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2017 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 03/22/2017

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.


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