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2019 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 03/22/2019

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

> January 2019

January 1...Marshall County 10 AM.
First Day Hike at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1157 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. Start the year off with a hike with Mike Ezell, Park Naturalist. Moderate difficulty so wear good shoes/boots and bring water. For more information call (256) 571-5444.

January 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.

January 4...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. Youíll 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#

January 7-9...Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Training at the Tallahassee Forestry Center, 865 Geddie Road. Fee: $175. Must register by December 7. Contact John Saddler at (850) 681-5928 or john.saddler@freshfromflorida.com. Ask about other session dates and locations.

January 8...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Speaker: Kyle Marable, Resource Stewardship Biologist, Alabama Wildlife Federation. For more information email Robert Carr at coalcarr123@gmail.com.

January 10...Hazelhurst, Mississippi 7 PM.
Copiah County Forestry Association Meeting at Copiah County Multi-Purpose Building. Topic: Forestland Taxation. Speaker: Dr. Stephen Dicke. To register, email Patrick Maxwell at mmax46@yahoo.com.

January 12-13...Escambia County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Atmore 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 12-13...Morgan County.
Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), 3121 Visitors Center Road, Decatur. Over 14,000 Sandhill cranes along with several pairs of Whooping cranes spend the winter at Wheeler NWR. Events include viewing the cranes up close, birding workshops, nature walks, kidís activities, and live raptors. Call Wheeler NWR at (256) 350-6639.

January 14...Baldwin County 6 PM.
Estate Planning Program at the 8400 State Highway 104, Fairhope. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register contact Ellen Huckabay at (251) 937-7176 or ellen@auburn.edu.

January 15...Mobile County 6 PM.
Estate Planning Program at the Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road, North, Mobile. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register call Mobile County Extension at (251) 574-8445.

January 15 & 24...Mobile County.
Estate Planning Made Easy at The Hampton Inn at Providence Park, 525 Providence Park Drive, Mobile. This workshop will focus on the importance of a comprehensive, integrated estate plan that protects all types of assets in the event of incapacity or death. To register contact Jessica Crosby at (251) 410-7003 or jessica@laddfirm.com.

January 15-17...Guyton, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forestry Education Center, 5960 Highway 17 S, Guyton. Topics include: Fire ecology, Burning young longleaf, Ignition patterns, Fireline tools, Smoke management, burn planning, and more. Fee: $150; includes two lunches. To register call Longleaf Alliance at (334) 427-1029.

January 17...Gulfport, Mississippi 5:30ó8:30 PM.
Hancock/Harrison County Forestry & Wildlife Annual Meeting at Lyman Community Center, 13742 Hwy. 49 North. Topic: Future of Forestry. Speaker: Butch Bailey, MSU Extension Forester. Fee: $10 per person for members of the CFA. Pre-registration required by 1/11/19. Contact Tim Ray at (228) 865-4227 or tim.ray@msstate.edu.

January 18...Montgomery County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
Estate Planning Program at the Pike Road Town Hall, 9575 Vaughn Road, Pike Road. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register contact Katy Garren at (334) 272-9883 or katy@pikeroad.us.

January 18...Philadelphia, Mississippi 9 AM to 3 PM.
Neshoba County Forestry Association Forestry Short Course at the Coliseum Multi-Purpose Room. Topic: Forest Management Considerations. To register, call (601) 656-4011.

January 24...Talladega County.
Estate Planning Program at a location to-be-determined. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. For more information contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@aces.edu.

January 25 - February 17ÖMarshall 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 Americaís greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

January 26...Gainesville, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM EST.
Flatwoods Fire & Nature Festival at Austin Cary Memorial Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Road. This event is a celebration of Floridaís forests and the role of fire in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity, and habitat value. Activities include: Educational exhibits, Live animals, Prescribed burn demonstrations, Food trucks, Live music, and more. Alternate rain date February 2. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

January 27-29...Mobile County.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile. Theme: "Managing Natural Resources at the Speed of Change". Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $405; $60 discount if paid by January 4. For more information contact Karen Johansen at (706) 343-1480 or sesafbusmgr@bellsouth.net.

January 29...Butler County.
Property Tax Vote - Butler County voters will decide on a 6 mill property tax increase. View sample ballot.

January 31...Lauderdale County 6 PM.
Estate Planning Program at the Lauderdale County Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive, Florence. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register contact Paula Lovell at (256) 766-6223 or lovelpa@aces.edu.

 

> February 2019

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

February 1...Lawrence County.
Estate Planning Program at the Lawrence County Agriculture Center Conference Room, 13075 AL - 157, Moulton. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. For more information call Lawrence County Extension Office at (256) 974-2464.

