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2017 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 10/23/2017

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.

June 25-30...Lee County.
Forestry Camp on Auburn University Campus. Open to rising 9-12th grade students ages 15-18. “This hands-on camp will give students an opportunity to get outdoors and learn about forestry in Alabama and the importance of forestry field measurements in making forest management decisions.” Fee: $700. Contact Dr. Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or rjb0003@auburn.edu.

June 26-27...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Room 1-201. Fee: $295; one lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

June 27-28...Athens, Georgia.
Wetlands Ecology & Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “The primary goal of this class is to focus on the relationship between forest management and wildlife, fisheries, and wetlands management.” Fee: $295. Lunch included on day one. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

June 27-28...Madison County.
Forest Health and Invasive Species Training at Monte Sano State Park Lodge, Huntsville. Fee: $25. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

June 27-29...Blacksburg, Virginia.
North American Agroforestry Conference at the Squires Student Center, Virginia Tech. Learn about the latest advances in agroforestry research, practice, outreach, and policy. Fee: $375. For more information call (540) 231-0790.

June 29...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Part 3: PB – Piedmont, Superfog Potential and Estimated Smoldering Potential. For more information contact Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

June 29...Macon County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 207 North Main Street, Tuskegee. See June 1 for more details. Fee: $10; meal included. Call Will Golden at (334) 727-0340.

June 29-30...Canton, Mississippi.
Forest Regeneration for Hardwoods Short Course at Madison County Extension Office, 152 Watford Parkway. Topics include: site prep, natural regeneration, artificial regeneration, and wildlife considerations. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Ty Jones at (601) 859-3842.

June 30...Bullock County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 Hwy 82E, Union Springs. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

 

> July 2017

July 6...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

July 6...Crenshaw County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Tom Harbin Ag Center, 816 Airport Road, Luverne. 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 Derek Bryan at (334) 335-6312.

July 7...Clarke County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Herbicides & Natural Resource Management at Thomasville Civic Center, 559 West Front Street, Thomasville. Topics include: Dormant Season Application Tips, Mixing, Calibrating, and more. Fee: $30. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 578-2762 or brodbam@aces.edu.

July 7...Teleconference Noon CT.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

July 10...St. Clair County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Civic Center, 2801 Stemley Bridge Road, Pell City. 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 Lee Ann Clark at (205) 338-9416.

July 10-13...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers of All Grades at Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: ~$75. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Teachers are needed. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2133 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

July 11...Oxford, Mississippi 1 - 3 PM.
Summer Field Tour at Canale Family Tree Farm. Registered attendees will receive map and directions. Topics include: Retention of hardwoods in pine stands, hardwood plantings for nut production, hardwood plantation management, establishing low water creek crossings, and fire lane construction. Fee: $25. Contact Casey Anderson at (601) 354-4936 or canderson@msforestry.net.

July 11...Barbour County 6 - 8:30 PM. Rescheduled for July 26. See details on July 26.
Pond and Aquatic Weed Management

July 11...Chilton County 6 - 8 PM.
Pond Management Workshop at Jemison Municipal Complex, 14 Padgett Lane, Jemison. Workshop will focus on management strategies for recreational fish ponds. Bring a water or weed sample for identification and testing. Meal provided. Registration required by July 7. Contact Chris Jaworowski at (205) 280-6268 or clj0032@aces.edu.

July 11...Marshall County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Guntersville Regional Reception at Dream Ranch, 6926 Alabama Highway 79 S, Guntersville. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 11...Blount County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Frank J. Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Suite A, Oneonta. 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 Dan Porch at (205) 274-2129.

July 11-12...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will focus on the principles and applications of wildlife-habitat management techniques for three primary game species in the Southeast — white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail. Fee: $295. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 11-13...Guyton, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, 5960 Hwy 17 S. Topics will include: Use of fire in longleaf, Stand management, Understory restoration, and more. Fee: $150. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

July 12...Sparta, Tennessee 8:30 AM - 12 Noon.
Shortleaf Pine Private Landowners Workshop at Bridgestone/Firestone Wildlife Management Area, 6614 Eastland Road. Topics include: Why Shortleaf, Benefits of Shortleaf pine, Reducing tree density, Treatments, Fire implementation, and more. Lunch included. Email questions to James Akins at james.akins@tn.gov.

