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2017 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 06/23/2017

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

> January 2017

January Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class is for those who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. Chemical safety and sprayer calibration will be discussed as well, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. This is a 4 hour class. Fees: $20 at time of training; An additional $25 must be sent to the Dept. of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. For more information call Dr. Chip East at (256) 846-0314 or to register call the Extension Office in the county you want to attend.

January 24...Randolph County...(256) 357-2841
January 25...Macon County...(334) 727-0340
January 26...Cleburne County...(256) 463-2620
January 31...Autauga County...(334) 361-7273

January 6-8...Hale County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Greensboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 9...Franklin County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Russellville. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2.5 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. To register call (334) 844-5100.

January 10-12...Jasper, Texas.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at the Rayburn County Resort, 2376 Wingate Boulevard. Topics will include: rates, timing, active ingredients, application methods, calibration, safety, minimizing damage to longleaf, and more. Fee: $300; lodging and some meals. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

January 12...Florence, South Carolina 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Woodland Management: The First Look at Pee Dee Research and Education Center, 2200 Pocket Road. Topics may include: Objectives in forest management, Benefits of proper management, Wildlife management basics, Life of a stand, Selling your timber, and Opportunities for youth involvement. Fee: $50. Contact Paula Varn at (843) 563-5773 or pvarn@clemson.edu.

January 12...Marianna, Florida 9 AM - 1:30 PM CT.
Managing Your Forests and Farms For Fish and Wildlife at the Extension Service Office, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue. Topics include: Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management, SE American Kestrels, Fire and Wildlife, Wildlife Best Management Practices, and more. Must pre-register by January 9. Lunch provided. Call Billie Clayton at (850) 767-3634.

January 17...Tuscaloosa County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Tuscaloosa. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2.5 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. To register call (334) 844-5100.

January 17...Winnsboro, South Carolina 6 - 8:30 PM ET.
Let's Talk Trees Workshop at Midlands Technical College - Fairfield Campus, 1674 Highway 321 North Business. This workshop is designed for forest landowners. Topics may include: General Forestry Terms and Management Concepts, Management Objectives, Preparation of Management Plans, and Online Tools for Managing Your Property. The workshop is broken into four parts/dates. The one time fee covers all four parts and includes four meals. Fee: $50. Contact Ryan Bean at (803) 432-9071x115 or rbean@clemson.edu.

January 18...Montgomery County.
Timber Tax Workshop at Eastmont Shopping Plaza, 5340 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2.5 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. To register call (334) 844-5100.

January 19...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Course at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City. Fee: $30. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

January 20-22...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Scottsboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 20 - February 19…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs each weekend. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

January 22...Tallahassee, Florida 11 AM - 3 PM ET.
Red Hills Fire Festival at Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy at 13093 Henry Beadel Drive. The Fire Festival was created to help spread awareness about prescribed fire and healthy forests. The festival will include: live prescribed fire, equipment demonstrations, wagon wide tours, fire talks with experts, kid’s activities, food, and music. Contact Brian Wiebler at (850) 893-4153x345 or brian@ttrs.org.

January 23...Lee County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Opelika Extension Office, 600 South 7th Street #4, Opelika. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2.5 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. To register call (334) 844-5100.

January 25...Online 12 Noon CT.
The People Have Spoken: Using Forest and Firewood National Polling Data to Promote Forest Health. "This webinar will discuss results from a national survey of citizen attitudes toward invasive species, firewood movement, and forest health." Presenter: Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy. Landowners, consulting foresters, foresters, land managers, and others are encouraged to participate. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070. Editor's Question: Do you think polls are taken to discover something about the people being polled, or might they be conducted to pitch the position of the poll’s sponsor?

January 25...Online 1 PM CT.
Eastern Forest Pest Update will include a brief overview of management considerations for each pest, and where landowners can go for additional information. Presenters: Linda Haugen, Plant Pathologist, USDA Forest Service and Noel Schneeberger, Forest Health Program Leader, USDA Forest Service. For more information email Holli Kuykendall at holli.kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov.

January 26...Monroe County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Monroeville. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2.5 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. To register call (334) 844-5100.

January 26...Blackville, South Carolina 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Woodland Management: The First Look at Edisto Research and Education Center, 64 Research Road. Topics may include: Objectives in forest management, Benefits of proper management, Wildlife management basics, Life of a stand, Selling your timber, and Opportunities for youth involvement. Fee: $50. Contact Paula Varn at (843) 563-5773 or pvarn@clemson.edu.

January 26...Coosa County 6:30 PM.
Coosa County Treasure Forest Landowners Banquet at the Rockford Baptist Church in Rockford. The guest speaker will be Attorney Hayes Brown. Mr. Brown is an attorney from Birmingham and also serves as the General Counsel for the Alabama Forest Owners' Association. He will be speaking on boundary issues and property easements. Fee: $10; meal included. To register call (256) 377-4750 or 377-4638.

January 29-31...Miramar, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Meeting at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Theme: "Sustaining Southeastern Forestry - Healthy Forests, Markets, and Policy". Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $395; $115 discount for SAF member. Additional $60 discount if paid by January 8. Contact Sharon Dolliver at (478) 628-1196 or sesafbusmgr@windstream.net.

January 31...Baldwin County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Fairhope. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2.5 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. To register call (334) 844-5100.