February 2...Venice, Florida 10 AM - 2 PM EST.
Fire Fest at T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway. Fire Fest will provide a first-hand look at how prescribed burns protect our communities and property from wildfires. Fire Fest will feature prescribed burn demos, helicopter water drops, guided nature walks, free food, and more. For more information call (941) 861-5000.

February 5...Coffee County.
Estate Planning Program at a location to-be-determined. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. For more information contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@aces.edu.

February 6-8...Covington County 3 - 5 PM each day.
Covington County Forestry Committee Tree Sale at the Farm Service Agency Building, 23952 AL-55, Andalusia. All seedlings are bareroot. Wide variety of species. Fee: $1 per tree. For more information contact Chuck Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@aces.edu.

February 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.

February 7...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Richard Beard Building, Agriculture and Industries Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, 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? How much is enough?

February 7...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Rankin County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Building. Topic: Farm Pond Management. There will also be an update on legislative issues. Call the Rankin County Extension Office at (601) 825-1462.

February 8....Lumber City, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
Georgia Learn and Burn at Orianne Society, 220 Orianne Lane. Landowners interested in prescribed fire, no experience necessary. Participants must wear closed toe boots, long pants, long sleeves, and cotton or other non-synthetic clothing. Fee: $10. Contact Randy Tate at (404) 664-0586 or randy@longleafalliance.org.

February 9-10...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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

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

February 12...Blountstown, Florida 9 AM - 5 PM CST.
Hurricane Recovery Workshop at Rivertown Community Church Sanctuary, 19359 SR 71 North. If you have these types of questions you should attend: What assistance is available? What do I do with trees still on the ground? Can i get reimbursed for losses? Can I get assistance with tree replanting? What are tax implications? What is the status of forest markets? No fee. Lunch provided. To register call the Calhoun Extension at (850) 674-8323.

February 12...Lauderdale County 6 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease Program at the North Alabama Medical Center Meeting Room, 1701 Veterans Drive. Speaker Matt Brock, Wildlife Biologist, will discuss the disease and answer questions. For more information call (256) 383-4376.

February 12...Lee County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Auburn Area Regional Reception at Crooked Oak Lodge, 768 Red Creek Road, Notasulga. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

February 12...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Speaker: Jimmy Mitchell. For more information email Robert Carr at coalcarr123@gmail.com.

February 12-14...Columbia, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: H201 Herbicides & Longleaf at the Harbison State Forest Environmental Education Center, 5600 Broad River Road. Topics will include: rates, timing, active ingredients, application methods, calibration, safety, minimizing damage to longleaf, and more. Fee: $150; two lunches included. To register call Longleaf Alliance at (334) 427-1029.

February 13...Blount County.
Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting at the Frank Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Oneonta. Landowners, natural resource professionals, and interested individuals are welcome to attend. Contact Charles LeCroy at (205) 353-2858 or charleslecroy@gmail.com.

February 13...Port St. Joe, Florida 9 AM EST.
Re-Growing Biomass After Hurricane Michael at Gulf Coast State College, 3800 Garrison Avenue. Speaker: Tom Williams of Harvest Logistics. For more information contact Ashley Crosby at (229) 326-1897 or ashley.crosby@twinriverstimber.com.

February 13-17...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $TBD. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

February 15...Chilton County.
Estate Planning Program at a location to-be-determined. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. For more information contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@aces.edu.

February 15...Crawford, Mississippi 9 AM - 3 PM.
Prescribed Burning Workshop at the Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area. For more information call (662) 328-2111.

February 15-17...Barbour County.
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." Fee: $202 single, $262 double; includes Lodging, Social, Some Meals, Program, and Field trips. Call (334) 687-8011.

February 16-17...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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 18...Statewide 8 PM.
The Forestry episode of a 3-part ďSpotlight on AgricultureĒ documentary series will air on Alabama Public Television (APT). A total of three episodes will be produced highlighting the importance of (1) forestry, (2) wildlife, and (3) natural resources to the stateís economy and quality of life. Find more details at http://aptv.org. Set your DVR.

February 18-24...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week is a good week to include the family in your tree planting activities. Send AFOA a picture of you, your children, or grandchildren planting a tree! Email photos to rll@afoa.org or post them on the AFOA Facebook Page. For our members in other surrounding states: Florida Arbor Day is January 18, Mississippi Arbor Day is February February 8, Georgia Arbor Day is February 15, and Tennessee Arbor Day is March 1.

