

April 26...Talladega County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Childersburg Area Regional Reception at Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. 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.

April 27...Coffee County 8:45 - 2 PM.
Spring Landowner Tour at the property of Doug Watkins, at the end of Coffee County Road 630. GPS coord.: 31.266587, -86008480 Topics include: Pollinator Habitat, Wild Hog Management, Erosion Control, The Need to Interplant Longleaf, and Gopher Tortoise Conservation. Lunch provided. To RSVP call (334) 894-5596.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 27-28...Lauderdale County.
Location: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge, 4401 McLean Dr, Rogersville, AL 35652

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge (northwest Alabama on the Tennessee River). All of AFOA's room block has been taken, but Joe Wheeler could possibly have other rooms available. Be sure to ask.
Cottages (3 bedroom and 2 bedroom) are available, but we could not block them out, so if you want to stay in a cottage (2 nights required), you’ll want to make reservations now – ASAP. For Reservations call (256) 247-5461 and use Group Code#2573. It is a 1 night minimum for Lodge Rooms.

A few other hotels in the area are listed on the Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form.

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

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application (The exhibitor space is FULL. We cannot except more exhibitors, but Sponsors are still welcome.)

 

Printable Directions:

Directions from I-65 after taking Exit 351 to Joe Wheeler Lodge

Directions from Joe Wheeler Lodge to Brown-Forman Cooperage Tour
Directions from Brown-Forman Cooperage Tour to Joe Wheeler Lodge

Directions from Joe Wheeler Lodge to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
Directions from
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve to Joe Wheeler Lodge
 

April 28...Morgan County.
Bird Watcher Outing near Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. This outing is a Count to identify and count all birds seen or heard from dawn to dusk. Contact Dwight Cooley at (256) 565-6239 or sabrewing@earthlink.net. Editor's Note: The AFOA Annual Meeting will be near this Outing.

April 28...Tallahassee, Florida 9 - 11 AM EST.
Family Heirs' Property Workshop Series at Florida A&M University CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive. Session Three will discuss the topic: What are the action steps families can take to clear the title to their Family Heirs' Property? Contact Sandra Thompson at (850) 599-3546 or sandra.thompson@famu.edu.

 

> May 2018

May 1...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12:30 PM.
Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at The Sawmill Restaurant, 2205 US 49, Wiggins. Dutch treat lunch. For more information call Pearl River CFA at (601) 928-5286.

May 2...Talladega County 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Invasive Plant Annual Conference at Pursell Farms, John Piney’s Barn, 386 Talladega Springs Road, Sylacauga. Fee: $75; $20 discount if paid by April 27. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

May 2-3...Gainesville, Florida.
Annual Spring Symposium will explore disturbances that affect forest health and management. Located at The Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. Topics include: Breeding efforts to improve disease resistance, Proactive management for extreme drought, Insect challenges, and more. Fee: $175; includes breakfast, lunch, BBQ dinner, and social. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 3...Crenshaw County 4 PM.
Treasure Forest Landowner Meeting at Mr. Barnett King’s Fern Valley Treasure Forest on Patsburg Highway. Signs will mark drive into property. Topic: Hardwood Management in Riparian or Wetland Sites. Speaker: Tim Albritton, NRCS Forester. Wear appropriate field clothes. Meal provided. Call Crenshaw County Extension at (334) 335-6312.

May 4...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

May 4...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#

May 5...DeKalb County 9 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM.
Guided Wildflower Hikes at DeSoto State Park, 7104 DeSoto Parkway NE, Fort Payne. Contact Brittney Hughes at (256) 997-5025 or brittney.hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov.

May 8...Vaiden, Mississippi 6 PM.
Carroll County Forestry Association Meeting at Guy's Fish House, 35004 MS-35. Topic: Estate Planning. Speaker: Floyd Melton. Call the Carroll County Extension Office at (662) 237-6926.

May 8-9...Columbia, South Carolina.
Forest Technology Workshop at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This workshop, which is primarily for foresters, will focus on GIS, drones, software, and hardware. It will feature demonstrations, discussions, and field exercises. Fee: $339. For more information call Society of American Foresters at (301) 897-8720.

May 10...Sumter County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Lake LU, Livingston. 3rd grade students only. Contact Mandee Carrier at (205) 652-7521 or mandee.carrier@al.nacdnet.net.

