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  • Last Update: 11/22/2021
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> December 2021

December 1...Guyton, Georgia 10 AM - 12 Noon ET.
Forestry & Wildlife Landowner Expo at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, 5960 GA-17 South. Get connected with multiple natural resource organizations and discover sources of professional assistance, financial incentives, and other programs available to help you achieve your forestry and wildlife management goals on your property. Contact Susan French at (813) 391-4476 or susan@longleafalliance.org.

December 1...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Alabama Timber Market Update will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Adam Maggard, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 1-3...Online.
National Heirs Property Conference will create an opportunity for 100 heirs’ property landowners to get practical information for resolving their heirs’ property issues including an in-depth 12-month checklist to guide their efforts to clear title, create an estate plan, resolve family conflicts, and much more. Registration required. Fee: $250. For more information call the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund at (404) 765-0991.

December 2...Burns, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park Lodge, 1000 Hotel Avenue. Topic: Forest Health Issues. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 2...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Year-end Tax Planning for Farmers will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include deferring taxes, retirement planning, accelerating depreciation, income averaging, sale of farm assets, net operating losses, and more. Fee: $10. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 3...Online at 11 - 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Wood Ducks in the Woods will join Jason Fisher to learn more about the beautiful and unique wood duck. The webinar will be held via a Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   Meeting ID: 975 0908 9739   For more information contact Jason Fisher at (434) 476-2147 or jasonf@vt.edu.

December 4-5...Butler County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at the Butler County Forestry Commission, 59 Fire Tower Road, Greenville. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 6...Tupelo, Mississippi 6 PM.
Lee County Forestry Association Meeting at the Lee County Extension Office, 5338 Cliff Gookin Boulevard, Tupelo. Topic: Hardwood Management. Speaker: Dr. John Kushla. For more information or to RSVP call Lee County Extension at (662) 841-9000.

December 6...Online 6 PM CT.
Timber Taxation will be held virtually. Timber Tax information will be presented by Dr. Shaun Tanger, Mississippi State University. For more information call Calhoun County Extension at (662) 412-3177.

December 6-7...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. Topics will include Mapping, UAVS, Forest Inventory, Natural hazards, Recreation, Forest economics, GPS, LiDar, Remote sensing, and more. The conference will be held in hybrid format: Limited in-person attendance and remote attendance will be accommodated through the Georgia Center. Fee: $350. Remote: $150. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 8...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Sustainability, Markets, and Forestry BMPs at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Room 1-304. Instructors: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi and Dr. Jay Shelton. Fee: $$250. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 8...Online 8 - 11 AM CT.
Ecosystem Enrichments is a half day clinic focused on wildlife enhancements and forest health management tips for controlling invasive species. Fee: $39. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

December 8...Online 6 PM CT.
Drugs and Tasers: Research to Train the Next Class of Deer Managers will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Speaker: Dr. Gino D'Angelo, University of Georgia. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

December 8-9...Online.
Timber Market Analysis will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This class walks through the process to understand, track, and analyze the price, demand, supply, and competitive dynamics of local timber markets and wood baskets. Instructors: Dr. Brooks Mendell, Amanda Lang, and Shawn Baker. Fee: $650; $100 discount if paid by November 23. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 9...Marengo County 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Sawmill Tour at Two Rivers Lumber Company, LLC, 970 Industrial Park Road, Demopolis. Tour one of Alabama's newest and most technically advanced sawmills. The tour will conclude with lunch and door prizes. Space is limited. Contact Cliff O'Rear at (205) 493-0190 or corear@alaforestry.org.

December 9...Lamar County 1 - 3 PM.
Pecan Workshop at First Free Will Baptist Church, 176 2nd Avenue NW, Vernon. This program will help attendees learn how to rejuvenate their trees and properly manage their orchards to promote greater yields. Regional Extension Agent, Lucy Edwards, will discuss variety selection, planting and care, and pecan pest management. For more information contact Jerry Smith at (205) 695-7139 or jms0172@aces.edu.

December 9...Jackson, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting at Catfish Cabin, 1290 S. Highland Avenue. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 9...Ashland, Mississippi 6 PM.
Benton County Forestry Meeting at the Benton County Agricenter, 17136 Highway 5, Ashland. Topics: Firewise and Christmas Tree Farming. Speakers: Butch Bailey and Dr. John Kushla. For more information or to RSVP call Benton County Extension at (662) 224-6330.

December 9...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Basic Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Advance Directives for Health Care, Power of Attorney, and Wills. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 11-12...Talladega County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at Hatchett Creek Farms/Hollins WMA, 5379 County Road 7, Talladega. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 14...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Wild Pigs will be presented via Zoom. 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 as Extension Specialist and Wildlife Biologist, Bence Carter, discusses the impacts that wild pigs have on our native ecosystems and how to effectively manage them. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 14...Crossville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting at Forte's on the Square (upstairs area), 27 East 4th Street, Crossville. Topic: Goals and Plans for Forestry Extension in Tennessee. Speaker: Dr. Ashley Stokes, Dean of Extension, University of Tennessee. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 14-15...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. Topics will include managing forest stands for wildlife and timber, managing for white-tailed deer and game bird species in the Southeast, things to consider when planting food plots and other wildlife plantings, and other principles and applications of wildlife-habitat management techniques. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by November 30. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 14-16...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.