February 19...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM EST.
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 February 5. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

February 20...Online Noon - 1 PM EST with repeat at 7 PM - 8 PM EST.
ForestConnect Webinar - An Introduction to Tree Identification webinar is intended to help people look at and identify woody plants. Webinars are recorded and posted to www.youtube.com/ForestConnect. For more info email Peter Smallidge at pjs23@cornell.edu.   Register here.

February 21...Knoxville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

February 21...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Tuscaloosa Area Regional Reception at The Cypress Pavilion, 501 Rice Mine Road. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 21
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Landryís Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Limited seating. No walk-ins please. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 23...Titusville, Florida 10 AM - 3:30 PM EST.
Florida Scrub-Jay Festival at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). For more information contact Merritt Island NWR at (321) 861-5601.

February 23-24...Dallas County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop in Minter (Portland Landing Special Opportunity Area). 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 24-26...Mobile County.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Government Affairs Committee Meeting at The Battle House Hotel, 26 N Royal Street, Mobile. The meeting will provide a chance to interact with public officials and discuss policy issues that will provide interesting perspective on the upcoming legislative session. Fee: $250. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

February 26...Randolph County 6 PM.
Estate Planning Program at the ALFA Building, 112 Main Street South, Wedowee. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register call Randolph County Extension at (256) 357-2841.

February 26-28...Quincy, Florida.
Prescribed Fire for Wildlife at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road. This class is designed for private landowners interested in providing better wildlife habitat by incorporating prescribed fire in their land management program. Classroom instruction and field exercises on local private lands. Fee: $25. For more information email Holly Ober at holly.ober@ufl.edu.

February 27...Athens, Georgia 8:30 AM - 5 PM EST.
Timber Taxation Workshop at Flinchumís Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. Timber taxes are one of the major expenses every private forest landowner needs to take care of. This course will provide basic information about forest-related federal income taxation and property taxes in Georgia. It will also give an update on the recent tax reform and how it affects your tax return for 2018. Fee: $140; $25 discount if paid by February 6. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

February 28...Jefferson County 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM.
Southeast Wood Design Symposium at The Harbert Center, 2019 Fourth Avenue North, Birmingham. A Wood Design Symposium is a multi-faceted educational event on the use of wood in commercial and multi-family buildings. Fee: $40; $10 discount if paid by January 31. Contact Mary Schramka at (708) 204-9578 or mary.schramka@woodworks.org.

 

> March 2019

March 1...Putnam County, Florida.
Landowner Tour of Florida Land Stewards of the Year at Ben and Lou Ann Williamsí Wetland Preserve, LLC. Wear appropriate field clothing and bring rain gear. Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375.

March 1...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. Youíll 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#

March 1-3...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. Registration opens January 9. Fee $275; includes most meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Hope Grier at 1-800-245-2740.

March 4...Pittsboro, Mississippi 6 PM.
Timber Taxes at the Calhoun County Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. Speaker: John Kushla. For more information call the Extension Office at (662) 412-3177.

March 4 - May 24...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, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Determining boundary lines, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 5...Montgomery County.
2019 Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin. Find you state senator or representative here: http://capwiz.com/state-al/home/

March 5...Barbour County.
Estate Planning Program at a location to-be-determined. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. For more information contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@aces.edu.

March 5...Jefferson County 11 AM - 1 PM.
ForestHer: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Hodges Room, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham. This luncheon & workshop for women will feature presentations about the history of Alabama's forests and an introduction to what women need to learn about forest management in a relaxed, fun setting. Lunch included. Register online here. Call Helen Drake at (205)325-5342 or email Lisa Jones at lmj0020@aces.edu.

March 5...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 PM.
Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at The Sawmill Restaurant, 2205 US 49, Wiggins. Topic: Longleaf vs. Loblolly: Understanding the Key Differences in Management. Speaker: John Willis. Dutch treat lunch. For more information call Pearl River CFA at (601) 928-5286.

March 5...Barbour County 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Barbour County Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) at 525 School Street. This program teaches youth about plant and animal identification, land management, conservation, and more. The plan is to develop a team for state competition. Contact Jill Wachs at (334) 687-5688 or jmw0116@auburn.edu.

March 5-7...Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 133 Plaza Drive. The course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Prescribed burning is one of the most efficient and cost-effective tools available to foresters and landowners in the Southeast for understory management, fuel reduction, site preparation, wildfire risk reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

March 7...Meadville, Mississippi 6 PM.
Biology, Ecology, and Management of Wild Turkey at the Franklin County Extension Office, 20 Walnut Street. Bill Maily, MSU Extension Wildlife Associate, will discuss methods for landowners and wildlife enthusiasts to enhance wild turkey habitat on lands they own or lease. RSVP by March 5. Call Franklin County Extension at (601) 384-2349.