May 10...Lee County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap Workshop at the CASIC Building, 559 Devall Drive, Auburn. This workshop’s objectives are: Introduce user-friendly GIS apps and GPS for iPhone and iPad, Train attendees on using smart devices to collect GPS data in the field, Use GIS apps to develop maps, Demonstrate the capabilities of UAVs for collecting real-time imagery, and more. To register and watch a video about the workshop visit www.alabamasmartmap.com. Fee: $50; lunch included. Email questions to smartmap@auburn.edu. This workshop is currently offered at three other locations with the possibility of more offerings this fall.

May 10...Coosa County 8 AM.
Tree Farm Field Tour at Mooney Tree Farm. GPS coord.: 33.01186, -86.29780. Topics include: Longleaf Pine, Prescribed Fire, Forest Roads, and Hands on Forestry Skills. Pre-register for lunch. Contact Leigh Peters at (334) 481-2134 or lpeters@alaforestry.org.

May 10...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.

May 10...Tuscaloosa County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the event center at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, 12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla. 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: At what point will Alabama have enough public land?

May 10...Clarke County 5:30 PM.
Recreational Lake Management at location to be determined. Speaker: PJ Waters. Call the Clarke County Extension at (251) 847-2295.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 10
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Landry’s Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. 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.

May 10...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Rankin County Forestry Association Meeting at the Rankin County Extension Office, 601 Marquette Road. Topics include Forestry Solutions Services and Nuisance Animal Control. Speakers: Robert Boyd and Kennie Prince. Call the Rankin County Extension Office at (601) 825-1462.

May 10...Pittsboro, Mississippi 6 PM.
Calhoun County Forestry Association Meeting at the Calhoun County Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. Topic is Forces Impacting Prices. Speaker: Marc Measells. Call the Calhoun County Extension Office at (662) 412-3177.

May 12...Coffee County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
After the Hunt: Year-Round Wildlife Management at the Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. Topics include: Food Plots, Forest Management Practices for Habitat Enhancement, Wild Pig Effects on Wildlife, Predator Management, Trap Designs, Roads, Culverts, Herbicides, Camera Surveys, and Diseases Impacting Wildlife. Fee: $20; lunch included. Seating is limited. Pre-registration required. Call the Extension Office at (334) 894-5596.

May 12...Durant, Mississippi 9 AM.
Holmes County Forestry Association Field Day at Hoffman Farms, 20550 Highway 51 North. Call Holmes County Extension Office at (662) 834-2795.

May 13...Marshall County 7 AM.
Bird Watcher Outing will meet at the greenway trailhead on Old Madison Pike parking lot. GPS coord: 34.709083 -86.701369  The group should hope to see Mourning Warblers, Wilson Warblers, Canada Warblers, Warbling Vireo, and others. Contact Ken Ward at (256) 837-5646 or phinken@wowway.com. Editor's Note: Will birding groups or individuals be interested in leasing forestland in the future? Do public land purchase programs such as Forever Wild make this possibility less likely?

May 15...Limestone & Morgan Counties.
Special General Election for vacant House District 4 seat.

May 15...Montgomery County.
Special General Election for vacant Senate District 26 seat.

May 15...Blount County.
Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting at the Frank Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Oneonta. Landowners, natural resource professionals, and interested individuals are welcome to attend. Contact Charles LeCroy at (205) 353-2858 or charleslecroy@gmail.com.

May 15...Kosciusko, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM.
Understanding Global Positioning System (GPS) Workshop at the Attala County Extension Office, 715 Fairground Road. Topics include: History of GPS, Marking, Navigation, and Calculating Area. Half of workshop will be hands-on training outdoors. Fee: $20; lunch included. To register call Taylor Casey at (662) 289-5431.

May 15...Calhoun County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at the Oxford Civic Center, 401 Mc Cullars Lane, Oxford. Dinner included. Pre-registration required. Call Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268.

May 17...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 & 11:30 AM EST.
Klausner Chip-N-Saw Mill Tour will meet at the Suwanee River State Park, 3631 201st Path. There will be two tour sessions. Each session is limited to 15 people. Lunch provided. Call the Suwannee County Extension Office at (386) 362-2771.

May 17...Colbert County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Forest Management Workshop at the Bevill Center, Northwest Shoals Community College, 1011 George Wallace Boulevard, Muscle Shoals. Topics include: The White Initiative, Potential Impacts of Chronic Wasting Disease, Using Fire, Shortleaf Pine Initiative, Bat Habitat in Southern Pines, and Local Market Opportunities. To register contact Bethany Elliot at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

May 17...Elmore County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Natureplex, 2861 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Dinner included. Pre-registration required. Call Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268.

