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  • Last Update: 09/20/2018
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> September 2018

September 4 - October 2...Newton, Mississippi 6 - 8 PM.
Forestland as an Investment Short Course will meet on 5 consecutive Tuesdays at the Mississippi State University Coastal Plains Experiment Station, 51 Coastal Plain Road. Topics will include: Basics of Forestland Management, Land Acquisition, Technical Assistance, Marketing Strategies, and Taxation Planning. Fee: $30. Contact Leanne McGee at (601) 635-7011 or leanne.mcgee@msstate.edu.

September 18-19...Autauga County.
ForestHer: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at the Agricultural Center Building, 2226 AL-14, Autaugaville. This workshop is an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting. Learn how to read maps and deeds, measure your forest trees, and market timber and non-timber forest products. This workshop is very “hands-on” with demonstrations, field tours, and opportunities to practice new skills. Fee: $65; lunch included. Contact Becky Barlow at (334)844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

September 18-19...Athens, Georgia.
Managing Forest Health, Wildlife, and Productivity at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. Forest management strategies for enhancing wildlife populations, improving water quality, using fire as a forest management tool, and using herbicides in forest systems. Fee: $295. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

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.

September 19...Baldwin County 1:30 - 4:40 PM.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Program at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. Topics include: Individual Tax Changes, Estate Tax Changes, Business Tax Changes, and Tax Liability Comparisons. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Fee: $15. Accountant CPE hours available. To register call Auburn University at (334) 844-5100.

September 19...Baldwin County 6 - 9 PM.
Should I Be a Business Entity at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. Topics include: Introduction to the nine business entities available in Alabama, Liability of owners, Participation in management, Transferability, Creditor protection, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Fee: $15. Accountant CPE hours available. To register call Auburn University at (334) 844-5100.

September 20...Griffin, Georgia 8 AM - 4:15 PM EST.
Agroforestry & Wildlife Field Day at the University of Georgia (UGA) Westbrook Research Farm. Topics include: Economics of longleaf pine management, Forest/wildlife management planning, Silvopasture, Thinning, QDMA, Feral Hogs, Bobwhite quail habitat restoration, Prescribed burning, and more. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by September 6. BBQ lunch included. Call UGA at (770) 229-3477.

September 20...Grenada, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer Workshop at the Grenada County Office Building, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite G. Fee: $30; lunch provided. Call Steve Winters at (662) 226-2061.

September 20...Mobile County 6 - 9 PM.
Should I Be a Business Entity at the Extension Office, Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road N., Mobile. Topics include: Introduction to the nine business entities available in Alabama, Liability of owners, Participation in management, Transferability, Creditor protection, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Fee: $15. Accountant CPE hours available. To register call Auburn University at (334) 844-5100.

September 20...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at the Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid in advance. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

September 20...Autauga County 6:30 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar at the William B. Smith Agricultural Center, 2226 Highway 14 West, Autaugaville. Speakers: Brian Grice, Wildlife Biologist, and Jason McHenry, Conservation Officer. Call the Autauga Forestry & Wildlife Stewardship Council at (334) 365-5532.

September 21...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Annual Alabama Oil & Gas Seminar at Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa. Reception the night before and seminar is open to the public at no cost. For more information call Janet Overton at (205) 247-3571.

September 21-22...Starkville, Mississippi.
Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show is located approximately eight miles south of Starkville. The longest-running, live, in-woods equipment demo in the South. Fee: $25; $5 discount for advance registration. For additional information call 1-800-669-5613.

September 25...Barbour County 11:30 AM.
Women in Forestry Luncheon at 525 School Street, Eufaula. Contact Allie Corcoran at (334) 687-5688 or corcoja@aces.edu.

September 25-27...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" and Forest Products Forum at World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. Fee: $2,400. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.

September 26-28....Johnson City, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Carnegie Hotel, 1216 W State of Franklin Road. Fee: $250. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

September 27...Tifton, Georgia.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. Fee: $35; breakfast and lunch included. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706x289 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

September 27...Conecuh County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Field Day at Saloom Properties, LLC, 2835 Booker Mill Road, Evergreen. Topics include: Managing Longleaf, Managing Special Sites, Using Drones/Smartphones for Mapping, Establishing Longleaf, Invasive Plants, and More. Lunch provided. Contact Conecuh Extension at (251) 578-2762 or treefarm@alaforestry.org.