March 8...Bibb County 8 AM - 1 PM.
Forestry & Wildlife Landowner Tour about 5 miles north of Centreville on Highway 219. Attendees will see: Pine forest management, Wild pig trapping demo, Chronic Wasting Disease information, Portable sawmill demo, and Viewing of landownerís wood carvings. At 1 PM there will be an optional tour of caves on the property. Fee: $10; lunch included. Deadline for registration is 4:30 PM, March 5. For more information call Bibb County Extension at (205) 926-4310.

March 8...Summit, Mississippi 5:30 PM.
Annual Southwest Forestry Association Meeting at Southwest Mississippi Community College, 1156 College Drive. Topics: Chronic Wasting Disease and baiting wild hogs. Speaker: Dr. Glen Gentry. Fee: $20; meal and membership included. For more information call (601) 657-8937.

March 9...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.

March 9...Talladega County 3 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Talladega Superspeedway, 3366 Speedway Boulevard, 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 11...Athens, Georgia 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST.
Interpreting Aerial Images of Rural Landscapes at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Room 4-419. The identification of basic forest and agricultural uses of land, along with conclusions drawn on how the land has been managed, can help one better understand potential land value for economic and environmental purposes. Fee: $120. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

March 12...Coosa County.
A Property Tax Vote to decide whether or not to continue an existing property tax for local school funding. The current tax is set to expire in October. The tax has a 30 year term.

March 12...Athens, Georgia 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM EST.
Forests and Hurricanes: Impact and Planning at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Room 4-516. This course provides an overview of the average intensity of severe storms along the coasts, the factors associated with storm damage to forests, the perceptions of forest managers regarding these factors, and a number of planning and management considerations as they relate to preparation and response to severe storm events. Fee: $120. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

March 12...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM. Postponed to April 10.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception

March 13-14...Chilton County.
Forest-Her on Fire
at the Wehle Nature Center, 4890 Pleasant Hill Road, Midway. This workshop will focus on teaching women about Alabamaís historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be use as an effective land management tool. Classroom and field instruction. Fee: $80; some meals included. To register contact Becky Barlow at (334) 329-0554 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

March 14...St. Clair, County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Pond Management Workshop at Farmers Federation Auditorium, 32775 US-231, Ashville. Topics: Fertilizing, Aquatic Weed Management, Wildlife Damage, Harvest, Stocking, Fish Kills, Dam Maintenance, Goals, and Enhancements. Fee: $25; lunch included. To register call the Extension Office at (205) 338-9416.

March 14...Online 6 - 8 PM CST.
The Wildlife and Woodlands Webinar will introduce basic wildlife management principles and concepts and provide information on habitat requirements of various wildlife that occur across the region. Presenters: Dr. Craig Harper and Dr. Mark McConnell. For help connecting to the webinar email robert_bardon@ncsu.edu.

March 14 & 19...Mobile County.
Estate Planning Made Easy at Volunteers of America Southeast Headquarters, 1204 Hillcrest Road, Mobile. This workshop will focus on the importance of a comprehensive, integrated estate plan that protects all types of assets in the event of incapacity or death. To register contact Jessica Crosby at (251) 410-7003 or jessica@laddfirm.com.

March 16...Madison County 10 AM - 12 Noon.
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Annual State Chapter Meeting will take place at the Bailey Cove Branch Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza SE, Huntsville. For more information call Betsy at (256) 648-3100.

March 16...Colbert County 4 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Longhorn Arena, Tuscumbia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $35. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 18-22...Cullman County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Learn and Burn Field Day at the property of Ruben Williams and Dr. Glenn Glover, 1100 County Road 974, Logan. A prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between the 18th - 22nd. Participants must expect to be active all day walking, wearing woods clothes, and carrying tools. Limited to 25 participants. Limited advance notice could be given depending on weather conditions. Lunch provided. Click here to register. For more information contact Joel Moon at (256) 595-0582 or treefarm@alaforestry.org.

March 19...Cullman County.
A Property Tax Vote to decide whether or not to continue an existing property tax for local school funding. The current tax is set to expire in October. The tax has a 30 year term.

March 20-22...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Room block at The Ritz are sold out. Fee: $1,995; $200 discount if paid by March 15. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

March 20-22...Savannah, Georgia.
Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA) National Conference and Expo at the Hyatt Regency. Fee: $595. For more information call HMA at (412) 244-0440.

March 21...Burns, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park, 1000 Hotel Avenue. Topics include: Tariffs, Other Issues Facing the Production with the Hardwood Industry, and Growth of our Resource. Fee: $20. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.


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