July 13...Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Timber Market Analysis at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class teaches a detailed approach and specific strategies for analyzing timber markets for timberland, bioenergy, wood procurement, and forestry consulting applications. Speaker: Dr. Brooks Mendell. Fee: $680; $100 discount if paid by June 29. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

July 13...Fayette County 8:30 AM - 12 Noon.
Recreational Fish Pond Workshop at Guthrie Smith Park Pavilion, 4th Avenue NE, Fayette. Topics include: Site selection, Construction, Liming, Stocking, Removal, Predators, and Weed control. Fee: $20. Call Andy Baril at (205) 388-6893.

July 13...Conecuh County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Herbicides & Natural Resource Management at The Depot, 100 Depot Square, Evergreen. Topics include: Dormant Season Application Tips, Mixing, Calibrating, and more. Fee: $30. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 578-2762 or brodbam@aces.edu.

July 13...Covington County 6 - 8 PM.
Drought in Southern Forests at the County Extension Office, 23952 Alabama Hwy 55, Suite 4, Andalusia. This program will cover “Effects and Management Strategies to Promote Forest Resiliency”. Call the Extension Office at (334) 222-1125.

July 13...Henry County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 AL Hwy 134 East, Headland. 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 Jessica Kelton at (334) 585-6416.

July 17...Chambers County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the ALFA Building, 1006 Avenue A, SE, LaFayette. 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 Ken McMillan at (334) 864-9373.

July 18...Chilton County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Professional Logging Manager Continuing Education Workshop at Alabama Power Conference Center, 2030 7th Street, S., Clanton. Topics include: Safe State, First Aid, Trucking Regulations, Right-of-Ways, and Forestry BMP/Forest Health. Landowners are welcome to attend, but fee is required. PLM and CFE pts. available. Fee: $65; $15 discount if paid in advance. Lunch provided. Call Brian Smith at (205) 755-3042.

July 18...Lauderdale County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive, Florence. 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 Heidi Telenius at (256) 766-6223.

July 18-19...Covington County.
Forest Health and Invasive Species Training at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Fee: $25. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

July 20...Crenshaw County 12 Noon.
Lady Forest Landowners and New Forest Landowners Meeting at Tom Harbin Ag Center, 816 Airport Road, Luverne. Speaker: Dr. Becky Barlow. Call Derek Bryan at (334) 335-6312.

July 20...Bibb County 6 - 9 PM.
Homeowner Protection From Wildfires Seminar at the Bibb County Board of Education Auditorium, 721 Walnut Street, Centreville. Do you have a cabin or barn on your land? Contact Matt Hartzell at (205) 926-4310 or mdh0007@aces.edu.

July 20...Marion County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 372 7th Avenue, SW, Hamilton. 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 Lisa Murphy at (205) 921-3551.

July 20-23...New Orleans, Louisiana.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) National Convention at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street. Fee: $295. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

July 21-23...Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference & Forestry Expo at Jekyll Island Convention Center. Fee: $595; $100 discount if paid by July 7. Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

July 21-23...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The expo will have hunting products, apparel, outfitters from all over the world, seminars, outdoor celebrities, kid’s activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. Call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

July 23-28...Lee County.
Wildlife Camp at Auburn University. This all-inclusive camp is an exciting mix of hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, taught by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals. Open to rising 9-12 graders ages 15-18. Fee: $700. Contact Jordan Graves at (334) 672-4826 or jordan.graves@auburn.edu.

July 24...Escambia County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore. 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. Fee: $20 cash/check only; meal included. Call Anthony Wiggins at (251) 867-7760.

July 25...Tuscaloosa County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Courthouse Annex, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. 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 Denise Shirley at (205) 349-4630.

July 25-26...Athens, Georgia.
Recreational Pond Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will teach the basic knowledge and skills to produce high quality fishing. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by July 4. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 26...Macon County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Integrated Approach for Managing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants at 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by July 14. Working breakfast and lunch provided. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

July 26...Barbour County 6 - 8:30 PM.
Pond and Aquatic Weed Management at Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula. 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.

July 29...Jefferson County 10 AM - 3 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Boulevard, Leeds. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

July 31...Lee County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call John at (706) 773-5749 or rxburning@aol.com. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Re-Certify option.

