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2014 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/19/2014

Biographical Information About Speakers/Instructors: A-C, D-I, J-Q, R-Z

> January 2014

January 9...Marianna, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Forest Certification Workshop at Jackson County Extension Office. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Rose Godfrey at (352) 219-8717 or rosa23@ufl.edu. Editor’s Note: May we suggest that you listen to the descriptions of the virtues of forest certification, whether Tree Farm or Forest Stewardship Council, from a safe distance. We suspect that wood that is in demand will find its way to market, with or without a certification scheme blessing.

January 11...Baldwin County 1 - 3 PM.
Pond Management 101 at Elberta Coop, 13320 County Road 83, Elberta. Topics include: Stocking Strategies, Water Quality Management, Fertilization, Weed Control, and Weeds/Water Analysis. No Fee, but you must register. Call Deena McMullen at (251) 986-8103.

January 14...Montgomery County.
Alabama Legislature reconvenes for its regular session.

January 14...Quincy, Florida 9 AM - 5 PM CT.
Cogongrass Workshop at North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 15...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: January 15, 2014 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


January 15...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Online mapping tools for the natural resource professional - Part 3: Google Earth Part 1. This webinar is the third of a four-part series. Presenter: James Jeuck, North Carolina State University. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

January 15-16...Cleburne County.
Annual Mollusk & Crayfish Meeting at Cheaha State Park, 2141 Bunker Loop, Delta. Fee: $15. Email Paul Johnson at paul.johnson@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 16...Shelby County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Forest Certification: From the Woods to the Mills & Beyond at Alabama 4H Center, 892 Four H Road, Columbiana. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $45; $10 discount if paid by January 1. Contact Bethany Elliott at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

January 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Smoke and Prescribed Fire Management Webinar. Speaker: Dale Wade, Retired from US Forest Service. Contact Annie Oxarart at (352) 846-0144 or oxarart@ufl.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 16...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Landry’s Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the January CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 16...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the January CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Christen Ballard at (205) 366-4006 or cballard@jmf.com.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 16...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Vintage 1889 Restaurant, 151 8th Street NE, Fort Payne. Enjoy sandwiches and salads, listen to the January CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.


January 16...Gulfport, Mississippi 5:30 PM.
Hancock-Harrison Counties Forestry & Wildlife Association Annual Meeting at Orange Grove Community Center, 14416 Dedeaux Road. Presenter: Russ Walsh. Fee: $20; dinner included. Pre-registration required. For more info call (228) 865-4227.

January 21...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception at RSA Plaza Terrace, 770 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Great opportunity to meet state legislators interested in forestry & agriculture. Sponsored in part by AFOA along with several other organizations. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

January 22...Montgomery County.
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference at Renaissance Hotel Conference Center, Montgomery. The conference format consists of presentations on projects, topics, efforts associated with nonpoint source pollution and its impact on water quality. Call Patti Hurley at (334) 394-4350. Editor’s Note: Nonpoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land.

January 22...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Online mapping tools for the natural resource professional - Part 4: Google Earth Part 2. This webinar is the fourth and final installment of a four-part series. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

January 23...DeFuniak Springs, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Forest Certification Workshop at Walton County Extension Office. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Rose Godfrey at (352) 219-8717 or rosa23@ufl.edu. Editor’s Note: May we suggest that you listen to the descriptions of the virtues of forest certification, whether Tree Farm or Forest Stewardship Council, from a safe distance. We suspect that wood that is in demand will find its way to market, with or without a certification scheme blessing.

January 25...DeKalb County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Wilderness Survival 101 at Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne. One World Adventure Company and outdoor expert, Bill Shugart, will teach hands-on methods of basic survival skills dealing with water, shelter, food, fire and getting found. Wear appropriate clothing for a cold winter day. Participants will be sitting on the ground, crawling on the ground as necessary, and will get “dirty” so to speak. Bring your own lunch and water. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 25...Calhoun County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Creek Walk: Winter Observations at Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area, Rabbittown. Best suited for ages 12 to adult. Come prepared with your camera and questions. Fee: $5; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 26-28...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road. Theme: Enhancing Southern Pine Productivity. Click here for PDFs of the speakers' presentations. Fee: $360. Contact Sharon Dolliver at (478) 628-1196 or sesafbusmgr@windstream.net.

January 28...Mayhew, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Introduction to GPS using SOLO Forest at East Mississippi Community College. This class is typically for foresters. Fee: $225. Call Johnny Thompson at (662) 769-5344.

January 30...Madison, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Certification Workshop at Madison County Extension Office. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Rose Godfrey at (352) 219-8717 or rosa23@ufl.edu. Editor’s Note: May we suggest that you listen to the descriptions of the virtues of forest certification, whether Tree Farm or Forest Stewardship Council, from a safe distance. We suspect that wood that is in demand will find its way to market, with or without a certification scheme blessing.

January 31...Statewide.
End of Deer (in Most Counties) and Woodcock Seasons. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

> February 2014

February 4...Jefferson County. Postponed from January 28.
Special Primary Election Runoff for the Alabama House of Representatives District 53 seat of Demetrius Newton. This Special Primary Election Runoff is between the Democratic candidates. The winner will face the Republican candidate in the Special General Election set for March 25.

February 4...Coosa & Elmore Counties. Postponed from January 28.
Special Primary Election Runoff for the Alabama House of Representatives District 31 seat of Barry Mask. Because no Democrat qualified for the race, the winner of the Republican runoff will begin serving immediately unless Independent candidate Jeshua Screws' petition to appear on the ballot is validated by the Secretary of State's office and forces a Special General Election on March 25.

February 4...Mobile County. Postponed from January 28.
Special General Election for the Alabama House of Representatives District seat 104 of Jim Barton. Republican Margie Wilcox will face Democrat Stephen Carr.

February 4…Rolling Fork, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners at Multi-purpose Center, 316 Maple Street. Topics include: Revenue Potential, Use and Restrictions on USDA Conservation Program Lands, Liability and Legal Considerations, Moist Soil Management for Waterfowl, Wildlife Control, Habitat Management, and more. Fee: $25. Call Mississippi State at (662) 325-3133.

February 5...Webinar Noon CT.
The Critical First Step in Family Business Succession: Shared Vision presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Ken Bosshart at (404) 869-6786.

February 6...Ocala, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Certification Workshop at Marion County Extension Office. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Rose Godfrey at (352) 219-8717 or rosa23@ufl.edu. Editor’s Note: May we suggest that you listen to the descriptions of the virtues of forest certification, whether Tree Farm or Forest Stewardship Council, from a safe distance. We suspect that wood that is in demand will find its way to market, with or without a certification scheme blessing.

February 7...Elmore County 2 - 4:30 PM.
Applied Forestry & Wildlife Research Symposium at Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville. Topics: Chemical Site Preparation, Wild Hog Control, Dealing with Timber Taxes, and Forest Certification. Fee: $30. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

February 7...Elmore County 5 - 7 PM.
Alabama Natural Resources Council Awards Banquet at Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville. This awards banquet will recognize the 2013 award recipients of the Helene Mosley Award, the Alabama Tree Farmer of the Year, the W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Award, the Outstanding Alabama Forestry Planning Committees, the Alabama Tree Farm Inspector of the Year, the Alabama Tree Farm Leadership Award, and the Alabama Tree Farm Hard Hat Award Winners. Fee: $40. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

February 8...Talladega County 3 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 10...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Applied Forest Finance at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. Fee: $660; $100 discount if paid by January 27. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

February 11...Webinar 1 PM - 2:30 PM CT.
Nature’s Notebook: How tracking phenology can benefit your everyday life. Learn how phenology, the study of the life cycle events in plants and animals, can benefit you in many ways. Contact Theresa Crimmins at (520) 622-0363 or theresa@usanpn.org.

February 11...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Speaker: Ken Tolbert. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

February 11-12...New York, New York.
Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference at Grand Hyatt New York. Topic: How will timber end-use markets shape your forest product and timberland investment opportunities? What does the United States timberlands investment market look like? Fee: $1795; lunch provided. Call RISI at 1-866-271-8525.

February 12...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Topic: Southern Yellow Pine Pole Resource Survey. Speaker: Dr. Kevin Ragon. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

February 13...Live Oak, Florida.
Forest Certification Workshop at Suwannee County Extension Office. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Rose Godfrey at (352) 219-8717 or rosa23@ufl.edu. Editor’s Note: May we suggest that you listen to the descriptions of the virtues of forest certification, whether Tree Farm or Forest Stewardship Council, from a safe distance. We suspect that wood that is in demand will find its way to market, with or without a certification scheme blessing.