January 31...Dallas & Perry County.
Special Election for vacant House District 67 seat. Representative Darrio Melton was elected mayor of Selma. He was a sitting member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing Selma. The primary election is January 31, primary runoff will be held April 18, and the general election will be June 27. If no primary or run-off is necessary, the general election will be April 18.

January 31...Winnsboro, South Carolina 6 - 8:30 PM ET.
Let's Talk Trees Workshop at Midlands Technical College - Fairfield Campus, 1674 Highway 321 North Business. This is the second part in a four part workshop. Topics of the second part may include: Basics of Pine Management, Marketing and Selling Pine Timber, Basics of Hardwood Management, and Marketing and Selling Hardwood Timber. The one time fee covers all four parts and includes four meals. Fee: $50. Contact Ryan Bean at (803) 432-9071x115 or rbean@clemson.edu.

 

> February 2017

February Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class is for those who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. Chemical safety and sprayer calibration will be discussed as well, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. This is a 4 hour class. Fees: $20 at time of training; An additional $25 must be sent to the Dept. of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. For more information call Dr. Chip East at (256) 846-0314 or to register call the Extension Office in the county you want to attend.

February 1...Russell County...(334) 298-6845
February 2...Elmore County...(334) 567-6301
February 14...Clay County...(256) 354-5976
February 16...Lee County...(334) 749-3353
February 24...Talladega County...(256) 362-6187

February 2...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Birmingham Area Regional Reception at The Club, 1 Robert S. Smith Drive, Birmingham. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

February 2...Limestone County 6 PM.
American Chestnut History & Restoration Dinner & Presentation at Catfish Cabin, 906 U.S. Highway 72 E., Athens. The Alabama Treasure Forest Association and the American Chestnut Foundation will give a presentation on the historical importance of the American Chestnut and will give an update on the restoration efforts dedicated to restoring it in it's native range in north Alabama. Fee: $5; dinner included. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

February 9...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Course at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City. Fee: $30. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

February 9...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Alabama State Capitol Auditorium in Montgomery. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: At some point will Alabama have enough public land that we can be snarled in perennial lawsuits, just like California, the BLM, and the USFS?

February 9...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
How Important is it to Mimic Natural Fire Regimes in the Southern Coastal Plain? Speaker: Reed Noss, University of Central Florida. For more information email Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

February 9...Knoxville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Program will cover Tennessee Forest Products Branding & Hardwood Manufacturing Support. Presenter: Tim Phelps. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 9
...Shelby County 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
in private dining room at Joe’s Crab Shack, 20 Meadowview Drive, Hoover. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

February 9...Lee County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Auburn Regional Reception at Coach Pat Dye's Crooked Oak Lodge, 768 Red Creek Road, Notasulga. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

February 10...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 - 4 PM ET.
Small Scale Mushroom Production at Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, 8202 Creek 417. This workshop will teach participants how to select, grow, harvest, and market mushrooms appropriate for Florida. Fee: $143.42. Lunch included. Call the Extension Center at (386) 362-1725.

February 10...Columbia, South Carolina 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Woodland Management: The First Look at Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. Topics may include: Objectives in forest management, Benefits of proper management, Wildlife management basics, Life of a stand, Selling your timber, and Opportunities for youth involvement. Fee: $50. Contact Paula Varn at (843) 563-5773 or pvarn@clemson.edu.

February 11...Various Counties 9 AM - 1 PM.
Take A Hike on the Pinhoti Trail. Jacksonville State University Field School has partnered with Anniston Outdoors to lead a hike the second Saturday of each month. The locations vary, but will be on different sections of the Pinhoti trail. Fee: $5; pre-registration required 3 days in advance of hike. Contact Keith Hudson at (256) 453-9527 or anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com.

February 11...Montgomery County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the Alabama State Capitol Auditorium, 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery. The decisions of this board impact all hunting activities that take place on your land. Anyone wishing to speak must register between 8 - 8:30 AM. For more information, call (334) 242-3486.

February 11-12...St. Clair County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Pell City passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 14...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. Parking available in the RSA Plaza Terrace Parking Deck on Adams Avenue. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

February 15...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Applications in Agriculture and Forestry at Auburn University, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (SFWS), Room 1221. Speaker: Christian Brodbeck, Auburn University. Refreshments served. Obtain Visitor's Pass and park across the street from the building. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

February 15...Online 12 Noon CT.
Integrative Forest Management for Wildlife and Forest Health Webinar. Topics covered: preferred tree species for wildlife, stand structure, and different management strategies for various wildlife species. Presenter: Dr. Mark McConnell, University of Georgia. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

February 15-19...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $335. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

February 17...Tuscaloosa County 9 AM - 4:45 PM.
Alabama Natural Resources Council Outreach Symposium at Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul W Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa. Topics: Prescribed Fire, Wildlife Values in Pine Hardwood Mixed Forest, Log Grading, Importance of Shortleaf Pine, and Managing Rather than High Grading Hardwoods. Fee: $35; $5 discount if paid by February 3. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2135.

February 17...Online 12 Noon CT.
Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year Webinar will cover the rules for timber tax reporting, including the latest law changes. It will also cover the 1099 filing that the foresters must know. Have your tax questions handy to get answers from the presenter. Presented by Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

February 17...Tuscaloosa County 5 - 8 PM.
Alabama Natural Resources Council Awards Banquet at Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul W Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa. This awards banquet will recognize the 2016 award recipients of the Alabama Tree Farmer of the Year, W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Award, Outstanding Alabama Forestry Planning Committee, and the Helene Mosely Memorial Treasure Forest Award. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by February 3. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2135.

