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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 05/14/2021
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> May 2021

May 14...Boyle, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Tree Identification Workshop at the Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Hosted by the Mid Delta Forest, Woodland, and Wildlife Association. For more information call Laura at (662) 843-8362.

CANCELLED  May 14...Pensacola, Florida 8:30 AM - 2 PM CT.
Landowner Tour at the property of Robert Jenkins directly across the street from 10138 Lillian Highway. Come learn about longleaf pine forest restoration and management, enhancing wildlife habitat, tree planting, and the challenges of land management in the wildland-urban interface. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

CANCELLED  May 14...Bullock County 10:30 AM.
Forestry Landowner Tour at Dream Field Farms, 6376 U.S.-82, Fitzpatrick. Speakers: Adam Maggard, Auburn University (AU), Bence Carter, AU, Ashley Smith, Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), and Greg Brewer, AFA. Fee: $5. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 15ÖHenderson, Tennessee.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Chickasaw State Forest. Special Forest Products will be the theme. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

May 15...Henry County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Highway 134 E, Headland. Fee: $10. To register, call Henry County Extension at (334) 585-6416.

May 18...Marion County 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Hamilton Park & Recreation Department, 371 Seventh Avenue, Hamilton. This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. Attendees will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques. Fee: None; $25 to receive continuing education hours. Contact Ginger Avery at (205) 921-3551 or gia0002@auburn.edu.

May 18...Houston County 9 AM.
Invasive Weed Walk and Talk at the Forever Wild Trail-Narcisse Avenue Trail Head, Dothan. Speakers: Jessica Kelton and Bence Carter, Auburn University. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 18...Autauga County 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Identifying Songbirds by Sight and Sound at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 Alabama Highway 14 West, Autaugaville. Carrie Threadgill, Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, will be teaching attendees how to identify songbirds by sight and sound. This same presentation can be attended online as well via Zoom. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 18 & 25...Online 8 - 11:30 AM.
Early Succession & Old Field Management for Deer & Turkey will be presented via Zoom webinar. This two-day event (May 18 online webinar, May 25 on-site field visit) will provide an overview of the installation and impact provided by management of native early successional vegetation for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and other game and non-game wildlife. On-site demonstration of vegetation treatments and response as well as native and non-native plant identification will take place on May 25 in Hollywood, AL (Jackson County). Fee: $10; lunch included on field day. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 18-20...Online.
Upland Hardwood Silviculture Workshop will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and management decisions on regenerating and managing upland oak forests. Participants will receive PDF copies of presentations to keep as references. Fee: $300; $50 discount if paid by April 27. Contact David Clabo at (865) 603-0594 or david.clabo@uga.edu.

May 19...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Wild Turkey Predators & Diseases will be presented via Zoom. This presentation will discuss some of the issues and considerations along with ways to monitor and address disease and predator issues for wild turkey. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 20...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Property Lines, Fences, & the Law will be presented via Zoom. During this webinar attorney Mitch Henry will discuss Alabama laws regarding property lines and fencing. He will discuss how you can protect your property from encroachment and what your rights are. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 20...Online 12:30 - 4:55 PM CT.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Annual Conference will be presented via Zoom. Fee: $10; $30 if CEUs are desired. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 332-4610 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

May 20-21...Athens, Georgia.
The Woman Landowners Symposium (For Ladies) at the UGA Russell Special Collections Library. Fee: $35 virtual; $50 in-person. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

May 21...Autauga County 9 - 11 AM.
The Basics of Pond Management at Pratt Park, 460 Doster Road, Prattville. Learn the basics of pond management with this workshop. Discussion will cover weed identification and control and how to manage for different species of fish. To register, contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 27...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Reptiles & Amphibians: Separating Fact from Fiction will be presented via Zoom. During this lunch and learn webinar Dr. Wesley Anderson with discuss how to make your yard less desirable to common reptiles and amphibians, and will also dispel some of the myths and fears that surround these creatures. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 27...Crenshaw County 6 PM.
Feral Swine Management Workshop at the Tom Harbin Ag Center, 816 Airport Road, Luverne. Speakers: Mark Smith and Bence Carter, Auburn University. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> June 2021

June 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Endemic Southern Salamanders & Forest Management will be presented via Zoom. This webinar aims to educate landowners, loggers, foresters, and other natural resource professionals about the conservation value of two specific salamanders (the patch-nosed and Cheoah bald salamander), threats to them, and opportunities to promote management practices that positively contribute to amphibian habitat in general. Of note: Neither of these salamanders are found in Alabama. For more information contact Dakota Wagner at (828) 771-6256 or dakota@forestguild.org.