February 13...Fruit Cove, Florida 9 AM ET.
Property Tour at Property of Charles and Mary Farr, Horse Creek Farm, 1385 Scott Rd. Forty-four acres surrounded by urban development. Come see how the Farr’s are converting a slash pine stand to longleaf. The Farr’s also use their property to host 4-H groups, local schools, and church groups. Fee: $10; lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 18...Prentiss, Mississippi 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Timber Tax Tips at Ezra Garner Memorial Market Building, 26 Airport Road, Prentiss. Topics include: Timber Basis, Timber Depletion Deductions, Timber Sales, Timber Management Expenses, Reforestation Costs, Cost-share, and Timber Casualty and Theft Losses. Call Jefferson Davis County Extension Office at (601) 792-5121.

February 19...Montgomery County 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership (ACWP) Annual Watershed Conference at Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. Fee: $79. Contact Allison Jenkins at (205) 266-6285 or ajenkins@elmore.rr.com. Editor’s Note: Attendees should point out that Alabama wood should be used, certified or not, in Alabama construction projects.

February 19...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Topic: Conservation of biological diversity on managed forests of the Southeastern U.S. - Issues and Opportunities. Speaker: Dr. Darren Miller. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

February 19-21...Barbour County.
Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting at Lakepoint State Park, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. Fee: $130. Call Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248.

February 20...East Palatka, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Certification Workshop at Putnam County Extension Office. Topics include: certification systems and process, product chain of custody, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Rose Godfrey at (352) 219-8717 or rosa23@ufl.edu. Editor’s Note: May we suggest that you listen to the descriptions of the virtues of forest certification, whether Tree Farm or Forest Stewardship Council, from a safe distance. We suspect that wood that is in demand will find its way to market, with or without a certification scheme blessing.

February 21...Batesville, Mississippi.
Gamebird Workshop at 394 U.S. 51, Batesville. Topics include: Quail and turkey habitat use, General habitat management practices, Cost-share programs, Predator ecology/management, and Food and cover planting for quail and turkey. Fee: $30. Call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

February 22...Sardis, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning at 4216 Davis Chapel Road, Sardis. Topics include: Fire Ecology, Legal Considerations, Fire Weather, Fuels, Ignition, Suppression, Control techniques, and Prescribed burn plan. Fee: $10. Call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

February 22...Athens, Georgia 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM.
Georgia Lakes Society Workshop at at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course is designed to educate lake and pond owners to help them improve their management in several water uses such as: recreational, water supply, and aquatic habitat. Fee: $40. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

February 25…Jackson, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners at Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, 6311 Ridgewood Road. Topics include: Revenue Potential, Use and Restrictions on USDA Conservation Program Lands, Liability and Legal Considerations, Moist Soil Management for Waterfowl, Wildlife Control, Habitat Management, and more. Fee: $25. Call Mississippi State at (662) 325-3133.

February 26...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Topic: Growing trees, making products, and maintaining quality: How what we do in the forest changes the products we produce. Speaker: Dr. David Jones. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

February 27...Morgan County 10 AM - Noon.
Tennessee Basin Clean Water Partnership (CWP) Stakeholder Meeting at Waterworks Center for Environmental Education. Speaker: Pat O’Neil, Geological Survey of Alabama. Call Jay Grantland at (256) 773-8495x13.

February 28...Statewide.
End of Rabbit, Squirrel, Raccoon, Opossum, and Quail Seasons. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

February 28...McComb, Mississippi.
Gamebird Workshop at Percy Quin State Park. Topics include: Quail and turkey habitat use, General habitat management practices, Cost-share programs, Predator ecology/management, and Food and cover planting for quail and turkey. Fee: $30. Call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

February 28...High Springs, Florida 8:30 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Management Workshop at O’Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O’Leno Park Road. This is a Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management workshop. Topics: Why Longleaf Pine, Groundcover Restoration, Pine Straw Harvesting, Managing Wildlife, and more. Lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 28 - March 2...Destin, Florida.
Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting at Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort. Fee: $395. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

> March 2014

March 1...Montgomery County.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Richard Beard Building Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery. Recommendations for the 2014-2015 seasons and bag limits will be presented. Call the Commissioner's Office at (334) 242-3486. Editor’s Note: This board advises the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on hunting rules that can impinge on your enjoyment of your land and its value.

March 1...McComb, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning at Percy Quin State Park. Topics include: Fire Ecology, Legal Considerations, Fire Weather, Fuels, Ignition, Suppression, Control techniques, and Prescribed burn plan. Fee: $10. Call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

March 3 - May 24...On-line.
On-line Woodland Options For Landowners Shortcourse. This course is to help landowners gain an introductory level understanding of basic forest management principles. Fee: $45 per family. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 5...On-Line 11 AM CT.
Income Tax on Timber for Your 2013 Tax Return Filing. This webinar will cover: tax deductions, timber income reporting, 1099-S filing, basis, depletion, cost share, loss, Form T, and the new 3.8% investment tax. Presenter: Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, US Forest Service. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

March 8...DeKalb County 11 AM - Noon.
Growing Up Wild: Who lives in the trees? at Little River Canyon Center. Kelly Wagner, JSU Field School's volunteer, will teach children about the obvious and not so obvious critters who call a tree home. Children will use magnifying glasses and learn about birds, squirrels, bugs, mosses, lichens, and more. No Fee. For children ages 2-8 years. Call Renee Morrison at (256) 845-3548 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

March 10...Etowah County 6 - 7 PM.
Etowah County Natural Resources Planning Committee at Etowah County Cooperative Extension Office, 3200A West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden. This meeting will be focused on providing a background on the role and benefits of maintaining a county committee. Landowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Michael Dillon at (256) 547-7936 or dillomk@aces.edu.

March 11...Clarke County 6 - 8 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at ACE Hardware, 1126 College Avenue, Jackson. Topics: Stocking strategies, Water quality management, Fertilization, Weed control, and Water sample analysis. Bring a weed or water sample from your pond. Call Kevan Tucker at (251) 275-3121.

March 11...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

March 13...Chiefland, Florida 9 AM ET.
Property Tour at Property of Jim and Mary Helmers, 451 SW CR 345. Topics include: Longleaf pine regeneration, Marked vs. unmarked pine thinning, Converting pasture and slash pine to longleaf, Prescribed fire, and Pond management. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March 15...All or Portions of Most Counties.
Turkey Season Opens. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

March 15...Callahan, Florida 10 AM - 2 PM.
Wildlife Food Plot & Forages Field Day at CGQ Ranch, 44003 Artesian Blvd. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Amanda Burnett at (904) 879-1019 or mandab@ufl.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 19...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: March 19, 2014 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


March 19...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. The seminar is titled "The ambrosia symbiosis: insect incest, symbiont infidelity, and the uncertain future of American trees." Speaker: Dr. David Jones. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

March 19-22...Jefferson County.
North American Deer Farmers Association Annual Conference at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center, Birmingham. Fee: $400. Contact NADeFA at (330) 454-3944 or info@nadefa.org.

March 20...Baldwin County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Baldwin County Coliseum & Fairgrounds, Robertsdale. Fourth grade students. Contact Rhonda Bryars at (251) 937-3297 or rhonda.bryars@al.nacdnet.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 20...Shelby County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Joe's Crab Shack, 20 Mountain View Drive, Hoover. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the March CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. See Menu. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 20...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the March CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Beth Crocker at (205) 366-4009 or bcrocker@jmf.com.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 20...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy sandwiches and salads, listen to the March CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.


March 20...Monroe County 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at 334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104, Monroeville. Topics: Stocking strategies, Water quality management, Fertilization, Weed control, and Water sample analysis. Bring a weed or water sample from your pond. Call Willie Williams at (251) 575-3477.

March 22...Colbert County 4 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Longhorn Arena, Tuscumbia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $35; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 24-26...Orlando, Florida.
International Biomass Conference & Expo at Orange County Convention Center. Fee: $1095. For more info call (866) 746-8385.

March 24...Starke, Florida 5:30 PM.
Winter Forage Food Plot Field Day at Bradford High School FFA Farm. Contact Bradford County Office at (904) 966-6224.

March 25...Jefferson County.
Special Election for the Alabama House of Representatives District 53 seat of Demetrius Newton. Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) will face Willie "W.A." Casey (R) in the special election. House District Map

March 27...Mobile County 8 AM - 1:45 PM.
Forestry Field Day at Delaney Properties, 14350 Airport Boulevard, Mobile. Topics include: Hardwood Management, Natural Regeneration, Healthy Ponds and Fish, and Soils and Seedling Selection. A burning, mulching, and spraying demonstration is planned also. No Fee. Lunch included with pre-registration. Call USDA-Farm Service Agency at (251) 441-6505x2.

March 27...Conecuh County 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at David L. Burt Agriculture Center, 102 Liberty Street, Room 103, Evergreen. Topics: Stocking strategies, Water quality management, Fertilization, Weed control, and Water sample analysis. Bring a weed or water sample from your pond. Call Emily Brogden at (251) 578-2762.