February 17-19...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 19-25...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week. This is a good week to include the family in your tree planting activities. Send AFOA a picture of your children or grandchildren planting a tree!

February 21...Winnsboro, South Carolina 6 - 8:30 PM ET.
Let's Talk Trees Workshop at Midlands Technical College - Fairfield Campus, 1674 Highway 321 North Business. This is the third part in a four part workshop. Topics of the third part may include: Wildlife Management on Sustainably Managed Forest Lands, Best Management Practices for Forestry, and Forest Threats. The one time fee covers all four parts and includes four meals. Fee: $50. Contact Ryan Bean at (803) 432-9071x115 or rbean@clemson.edu.

February 21...Cleveland, Mississippi 6 PM.
Mid Delta Forest, Woodland, and Wildlife Association Meeting at the Bolivar County Extension Office. Potluck dinner with a presentation by Game Warden Cole Edwards. Call the Extension Office at (662) 843-8361.

February 21...Collins, Mississippi 6 - 8 PM.
Timber Taxation Update Workshop at 68 Collins Industrial Park Drive, Collins. Speakers: Stephen Dicke and Dr. Glenn Hughes, Extension Forestry Professors. No Fee. Contact Carolyn Conger at (601) 765-8252 or dtb277@msstate.edu.

February 21-23...Garnett, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at Webb Wildlife Center. Fee: $200. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

February 22 & 23...Jefferson County 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Alabama Nonpoint Source Meeting of the Cahaba & Black Warrior River Basin at Shades Valley Training Facility, 1331 Oak Grove Road, Birmingham. Learn about impaired streams in your area, help identify issues in watershed restoration efforts, and learn how to leverage resources to implement watershed restoration. Same meeting held both days. Contact Amanda LoCascio at (334) 394-4350 or amanda.locascio@adem.alabama.gov. Editor's note: If you attend one of these "training" meetings, please send a short report to rll@afoa.org on program content and the general thrust of the trainers. Thanks.

February 23...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Course at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City. Fee: $30. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

February 23...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Tuscaloosa Area Regional Reception at The Cypress Pavilion, 501 Rice Mine Road, Tuscaloosa. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

February 24-26...Barbour County.
Lake Eufaula's Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend at Lakepoint State Park Resort and nearby Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. "...a weekend of observing migratory waterfowl, resident wildlife populations, wading and shore birds." $169 single, $215 double, includes Lodging, Social, Cookout, Program, Breakfast, and Field trips. Call (334) 687-8011. Use group code: 3711.

February 25-26...Lowndes County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop in Lowndesboro at Southern Sportsman Lodge. This workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Fee: $75; Includes one night’s lodging and four meals. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

> March 2017

March Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class is for those who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. Chemical safety and sprayer calibration will be discussed as well, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. This is a 4 hour class. Fees: $20 at time of training; An additional $25 must be sent to the Dept. of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. For more information call Dr. Chip East at (256) 846-0314 or to register call the Extension Office in the county you want to attend.

March 2...Chambers County...(334) 864-9373
March 9...Coosa County...(256) 377-4713

March 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $1600; $205 discount if paid by February 24. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

March 3...Corinth, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Wild Turkey and Bobwhite Quail Management Workshop at Alcorn County Extension Office, 2200 Levee Road. Topics include: Field management practices, Food plot strategies, Predator management, and Predator trapping demonstrations. Fee: $15; lunch included. Call Patrick Poindexter at (662) 286-7755.

March 3...Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Landowner and Manager Luncheon on Pine Forest Economics and Management at Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive. Presentations will include: pine forest management, forestry pest management, and economics of planted pine stands. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Kim Sash at (850) 893-4153x336 or ksash@ttrs.org.

March 3...Online Noon - 2 PM CT.
Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year will present the latest tax info, filing season updates, and practical tax tips. Presenter: Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service.

March 3-5...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and many more. Fee $275; includes most meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

March 4...Covington County 7:45 AM.
Off-Road Race at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. A 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon trail run will be held. Fees vary. Contact Joel Martin at (334) 222-7779 or marti12@auburn.edu.

March 4...Marshall County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. The decisions of this board impact all hunting activities that take place on your land. Anyone wishing to speak must register between 8 - 8:30 AM. For more information, call (334) 242-3486.

March 4...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 wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 6-7...Coffee County.
Forest-Her: A Workshop for women who love the land at Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 E. McKinnon Street, New Brockton. Topics will include: Learn to Read Maps, Non-Timber Forest Products, Marketing Timber, and Forest Measurements. Fee: $70. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 894-5596 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 7...Monroe County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at USDA Service Center, 334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104, Monroeville. Speaker: PJ Waters. Contact Willie Williams at (251) 575-3477 or williwe@aces.edu.

March 7...Winnsboro, South Carolina 6 - 8:30 PM ET.
Let's Talk Trees Workshop at Midlands Technical College - Fairfield Campus, 1674 Highway 321 North Business. This is the last part in a four part workshop. Topics of the fourth part may include: Where To Go for Assistance, When to Hire a Consultant, Basics of Timber Valuation, and Forest Taxation. The one time fee covers all four parts and includes four meals. Fee: $50. Contact Ryan Bean at (803) 432-9071x115 or rbean@clemson.edu.