September 27...Natchez, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Small Farm: Outdoor Demonstration Workshop at James Berry Property, 22 Artman Road. Learn more about earning supplemental income from your land. Topics include: Leasing land for multiple recreational leases, Timber management, Feral hog management, Goat Production, and more. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Call Clifton Peters at (601) 572-5378.

September 27...Montgomery County 8:30 - 11:40 AM.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Program at the Extension Office, Eastmont Shopping Plaza, 5340 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery. Topics include: Individual Tax Changes, Estate Tax Changes, Business Tax Changes, and Tax Liability Comparisons. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Fee: $15. Accountant CPE hours available. To register call Auburn University at (334) 844-5100.

September 27...Coffee County 6 - 8 PM.
Get Out of Your Rut: Tips for New and Experienced Hunters at the County Extension Office, 5 County Complex, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. This is a four session series. Topics include: Rules & Regulations, Hunter Safety, and Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas. Fee: $5/session or $10 for all four sessions. Registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

September 27...Montgomery County 6 - 9 PM.
Should I Be a Business Entity at the Extension Office, Eastmont Shopping Plaza, 5340 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery. Topics include: Introduction to the nine business entities available in Alabama, Liability of owners, Participation in management, Transferability, Creditor protection, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Fee: $15. Accountant CPE hours available. To register call Auburn University at (334) 844-5100.

September 28...Macon County 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Integrated Approach for Managing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants at 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by September 13. Working lunch provided. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

September 28...Fayette County 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Forestry Workshop at the Fayette County Extension Office, 650 McConnell Loop, Fayette. Topics include: Conflict Resolution, Timber Theft, Weeds, Drones in Forestry Operations, and Pine Beetles. Fee: $30; lunch provided. To register call Fayette Extension Office at (205) 932-8941.

September 28...Leakesville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM.
Management of Degraded Hardwood Stands Short Course at the Greene County Center, 167 Vo-Tech Road. Topics covered during indoor and outdoor sessions include: management strategy for varying goals of ownership, hardwood decision models, as well as salvage and regeneration options. Fee: $30; lunch included. Call Angie Byrd at (601) 394-2702.

September 28...Madison, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM EST.
Landowner Cooperative Associations - Neighbors Helping Neighbors at the Madison County Extension Office, 184 NW College Loop. Topics include: Cooperating to manage timber and wildlife, deer management, and the certification process of the American Tree Farm System. Also, tour a local tree nursery. Lunch included. Call the Madison Extension Office at (850) 973-4138.

 

> October 2018

October 2...Jefferson County 9 AM - 12:45 PM.
The Case for CLT: Opportunities and Challenges at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 103 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham. This presentation will introduce Cross-laminated timber (CLT) through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design—such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Topics will also include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Courtney Rouse at (803) 804-4918 or courtney.rouse@woodworks.org. Editor’s Note: Scott Lockyear spoke on CLT at the 2017 AFOA annual meeting. See his presentation.

October 2...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 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.

October 2...Morgan County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Ingalls Harbor, Decatur. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $35; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 2-3...Tifton, Georgia.
Pine Straw Production - Stand Management and Economics at the Tifton County Ag Center, Conference Room 1468, 1468 Carpenter Road. Learn about pine straw yields by species, site quality, land-use history, and basal area. Fee: $210; $25 discount if paid by September 23. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 3...Crenshaw County 8 AM.
Tree Farm Tour at the Crenshaw County Lake, 1075 County Lake Road, Luverne. Topics include: Longleaf Pine, Prescribed Fire, Invasive Species, and Pond Management. Lunch provided. Contact Crenshaw County Extension at (334) 335-6312 or crenshaw@alconservationdistricts.org.

October 3...Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM - 12:45 PM EST.
The Case for CLT: Opportunities and Challenges at Shula’s 347 Grill, 415 N Monroe Street. This presentation will introduce Cross-laminated timber (CLT) through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design—such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Topics will also include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Courtney Rouse at (803) 804-4918 or courtney.rouse@woodworks.org. Editor’s Note: Scott Lockyear spoke on CLT at the 2017 AFOA annual meeting. See his presentation.