March 27-28...Natchez, Mississippi.
Managing Oil and Gas Development in Mississippi at Natchez Grand Hotel. Topics include: Transportation Issues and Problem Solving, Managing Environmental and Infrastructure Challenges, New Technologies, Current Regulations, and more. Fee: $60; $15 discount if paid by March 24. Call Rachael Carter at (662) 325-3141.

> April 2014

April 1...Colbert, Franklin, Madison, Winston, and Parts of Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Limestone Counties.
Turkey Season Opens. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

April 1...Jefferson County 1 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership (CWP) Cahaba Stakeholders Meeting at Jefferson County Environmental Services Training Facility, 1331 Oak Grove Road, Birmingham. Contact Glenn Littleton at (205) 217-2592 or cahabacwp@hotmail.com.

April 2...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Seminar titled "Forest Insect and Disease Invasions in the U.S.: How Are They Getting Here and What Can be Done About it?" Speaker: Dr. Andrew Liebhold. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

April 3...Webinar 9 - 10:30 AM CT.
The Clean Water Act and Silviculture Operations. Topic: EPA regulations as related to silvicultural operations. Fee: $20. Call Clemson University at (864) 656-0606.

April 3...Lake City, Florida 9 - 11:30 AM ET.
Habitat Management & Enhancement for Ground Nesting Birds at Columbia County Extension Office. No fee, but pre-registration is required. Call Stan Shepard at (368) 758-5713.

April 7-8...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Longleaf Partnership Council Meeting held jointly with the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and Southern Company. Contact Mike Black at (423) 718-3612 or mblack_nbci@utk.edu.

April 8...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

April 10...Lee County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Lazenby Farm, 11546 Lee Road 54, Auburn. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some 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.

April 10-11...Marshall County.
Annual Alabama Trails Conference at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. Fee: $175. Contact Martha Whitson at (205) 394-3080 or martha.whitson@ua.edu.

April 11-12...Covington County.
Alabama Division of the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. See the agenda. Fee: $120. Contact Brent Shaver at (251) 802-2815 or bshaver@tnc.org.

April 11-14...West Monroe, Louisiana.
Deer Steward I at Hampton Inn. This course will focus on: Herd Management, Habitat Management, Hunter Management, and Herd Monitoring. Fee: $800; $50 discount for Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) members. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

April 12...Wildersville, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Natchez Trace State Park. Topic: On-the-ground steps to administering a timber sale. Pre-register for lunch. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 12...Elmore County 8 AM - 6 PM.
Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival at Alabama Wildlife Federation, Millbrook. Contact Ann Harper at (334) 285-4550 or aharper@alabamawildlife.org.

April 15...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at VFW, Fort Payne. 3rd & 4th grade students. Contact Dan Groghan at (678) 787-5704 or dgroghan@ftpayk12.org.

April 15...Yazoo City, Mississippi 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Hardwood Management Field Tour. The field tour will focus on the history and management of privately managed hardwood stands as allowed by the landowners. No Fee. Call Forestry Extension office at (662) 226-6000.

April 15...Cookeville, Tennessee 6 PM.
Protecting Property & Watershed Using Best Management Practices at Hyder-Burks Pavilion. The program will be hosted by the Upper Cumberland Forestry Association. Call Guy Zimmerman at (931) 528-6813.

April 15-17...Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Mississippi Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Theme: “The Ever-Changing Face of Bottomland Hardwoods”. Fee: $175. Call Brian Roy Lockhart at (662) 686-3171 or blockhart@fs.fed.us.

April 18...Macon County.
Spring Fling & Outdoor Expo at Coach Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve & Quail Hollow Gardens, 768 Red Creek Road, Notasulga. Visit and listen to experts in forestry, wildlife management, hunting, conservation, research, Raptor Center, and more. Fee: $100; dinner and entertainment included. Contact Heather Crozier at (334) 844-2791 or vannhea@auburn.edu.

April 19...Elmore County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Lake Martin Amphitheater, 8878 Kowaliga Road, Eclectic. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some 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.

April 21...Parts of Cullman, Lawrence, Lauderdale, and Morgan Counties.
Turkey Season Opens. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

April 22…Corinth, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Are My Pines Ready To Thin? at Alcorn County Extension Office, 2200 Levee Road. This workshop will provide a field experience to determine when a pine stand is ready for a thinning. Fee: $21; lunch provided. Call Patrick Poindexter at (662) 286-7755.

April 24…Coffeeville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Are My Pines Ready To Thin? at Yalobusha County Extension Office, 18025 Hwy 7. This workshop will provide a field experience to determine when a pine stand is ready for a thinning. Fee: $13; lunch provided. Call Brent Gray at (662) 675-2730.

April 24...High Springs, Florida 9 AM ET.
Property Tour at Simons Tree Farm, off NW 227th Drive. Some of the property has been converted from slash to longleaf pine with an effort to restore groundcover as well. This is a walking tour. No fee. Lunch included with pre-registration. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

April 24...Webinar Noon CT.
Foundations of Successful Transition: Ownership, Governance and Family Business Policies presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

April 24...Elmore County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Driving Range, Prattville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some 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.

April 25...Gallatin, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Bledsoe Creek State Park. Topic: On-the-ground steps to administering a timber sale. Pre-register for lunch. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 25-26...Marshall County.
Location: Headquartered at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL.

Reserve Your Room:
Call (256) 505-6621 or (256) 571-5540 (after hours or weekends).

Here are some other hotels if needed.

Quality Inn, Albertville                      (256) 891-2600
Kings Inn, Albertville                        (256) 878-6550
Microtel Inn & Suites, Albertville       (256) 894-4000
Key West Inn, Boaz                        (256) 593-0800


FRIDAY: We plan to visit a private woodland, a wood pellet mill, view a portable sawmill & edger demonstration, participate in an intensive GPS/GIS hands-on class (computer mapping), watch a robot helicopter map a portion of the park, and observe bald eagles. We’ll close the day with a hot dot and marshmallow roast in the Chalet area.

SATURDAY: The indoor education session will focus on frequently asked questions for new landowners and forestry services exhibits. Outdoor tree identification walk will be conducted.

Directions
(Google Maps)

Directions (written) to Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge from several cities across Alabama provided by www.alapark.com.

Registration:

     Program Agenda and Landowner Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application


April 26...Cookeville, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Standing Stone State Forest. Topic: On the ground steps to administering a timber sale. Pre-register for lunch. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 29…Oxford, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Are My Pines Ready To Thin, Again? at Lafayette County Extension Office, 101 Veterans Drive. This workshop will provide a field experience to determine when a pine stand is ready for a thinning. Fee: $23; lunch provided. Call Margaret Webb at (662) 234-4451.

April 30...Statewide.
Turkey Season Closes. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

> May 2014

May 1...Mobile County 6 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association at Jon Archer Center, 1070 Schillinger Rd., N., Mobile. House District 101 & 102 political forum. Dinner served at 6 PM. Call Imogene Allbritton at (251) 633-8535.

May 1...Leesville, South Carolina 7 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
How To Make More Money Growing Trees at T & S Farm, 3500 Pond Branch Road. Speaker: Brooks Mendell, Forisk. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid by April 25. Lunch included. Contact Frances at (803) 798-4170 or scfa@scforestry.org.

May 1-30...Baldwin County.
Outdoor Alabama Photography Exhibit at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Contact Kim Nix at (334) 242-3157 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

May 5-8...Jacksonville, Florida.
Ignition Planning & Prescribed Fire Techniques For Wildlife at Cecil Commerce Center, 13561 Lake Newman Street. Fee: $150; Tuesday and Wednesday lunch included. Contact Jim Schortemeyer at (239) 455-5847 or schortfire@aol.com.
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May 7…Batesville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Forest Management For Wildlife at Cliff Finch Office Building, 245-C Eureka Street. Topics include: pine thinning, multiple forest use, hardwood management, wildlife population management, and hog control. Fee: $20; lunch provided. Call Judd Genry at (662) 563-6260.

May 8...Webinar Noon CT.
Forest and Wood Certification: Making Certification Work. "The presentation outlines how wood certification works with a focus on linking forest and chain-of-custody certification that works for forest owners, loggers and forest industry. The presentation is designed to provide private forest owners and aligned professionals with unbiased information on certification and to understand the benefits and costs for all those involved in certification." Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

May 9-10...Asheville, North Carolina.
American Paulownia Association Annual Conference at Comfort Suites at Biltmore Square Mall. Fee: $55. Call Sharon Blickenstaff at (301) 790-3075.