 

> August 2017

August Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
Game Check Seminars will be happening across the state. Since game checks are mandatory once again, the Game Check Seminars happening statewide can give you the information you need to be in compliance. Times, dates, and locations have been known to change so verify information before attending. For more information call the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at (334) 242-3465.

August 19...Montgomery
August 22...Scottsboro
August 31...Troy

August 1...Limestone County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena, 18118 AL Hwy 99, Athens. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

August 1-4...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Workshop at Auburn University Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Instructor: John Stivers. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call John at (706) 773-5749 or rxburning@aol.com. Attendees must register at: http://classes.forestry.alabama.gov/cpbmclasses.aspx   Select the Certify option.

August 2...Gulfport, Mississippi 11 AM.
Hancock/Harrison Forestry & Wildlife Association Meeting at Sherry’s on Highway 53. For more info call (228) 831-3359.

August 2...Marshall County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Lattiwood Community Center, 577 Oneonta Cut-off Road, Albertville. Fee: $25. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

August 3...Baldwin County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

August 3...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.

August 3...Geneva County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Geneva County Farm Center, 2765 E. State Highway 52, Hartford. 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 Gavin Mauldin at (334) 684-2484.

August 3-5...Jefferson County.
Commodity Producers Conference & EXPO at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. In the past this program has usually contained some forestry & wildlife topics. For more information contact Caroline Chapman at (334) 613-4953 or cchapman@alfafarmers.org.

August 4...Teleconference Noon CT.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

August 4-6...Chambers County.
Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting. This will be a joint meeting of the Southern Christmas Tree Association and the Georgia Christmas Tree Association at the Hampton Inn in Valley, Alabama. Fee: $TBD. Contact Ray Gilbert at (334) 499-4007 or raygilbert@mindspring.com.

August 5...Autauga County 8 - 11:15 AM.
Creek Life at the Pratt Park Pond, 460 Doster Road, Prattville. Come discover “What’s in the water?” For kids 6-14. Parents/guardians will need to stay. To register call (334) 595-0800.

August 7...Madison County 6 - 8 PM.
Rain Barrel Workshop at 819 Cook Avenue. Contact Rhonda Britton at (256) 532-1578 or rcb0003@aces.edu.

August 9...Quincy, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Tri-State Forest Herbicide Workshop at North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road. Topics include: Advanced herbicide site prep, Post-plant herbaceous weed control in longleaf, How herbicides work, Herbicide toxicity, and more. Fee: $85.39; lunch included. Call Patrick Minogue at (850) 875-7142. Online Registration recommended.

August 10...Blount County 9 AM.
Blount County Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting will meet at the Frank Green Building, Oneonta. Contact Charles LeCroy at (205) 353-2858 or charleslecroy@gmail.com.

August 10...Tuscaloosa County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust in the Birmingham Room of the Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa. 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?

August 10...Houston County 5:30 - 8 PM.
Feral Hog Management at the Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clarke Circle, Suite 4, Dothan. Meal provided. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 10
...Jefferson County 6 PM.
AFOA Dinner and Discussion
at Landry’s Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

August 11...Talbotton, Georgia 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Fall Line Forestry Workshop at Talbot Chamber of Commerce, 12 East Monroe Street. Topics include: Current status of beetle infestation, Current info on property tax, 1031 property exchanges, and a presentation by The Southern Herbalist. There will be a panel discussion with NRCS U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Land Trust, Georgia Forestry Commission, and the Department of Natural Resources. Fee: $20; lunch included. CFE’s available. Contact Will Freise at (770) 313-7086 or wfreise@comcast.net.

August 15...Statewide.
Special Primary Election for the vacant U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Party primary elections for the seat are August 15, with a possible runoff, if needed, set for September 26. The special election is set for December 12, 2017.

August 15-17...Tallahassee, Florida.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at Tall Timbers Research Station. Topics will include: herbicide rates, timing, active ingredients, application methods, calibration, safety, minimizing damage to longleaf, and more. Fee: $150; lunch included. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

August 18...Perry County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Whitetail Deer Management Program at the Blackbelt Substation, Marion Junction. Fee: $20. Contact John Ollison at (334) 683-6888 or ollispjp@acesag.auburn.edu.

August 18...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507.

August 22...Chilton County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at Alabama Power Company Building, 2030 7th Street S., Clanton. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Gay West at (205) 280-6268.