October 3-5...Sumter County.
Annual Symposium on the Management of Invasive Species at the University of West Alabama, Livingston. Fee: $30; $5 discount if you register online. Contact Mandee Carrier at (205) 652-5105 or mandee.carrier@al.nacdnet.net.

October 4...Greene County 8 AM.
Forestry Field Day at Greenebriar near Eutaw. Topics include: Deer Management, Invasive plant control, Hog trapping, and Drone use in forestry. Lunch provided. To register contact Diane Harris at (205) 333-1590 or diane.harris@forestry.alabama.gov.

October 4...Jacksonville, Florida 9 AM - 12:45 PM EST.
The Case for CLT: Opportunities and Challenges at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10367 Midtown Parkway. This presentation will introduce Cross-laminated timber (CLT) through a series of project examples while considering some of the more challenging aspects of CLT building design—such as fire and life safety, lateral and seismic design, acoustic performance and building envelope. Topics will also include the manufacturing and specification of CLT, building code considerations and available resources. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Courtney Rouse at (803) 804-4918 or courtney.rouse@woodworks.org. Editor’s Note: Scott Lockyear spoke on CLT at the 2017 AFOA annual meeting. See his presentation.

October 4...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.

October 4...Philadelphia, Mississippi 6 PM.
Neshoba County Forestry Association Meeting at the Neshoba Extension Office, 12000 Highway 15 N., Suite 2. Topic: Market Forces Impacting Timber Prices. Speaker: Marc Measells. For more information call (601) 656-4011.

October 4...Coffeeville, Mississippi 6 PM.
Yalobusha County Forestry Association Meeting at the Multipurpose building,18025 MS-7. Topic: Choosing a Forestry Consultant. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self. Fee: $10 for non-members. Contact Kyle Jeffreys at (662) 675-2730 or wkj1@msstate.edu.

October 5...Poplarville, Mississippi 9 AM - 3 PM.
Longleaf Pine Field Day at 209 John Henry Lake Road. Topics: History of Longleaf, Planting, Prescribed Fire, Economics, and Financial Assistance. Fee: $10; lunch included. Wear appropriate field clothing. Must register by September 21. Call the Pearl River Extension at (601) 403-2280.

October 5...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.

October 5...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#

October 5-6...DeKalb County.
National Trappers Association Southeast Regional Convention at the North East Agri-Business Center, 1571 McCurdy Avenue North, Rainesville. Fee: $10. Contact Vickie Wright at (231) 907-0977 or vwright@nationaltrappers.com.

October 5-7...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, bird watching, shooting sports, and many more. For women 18 years or older. Courses are held rain or shine. Fee: $275; includes meals and lodging. Contact Hope Grier at 1-800-245-2740 or hope.grier@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 8...Chilton County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Chilton Fall Landowner Tour at the Richard & Phyliss Cofer Property. Meet at the junction of Chilton Co. Rd. 29 and Co. Rd. 15, Isabella High School, Maplesville. GPS Coord: Lat: 32.8289, Long: -86.787 Topics: Intensive Species Management, Wildlife Diseases, Conservation Law Enforcement, Hardwood Management, Creek Habitat, and Native American Artifacts. Riding Tour with trailers provided. Fee: $15; lunch included. Must register (with payment) by October 1. Call Chilton County Extension Office at (205) 280-6268.

October 8...Mobile County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at The Bluegill Restaurant, Mobile Bay Causeway, Mobile. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

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.

October 10-11...Colbert/Lawrence County.
Hardwood Management Workshop at the Tuscumbia Depot & Roundhouse, 204 West 5th Street, Tuscumbia. Topics include: Hardwood Markets, Upland Hardwoods, Bottomland Hardwoods, Impact of Federally Listed Tree Bats on Timber Management, and more. Attendees will visit hardwood management field sites on day one and tour the Jack Daniels Cooperage Mill in Trinity on day two. Lunch provided. To register call (256) 383-4323x3.