May 10...Houston Mississippi 8 AM - 1 PM.
Are My Pines Ready To Thin? at Chickasaw County Extension Office, 415 Lee Horn Drive, Suite 4. Topics: When to thin, How to thin, Which trees should be removed, How to prevent bark beetle attack, and How to enhance wildlife habitat. Fee: $10; lunch provided. Call Scott Cagle at (662) 456-4269.

May 10...Henry County 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Wiregrass Pond Management Workshop at Wiregrass Research & Extension Center, 167 AL Hwy 134, Headland. Topics include Pond Management Practices and Aquatic Plant Control. Demonstrations: Electrofishing and making an artificial fish reef for ponds. Fee: $10; workshop will end with Catfish luncheon. Contact Claude Reeves at (334) 693-2010 or creeves@aces.edu.
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May 12-13...Dallas County.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season at Blackbelt Extension & Research Station, 60 County Road 944, Marion Junction. Day 1 is Safe Practices & Demo. Day 2 is Hands On Practice. Day 2 attendees must bring full Personal Protective Equipment. Must attend 1st day in order to attend 2nd day. Instructor: Rip Tompkins, ArborMaster Inc. Fee: $40; lunch provided. Call Dallas County Extension Office at (334) 875-3200.

May 12-15...Blacksburg, Virginia.
Symposium on Forestry Best Management Practice (BMP) Effectiveness in the Eastern US at The Inn at Virginia Tech - Skelton Conference Center. Fee: $200. Contact Tracy Stubbs at (352) 331-1745x221 or tstubbs@src-ncasi.org.

May 12-16...Tallahassee, Florida.
GIS Workshop at Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive. Workshop focus will be on using ArcGIS 10. Fee: $625; light breakfast/lunch included each day. Contact Theron Terhune at (850) 893-4153x268 or theron@ttrs.org.

May 13...Lucedale, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Managing the Family Forest at George County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall, 9162 Old Hwy 63 South. Theme: Coping with Wild Hogs and Invasive Plants. Fee: $15. Contact Heath Steede at (601) 947-4223.

May 13...Ashland, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Tree Identification Workshop at Benton County Agri-Center, 17136 Hwy 5. Topics include: Learn more about the trees around you, What uses different trees have, Why different trees grow in particular places, and How to identify one tree from another by using more than just its leaves. Wear field clothes. Fee: $16; lunch included. Call Michael Pruitt at (662) 224-6330.

May 13...Gulfport, Mississippi 6 PM.
Cogongrass Workshop at Lyman Community Center, 13742 Hwy 49, Gulfport. Speaker: Dr. John Byrd, weed specialist with Mississippi State University Extension Service. Pre-registration required for dinner. Call Harrison County Extension Office at (228) 865-4227.

May 14...Chipley, Florida 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CT.
Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management Workshop at Turkey Pond Ranch, 3157 Lake Road. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Washington County Extension at (850) 638-6180.

May 14...Various Locations in North Carolina 9 AM - 12 PM ET.
Mapping Software and Online Data Sources for Landowners and Foresters Teleconference. $50; $15 discount if paid by May 7. Contact Addie Thornton at (919) 515-5065 or addie_thornton@ncsu.edu.

May 14-15...Clarke County.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season at 599 West Front Street North, Thomasville. Day 1 is Safe Practices & Demo. Day 2 is Hands On Practice. Day 2 attendees must bring full Personal Protective Equipment and must have attended Day 1. Instructor: Rip Tompkins, ArborMaster Inc. Fee: $40; lunch provided. Call Clarke County Extension Office at (251) 275-3121.

May 15...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 15-18...Fort Myers, Florida.
Florida Native Plant Society’s Annual Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University. Fee: $290; $70 discount if paid by April 14. Friday & Saturday price does not include any workshops or field trips. Call Marlene Rodak at (239) 273-8945.

May 16...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season at Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. Instructor: Rip Tompkins. Fee: $40; $10 discount if paid by May 9. Lunch on your own. Call Baldwin County Extension Office at (251) 937-7285.

May 20...Mayhew, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Introduction to GPS using SOLO Forest at East Mississippi Community College. This class is typically for foresters. Fee: $250; lunch included. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 769-5344 or jthompson@lmssmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 21...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: May 21, 2014 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 22...Shelby County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Pkwy E, Pelham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the May CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

THIS LOCATION CANCELED  May 22...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the May CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Beth Crocker at (205) 366-4009 or bcrocker@jmf.com.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 22...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy dinner, listen to the May CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.


May 29...Montgomery County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners at ALFA Headquarters, 2108 East South Boulevard, Montgomery. Topics include: Revenue potential, Liability and Legal Considerations, Wildlife control, Habitat management, Farm Bill update, and much more. Fee: $20. Contact Pam Swanner at (334) 343-6173 or pam@alabamablackbeltadventures.org.

May 30...St. Clair County 9 AM - Noon.
Forestry Best Management Practices (BMP) Workshop at Pell City Civic Center, 2801 Stemley Bridge Road, Pell City. Landowners are welcome to attend. Contact Charity Mitcham at (205) 338-7215 or stclairswed@yahoo.com.

May 31 - June 1...Coosa County.
Hatchet Creek Canoe Float at Highway 280 Hatchet Creek Bridge. Two day canoe/kayak float. Trip registration fee includes camping gear shuttled to camp site, driver's shuttle from the take out location, supper and breakfast at campsite, and t-shirt. For ages 12 and up. Limited capacity. Fee: $35 due April 30. Call Roger Vines at (256) 377-4713.

> June 2014

June 3...Statewide.
Alabama & Congressional Primary Elections.

June 3...Jefferson County 3 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Lowe’s, 1335 Walkers Chapel Road, Fultondale. Attendees will caravan to Stan Wood’s farm to see quail habitat. Call Frank Harris at (205) 595-0203.

June 3-6...New Orleans, Louisiana.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at Ritz-Carlton. Keynote speaker: Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor. Fee: $550. Tax workshop on June 3 is additional $225. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 8-11...Manhattan, Kansas.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting at Four Points Sheraton. The meeting will include field trips, indoor presentations, and Landowner Show and Tell. Fee: $185; $40 discount if paid by June 6. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or jackson@purdue.edu.

June 11...Webinar Noon CT.
The Transition Process: Preparing the Next Generation and Passing the Torch presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

June 11-12...Statesboro, Georgia.
Intensive Forest Management at Bulloch County Ag Center, Conference Room, 151 Langston Chapel Road. Landowners will learn to be able to make effective silvicultural and economical decisions for managing loblolly, longleaf, and slash stands. Fee: $210. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

June 12...Escambia County 8 AM to 3 PM.
Forestry Field Day at Escambia Experimental Forest, Brewton. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

June 13-14...Southaven, Mississippi.
Managing White-Tailed Deer at Heartland Church, 385 Stateline Road. Day 1 of the workshop includes management concepts while Day 2 moves into management applications. Fee: $180; lunch included. Call Kelly at (662) 325-3133.

June 13, 14, 15…Jefferson County.
Rick & Bubba Outdoor Expo for “all things hunting, fishing, and outdoors” at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. AFOA will have a small exhibit at the Expo.

June 17-18...Mayhew, Mississippi.
Intro to ArcGIS 10 for Foresters at East Mississippi Community College. The goal of this class is to simplify ArcGIS and make it a practical tool for the field forester or landowner. The basics of ArcGIS 10 will be covered, along with creating maps, and multiple exercises to practice digitizing on top of aerial photos. Fee: $400; lunch included. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 769-5344 or jthompson@lmssmail.com.

June 18...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Managing Troublesome Weeds in Eastern Forests. This webinar will focus on troublesome weeds in Eastern forests. Learn about their biology, tools for management, what works, and what doesn’t. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

June 19...Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) West Regional Meeting at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel Restaurant, 1140 Hagy Lane. Topic: Timely and pertinent trucking issues that affect loggers and the entire wood industry. Fee: $25; meal included. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

June 19-21...Washington, Pennsylvania.
Fur Takers of America & Pennsylvania Trappers Association Joint Convention at Washington County Fairgrounds. Fee: $10. Contact David Eckels at (724) 348-6721 or dleckels@verizon.net.

June 25-27...Cleburne County.
Chickadee Camp: Outdoor Adventures for Girls at Cleburne County Mountain Center. Hands-on outdoor recreation, environmental education, nature, and art for girls ages 8-12. Activities include disc golf, kayaking, archery, survival skills, animal/plant observation, and more. Fee: $150. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-8010 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

June 27-30...Quincy, Florida.
Deer Steward II at Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area. This course will focus on the application of the following principles: Herd Management, Habitat Management, Hunter Management, and Herd Monitoring. Fee: $800; $50 discount for Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) members. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

June 30...Webinar 11 AM CT.
Bird-Friendly Bottomland Forest Recommendations. "This webinar will provide information to forest managers describing ways to manage bottomlands to create and sustain habitat vital to birds in the greatest need of it, while also generating revenue." Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

> July 2014

July 8...Webinar 11 AM - 12 PM Central Time.
Soil Impacts of Biomass Harvesting. Questions? Write to staff@sref.info

July 8 & 10...Senatobia, Mississippi 5 - 7:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi at Tate County Extension Office, #1 French’s Alley. This short-course will cover basics of local timber markets, pine management, merchandising timber, hardwood management, and estate planning. Fee: $35; meal included on July 10. Call Tarah Ferguson at (662) 834-2795.