August 23...St. Clair County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Deer & Turkey Management Workshop at St. Clair County Extension Office, 1815 Cogswell Avenue, Suite 103, Pell City. Fee: $20. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

August 24...Marion County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at the Extension Office, 372 7th Avenue SW, Hamilton. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Lisa Murphy at (205) 921-3551.

August 25-27…Jefferson County.
Rick & Bubba Outdoor Expo for “all things hunting, fishing, and outdoors” at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Fee: $10; Kids 12 and under free.

August 29...Choctaw County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at the Extension Office, 218 S. Hamburg Street, Butler. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Jacqui James at (205) 459-2133.

August 29...Elmore County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Division of the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at the NaturePlex, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Agenda includes: Forest products update, State of forestry in Alabama, Forestry opportunities within the farm bill, Loblolly drought resistance, Successful seed handling, and Emerald Ash Borer/Southern Pine Beetle issues. CFE's available. Fee: $135; BBQ lunch included. Call Richard Ahlquist at (205) 562-5432.

August 29-31...Sandestin, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Sandestin Grand at Baytowne Wharf. Fee: $$375; $30 discount if paid by August 1. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

August 31...Crenshaw County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at the Extension Office, 29 South Glenwood Avenue, Luverne. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Derek Bryan at (334) 335-6312.

August 31...Online 12 Noon CT.
Privet biology and management in southeastern U.S. forests webinar will cover different management tactics including those for small and large privet-infested areas. Presenter: Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

 

> September 2017

September Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
Game Check Seminars will be happening across the state. Since game checks are mandatory once again, the Game Check Seminars happening statewide can give you the information you need to be in compliance. Times, dates, and locations have been known to change so verify information before attending. For more information call the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at (334) 242-3465.

September 5...Jackson
September 7...Butler
September 11...Tuscaloosa
September 12...Cullman
September 14...Enterprise
September 16...Phil Campbell
September 19...Spanish Fort
September 25...Lineville
September 26...Eufaula
September 28...Millbrook
September 30...Huntsville

September 1...Online.
General Forestry Course is designed for individuals wishing to increase their understanding of forests and forest management. There are no prerequisites; however, owning or having access to a forest is necessary to complete the framework of the required management plan. Fee: $150. Contact Nancy Stewart at (410) 827-8056x107 or nstewar1@umd.edu.

September 1...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Sylvania High School, Sylvania. Third grade students. Contact Joey Haymon at (256) 638-5551.

September 1...Teleconference Noon CT.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

September 5...Dawson, Georgia.
Georgia Landowner Academy Program will be held at the Main Street Theatre. This is a six class series with one class every other week. Topics include: record keeping, managing forestry operations, estate planning, information on heirs property, how to clear title, and wills. Contact Rhonda Gordon at (229) 723-3841 or rgordon@goldentrianglercd.org.

September 6...Chilton County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at Jefferson State Community College, Clanton Campus, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. Theme: "Building Capacity and Confidence Through Mentoring" Landowners and land mangers welcome to attend. If you are currently a certified burn manager in Alabama this meeting will suffice for your required continuing education to maintain your recertification every 5 years. Fee: $48.47; lunch included. Contact John Stivers at (706) 773-5749 or rxburning@aol.com.

September 6-8...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference & Symposium at Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach. Fee: $350. For more information call (334) 844-5100. Click Here for online registration form.

September 7...Lauderdale County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at the Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive, Florence. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Heidi Telineus at (256) 766-4846.

September 7...Fulton, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Having Your Timber & Wildlife Too at Itawamba Community College. Fee: $28; lunch included. Contact Romona Edge at (662) 862-3201 or romona.o.edge@msstate.edu.

September 7...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.

September 10-12...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $475. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 12...Tallapoosa County.
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 Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050.

September 12...Talladega County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at the Extension Office, 130 North Court Street, Talladega. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Henry Dorough at (256) 362-6187.

September 12...Monticello, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Pecan Field Day at Jefferson County Extension Office. Topics and activities include: Tree spacing, Stink bug management, Pecan scab, New pecan cultivars, and a tour of Simpson Nurseries. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Jackson County Extension Office at (850) 482-9620.

September 12-14...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" and Forest Products Forum at World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. Fee: $2,400. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.

September 13...Walker County.
Forestry Workshop in Jasper. Topics include: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Coyote Control, Prescribed Fire in Hardwoods, Bat Habitat, Timber Management for Small Tract Owners, and Forest Industry Growth. CFE and PLM hours available. No Fee. To register call Katherine at (205) 384-0606x3204.