March 9...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Course at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City. Fee: $30. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

March 9...White Springs, Florida 9 AM ET.
Landowner Tour at Lloyd Adams’ NuView Properties. Mr. Adams’ management plan includes prescribed fire, herbicide treatments, mowing, extensive fire lines, walking trails, and more. Wear outdoor clothing. Fee: $10; lunch provided. To register call the Columbia County Extension at (386) 758-1030.

March 13-14...Lee County.
Forest-Her on Fire at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. This workshop will focus on teaching women about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be use as an effective land management tool. Classroom and field instruction. Weather permitting, attendees will experience a prescribed fire. Fee: $80; three meals included. Contact Dr. Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

March 14...Etowah County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Central Region Meeting will be held in Gadsden. The meeting will feature a presentation from the National Wild Turkey Federation. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

March 14...Mobile County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, N., Mobile. Speaker: PJ Waters. Contact Andrea Mitchell at (251) 574-8445 or mcgreaj@aces.edu.

March 16...Callahan, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Sell Your Timber for what it’s Worth Workshop at Nassau County Extension Office, 543350 US Highway 1. Come learn the necessary steps to get the best return on your timber investment and meet your forest management objectives. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Nassau Extension at (904) 530-6353.

March 16...Bountstown, Florida 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT.
Florida Forestry Association Regional Meeting will discuss important issues, socialize, and enjoy good food. To reserve your seat contact Debbie Bryant at (850) 222-5646 or debbie@forestfla.org.

March 16...Dickson, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park Lodge. Program title: Healthy Forests...Healthy Wildlife. Presenter: Dr. Brian Flock. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

March 17...Jefferson County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Linn Park, Birmingham. Fourth & fifth grade students. Contact Sara Safety at (888) 257-3529 or safetyday@progressiveag.org.

March 18...Jefferson County 8 AM - 5 PM.
The Role of Fire in Alabama’s Ecology class and field trip will meet at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The field trip will enable participants to experience first-hand the effects of fire in contrast to areas where it has long-been prevented in the landscape. Instructors: Rachel Conley and John McGuire with Westervelt Ecological Services. Fee: $100. Contact John McGuire at (334) 821-1999 or jmcguire@westervelt.com.

March 18...Colbert/Lauderdale 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 wild game recipes. Fee: $35. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 21...Clay County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Central Region Meeting will be held in Lineville. The meeting will feature a presentation on black bears by the Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

March 21...Escambia County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at 175 Ag-Science Drive, Suite D, Brewton. Speaker: PJ Waters. Contact Anthony Wiggins at (251) 867-7660 or wiggia1@aces.edu.

March 21...Bude, Mississippi 6 PM.
Franklin County Forestry Association Meeting at Ginna's Restaurant. Dr. John Willis will speak on Alternative Pine Management Strategies. Call the Franklin County Extension Office at (601) 384-2349.

March 22...Online 12 Noon CT.
Silvicultural Aspects of Longleaf Pine. This webinar will discuss the major aspects of longleaf silviculture as it relates to the southern pine goals of private landowners located in the ecological range of the species. Presenters: Bill Pickens, North Carolina Forest Service, Colby Lambert, North Carolina State University, and Sarah Crate, North Carolina Forest Service. Landowners, consulting foresters, foresters, land managers, and others are encouraged to participate. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

March 23...Tallahassee, Florida 5:30 - 7:30 PM ET.
Florida Forestry Association Regional Meeting will discuss important issues, socialize, and enjoy good food. To reserve your seat contact Debbie Bryant at (850) 222-5646 or debbie@forestfla.org.

March 25...Newton, Georgia 10 AM - 2 PM ET.
Open House at Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive. This free event includes hands-on children’s activities, walking tours of working research facilities, wagon tours of Ichauway’s landscape and historical area, slide show presentation, and more. Bring your own picnic lunch. Drinks and tables will be provided. Call the Research Center at (229) 734-4706.

March 28-30...Cheraw, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at Cheraw State Park. Fee: $200. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

March 30...Dale County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Southeast Region Meeting will be held in Ozark. The meeting will feature a presentation on feral swine by the USDA Wildlife Services. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

March 30...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: $680; $100 discount if paid by March 17. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

March 30...Crystal River, Florida 11 AM - 2 PM ET.
Florida Forestry Association Regional Meeting will discuss important issues, socialize, and enjoy good food. To reserve your seat contact Debbie Bryant at (850) 222-5646 or debbie@forestfla.org.

March 30...Choctaw County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Butler Area Regional Reception at Ezell's Fish Camp, 776 Ezell Road, Butler. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

March 30...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Rankin County Forestry Association Meeting at the Rankin County Extension Office. Dr. John Willis will speak on forest pests. To register call the Extension Office at (601) 825-1462.

March 31...Macon County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Training on Pasture Improvement and Grazing Management at 201 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University. No fee. Pre-registration is required. Working lunch provided. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

 

> April 2017

April 1 - August 31...Entries accepted for the Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest.
All amateur photographers invited to enter. Categories include, but not limited to: Birds of a Feather, Bugs and Butterflies, Coastal Life, Cold-blooded Critters, Nature-Based Recreation, Watchable Wildlife, State Park Adventures, Advanced Amateur, and more. Contact Kim Nix at (334) 242-3157 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

April 4...Lexington, Kentucky 1 - 4:30 PM.
Sustainability of White Oak Conference at the Embassy Suites. This conference will focus on assessing white oak supply and addressing the short and long term supply issues. Fee: $25. To register call (859) 257-7597.