July 13-18...Lee County.
Forestry Camp at Auburn University. Students will participate in a variety of activities including: tree measurements, forest inventory information, using GPS, and more. The camp is open to high school students ages 15-18. Limited to 25 students. Fee: $605; covers meals & housing. Contact James Birdsong at (334) 844-5817 or james.birdsong@auburn.edu.

July 14-15...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Room 1-201. Attendees should have taken a basic GIS course or have some familiarity with GIS. Fee: $295; one lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 14-17...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. Contact Matt Vines at (334) 481-2128 or mvines@alaforestry.org.

July 14-17...Covington County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Pre-registration required. Fee: $125. Lodging and meals on your own. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

July 15...Statewide.
Alabama Primary Runoff Elections.

July 15...Coffeeville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM.
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi at Yalobusha County Extension Office, 18025 Hwy 7. This short-course will cover basics of management plan components, local timber markets, casualty loss, the benefits of thinning, and forest taxes. Fee: $40; lunch included. Call Brent Gray at (662) 675-2730.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 16...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: July 16, 2014 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 17...Shelby County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Pkwy E, Pelham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the July Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 17...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the July Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Beth Crocker at (205) 366-4009 or bcrocker@jmf.com.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 17...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy dinner, listen to the July Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.


July 17...Athens, Georgia 7:45 AM - 12 PM ET.
Online Mapping Services for Foresters at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Room 1-201. Landowners with an interest in online mapping tools and have little to no experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) should find this class useful. Fee: $120. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 17...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners at Forrest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Topics include: Revenue potential, Liability and Legal Considerations, Wildlife control, Habitat management, Farm Bill update, and much more. Fee: $25. Contact Pam Swanner at (334) 343-6173 or pam@alabamablackbeltadventures.org.

July 17-19...Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
National Tree Farmer Convention. Join other woodland owners for educational sessions on a range of topics, a field day, and optional tours. Fee: $360. Contact American Tree Farm System at (202) 765-3660 or info@treefarmsystem.org.

July 18-19...Raymond, Mississippi.
Managing White-Tailed Deer at Central R&E Center, 1320 Steven Springs Road. Day 1 of the workshop includes management concepts while Day 2 moves into management applications. Fee: $180; lunch included. Call Kelly at (662) 325-3133.

July 18-20...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arriington Jr Boulevard N, 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 19-21...Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference & Forestry Expo at Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Fee: $575. Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

July 21...Perry County 1 - 3 PM.
Field Trip to the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center (AABC) at 2200 Highway 175, Marion. The mission of AABC is to promote the conservation and restoration of rare freshwater species in Alabama waters and in turn, restore cleaner water in Alabama’s waterways. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 623-0147 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com. Editor’s Note: Will the AABC mission impact your property?

July 22-23...Athens, Georgia.
Wetlands Ecology & Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “This primary goal of this class is to focus on the relationship between forest management and wildlife, fisheries, and wetlands management.” Fee: $300. Lunch included on day one. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 24...Sumter County 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Prescribed Burning on Private Lands at the ALFA Environmental Hall, University of West Alabama, Livingston. The agenda includes morning indoor session followed by afternoon field trip to J & M Farms. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Addie Thornton at (919) 515-5065 or register online.

July 24-27...Athens, Georgia.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) National Convention at The Classic Center. Fee: $220. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

July 29...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion at South Engineering Research Center, College of Engineering, University of Alabama. Call Ajay K. Agrawal at (205) 348-4964.

July 31...Lauderdale County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Forest Certification: From the Woods to the Mills & Beyond at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville. Fee: $45; lunch provided. Contact Bethany Elliott at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

> August 2014

August 5, 12, 19, & 26...Online Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM ET.
Master Wildlifer: Landscape Considerations. Participants will obtain knowledge and the necessary tools to enhance habitat for a variety of species. Watch the program from your home. You must register and pay before you will receive the link information to view the webinar. Fee: $125. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

August 5-6...Athens, Georgia.
Recreational Pond Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. This course is designed to give participants knowledge and skills to consistently produce high quality fishing. Fee: $295. Lunch included both days. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 5-8...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn University. Pre-registration required. Fee: $125. Lodging and meals on your own. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

August 7...Blount County 9 AM.
Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting at Frank Green Building Auditorium, 415 5th Avenue East, Oneonta. Landowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Merry Gaines at (205) 274-2363x3 or merry.gaines@al.usda.gov.

August 7-10...Madison County.
Annual Alabama Farmers Federation Commodity Producers Conference at Von Braun Center, Huntsville. The conference will include agricultural tours, educational seminars, two nights of entertainment, and plenty of food. Contact Rick Oates at (334) 613-4305 or roates@alfafarmers.org.

August 7-8...Fort Gaines, Georgia.
Realtors Land Institute Annual Training Conference at George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge. Two in-depth continuing education courses covering the topics of: Deeds, Conveyances, Boundaries, Title Reports, and Boundary Surveys. Fee: $95. Call Linda Majors at (334) 472-0024.

August 10-13...Corvallis, Oregon.
Northern Nut Growers Association Annual Meeting. Contact Grant at grant_40@juno.com.

August 11...Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Timber Market Analysis at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class teaches a detailed approach and specific strategies for analyzing timber markets for timberland, bioenergy, wood procurement, and forestry consulting applications. Speakers: Dr. Brooks Mendell and Amanda H. Lang. Fee: $660; $100 discount if paid in advance. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

August 11-15...Gainesville, Florida.
Basic Wildland Firefighter Training at Waccasassa Forestry Center, 5353 Northeast 39th Avenue. This course is designed to provide entry level wildland firefighter skills. Fee: $125. Call Natural Areas Training Academy at (850) 875-7153.

August 12...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Speaker: Jack Tribble. Mr. Tribble is an accomplished painter and carver. He now has a keen interest in quail carvings. He has studied the bird, its habits, as well as its habitat. As a result he developed an interest in the longleaf pine ecosystem. See some of his work. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

August 14...Bullock County 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Timber Management Workshop at Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 Hwy 82E, Union Springs. Contact Jeffery Moore at (334) 421-1580 or moorej@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

August 14...Atlanta, Georgia 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Landowner Policy Summit at Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree St NE. Topics include: Endangered Species, Federal Forests, Markets, Private Property, Clean Air, Fire Management, Biomass, and Clean Water Act. Fee: $150; lunch included. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

August 14...Montgomery County 6 - 8 PM.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Regional Reception at Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, 2301 Coliseum Pkwy, Montgomery. Presentations on Market Outlook, Timber Prices, and Black Bear Population in Alabama. Landowners are welcome to attend. Please RSVP Sharon Tatum at (334) 844-1983 or sfwsdevelopment@auburn.edu.

August 20...Online 3 PM CT.
Northern Long-Eared Bat Public Information Webcast will be held to provide information and answer questions about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Anyone interested can join the 1 hour information session by calling the toll-free number and joining a web conference to view a presentation and participate in a question and answer session. To participate: Log On and call 1-800-369-1692; enter passcode 2549152#. Editor's note: If proposed rules to protect the bat become law, forest landowners who want to harvest timber or conduct certain management activities will be faced with a pile of new regulations. The northern long-eared bat could become the spotted owl of the eastern U.S.

August 20-21...Athens, Georgia.
Alternative Forest Enterprises at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. This course is designed for folks who desire to learn more about the management of non-timber products, silvopasture, and basic enterprise evaluation. Fee: $295. Lunch included both days. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 21...Online 6 PM CT.
Northern Long-Eared Bat Public Information Webcast will be held to provide information and answer questions about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Anyone interested can join the 1 hour information session by calling the toll-free number and joining a web conference to view a presentation and participate in a question and answer session. To participate: Log On and call 1-800-369-1692; enter passcode 2549152#. Editor's note: If proposed rules to protect the bat become law, forest landowners who want to harvest timber or conduct certain management activities will be faced with a pile of new regulations. The northern long-eared bat could become the spotted owl of the eastern U.S.

August 21-22...Bibb County.
Forestry and Wildlife School for Landowners at National Guard Armory, 133 Walnut Street, Brent. Topics will include: Wildlife Management, Intro to Timber Management, Planting Trees, Wildlife Openings, Growing for Poles, Wild Pig Control, and more. A tour of Cahaba Timber Company and the James Treasure Forest & Tree Farm is included. Fee: $95. Call Katherine at (205) 384-0606x1.