May 19…Tullahoma, Tennessee 8 AM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at University of Tennessee Highland Rim Forest. Topic: Sustainable Forestry vs. Diameter Limit Cutting. Lunch provided. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

May 19...Bullock County 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Predator Management Workshop at Wehle Nature Center, 4890 Pleasant Hill Road, Midway. Topics include: Nest Predators, Coyotes, Predator Trapping, and Hog Trapping. Field Tour of Barbour Wildlife Management Area included so dress accordingly. Lunch provided. To pre-register contact Brian Grice at (334) 321-1541 or brian.grice@dcnr.alabama.gov.

May 19...Dallas County 9 AM.
Silvopasture for Multiple Incomes at 472 Pecan Road, Plantersville. Learn the benefits of combining the short-term income of livestock and long-term income of timber. Preregistration is required by May 4. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or ukarki@tuskegee.edu.

May 19...Tuscaloosa County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the Alabama Fire College Auditorium, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. 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 19...Henry County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Pond Management Workshop at Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland. The workshop will include inside presentations and live-demonstrations at a pond site. Bring a water sample and/or a weed sample for identification and testing. Fee: $15; lunch provided, so preregistration is required. Call the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center at (334) 693-3800.

May 22...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM.
Wetland Regulations and Compliance Workshop at the Baldwin County Association of Realtors, 23280 County Road 65, Robertsdale. This workshop should be of interest to landowners, real estate professionals, land managers, family planners, and estate businesses. Fee: $35. Contact Ryan Mains, Alabama Coastal Foundation, at (251) 990-6002 or rmains@joinacf.org.

May 22...Morgan County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at the ALFA District Office, 2033 Beltline Road SW, Decatur. Dinner included. Pre-registration required. Call Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268.

May 24...Barbour County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at Abercrombie’s Fish Camp, 335 Eufaula Avenue, Clayton. Dinner included. Pre-registration required. Call Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268.

May 26...Tallahassee, Florida 9 - 11 AM EST.
Family Heirs' Property Workshop Series at Florida A&M University CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive. Session Four will discuss the topic: What action steps help families resolve family conflict about Family Heirs' Property? Contact Sandra Thompson at (850) 599-3546 or sandra.thompson@famu.edu.

May 29...Monroe County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at the Monroe County Conservation and Education Conference Center, 1 Teen Trail, Monroeville. Dinner included. Pre-registration required. Call Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268.

May 31...Conecuh County 6 PM.
Recreational Lake Management at The Depot in Evergreen. GPS coord: 31.433028,-86.955361  Speaker: PJ Waters. Call the Conecuh County Extension at (251) 578-2762.

 

> June 2018

June 1...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

June 1...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#

June 5...Statewide.
Primary Election

June 7...Tuscaloosa County 6 - 7:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. Dinner included. Pre-registration required. Call Deborah Long at (334) 613-4268.

June 10-15...Ellisville, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Jones County Junior College. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $115; meals and lodging included. Contact Anna Thames at (601) 354-4936 or athames@msforestry.net.

June 11-13...Cullman County.
North Alabama Forestry Workshop for Agriscience Educators at the North Alabama Agriplex in Cullman. “Please encourage educators at your local schools to attend. There will be a strong focus on employment opportunities for their students in the forest industry.” Contact Ashley Watts at (334) 322-2435 or awatts@alaforestry.org.

June 14...Baldwin County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap Workshop at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. This workshop’s objectives are: Introduce user-friendly GIS apps and GPS for iPhone and iPad, Train attendees on using smart devices to collect GPS data in the field, Use GIS apps to develop maps, Demonstrate the capabilities of UAVs for collecting real-time imagery, and more. To register and watch a video about the workshop visit www.alabamasmartmap.com. Fee: $50; lunch included. Email questions to smartmap@auburn.edu.

June 14...Mobile County 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM.
Wetland Regulations and Compliance Workshop at the Mobile Area Association of Realtors, 2827 Airport Boulevard, Mobile. This workshop should be of interest to landowners, real estate professionals, land managers, family planners, and estate businesses. Fee: $35. An Advanced Session Workshop will take place from 11:50 - 2:30. It will cost an additional $15 and include lunch. Contact Ryan Mains, Alabama Coastal Foundation, at (251) 990-6002 or rmains@joinacf.org.

June 14…Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, 1140 Catfish Lane. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

June 14-15...Autauga County.
Forestry & Wildlife School for Landowners at the Autauga Ag Center, Autaugaville. Topics include: Forestry Herbicide Use, New Taxes on Timberland, Antler Scoring Methods, Sawtooth Oak Planting, and Wildlife Management. CFE units available. To register call Katherine at (205) 387-1879x3204.