June 2-3...Online.
Sustainability of Wood-Based Bioenergy Development in the U.S. South will be presented via Zoom. This course will help show how it is crucial to understand issues related to the sustainability of wood-based energy products (e.g., current and future markets, carbon intensity, the unit cost of production, land use changes, certification) for developing a better understanding of one of the fastest growing industries within the forestry sector. Fee: $235; $35 discount if paid by May 12. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

June 7-9...Online.
Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference will be presented via Zoom. Fee: $150; $50 discount if paid by May 14. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

June 8...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Pond Management Basics 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 Regional Extension Agent, Norm Haley, discusses the basics of managing recreational fishing ponds on your property. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 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: June 9, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

June 9...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Cashing In: Generating Income from Non-timber Products will be presented via Zoom. During this webinar we will discuss different methods landowners can employ to generate income from non-timber products. To register, contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

June 10...Henry County 4 - 8 PM.
Alabama Feral Swine Control Program Expo at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Highway 134 E, Headland. Speakers: Mark Smith and Bence Carter, Auburn University. For more information contact Cayla Jackson-Mitchell at (334) 235-3241 or cayla@alconservationdistricts.org.

June 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Damage Management will be presented via Zoom. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Mark Smith, discusses the the pros and cons of currently available techniques for reducing wild pig populations to reduce damage. Pre-registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

June 16-18...Williamsburg, Virginia.
National Forest Landowners Association (FLA) Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge. Fee: $750 non-FLA members; $100 discount for FLA members. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 23-24...Mobile County.
Resource to Recreation Teacher Workshop at Battle House Hotel, Mobile. Join us for a fun filled two-day workshop exploring how Alabama's abundant forests provide both recreational activities and essential resources for our everyday lives. High School Teachers will have the opportunity to learn from forestry professionals as well as become certified in the Forestry Worker CRI. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $50. Contact Maggie Pope at (251) 589-4328 or mpope@alaforestry.org.

June 24...Online 6-7 PM CT.
Use of Browse and Woodlands to Expand Grazing and Keeping Animals Healthy will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of a year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management series. The series starts on May 6 and runs through July 8 on every other Tuesday. The other session topics of the series include Controlling Pasture Weeds, Grass Forages for Healthy Animals, Forage Production Plan, and Grazing Management. Pre-registration required. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@tuskegee.edu.

 

> July 2021

July 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
Optimal Management of Southern Pine Plantations Under Varying Economic Conditions at Flinchumís Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course discusses how such evaluations should be made and provides examples for different stumpage markets and many combinations of treatments. The course will examine different combinations of silvicultural treatments and how those treatments impact return in different markets ranging from all products having low and high values to low pulpwood and higher solid wood markets. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by June 16. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 12, 13, 14, 15 & 19...In-person & Online.
Teacherís Conservation Workshop will be presented in-person and online this year. Participants are welcome to register for 1 or all 3 in-person workshops. The Pre and Post Zoom sessions are required to be eligible to attend the in-person session(s). 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: $20 in-person. Lunch is included at in-person workshops. The Zoom workshop on July 12 is free. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 614-5048 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

     July 12...Online  Zoom workshop
     July 13...Location to-be-determined
     July 14...Autauga County
     July 15...Covington County
     July 19...Online  Zoom wrap-up session
 

July 13...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Skinny on Thinning 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 Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Maggard, discusses the benefits of thinning southern forests and recognizing when it is time. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 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 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: July 14, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

July 16-18...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, kidís activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

 

> August 2021

August 7...Montgomery County 1 - 5 PM.
Farm & Land Expo at the Renaissance Montgomery & Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. The Expo will allow attendees to shop for products, explore new technologies, and build relationships. Fee: $TBA. For more information contact Brittany Daniel at (334) 613-4750 or bdaniel@alfafarmers.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 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.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: August 11, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

August 11-13...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. A sawmilling conference will take place August 11-12 in conjunction with the Expo at the World Congress Center. Fee: $25; $5 discount if paid in advance. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 12
...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.

August 13-15...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 19...Harlem, Georgia 8:30 AM ET.
Intro to Forestry (For Ladies) at a location to-be-determined. Fee: $25. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

August 31 - September 2...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> September 2021

 

> October 2021

October 19-21...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Stock Dog Trials, educational seminars, and many more. Fee: $TBD. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

 

> November 2021

November 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $TBD. Contact Joe Parsons at (706) 389-8424 or joseph.parsons@uga.edu.

 

> December 2021

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; $50 discount if paid by November 5. Remote: $150; $50 discount if paid by November 5. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

> 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 20-23...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington. Save the date! Fee: $TBD. For more information email Sarah Crate at sarah@longleafalliance.org.


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