August 26-28...Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Sawgrass Marriott. Fee: $370. Call Florida Forestry Association at (850) 222-5646.

August 27...Shelby County 8:30 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop at Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

August 27...Cullman County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Making Billions: Creating Jobs at Cullman County Extension Office, 402 Arnold Street, Cullman. Attend the Alabama Agribusiness Council luncheon to learn more about the impact of Agriculture and Forestry on Alabama's economy. Presented by Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

August 28...Shelby County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at 4-H Center, Columbiana. Learn about the safe use of prescribed fire and hear about new training opportunities. Fee: $40. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

> September 2014

September 2...Mendenhall, Mississippi 6 PM.
Wildlife Habitat 101 at Simpson County Extension Office. Topics include: Food Plots, Habitat Management, and Longleaf Pine. Contact Charlie Bush at (601) 847-1335 or charlieb@ext.msstate.edu.

September 3-5...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference & Symposium at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $320. For more information call (334) 844-5100.

September 3 & 17...Elmore County 2 - 4 PM.
Alabama Nature Center Junior Naturalist Program for Homeschool Families at Alabama Nature Center Pavilion, Lanark Road, Millbrook. Sessions take place first and third Wednesday of the month ending November 19. Fee: $8 per session. Contact Rebecca Bearden at (334) 538-1500 or rbearden@alabamawildlife.org.

September 4…Henry County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day at Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Headland. All old pesticides will be received and disposed of free of charge to the farmer. Registration form must be completed. Call Henry County Extension Office at (334) 585-6416.

September 4...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 6 - 7 PM.
Fire on the Forty town-hall meeting at Forest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Fire on the Forty is a campaign to promote the use of prescribed burning to enhance wildlife habitat on private lands. Call Russ Walsh at (601) 408-3399.

September 6...Enid, Mississippi 2 PM.
Tree ID Workshop at North Mississippi Fish Hatchery, 457 CR 36. Call Emily Jo Wiggins at (662) 563-8068.

September 7-9...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $475; $120 discount for AFA members.
Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135.

September 8-11...Marshall County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Road, Guntersville. Pre-registration required. Fee: $125. Lodging and meals on your own. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

September 9...Pittsboro, Mississippi 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest at Calhoun County Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. Topics include: Management Planning, Marketing Timber, Hardwood Log Grading, Taxation, and Thinning. Fee: $29. Call Trent Barnett at (662) 412-3177.

September 9...Leakesville, Mississippi 6 - 7 PM.
Fire on the Forty town-hall meeting at Greene County Vo-Tech Center, 173 Vo-tech Road. Fire on the Forty is a campaign to promote the use of prescribed burning to enhance wildlife habitat on private lands. Call Russ Walsh at (601) 408-3399.

September 9-10...Rome, Georgia.
Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisors at Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center. Fee: $295; lunch included. Landowners not interested in professional credits only pay $150. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu. Editor’s Note: Be especially wary when signing away property development rights.

September 10...Green Cove Springs, Florida 9:30 AM - 3 PM ET.
Silviculture Best Management Practices Workshop at Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Road 16 West. No fee. Lunch included. Contact Robin Holland at (352) 732-1273 or robin.holland@freshfromflorida.com.

September 10...Webinar Noon CT.
Foundations of Successful Transition: Family Governance, Culture and Communication presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

September 11...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Trapping 101: Animal Damage Control & Recreation at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Fee: $20; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

September 11...Lee County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Get Ticked Off About Lyme Disease at Ginn Concourse, Auburn University. Learn about ticks, the illnesses they carry, why you should care, and what you can do to prevent getting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Contact Michelle Cole at (334) 844-1078 or coleden@auburn.edu.

September 11...Houston County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Making Billions: Creating Jobs at Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan. Attend the Alabama Agribusiness Council luncheon to learn more about the impact of Agriculture and Forestry on Alabama's economy. Presented by Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

September 11...Lee County 3:30 PM.
Tick and Lyme Disease Program at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101, Auburn University. Dr. Kerry Clark, University of North Florida, will be discussing tick and Lyme disease myths and truths. He will answer questions over dinner at 5 PM. No Fee. Contact Michelle Cole at (334) 844-1078 or coleden@auburn.edu.

September 11...Bude, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Wildlife Habitat 101 at Franklin County Extension Office. Topics include: Habitat Management, Jawbone and Field Aging Deer, and Longleaf Pine. Contact Keith Whitehead at (601) 384-2349 or keithw@ext.msstate.edu.

September 11-12...Montgomery County.
Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges at Alabama Association of Realtors, 522 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Learn how one property can be sold and a replacement property purchased without incurring federal income taxes on the sale. Fee: $250. Contact Linda Majors at (334) 472-0024 or linda@greatsouthernland.com.

September 16...Walker County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Forestry Workshop at Mathews Lecture Hall, Bevill State Community College, Jasper. Topics include: Current & Future Timber Market, Longleaf vs. Loblolly, Herbal/Medicinal Uses of Forest Products, Beaver Control, and Water Quality Best Management Practices. RSVP requested. Call Katherine at (205) 387-1879x1.

September 16...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Ramping Up to Forest Farm Culinary Delights. This presentation focuses on forest farming wild onions (ramps) and includes discussions of other edible forest products as well. Presenter: Dr. Jim Chamberlain, USDA Forest Service. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 16-18...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" 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: $1,200. Contact the World Forestry Center at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 17...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: September 17, 2014 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


September 18...Monroe County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Trapping 101: Animal Damage Control & Recreation at Monroe County Extension Office, 334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104, Monroeville. Fee: $20; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

September 18...Cottondale, Florida 9:30 AM - 2 PM CT.
Mill Tour: Green Circle Bio Energy. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 18...Dallas County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Making Billions: Creating Jobs at Central Alabama Farmers Co-Op, 2519 US Hwy 80 W, Selma. Attend the Alabama Agribusiness Council luncheon to learn more about the impact of Agriculture and Forestry on Alabama's economy. Presented by Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 18...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Landry’s Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the September Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Attendance limited to first 30 to RSVP. No walk-ins please. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 18...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the September Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Beth Crocker at (205) 366-4009 or bcrocker@jmf.com.


September 18...Washington County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Workshop at Frank Turner Hall Building, 25 Court Street, Chatom. Topics include: Stocking Strategies, Water quality management, Fertilization, Weed Control, and How and Where to send samples. Bring a sample from your pond. Registration required. Call K. B. Strickland at (251) 847-2295.

September 18...Gulfport, Mississippi 6 PM.
Wildlife Habitat 101 at Harrison County Extension Office. Topics include: Food Plots, Habitat Management, and Longleaf Pine. Contact Tim Ray at (228) 865-4227 or timr@ext.msstate.edu.

September 19...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Sylvania High School. Third and fourth grade students. Contact Joey Haymon at (256) 638-5551 or jbhaymon@dekalbk12.org.

September 19...Conecuh County 8:30 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop at Reid State Technical College, Evergreen. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

September 19-20...Starkville, Mississippi.
Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show. Longest-running live logging/biomass event in the country and only such venue located in the heart of the South's forest industry. Fee: $20; $5 discount for advance registration. Contact Misty Booth at (662) 325-2191 or msfes@cfr.msstate.edu.

September 23...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Forestry 101: Managing Timberlands at Five Rivers Delta Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Landowners will learn about common pests, harvesting, stocking densities, management tools, and reforestation. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 937-7176 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

September 23...Ellisville, Mississippi 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM.
Wild Hog Damage Management Workshop at Ronald Whitehead Advanced Technology Center, 72 Technology Boulevard. Fee: $20; lunch included. Call Jones County Extension Office at (601) 428-5201.

September 24...Gainesville, Florida 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Conservation Easements Workshop at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center. Topic: Keeping Your Land Productive through Conservation Easements. Fee: $15. Contact Lyndall Brezina at (352) 375-1473 or lyndall@columbiatimber.com.

September 25...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Geraldine High School. Third grade students. Contact Chip Blanton at (256) 844-7942 or hackberryfarms@aol.com.

September 25...Lee County 8:30 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive South, Auburn University. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

September 25...Ashland, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin? at Benton County Agri-Center, 17136 Hwy 5. Wear appropriate field clothes, boots, and insect repellant. Fee: $23; lunch included. Call Michael Pruitt at (662) 224-6330.