October 11...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM EST.
Forest Plant Identification at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue. Learn about how some of these plants are used by wildlife and the role they play within the larger plant community. This is a walking event in the woods so wear appropriate clothing. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 11...Chambers County 5:30 - 7:50 PM.
Forest Landowners Conference at Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics: Timber Market Update and Why Shouldn't I Be Planting Hardwoods. Speakers: Jerry Schwarzauer, Phenix Lumber Company and Dennis LeBleu, F & W Forestry Services. Fee: $7; dinner included. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

October 11...Walnut Hill, Florida 6 - 10 PM.
2nd Annual Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Banquet at Walnut Hill Baptist Church, 5741 Arthur Brown Road. Fee: $50; meal and QDMA membership included. Call Philip Eubanks at (850) 418-5615.

October 11...Coffee County 6 - 8 PM.
Get Out of Your Rut: Tips for New and Experienced Hunters at the County Extension Office, 5 County Complex, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. This is a four session series starting on September 27. Topic: Establishing Food Plots and Forages. Fee: $5/session or $10 for all four sessions. Registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

October 14-16...Elmore County.
Alabama Landowners Conference at the Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville. Topics include: Future of Alabama Forests, Passing Your Land to the Next Generation, Quality Deer Management, Longleaf Fire Management, Endangered Species, and SmartMaps Technology. Awards presented: Tree Farm, Helene Mosley Memorial, W. Kelly Mosely, and others.
 Fee: $100. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

October 15...Lee County 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Forest-Her: A Workshop for women who love the land at the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Topic: Thinning. Learn about proper timing and methods of thinning to improve ecosystem health, benefit wildlife, and promote tree and forest plant growth. Fee: $35; lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

October 15-18...Newton, Georgia.
Ecological Forestry Workshop at Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive. This program is designed as an alternative to production oriented silviculture. Fee: $430; meal and lodging included. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

October 16-18...Tupelo, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center, 375 East Main Street. Topics will include: Prescribed Fire, Attracting wildlife using fire, Learn and Burns, New Technologies for the forest landowner, and more. Fee: $445; non-MFA member cost. Contact Casey Anderson at (601) 354-4936 or canderson@msforestry.net.

October 16 - November 13...Collins, Mississippi 6 - 8 PM.
Forestland as an Investment Short Course will meet 5 consecutive Tuesdays at the Covington County Extension Office, 68 Industrial Park Drive. Topics will include: Basics of Forestland Management, Land Acquisition, Technical Assistance, Marketing Strategies, and Taxation Planning. Fee: $30. Register by October 10. Contact Carolyn Conger at (601) 765-8252 or c.j.conger@msstate.edu.

October 17...Watkinsville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3:10 PM EST.
Forest Economics and Taxation Workshop at the Oconee County Civic Center, 2661 Hog Mountain Road. Instructors: Dr. David Dickens and Dr. Yanshu Li. Fee: $80; lunch provided. Must register by October 15. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 18...Marengo County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Central Region Forestry Field Day at Roy Jordan’s Property. Contact Christina at (334) 295-5959 or cll0038@auburn.edu.

October 18...Dallas County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Historic St. James Hotel, Selma. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 19...Glen St. Mary, Florida 9 AM & 11 AM EST.
Tree Farm Tour at Doug and Teresa Moore’s South Prong Plantation, 13538 Brince Way. The property’s primary objective is high-quality wildlife habitat with timber production. Tour will take place at 9 & 11 AM. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Lunch provided. To register call Whitney at (850) 222-5646.

October 20...Latham, New York 8 AM - 5 PM EST.
Property Rights Foundation of America Annual National Conference at the Century House Hotel, Restaurant, and Conference Center. Keynote speaker: William Perry Pendley, President, Mountain States Legal Foundation. Fee: $40; $5 discount if paid by October 13. Light breakfast and lunch included. For more information contact Carol LaGrasse at (518) 696-5748 or lagrasse@prfamerica.org.

October 23-25...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 1 (Oct 23) at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “This course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments.” Fee: $210; $35 discount if paid by October 2.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 2 on October 18-19 is $345; $50 discount if paid by October 2. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu. See the leaders of this course give a teaser presentation at the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting.