September 14...Barbour County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Income Tax for Timber Operations at the Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula. Topics include: Classifying operations, Determining basis, Timber accounts, Reporting timber sales, Capital gains treatment, and more. Fee: $25 for landowners. $40 to receive CFE and PLM points. $100 for accountants and attorneys to receive CPE and CLE hours. Call Allie Corcoran at (334) 687-5788.

September 14...Pontotoc, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Alternative Sources of Forest Income at Pontotoc County Extension Office, 402 CJ Hardin Jr. Drive. Topics include: Agroforestry, Christmas trees, Hunting leases, pine straw raking, and more. Fee: $24; lunch included. Contact James Shannon at (662) 489-3910 or james.shannon@msstate.edu.

September 14...Waynesboro, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Forest Management Plan Workshop at the JCJC Wayne County Center, 103 Collins Street. Fee: $25; lunch provided. Contact Jessica Sibley at (601) 735-2243 or j.sibley@msstate.edu.

September 15...Covington County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Covington County Extension Office, 23952 AL Hwy 55, Andalusia. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

September 19...Covington, Georgia.
Women in the Outdoors at Georgia FFA Center, 720 FFA-FHA Camp Road. Women in the Outdoors events are designed just for women using expert instructors. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dee Lowrey at (678) 936-4314 or dee_lowrey@yahoo.com.

September 19-20...Corinth, Mississippi.
Upland Hardwoods Management and Regeneration Short Course at Alcorn County Extension Office, 2200 Levee Road. Topics include: Decision Model, Species/Site Relationships, Approach to Degraded Stands, Regeneration Systems, Wildlife Components, and more. Fee: $40; $70/couple. Lunch included. Call Patrick Poindexter at (662) 286-7755.

September 21...Runnelstown, Mississippi 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
Small Forest Landowner Workshop at the Catfish Wagon Restaurant, 9129 Hwy 42 W. Dinner included. Contact Brittany Odum at (601) 964-3668 or b.odum@msstate.edu.

September 21...Jefferson County 6 - 7:30 PM.
U.S. Senate Special Election Republican Runoff Candidate Forum at the Wright Center, Samford University. Roy Moore and Luther Strange will participate in the forum which is an opportunity to educate the electorate on the issues affecting Alabama voters and increase public understanding of the democratic process. Reserve your free tickets at AlabamaPolicy.org/Forum

September 21...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at the Birmingham Zoo, 2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid in advance. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

September 22...Macon County 7:30 AM - 5 PM.
Agroforestry Practices at 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall & the Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Site, Tuskegee University. Topics include: Silvopasture, Tree management in agroforestry systems, Agroforestry application, Alley cropping, and Intercropping pecan with moringa. Working breakfast and lunch provided for first 30 registrants. Pre-registration by September 8 required. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

September 22...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Alabama Oil and Gas Seminar at Shelton State Community College, Auditorium rooms 2255 and 2257, 9500 Old Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa. Contact Janet Overton at (205) 247-3571 or joverton@ogb.state.al.us.

September 22...Choctaw, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Second Pine Thinning Workshop will have and outdoor morning session and an indoor afternoon program. Fee: $20; lunch included. Register by September 8. Contact Bert Gilmore at (601) 656-4602 or bert.gilmore@msstate.edu.

September 25...Teleconference 1 PM CT.
American Forest Foundation (AFF) Farm Bill Report hosted by the AFF will be a conference call with AFF CEO Tom Martin speaking on some highlights of the report and will discuss AFF's plan of action for the reauthorization process. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#  Editor's Note: Landowners who don't think they need special government assistance should call their U.S. House (202-225-3121) and Senate (202-224-3121) members to voice their opinions. Or use https://www.contactingcongress.org/

September 26...Statewide.
GOP Runoff Special Election for the vacant U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The general special election is set for December 12, 2017.

September 26...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM ET.
Southeast Mass Timber Symposium at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center. The symposium is presented by the Georgia Forestry Foundation and Woodworks. Fee: $125. Lunch provided. Contact Jaime Krohn at (312) 841-8272 or jaime@woodworks.org.