April 4...Online 1 PM CT.
Drought and Forest Ecosystems. This webinar will explore current issues related to drought in forests, examples of drought and climate-related impacts, and management options for increasing resilience. Landowners, consulting foresters, foresters, land managers, and others are encouraged to participate. For more information email Lois Ziemann at lziemann@fs.fed.us.

April 5...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Communicating Wildlife Science Online at Auburn University, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (SFWS), Room 1101. Speaker: David Steen, Auburn University. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

April 6...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Walker County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

April 6...Barbour County 6 PM. (Previously was April 13th)
Alabama Forestry Association Eufaula/Troy Area Regional Reception at Lakepoint Conference Center, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

April 6...Crenshaw County 6 - 8:30 PM.
Feral Hog Management at Tom Harbin Agricultural Center, 816 Airport Road, Luverne. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

April 6-7...Barbour County.
Southeast Regional Landowner Conference at Lakepoint Conference Center, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. Topics include: Industry Panel, Advocacy, Managing Genetics, Gopher Tortoise and Timber Management, and more. WestRock Mill tour on second day. Fee: $55. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

April 7...Online 1 PM CT.
All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar: Mosquitos and Insect Borne Diseases. This webinar will discuss medically important mosquitos and mosquito-borne viruses endemic to and threatening the Southeast. Speaker: Dr. Derrick Mathias, Auburn University. Contact Ellen Huckabay at (251) 574-8445 or knighec@aces.edu.

April 8...Elmore County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival at Alabama Nature Center, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Contact Ann Harper at (334) 285-4550 or aharper@alabamawildlife.org.

April 8...Pike County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Lake Simmie, 1958 County Road 4423, Brundidge. Topics include: Managing for fishing, Controlling aquatic plants, Nuisance wildlife control, Electrofishing demo, Trapping demo, and Aquatic herbicide application. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

April 11...Madison County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue SW, Huntsville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

April 12...Enid, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Managing Pines for Wildlife Workshop. Topics will include: pine thinning, multiple use of forest management, wildlife population management, and improving wildlife food sources. Wear field clothes and insect repellent. Some walking on difficult terrain. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Jimbo Burkhalter at (662) 647-8746.

April 15-22...Statewide.
Alabama People Against A Littered State (PALS) “Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Spring Cleanup. All materials furnished by Alabama PALS. Call (334) 263-7737.

April 17...Statewide 9 PM.
Alabama Private Forests, a Discovering Alabama Production sponsored by the Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust, is scheduled for statewide broadcast on Alabama Public Television three times in April (17, 21, & 30).

April 18-20...Covington County.
Longleaf Academy: Gopher Tortoise 301 at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Topics include: Biology of gopher tortoise, Habitat requirements, Habitat conservation plans, Current status of tortoise, Cogongrass, Restoring fire to tortoise habitat, and more. Fee: $200; includes lunches and lodging. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

April 19...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Blacklegged tick abundance and questing behavior seminar at Auburn University, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (SFWS), Room 1101, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Speaker: Graham Hickling, University of Tennessee. Refreshments served. Obtain Visitor's Pass and park across the street from the building. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

April 19...Online 12 Noon CT.
Southern Pine Beetle Biology, Ecology, and Management. The southern pine beetle (SPB) is the most damaging pest of pine forests in the eastern U.S. Presenter: Dr. John Nowak, USDA Forest Service. Landowners, consulting foresters, foresters, land managers, and others are encouraged to participate. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

April 19-20...Tallapoosa County.
Tallapoosa County Water Festival at Wind Creek State Park. Volunteers needed to help with the student activities. If you would like to volunteer contact Sabrina Wood at (334) 429-8832 or sabrinawood@live.com. Editor’s Note: This is a great time for volunteers to mention the clean water benefits of private forestland to hundreds of kids.

April 20...Talladega County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Childersburg Area Regional Reception at Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

April 21...Shelby County.
American Paulownia Association Annual Meeting at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051. Fee: $60. Call Dan Blickenstaff at (301) 790-2372.

April 21...Jackson, Tennessee 1 - 3 PM.
Firewood Kiln Workshop at University of Tennessee Extension Center. Hosted by the Tennessee Nature Conservancy. No fee. Call Paul Kingsbury at (615) 383-9909.

April 21...Statewide 9 PM.
Alabama Private Forests, a Discovering Alabama Production sponsored by the Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust, is scheduled for statewide broadcast on Alabama Public Television.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 21-22...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051.  Directions & Campus Map

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

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application

 

April 21-22...Okeechobee, Florida.
Women in the Outdoors at Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 NE 224th Street. Women in the Outdoors provides the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through expert instruction and hands-on education through activities such as archery, fishing (salt, fresh and fly), camping, hiking, dutch oven cooking, shooting (shotgun as well as handgun), kayaking, and much more. Fee: $100; breakfast and lunch included. Contact Denise Helms at (772) 475-1158 or marlinteeni@yahoo.com.

April 22…Henderson, Tennessee 7 AM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Chickasaw State Forest. Lunch provided. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 22...Walnut Grove, Mississippi 9 AM - 2 PM.
Christmas Tree Growers Workshop at Rosebud Christmas Tree Plantation, 5819 Gunter Road. This workshop reviews the basic skills, tools, and knowledge growers will need to produce high quality Christmas trees. Fee: $35; $10 discount if paid by April 18. Lunch included. Contact Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335 or sctaes@gmail.com.