September 25...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Forest Brews. This presentation focuses on how to tap into some non-traditional forest products to create hot, cold, and even adult refreshments. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 25...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Railroad Park, 1600 First Avenue South, Birmingham. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid in advance. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

September 26...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Carbon Market Credits and Conservation Benefits at Marriott Grand Hotel, Point Clear. This seminar will inform landowners and others of the conservation advantages and revenue opportunities of carbon sequestration. Fee: $150; $25 discount if paid by September 19. Contact Walter Ernest at (251) 222-8959. Editor's note: If you are considering burdening your land with long term easements in order to receive carbon storage payments, remember that the science that encourages governments to force industry to buy stored carbon is very fragile. If you enter into a long term conservation agreement, require payments to be made up front, before the system fails and leaves you with an easement obligation, but no income.

September 27...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Trappers & Predator Control Association Fall Rendezvous at Dorroh Farms, 15624 Dorroh Road, Buhl. Kids activities, skeet shoot, archery, cornhole, and auction will be available for families. Lunch available for purchase. Call Vicki Sievering at (205) 316-8253.

September 27...Brandon, Mississippi 9:30 AM - 3 PM.
Wildlife Program at Rankin County Extension Office, 601 Marquette Road. Fee: $10. Contact Rankin Extension Office at (601) 825-1462 or dougc@ext.msstate.edu.

September 30 - October 2...Covington County.
Understory 201 Academy at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Learn more about the plants that occur on the forest floor and the processes that maximize understory diversity. Fee: $TBD. Call Ryan Mitchell at (334) 427-1029.

> October 2014

October 1...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Predation in the Fire Forest at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: Mike Connor, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

October 1-2...Macon, Georgia.
Forest Roads in the Piedmont and Coastal Plains at Georgia Forestry Commission. This course will teach you how to plan, design, locate, construct, stabilize, use, maintain, and close forest roads. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by September 10. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 2...Colbert County.
Northern Region Forestry Field Day at Burgess Farm. Listen to experts and tour some forestland. Topics: Predator Solutions, Mulching Timber to Create Wildlife Openings, Thinning, Prescribed Burning, Timber Markets, Pine Plantation Establishment, and Invasive Species Control. Call Johnnie Everitt at (256) 383-4376.

October 3-5...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and many more. Fee $225; includes meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Sylvia Payne at 1-800-262-3151 or sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 3-5...Covington County.
Alabama Chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ALAPARC) Annual Meeting at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Fee: $147; Room, meals, and registration. Contact Taylor at (865) 599-9229 or alabamaparc@gmail.com.

October 7...Batesville, Mississippi 8:15 AM.
Hardwood Management Field Tour will meet at Panola County Extension, 245-C Eureka Street. This field tour will focus on the history and management of hardwood stands as allowed by the landowners. Hiking boots/shoes or very comfortable walking shoes (closed toes) are recommended. Bring a folding chair, hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Fee: $10. Call (662) 843-8361 to register.

October 7...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. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 8...Bristol, Florida 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management at 10394 NW Longleaf Drive. Topics include: Why Longleaf Pine, Prescribed Fire, Goundcover Restoration, Managing Wildlife in the Longleaf Forest, Cost-share Assistance, and Conservation Easements. Fee: $5; lunch included. Call Calhoun County Extension at (850) 674-8323.

October 8...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Has extra CO2 increased the number of wildfires? at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: David South, Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

October 8-11...Salt Lake City, Utah.
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention at Salt Palace Convention Center. Fee: $695. Call SAF at (866) 897-8720.

October 9...Perry County 8 AM.
Central Region Forestry Field Day at Charles Holmes Property, 28011 AL Highway 14, Marion. Topics include: Agri Tourism, Wild Pig Management, Longleaf vs. Loblolly Pine Management, and Stream Crossing. Contact John Ollison at (334) 683-6888 or ollisjp@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 9...Pickens, Mississippi 9 AM.
Hardwood Management Field Tour. This field tour will focus on the history and management of hardwood stands as allowed by the landowners. Hiking boots/shoes or very comfortable walking shoes (closed toes) are recommended. Bring a folding chair, hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Fee: $18. Call Attala County Extension Office at (662) 289-5431.

October 9...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Manage Your Forest for Pine Straw and Rake in the Profits. This presentation focuses on harvesting pine straw and will also cover some other non-traditional forest products such as nuts, fruits, specialty wood products, and others. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 9...Chambers County 5:30 PM.
Forest Landowners Conference at Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics will include: Major Changes in Estate Planning and The Future of Forestry in Alabama. Speakers: Robert Tufts, Auburn University, and the new State Forester, Greg Pate. Fee: $4.00; dinner included. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

October 9-11...Lee County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Annual Meeting at Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences building. Educational program on Friday and field trip to Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest on Saturday. Fee: $50. Contact Rick Oates at (334) 613-4305 or roates@alfafarmers.org.

October 10...Louisville, Tennessee 8 AM - 12 Noon ET.
Short Rotation Woody Crops (SRWC) for Biofuel at 4341 UT Farm Road. Topics: Gasification, Role of SRWCs in National Bioenergy Strategy, Harvesting, and Logistics. Resource article. Contact Jessica McCord at (865) 974-7370 or jfox16@utk.edu.

October 14...Henry County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management at Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Hwy 134 E, Headland. Fee: $30; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

October 14-16...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: $20 multiday pass; $10 single day pass. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

October 15...Oakridge, Tennessee 8 AM - 1:30 PM.
Woods and Wildlife Field Day at University of Tennessee Arboretum. Topics will include: experimental intercropping of oak and pine, forest inventory analysis, and establishing constructed wetlands. Lunch included. For more information call (865) 483-3571.

October 15...Webinar 12 PM Noon CT.
Tracking Forest and Landscape Change Using ForWarn. This webinar will focus on ForWarn, an online satellite-based change detection tool that maps disturbances and drought effects every 8 days. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

October 15...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. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 15-17...Oakridge, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Annual Meeting at Oak Ridge Doubletree Hotel. Fee: $225. Contact Candace Dinwiddie at (615) 883-3832 or cdinwiddie@tnforestry.com.

October 16...Coffee County.
Southern Region Forestry Field Day at Newman Property. Listen to experts and tour some forestland. Topics include: Dove Field Management, Hardwood Management, Mid Rotation Release, and Wetland Management. Call Mary McLean at (334) 894-5596.

October 16...Oak Grove, Louisiana 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Outdoor Business Workshop for Landowners at Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center, 10284 Hwy 17. Learn more about how to earn supplemental income from your land. Fee: $25. Contact Dora Ann Hatch at (318) 927-9654x229 or dhatch@agcenter.lsu.edu.

October 17-19...Front Royal, Virginia.
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Annual Meeting at Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Conference Center. Fee: $125. Call TACF at (828) 281-0047.

October 20...Tuscaloosa County 1 - 3 PM.
Lower Sub-basin/North River Alabama Clean Water Partnership (ACWP) Meeting at Alabama Department of Public Health, 2350 Hargrove Rd E, Tuscaloosa. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 623-0147 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

October 20-21...Tifton, Georgia.
Georgia Division Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Tifton UGA Conference Center. The meeting will feature updates on timber markets, land markets, harvesting issues, forest pathology, genetics, and more. Fee: $185; $30 discount if paid by September 29. Contact Jason Little at (478) 745-4910 or jlittle@frcemail.com.

October 21-24...Mobile County.
Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile. Fee: $457; $53 discount if paid by September 2. Contact Kelley McCarter at (919) 515-5065 or kelley_mccarter@ncsu.edu.

October 21-23...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part I 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. Lunch provided. Part II is $345 on October 22-23. Discounts available if you register by September 30. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

CANCELLED  October 22...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Conserving Alabama’s Reptiles and Amphibians: Threats, Priorities, and Successes at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: Craig Guyer, Biological Sciences, Auburn University. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

October 22-24...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) Annual Meeting at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. Online Registration. Fee: $405. Call MFA at (601) 354-4936.

October 23...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Invasive Species Management Workshop at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. This program will describe some of the more troublesome plants and animals in north-central Florida and the current methods being used to manage them. Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 24...Chilton County 9:30 AM - Noon.
Forestry Tour at Bearden Family Trust property. Participants will meet at the Maplesville City Park Walking Trail/Birding Trail on Shanks Drive. The group will depart at 9:30 AM sharp. Topics: Pine Management, Firebreaks with water bars, Native grasses for wildlife management, and Food plot maintenance. Rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Walking required. Lunch on your own in Maplesville at the conclusion of the tour. To register call (205) 280-6268.

October 28-29...Valdosta, Georgia.
Southeastern Regional Forest Resource and Manager Conference at Rainwater Conference Center. This conference is held to provide updates in the areas of Forest Science, Silviculture, Wildlife/Ecology, Policy, and Markets. Fee: $110. Lunch provided on first day. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

October 28-30...Pike County.
Classroom in the Forest at Renfroe Farm, Troy. Free educational event for Pike County 5th graders. Call Deborah Huggins-Davis at (334) 566-2300.