December 15...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Brown Spot Needle Blight of Loblolly Pine will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Lori Eckhardt, Auburn University. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 15...Online 1 PM CT.
Preparing for Future Challenges webinar will be presented via Zoom. The webinar will discuss predicted changes in the southern forest resource, how they may impact forest health, current tools for detecting forest health issues, and a plan for responding to possible pandemics in pines. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 16...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Using Trusts in Estate Planning will be presented via Zoom. This program will cover trusts and their uses in estate planning including topics such as living or testamentary, revocable or irrevocable, grantor or non-grantor, joint or separate, funding, creditor protection, and more. Fee: $10. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 18-19...Bibb County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at 5252 Hwy 219, Centreville. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 30...Online 8 - 9 AM.
Summer Wildlife Management will show how wildlife management is a year-round process and not just reserved for the months leading up to hunting seasons. This webinar will focus on practices that can be conducted to improve habitat for game species and overall value of the property. Not all of these strategies must be implemented in the first year. However, it is important to have a plan and goals, which will help make implementing these strategies more likely. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> January 2022

January 6-7...Baldwin County.
General Governance in Alabama will be held at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. The seminar focuses on the state of the state and specifically addresses issues of importance to the state that will be topics during the upcoming legislative session. Fee: $175. Contact Tom Saunders at (334) 481-2135 or tsaunders@alaforestry.org.

January 8...Morgan County 9 AM.
Winter Field Trip at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Attendees will meet at the Joe Wheeler Resort Lodge, 4401 McLean Drive, Rogersville. Attendees should be able to see amazing waterfowl including Sandhill Cranes and the endangered Whooping Cranes. If you have questions and concerns email Sam Woodruff at samuel.woodruff@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 8-9...Jefferson County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at 2840 Cahaba Valley Road, Leeds. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 11-13...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.

January 11 - February 15...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy is a 6-week online program hosted through a private Facebook Group, only open to participants. Within the group you will have exclusive access to materials, resources, land management professionals, as well as the opportunity to join a network of women just like you. Topics include: Understanding What You Own, Learn How to Read a Map in the Woods, Financial Preparation, Selling Timber, Reforestation, and Estate Planning for the Next Generation. Fee: $139; $42 discount if paid by November 29. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

January 21 - February 13…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs through a select number of weekends in January and February. 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...Online.
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference will be held as a virtual conference. The conference format consists of presentations on projects, topics, efforts associated with nonpoint source pollution and its impact on water quality. For more information contact Susan Summerlin at (334) 394-4354 or susan.summerlin@adem.alabama.gov. Editor’s Note: Nonpoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land.

January 26...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET.
Small Game in the Southeast at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This short course aims to provide technical information about the ecology, habitat, and strategies for hunting small game in the southeast, including outdoor activities and small game habitat field tours. Fee: $250; $50 discount if paid by January 12. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

January 27...Columbus, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Land & Ladies Landowner Workshop: Harvesting Basics at a location to-be-determined. Topics include Markets, Products, Forestry Taxes, and Survey Activity. A field tour will included as well. Fee: $25; virtual option is $15. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

 

> February 2022


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 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: February 9, 2022 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

February 10...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Timber Taxation Workshop at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. Timber taxes are one of the major expenses every private forest landowner needs to take care of. This course will provide basic information about forest-related federal income taxation and property taxes in Georgia. Fee: $195; $25 discount if paid by January 27. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 10
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. 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 12-13...Jackson County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at the Jackson County WMA, 234 County Road 141, Hollywood. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 16 - March 23...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy - 2.0 is a 6-week online program hosted through a private Facebook Group, only open to participants. Within the group you will have exclusive access to materials, resources, land management professionals, as well as the opportunity to join a network of women just like you. Topics include: Finding and contracting a consulting forester, Determining what timber products you are growing, Income opportunities, Wildlife enhancements, How to select a pine species for your site, and Prescribed burning basics. Fee: $179; $30 discount if paid by November 30. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

February 19-20...Baldwin County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at the District V Wildlife Office, 30571 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 26-27...Pike County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at Coastal Plain Land & Timber, 3880 County Road 1165, Troy. The workshop 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> April 2022


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 8-9...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124.  Directions / Google Map

REGISTRATION: Registration items will become links as the meeting date approaches.

     Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information. Please remember details will change as the meeting draws closer. Some items may become inaccurate as plans change. If you print it make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date.


     Online Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration - This link will be for Exhibitors and/or Sponsors only.

 

 

> August 2022

August 23-26...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: $TBD. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.

 

> October 2022

October 25-28...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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