April 25...Pittsboro, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Alternative Sources of Forest Income at the Calhoun County Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. Topics include: Specialty wood products, Recreational leases, Managing for utility poles, Raking pine straw, Agroforestry, Christmas trees, and more. Fee: $28; $42 per couple. Lunch included. Call Trent Barnett at (662) 412-3177.

April 27...Statesville, North Carolina 9 AM - 5 PM ET.
National Firewood Workshop at Iredell County Agricultural Center. This event offers educational and networking opportunities to the split firewood industry. Topics include: Finding buyers, Sourcing affordable logs, Equipment, Firewood quarantines, and more. Fee: $30; lunch included. Call Kelley McCarter at (919) 515-9563.

April 29...Collins, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Pine Thinning Workshop at Irving Hitt Tree Farm. Fee: $20. For more information call (601) 765-8252.

April 29...Dallas County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production and Beekeeping at 431 County Road 540, Selma. Farm tour, hands-on activities, and demonstration on proper care of goat herds. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

April 29...Shelby County 9 AM - 12:30 PM.
Landowner Workshop at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana. Learn about turkey habitat, forestry options, and prescribed fire from wildlife biologists at this workshop by the Alabama Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation, and The Nature Conservancy. Lunch included. To register online click here or call (334) 285-4550.

April 30...Statewide 9 PM.
Alabama Private Forests, a Discovering Alabama Production sponsored by the Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust, is scheduled for statewide broadcast on Alabama Public Television.

 

> May 2017

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30…Hattiesburg, Mississippi 6 PM to 8 PM.
Forestland As An Investment: A Workshop Series to be taught by foresters, landowners and others involved in forest acquisition, management and marketing. Location: Forrest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Sponsor: Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association. Fee: $30. Contact Matt Thornton at (601) 545-6083 or mtt52@msstate.edu.

May 2...Blount County 9 AM.
Alabama Farm Tour will cover three farms. Assemble at the Frank Green Building, Oneonta. Topics and demonstrations will include longleaf pines, wetlands, pond management, native grasses, tree grafting, and forestry mulching. No fee. Lunch provided. To pre-register contact Charles LeCroy at (205) 353-2858 or charleslecroy@gmail.com.

May 3...Tallapoosa County 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Annual Conference at Betty Carol Graham Technology Center, 1675 Cherokee Road, Alexander City. Fee: $75; $20 discount if paid by April 27. Lunch provided. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

May 3...Leesville, South Carolina 7:50 AM - 4:35 PM ET.
Growing Our Future at T & S Farm, 3500 Pond Branch Road. Topics will include: What effect the logging crew has on your bottom line, Estate planning, Pine plantation thinning, Managing pesky critters, Utilizing utility poles, Managing timberlands for wildlife, and more. Forest landowners are encouraged to attend. Fee: $45; $10 discount if registration paid in advance. Contact Beth Richardson at (803) 534-6280 or mrchrds@clemson.edu. Editor’s Note: Beth will describe Timber Sale Tricks to Put More Money in Your Pocket at the AFOA Annual Meeting on April 22.

May 3...Online 1 PM CT.
Forest Management for Northern Bobwhite Quail. This webinar will discuss pine forest management opportunities and practices that can not only help to bring back the bobwhite, but also can have an impact on slowing the decline of those numerous songbird, pollinator and other wildlife species. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

May 4...Mobile County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Conservation Easement Seminar at the Renaissance Mobile Battle House Hotel & Spa, 26 North Royal Street, Mobile. Learn more about how conservation easements can be effective vehicles for land-use control and sources of liquidity. Fee: $300. Contact the Atlantic Coast Conservancy at (251) 222-8959 or wernest@atlanticcoastconservancy.org. Editor's Note: The $300 registration fee should be a sufficient deterrent to keep most of us from attending a meeting which wants to lecture us on "how conservation easements can be effective vehicles for land-use control."

May 5...Online 1 PM CT.
All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar: Ticks. This webinar will talk about ticks you see and don’t see as well as how to protect yourself, your family, and your pets. Speaker: Dr. Thomas Mather, University of Rhode Island. Contact Bethany O’Rear at (205) 879-6964 or bao0004@aces.edu.

May 6...Houston County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan. Topics include: Managing for fishing, Controlling aquatic plants, Nuisance wildlife control, Electrofishing demo, Trapping demo, and Aquatic herbicide application. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

May 9...Jordan, Georgia 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Habitat Restoration Field Day at the Thompson Property. Learn more about restoring and managing longleaf with ecological restoration as a primary objective. Wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen, & insect repellent. Fee: $10; BBQ lunch provided. Contact Randy Tate at (404) 664-0586 or randy@longleafalliance.org.

May 9...Fayetteville, Georgia 10 - 11:30 AM ET.
Tree Identification at the Fayette County Extension Office, 140 Stonewall Avenue W. No Fee. Contact the Georgia Forestry Commission at (770) 305-5412x7.

May 11...Baldwin County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Spanish Fort Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: How much public land is enough?


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 11
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Ameriprise, 1500 Urban Center Drive, Suite 200, Birmingham. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. Very limited seating. No walk-ins please. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

May 11...Dallas, Georgia 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET.
Longleaf Pine Meeting at Paulding Meadows Park, 472 Paulding Meadows Drive. Come learn about longleaf pine ecosystems, fire management, and planting opportunities. Contact the Paulding County Extension Office at (770) 443-7616 or uge2223@uga.edu.