October 23-26...Alexandria, Louisiana.
Biennial Longleaf Conference at the Holiday Inn Alexandria. Fee: $410; $45 discount if paid by September 24. For more information call Casey at (334) 427-1029.

October 24...Statesboro, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3:35 PM EST.
Forest Economics and Taxation Workshop at the Bulloch County Agricultural Center, 151 Langston Chapel Road. Instructors: Dr. David Dickens and Dr. Yanshu Li. Fee: $80; lunch provided. Must register by October 22. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 24...Online 1 PM CST.
Peers and Pros 360 - Teaching and Learning Together by Using What Forest Landowner Peers Have to Say webinar features a new and novel approach to organizing landowner and educational tours and presentations. Presenters: Sanford Smith and David Jackson, Penn State Extension. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

October 25...Pace, Florida 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM CST.
Tree Farm Tour at Price Farms, 2224 Ten Mile Road. Topics include: Thinning, Prescribed Burning, Gopher tortoises, Cogongrass treatment, Pine Beetles, Forest roads, Creek crossings, Food plots, and more. Wear appropriate field clothing. Lunch provided. Pre-registration is required. Contact Ashlee White at (850) 626-3028 or ashlee.white@freshfromflorida.com.

October 25...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Woods & Water, Inc., 5101 Summit Ridge, Tuscaloosa. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $40; youth under 15 admitted free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 25...Coffee County 6 - 8 PM.
Get Out of Your Rut: Tips for New and Experienced Hunters at the County Extension Office, 5 County Complex, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. This is a four session series starting on September 27. Topics: Camera Surveys and How to Score Your Buck. Fee: $5/session or $10 for all four sessions. Registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

October 26-27...Madison County.
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Annual Meeting at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville. Fee: $125. Call TACF at (828) 281-0047.

October 30...Dale County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Forest-Her: A Luncheon for Women Who Love the Land at the Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Highway 123, Ozark. Topics include: Alabama Forest History, Tips for Women to be More Effective Landowners, and the Forest-Her series. Pre-registration required. Lunch included. Call the Dale County Extension at (334) 774-2329.

 

> November 2018

November 1...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.

November 2...Geneva County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Forestry Landowner Tour at Geneva State Forest Lake, Forest Lake Road, Kinston. GPS Coord.: 31.141655, -86.184714 Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 2...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.

November 2...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#

November 6...Statewide.
General Election

November 6...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 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.

November 7...Elmore County 12 PM Noon.
PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governor's Awards at Marriott at Capitol Hill, Prattville. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737. Click here to watch Margaret McElroy, State Adopt-A-Mile Coordinator, speak at the 2015 AFOA Annual Meeting.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 8
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 1681 Highway 31, Hoover, AL 35216. 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.

November 8...Covington County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Covington Center Arena, 24000 AL Highway 55, Andalusia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40. Youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

November 8...Coffee County 6 - 8 PM.
Get Out of Your Rut: Tips for New and Experienced Hunters at the County Extension Office, 5 County Complex, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. This is a four session series starting on September 27. Topic: Pedator and Invasive Species Impacts on Whitetail Deer. Fee: $5/session or $10 for all four sessions. Registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 14-15...Augusta, Georgia.
Forest Management for Gamebirds at the Savannah River Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road. This course will focus on the relationship between intensive forest management, gamebird habitat requirements, and gamebird ecology. Instructor: Dr. Mark McConnell, UGA. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by October 24. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

 

> December 2018

December 6...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.

December 7...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.

December 7...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#

 

> February 2019

February 11 - March 30...Online.
Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners is a 6-week online course for landowners who want to be more proactive with their forest management. Topics will include: Best forest type for your property, Locating boundary lines, Map reading, Forest tree measurements, Forest thinning, and Forest product markets. The course wraps up with an optional forestry field day at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn, AL. Fee: $50. Contact Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or adm0074@auburn.edu.

 

> 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.

 

> April 2019


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: For Room Reservations call (866) 946-3360. Group Code is yet to be determined. Make your reservations early since AFOA only has a 50 room block for the 26th and a 50 room block for the 27th. We are unable to block out any more rooms.

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
 

 

> June 2019

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

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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