September 26...Cleveland, Mississippi 6 PM.
Mid Delta Forest, Woodland, and Wildlife Association Meeting at the Bolivar Extension Office. Topic: Magnolia Records scoring session for white-tailed deer record keeping. Call Bolivar Extension Office at (662) 843-8361.

September 26-27...Bartow, Florida.
Central Florida Agritourism Conference at Polk County Extension Service office, 1702 Hwy 17 S. Fee: $70. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 28...Marengo County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Herbicides & Natural Resource Management at Rooster Hall, 216 North Walnut Avenue, Demopolis. Topics include: Pesticide safety, Invasive Plant ID, Herbicide application, Herbicide calibration, and more. Fee: $30. Contact Jack Rowe at (334) 295-5959 or wjr0001@aces.edu.

September 28...Tifton, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. Fee: $30. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706x289 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

September 28...Lauderdale County 9 AM.
Shortleaf Field Tour at Deer Step Tree Farm, 2000 County Road 75 (Strolling Ridge Road), Waterloo. Topics include: Shortleaf Pine Establishment, Prescribed Fire, Wildlife Management, and Growth Rates for Shortleaf. Lunch provided. Pre-register as space is limited. For more information contact Leigh Peters at (334) 481-2134 or lpeters@alaforestry.org.

September 29...Tullahoma, Tennessee 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Fire and Forest Management at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Presentations in the morning with an afternoon field tour. Fee:$10; lunch included. Must register by September 1. For more information email oakfirescience@gmail.com.

 

> October 2017

October Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
Game Check Seminars will be happening across the state. Since game checks are mandatory once again, the Game Check Seminars happening statewide can give you the information you need to be in compliance. Times, dates, and locations have been known to change so verify information before attending. For more information call the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at (334) 242-3465.

Ocober 3...Selma
Ocober 5...Auburn
Ocober 9...Alexander City
Ocober 10...Union Springs
October 12...Tanner

 

October 3...Morgan County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Ingalls Harbor, Decatur. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $35; youth under 15 admitted free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 3-4...Washington, D.C.
American Tree Farm System Fly-In and Hill Day at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Make sure our elected officials hear your voice, the private forest landowner. For more information email Ryan Martini at rmartini@forestfoundation.org.

October 3-5...Galloway, New Jersey.
Biennial Shortleaf Pine Conference at the Stockton Seaview Hotel. Fee: $175. Contact Alyssa Merka at (865) 974-8345 or amerka@utk.edu.

October 4...Webinar Noon CT.
The Family Constitution: A Foundation for Family Alignment presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). No fee. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

October 4...Lee County 11 AM - 12 PM Noon.
Emerald Ash Borer - Kicking Ashes Across the Country at the Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Classroom 1224, Auburn. Open to the public. Speaker: Dr. Deborah McCullough. For more info and parking instructions call (334) 844-4000.

October 4...Lee County 2 - 3:15 PM.
The Future of Tall: Building a Wood High-Rise in the U.S. at the Telfair B. Peet Theatre, 350 W Samford Avenue, Auburn. Open to the public. For more info call Heather Crozier at (334) 844-2791.

October 5...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET.
Timber Income Tax at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. Learn strategies on timber-tax issues that will help landowners reduce their timber income taxes. Instructors: Dr. Harry Haney and Dr. Yanshu Li. Fee: $220; $55 discount if paid by September 14. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 5...Henry County 8 AM.
South Alabama Forestry Field Day at Glenn and Scarlett Riley’s property. Topics include: Gopher Tortoise, Wildlife Management, Feral Hogs, Wiregrass Native American History, and more. Wear outdoor appropriate clothing. Rain or shine. Lunch provided. To register call Henry County Extension at (334) 585-6416.

October 5...Jefferson County 8:30 AM.
Conservation Easements at Vulcan Park, Birmingham. This program is for attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors. Fee: $250. Call Libba Vaughan at (205) 417-2777. Editor’s Note: Be especially wary when signing away your property rights.

October 5...Marianna, Florida 9 AM CT.
Landowner Property Tour of Sandhills Farm, Property of David and Cindi Stewart, 357 Pittman Hill Road. Diverse wildlife habitat is their primary goal. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoors. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Jackson County Extension at (850) 482-9620.

October 5...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

October 5...Tallapoosa County.
Alabama Master Naturalist Program is an eight session course held on Thursdays either once or twice a month. Classes will be held at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City from 9 AM - 4 PM. Fee: $30 per day or $200 for all 8 sessions. Call Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050.