May 12...Senatobia, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Alternative Sources of Forest Income Short Course at the Tate County Extension Office, 1 French’s Alley. Five speakers will discuss multiple sources of income for forest landowners. Fee: $25; $40 per couple. Call Tarah Ferguson at (662) 562-4274.

May 12...Brooksville, Florida 9 AM ET.
Property Tour at Camp E-How-Kee, 397 Culbreath Road. This tour will show how a landowner and lessee maintain a profitable operation of forest management and cattle grazing by utilizing the available natural resources and integrated management. Fee: $10. Call the Hernando County Extension Office at (352) 754-4433x6.

May 13...Elmore County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
After the Hunt: Year-round Wildlife Management at Bass Pro Shops, 2553 Basspro Boulevard, Prattville. Topics include: Food plots, Management practices for habitat enhancement, Wild pig affects on wildlife, Predator management, and more. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Chris Jaworowski at (334) 398-4538 or clj0032@auburn.edu.

May 15 - August 4...Online.
Woodland Options for Landowners Online is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Writing a management plan, Using aerial photos, Determining boundary lines, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Andrew Vinson at (540) 231-6494 or josephav@vt.edu.

May 17...Online 12 Noon CT.
Weather Variability and Its Impacts on Forest Health. Discussion will involve short and long-term impacts of droughts, floods, winds, and ice on insect and fungal populations and damage in southern forests. Landowners, consulting foresters, foresters, land managers, and others are encouraged to participate. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

May 18...Russell County 8 AM - 5 PM ET.
Middle Chattahoochee Forests & Water Supply Forum at Troy University Riverside Campus, Phenix City. Topics: Watershed threats, Watershed programs, Watershed protection success factors, Forest needs, Drinking water needs, Conservation needs, and Watershed funding opportunities. Contact Kitty Weisman at (360) 481-2544 or kitty.weisman@icloud.com. Editor's note: If you attend one of these "training" meetings, please send a short report to rll@afoa.org on program content and the general thrust of the trainers. Thanks.

May 18...Barbour County 6 - 8:30 PM.
Intro to Forestry & Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the County Extension Office, 525 Church Street, Eufaula. Landowners will be exposed to the benefits of owning timberland. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

May 19...Baldwin County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season Workshop at Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. The workshop will consist of indoor and outdoor instruction and demonstrations. Instructor: Gary Ickes, Ickes Tree Service. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information call Beau Brodbeck at (251) 937-7176.

May 20…Oak Ridge, Tennessee 7 AM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at University of Tennessee Arboretum. Lunch provided. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

May 20...Macon County 8 AM.
Landowner Tour at the Hollis Farm in Hardaway. Discussions will be about wildlife management, feral hogs, and timber investment strategy. Fee: $15. Call Chris Joe at (334) 725-3321x109.

May 20...Henry County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 Alabama Highway 134E, Headland. Topics include: Managing for fishing, Controlling aquatic plants, Nuisance wildlife control, Electrofishing demo, Trapping demo, and Aquatic herbicide application. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

May 23...Webinar Noon CT.
Rekindling the Magic in Your Family Meetings presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $0. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

May 23-25...Baldwin County.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the Stockton Civic Club, 53856 Hwy 59, Stockton. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

May 25...Walker County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Management Workshop at Bevill State Community College, Wade Math & Science Building, Matthews Lecture Hall, 800 14th Street East, Jasper. Topics include: Managing for Wildlife, Using Fire & Herbicides, Wildlife Habitat in Southern Pines, Soils, and more. No fee. Lunch provided. Contact Bethany Elliott at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

May 25...Quincy, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM ET.
Sell Your Timber for what it’s Worth Workshop at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road. This workshop will cover local timber markets, guidelines for planning a timber sale, and other income options. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call University of Florida at (850) 875-7100.

May 25...Jackson, Tennessee 9:30 AM - Noon CT.
West Tennessee Forestry Summit will be held at the University of Tennessee Research & Education Center. Learn more about the impacts of the closure of mills in neighboring states as well as the need for diverse markets for low quality hardwoods and other species. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832.

May 25...Walker County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Jasper Area Regional Reception at Musgrove Country Club, 916 Country Club Road, Jasper. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

May 26...Dale County 9 AM.
Chainsaw Safety at Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Highway 123, Ozark. Speaker: Gary Ickes. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

May 30 - June 2...Asheville, North Carolina.
National Forest Landowners Conference at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue. Fee: $750. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

> June 2017

June 1...Pickens County 9 - 11:30 AM.
Forestry 101 at the Service Center Building Auditorium, Carrollton. Topics include: Cost Share, Taxes, Site Prep, Long Term Planning, and Species Selection. Foresters and Loggers get 2.5 points. RSVP by May 30. Contact Caitlan Oden at (205) 367-8148 or cmo0015@aces.edu.

June 1...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

June 1...Marshall County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Marshall County Courthouse, Suite G, 424 Blount Avenue, Guntersville. Topics include: Succession Planning, Problems with no estate plan, Avoiding probate, Estates owning land, Estate (death) taxes, Problems with joint ownership/management, Trust vs. business entity structure, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Call Eddie Wheeler at (256) 582-2009.

June 2...Geneva County 1 - 4 PM.
Pond and Aquatic Weed Management at Extension Office, 2765 East State Hwy 52, Hartford. Seminar will focus on management strategies for recreational fish ponds. Bring a water or weed sample for identification and testing. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or bc0057@aces.edu.