June 19...Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM EST.
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 6. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

June 19-21...Pearl, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at the Southern Regional Fire Training Center, 3139 Highway 468 West. The short course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Wear clothing for walking in wooded area. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

June 20-21...Cleburne County.
Educator Training for Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, and Project Wet at Cheaha State Park, 19644 Hwy 281, Delta. Fee: $170; some meals & lodging included. AFOA members may wish to alert any teachers who might be interested. Contact Rene Rainey at (256) 225-2188 or renee.raney@dcnr.alabama.gov.

June 24-29...Booneville, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Northeast Mississippi Community College. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $115; meals and lodging included. Contact Anna Thames at (601) 354-4936 or athames@msforestry.net.

June 26-29...Greensboro, Georgia.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, 1 Lake Oconee Trail. Fee: $750; $100 discount if paid by May 25. June 26 tax workshop is additional $350. June 29 tour is additional $100. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

 

> July 2018

July 6...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

July 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#

July 9-12...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers of All Grades at Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: ~$75. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Teachers are needed. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2137 or asmith@alaforestry.org. See this Flyer for more details.

July 10-12...Jackson, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $50; lunches included. Contact Anna Thames at (601) 354-4936 or athames@msforestry.net.

July 12...Clarke County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap Workshop at the Coastal Alabama Community College, 30755 US-43, Thomasville. This workshop’s objectives are: Introduce user-friendly GIS apps and GPS for iPhone and iPad, Train attendees on using smart devices to collect GPS data in the field, Use GIS apps to develop maps, Demonstrate the capabilities of UAVs for collecting real-time imagery, and more. To register and watch a video about the workshop visit www.alabamasmartmap.com. Fee: $50; lunch included. Email questions to smartmap@auburn.edu.

July 12...Kosciusko, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM.
Alternative Sources of Forest Income Shortcourse at Attala County Extension Office, 715 Fairground Road. Topics include: Specialty Forest Products, Pine Straw Production, Pole Production, Growing Biomass, Diversifying Your Forest Through Mixed Species, and more. Fee: $30; refreshments included. To register call Taylor Casey at (662) 289-5431.

July 13-15...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. Call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

July 17...Statewide.
Primary Runoff Election

July 23-25...Covington County.
South Alabama Forestry Workshop for Agriscience Educators at the Solon Dixon Center near Andalusia. “Please encourage educators at your local schools to attend. There will be a strong focus on employment opportunities for their students in the forest industry.” Contact Ashley Watts at (334) 322-2435 or awatts@alaforestry.org.

July 30...Lee County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at the Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Re-Certify option.

July 31 - August 3...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Certify option.

 

> August 2018

August 3...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

August 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#

August 3-5...West Monroe, Louisiana.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.

August 4...Montgomery County 1 - 5 PM.
Farm & Land Expo at the Renaissance Montgomery & Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. The Expo will feature new products and town hall style presentations on a wide array of topics. Fee: $5 (tentative). Contact Brittany Daniel at (334) 613-4750 or bdaniel@alfafarmers.org.

August 28...Tallahassee, Florida 9 - 11 AM EST.
Family Heirs' Property Workshop Series at Florida A&M University CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive. Session Five will discuss the topic: Impact of clear title property and Family Heirs' Property on economic wealth building and intergenerational transfer of wealth. Contact Sandra Thompson at (850) 599-3546 or sandra.thompson@famu.edu.

August 28-30...Amelia Island, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Omni's Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> September 2018

September 11...Tallapoosa County 8 AM - 12 PM.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Testing Class - One of the most useful aspects of this class for landowners may be learning how to calibrate a backpack sprayer. Fee: $45; $20 for training and $25 for licensing. If you need more information call Dr. Chip East at (256) 846-0314.

September 17...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Re-Certify option.

September 18-20...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at the Hilton Garden Inn, 975 Highway 12 East. The short course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Wear clothing for walking in wooded area. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 18-21...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Certify option.

 

> October 2018

October 9...Madison County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap Workshop at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center, 9494 Experimental Loop, Madison. This workshop’s objectives are: Introduce user-friendly GIS apps and GPS for iPhone and iPad, Train attendees on using smart devices to collect GPS data in the field, Use GIS apps to develop maps, Demonstrate the capabilities of UAVs for collecting real-time imagery, and more. To register and watch a video about the workshop visit www.alabamasmartmap.com. Fee: $50; lunch included. Email questions to smartmap@auburn.edu.

 

> November 2018

November 6...Statewide.
General Election

 

> March 2019

March 20-22...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

 

> June 2019

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: $TBD. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.


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