Topics will include:

Taxonomy, Botany, and Native Plants
Freshwater Ecosystems and Living Streams
Invertebrates (including insects)
Birds and Mammals
Amphibians and Reptiles
Alabama’s Cultural Landscape
Geology, Soils, and Weather
Forests and Ecosystems

October 6-8...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, edible/medicinal plants, and many more. For women 18 years or older. Courses are held rain or shine. Fee $275; includes most meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Registration opens for first-timers on August 1. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 9...Chilton County 8 AM - 1 PM.
Chilton Fall Landowner Tour near the junction of Chilton Co. Rd. 45 and Co. Rd. 16. Lat: 32.722, Long: -86.870 Topics: Intensive pine management for aesthetics, Landowner objectives, Wildlife openings, Hardwoods, Prescribed burning, and Longleaf management. Fee: $15; lunch included. Must register (with payment) by September 29. Call Chilton County Extension Office at (205) 280-6268.

October 10-12...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Golden Nugget, 151 Beach Boulevard. Fee: $445. Contact Casey Anderson at (601) 354-4936 or canderson@msforestry.net.

October 10-12...Woodworth, Louisiana.
Longleaf Academy: Understory 201 at Wesley Center, 2350 Methodist Parkway. Fee: $200; lunch included both days. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

October 11...Mobile County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at The Bluegill Restaurant, Mobile Bay Causeway, Mobile. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 12...Randolph County 8 AM.
Northern Region Forestry Tour and Field Day near 16796 County Road 59, Woodland. For more information email Charlie Wise at charles.wise@forestry.alabama.gov.

October 12...Chambers County 5:30 - 7:40 PM.
Forest Landowners Conference at Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics: Solar Farm Prospects & Recent Pine Tree Losses in Southern Forests. Speakers: Dustin Shively, Clenera Renewable Energy, and Lori Eckhart, Auburn University. Fee: $4; dinner included. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

October 13...Gainesville, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM ET.
Turpentining in Florida: Past, Present, and Future at Austin Cary Forest Leaning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 14...Livingston, Tennessee 10 AM - 4 PM.
Woodworking Field Day at the Overton County Fairgrounds in the Rotary/Ag Building. Woodworking specialists from all over the Upper Cumberland as well as vendors with chainsaws and all kinds of forestry equipment. Lunch available. For more info call (931) 319-6255.

October 13...Teleconference Noon CT.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#  This Update was originally planned for October 6, but was pushed to October 13.

October 16...Lauderdale County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Shoals Area Regional Reception at The River Bottom Grill, 1050 Clayborn Liles Drive, Florence. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

October 17-19...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 1 (Oct 17) at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “This course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments.” Fee: $210; $35 discount if paid by September 26.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 2 on October 18-19 is $345; $50 discount if paid by September 26. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu. See the leaders of this course give a teaser presentation at the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting.

October 17-19...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Stock Dog Trials, educational seminars, and many more. Fee: $10 single day pass. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

October 19...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Plant Identification (ID) at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue. Learn some basic ID skills and put them to work identifying a sample of sandhill, flatwoods, and swamp species in the field. Dress appropriately for walking in the woods. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 19...Dallas County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Historic St. James Hotel, Selma. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 19-20…Rosemont, Illinois.
Family Governance Forum at the Hyatt Place Chicago, 6810 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, five minutes from Chicago/O’Hare Airport. “This program is designed to support the success of leaders in the family governance system through learning new ideas and experience exchange with other participants.” Fee: $2800. Contact Kristi Daeda at (773) 784-5008 or daeda@thefbcg.com.

October 20...Chiefland, Florida 9 AM ET.
Tree Farm Tour of John and Allison Nash’s Osceola Pines property. Most of the tour will be riding in open trailers with a short walk or two. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing. Pre-registration required. Call Whitney at (850) 222-5646.

October 20...Madison County 9 AM - 12 PM Noon.
Elk Valley Forestry Association Field Day at the Alabama A&M Agricultural Research Station, 372 Walker Lane, Hazel Green. Topics include: Pine agro forestry, American chestnut restoration, Shiitake mushroom growing, Collection of rainwater, and Goat management. Must RSVP for included lunch. Call the Fayetteville U.T. Extension Service at (931) 433-1582.


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