June 2...Montgomery County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Extension Office Eastmont Shopping Plaza, 5340 Atlanta Hwy., Montgomery. See June 1 for more details. Call Jimmy Smitherman (334) 270-4133.

June 3...Dale County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
After the Hunt: Year-round Wildlife Management at Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Highway 123, Ozark. Topics include: Food plots, Management practices for habitat enhancement, Wild pig affects on wildlife, Predator management, and more. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

June 4-7...Starkville, Mississippi.
Wildlife & Recreation Conservation Camp for rising 7th graders through 2017 graduates. This camp will feature hands-on experiences in wildlife science, outdoor skills, college life, and conservation careers. Fee: $325; all inclusive. Contact Leslie Burger at (662) 325-6686 or leslie.burger@msstate.edu.

June 5...Bullock & Macon Counties.
Increasing Prescribed Fire Capacity through Mentoring, a Growing Season Live-Fire Event at Sehoy Plantation. Instructor: John Stivers, Sehoy Plantation & Tanyard Properties. Alternate date could be picked depending on weather. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

June 6...Shubuta, Mississippi 10 AM - 2:30 PM.
International Forest Company's Shubuta Nursery Open House at 1444 Shubuta-Eucutta Road. Lunch provided. RSVP Cara Monfort at cmonfort@internationalforest.co by May 25.

June 6...Mobile County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road N., Mobile. See June 1 for more details. Call Amelia Mitchell at (251) 574-8445.

June 6-7...Grenada, Mississippi.
Management of Hardwood Plantations Short Course at Grenada County Building, 1240 Fairground Road. Topics include: Certification, Multiple use management in hardwood plantations, Managing CRP hardwood plantations, Mixed species considerations, Thinning recommendations, Timber management plan exercise, and more. Field tour on first day. Fee: $40; lunch included both days. Call Steve Winters at (662) 226-2061.

June 7-9...Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters Summer Meeting at the Edgewater Hotel in Gatlinburg. The meeting will focus on Catastrophic Wildfire in the Southern Wildland Urban Interface. Fee: $97. For more information email Greg Bailey at bailey@forestlandgroup.com.

June 8...Wilcox County 10 AM - 2:30 PM.
International Forest Company's Pine Hill Nursery Open House at 3890 Highway 28 West, Camden. Lunch provided. RSVP Cara Monfort at cmonfort@internationalforest.co by May 26.

June 8…Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, 1140 Catfish Lane. Program: State Forest Timber Harvests; Update on Pine Beetle Presence in TN; TAEP Funding for Mats & Bridges for Loggers; TN Wood Products Branding Program; and TDF/TDA Marketing Support for Wood Industry. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

June 8...Chipley, Florida 6 - 8 PM CT.
Pond Weed Management at Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue. Topics include: Keys to Aquatic Weed Prevention, Effective Use of Aquatic Herbicides, Grass Carp, and Problem Weed Identification. Bring problem weeds for ID and control recommendations. Fee: $10. Must register by June 2. Contact Washington County Extension at (850) 638-6180 or mdm83@ufl.edu.

June 9...Dallas County.
Silvopasture and Goat Herd Management Field Day at 472 Pecan Road, Plantersville, 36758. Register by 5/26. Working lunch provided for first 30 registrants. For more details, contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or ykarki@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

June 11-14...Lafayette, Indiana.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting at Courtyard by Marriott. The meeting will likely include field trips, indoor presentations, question and answer session, and awards banquet. Fee: $215. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or walnutcouncil@walnutcouncil.org.

June 12...Coffee County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at 5 County Complex, 1055 East McKinnin Street, New Brockton. See June 1 for more details. Call Grant Lyons at (334) 894-5596.

June 13...Talladega County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 130 N. Court Street, Talladega. See June 1 for more details. Call Henry Dorough at (256) 362-6187.

June 13-15...Macon County.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at Henderson Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee. Fee: $150; lunch provided Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

June 14-16...Atlanta, Georgia.
Southern Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. There are over 180 exhibitors participating in the EXPO this year. Registration is now open. Fee: $20. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

June 15...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Part 1: Superfog. For more information contact Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

June 15...Pike County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street, Troy. See June 1 for more details. Call Heath Wesley at (334) 566-0985.

June 15-16...Stuart, Florida.
Regional Agri-Tourism Workshop at University of Florida IFAS, 2614 SE Dixie Highway. Workshop will consist of a farm tour day one and informational presentations the second day. Wear outdoor appropriate clothing for farm tour. Fee: $90; $15 discount if paid by June 8. Call the Martin County Extension at (772) 288-5654.

June 16-18...Columbia, South Carolina.
Predator Management Module is a course offered by the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). Topics include: Pre-planning, Successful sets, Laying out the property, Trap modifications, Lures, and more. Fee: $550. For more information call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

June 17...Elmore County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Bass Pro Shops, Inside Islamorada Restaurant, 2553 Basspro Boulevard, Prattville. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

June 19...Baldwin County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Baldwin County Farmers Federation, 21332 State Hwy 59, Robertsdale. See June 1 for more details. Call Ellen Huckabay at (251) 937-7176.

June 22...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Part 2: Weather Information & Tools. For more information contact Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

June 22...Elmore County 5:45 - 7:30 PM.
Options for Pine Beetle Damage Due to Drought at Natureplex, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Fee: $5; meal included. Email April Jones at april.jones@al.usda.gov.

June 22...Dallas County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center, 60 County Road 944, Marion Junction. See June 1 for more details. Call Ken Kelley at (334) 872-7878.


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