October 29...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Art from the Forest. This presentation will discuss a variety of species used by master artisans and the unique opportunities for landowners to build relationships with artisan-gatherers. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 29...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Planning and Design of Stream Crossings. This webinar will build an understanding of the process and procedures required to plan and design a stream crossing structure to meet USDA NRCS Practice Standard, Code No. 578. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

October 30...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Tree/Plant Identification Field Day at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue. This program will give landowners a chance to learn to identify some of the tree, shrub, and herbaceous species on their forestland. Wear appropriate clothing for woods. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 31...Pinetta, Florida 9 AM ET.
Property Tour at Riverview Farms and Cumberland Plantation, 359 NE Foxglove Trail. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 31...Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM - 12:30 PM ET.
Tree Identification Lab at Leon County Extension Center. Receive tips from experts on how to identify trees and shrubs with leaves that look alike. Call Leon County Extension at (850) 606-5202.

> November 2014

November 4...Statewide.
Alabama & Congressional Election Day.

November 4...Ripley, Mississippi 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest at Tippah County Extension Office, 10791B Hwy 15 S. This course enables the landowner to more fully realize the benefits of forest ownership. Fee: $29; lunch included. Call Nick Simmons at (662) 837-8184.

November 4...Lee County 6:30 PM.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Auburn Toomers Branch Annual Banquet at Clarion Hotel, 1577 S College Street, Auburn. Fee: $35. Call CJ Glassey at (205) 405-1640.

November 5-6...Milton, Florida.
Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference at Adventures Unlimited. Topics include: Starting a business, Marketing, Staffing, Benefits, Healthcare, and Liability. Fee: $25. Contact Chris Verlinde (850) 623-3868 cmverlinde@gmail.com.

November 5-6...Statesboro, Georgia.
Pine Straw Production - Stand Management and Economics at Bulloch County Ag Center,151 Langston Chapel Road. This course will teach participants about pine straw yields by species, site quality, land-use history, effect of pine straw raking, fertilization, and more. Fee: $210. Lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 6...Webinar Noon CT.
Role Transitions: Stepping In, Stepping Up, and Stepping Out presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

November 10...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Forest Cultivated Mushrooms: A Rotten Business. This presentation will explore the four stages a prospective mushroom grower must consider for forest cultivation of shiitake mushrooms. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 10...Kosciosko, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Attala County Forestry Association Meeting at Attala County Extension Service Office. Mark Hartnett will speak on Generational Planning. No Fee. Call Attala County Extension at (662) 289-5431.

November 11...Philadelphia, Mississippi 6 PM.
Neshoba County Forestry Association Meeting at Neshoba County Coliseum, 12000 Mississippi 15. To register call (601) 656-4602.

November 12...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.

November 12...Baldwin County 6 - 8 PM.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Regional Reception at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Brief presentations will be made on: Longleaf Pine and Wild Pig Damage, and Wild Pig Control. RSVP Sharon Tatum at (334) 844-1983 or sfwsdevelopment@auburn.edu.

November 13...Covington County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Covington Center Arena, Andalusia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $40. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

November 14...Gadsden County, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Landowner Tour at Woodward Tree Farm, Gadsden County. Lunch and directions provided with registration. Contact Phil at (850) 222-5646 or phil@forestfla.org.

November 17...Geneva County 9 - 11 AM.
Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at Geneva County Farm Center, 2765 East State Highway 52, Hartford. Each participant will construct and leave the workshop with a completed rain barrel. Fee: $40. Contact Gavin Mauldin at (334) 684-2484 or gpm0006@auburn.edu.

November 18...Autauga County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at R H Kirkpatrick Agricultural Pavilion, Autaugaville. Third grade students. Contact Yvonne Bowens-Thomas at (334) 201-5209 or thomayd@aces.edu.

November 18...Senatobia, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
How To Have A Firewise Home at Tate County Extension Office, #1 French’s Alley. This initiative hopes to achieve fire safe planning and development in communities where homes are frequently damaged or destroyed by wild fire. Pre-registration required for lunch. For more information call (662) 560-9001x3.

November 18-20...Columbus, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at Hampton Inn Columbus, 2870 S. Lumpkin Road, Columbus. This three day short-course consists of in-depth classroom and field instruction in "all things longleaf". Fee: $175; lunches included. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 19...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: November 19, 2014 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


November 20...Autauga County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Landowner Tour at Dr. Frank Jones Property, 2202 Co Rd 19 N, Prattville. Topics include: Wildlife Management, Herbicide Usage, Warm Season Grasses, Prescribe Burning, and more. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Autauga County Extension Office at (334) 361-7273.

November 20...Limestone County 10 AM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Complex, 2700 Refuge Headquarters Road, Decatur. Dwight Cooley, Refuge Manager, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will discuss the possibility of a new Paint Rock Valley refuge. Call Jay Grantland at (256) 773-8495. Editor's Note: Remember the upset folks in Brent when the feds tried to lock up 200,000+ acres along and near the Cahaba River?


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 20...Shelby County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Pkwy E, Pelham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the November Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 20...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the November Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Beth Crocker at (205) 366-4009 or bcrocker@jmf.com.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 20...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy sandwiches and salads, listen to the November CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.


November 24...Athens, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
GPS for Beginners at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Building 1, Room 201. Learn the basics of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the accuracy of the technology when used in forested conditions. Fee: $195; lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

> December 2014

December 2-3...Jefferson County 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM both evenings.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at Mountain Brook Fire Station, 102 Tibbett Street, Mountain Brook. No fee. Call Michael Jackson at (205) 339-5716. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are many other courses being taught at various locations in November. Course Listings. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 3...Baxley, Georgia 7:45 AM - 2:15 PM ET.
Longleaf Pine Management Field Day at Plant Hatch Recreation Center and Moody Forest Natural Area. Some of the tour topics included: Conversion of Loblolly plantation to Longleaf, Managing for Wildlife, Importance of Understory, Thinning, and Gopher Tortoise Management. Fee: $12; lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Randy Tate at (404) 664-0586 or randy@longleafalliance.org.

December 3...Columbia, South Carolina 8 AM - 5 PM ET.
Timber Income Tax Workshop at Sandhills Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. Basic fundamentals of handling timberland assets, deducting for management and protection of timberland and obtaining capital gains treatment of timber income are stressed. Specific issues resulting from ice damage, fire, and timber theft are explained. Fee: $225. Lunch included. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

December 4...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Prescribed Fire Opportunities for Forestry & Wildlife Consultants in the Southeast. This webinar will include topics such as: prescribed fire programs, cost share opportunities, insurance options, liability protection, income opportunities, and training opportunities. Presenter: Jennifer Evans, Prescribed Fire Extension Associate, North Carolina State University. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

December 6...Mobile County 9 AM - Noon.
Small-Scale Farming Workshop at Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile. Basic aspects of fruit, vegetable, goats, sheep, rabbits, poultry production, management, and marketing. Light lunch provided. Please pre-register. Contact James Miles at (251) 574-8445 or milesjd@aces.edu.

December 7-8...Montgomery County.
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting at Montgomery Convention Center. Fee: $152; includes all meals. Lodging is additional cost. Call Casey Earnest at (334) 613-4080.

December 9...On-Line 1 PM CT.
Rapid Appraisal Research on Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention. This webinar will look at the decline of African American rural land ownership over the past 100 years. Presenter: John Schelhas, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

December 9...Dover, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Stewart County Visitor Center, 117 Visitor Center Lane. Program on “Effects of Tennessee Forest Health & Pests on Landowners, Loggers, and Mills.” Presenter: Heather Slayton, Tennessee Division of Forestry. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 10...St. Clair County 9 - 11:30 AM.
Estate Planning at Pell City Civic Center, 2801 Stemley Bridge Road, Pell City. This seminar will help adult children and their parents learn how to effectively control assets during life and upon death. Instructor: Dr. Robert Tufts, Estate planning attorney and Auburn University professor. Fee: $5; lunch available at end of program. Contact Ruth Brock at (205) 612-4066 or brockru@auburn.edu.

December 10-11...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology and Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. This course will benefit those interested in wildlife management on their land, especially deer enthusiasts. Fee: $325. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 12...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Forest Botanicals: Deep and Tangled Roots. This presentation will discuss native plant species on eastern US forestlands that are wild harvested for plant trade. Presenter: Eric Burkhart, faculty instructor at Pennsylvania State University. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

December 17...Crossville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Cumberland Mountain State Park Lodge. Program will cover the top three reasons to keep growing and harvesting trees and also a tick research update. Presenter: Dr. Allan Houston, Ames Plantation, University of Tennessee. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 17-18...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Room 1-201. Attendees will need to have some familiarity with GIS. Fee: $295; lunch on day 1 included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.


End of 2014 Calendar of Past Events