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2021 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 07/27/2021

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

> January 2021

January 1...Shelby County 4:45 AM.
First Day Hike at the North Trailhead for a pre-sunrise hike to King's Chair. Use Front Gate Entrance Only. This is considered an advanced hike for some. Wear good shoes/boots, bring water, bring snacks, and bring a flashlight as it will be dark. Call Oak Mountain State Park at (205) 620-2520.

January 1...DeKalb County 9 AM.
First Day Hike at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Join Little River Canyon Preserve & Desoto State Park staff on the YCC Loop Trail. This is considered an advanced hike for some. The distance is 3.5 miles. Wear good shoes/boots, bring water, and bring snacks. For details, call (256) 845-9605.

January 1...Marshall County 12 Noon.
First Day Hike at Cathedral Caverns State Park. Join Randall Blackwood, Cathedral Caverns State Park Naturalist for an interpretative 1.2 mile hike on the blue trail. For more information, contact Randall at (256) 728-8193 or randall.blackwood@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 2-3...Jefferson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Leeds at Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Boulevard. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 7...Online 7 PM CT.
Introduction to QuickBooks Online Workshop will be held via Zoom Meeting. There are many benefits for businesses that choose to enter their transactions in QuickBooks, but financial reporting is probably the most important. QuickBooks can produce profit and loss statements and balance sheets, as well as cash flow and owner’s equity reports on either a cash or accrual basis. Fee: None. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

January 8...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Managing Hardwoods will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon and special guest David Richert on an on-going timber harvest site for a discussion on the art of managing Appalachian hardwoods. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 9-10...Calhoun County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Anniston at Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area, 1693 Joseph Springs Road. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 11 - February 21...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy is a 6-week online program hosted through a private Facebook Group, only open to participants. Within the group you will have exclusive access to materials, resources, land management professionals, as well as the opportunity to join a network of women just like you. Topics include: Understanding What You Own, Learn How to Read a Map in the Woods, Financial Preparation, Selling Timber, Reforestation, and Estate Planning for the Next Generation. Fee: $75. For more information email landandladies@gmail.com.

January 11 - April 2...Online.
Online Woodland Options for Landowners 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 family. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 12...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
The Top Five Ways Forest Landowners Save Tax Dollars will be presented via Zoom webinar. Forest landowners often try to maximize profits through minimizing management expenses or finding the highest price for their timber. However, taxes are a frequently overlooked area for savings. Pre-registration is required. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

January 12...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Landowner Laws You Should Know will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Visiting Professor, Dr. Robert Tufts, discusses important landowner laws like timber trespass, adverse possession and landowner liability. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 13...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: January 13, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

January 13...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Writing a Prescribed Burn Plan will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Ryan Mitchell, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

January 14...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Basic Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Advance Directives for Health Care, Power of Attorney, and Wills. Class size limited to 20 participants. Fee: $5. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here


AFOA Forestry Field Day

January 15...Escambia County, 9:30 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at Yellow Hammer Travel Center in Brewton (Exit 69 on I-65). We will caravan to the property no later than 10 AM for the tour. Come meet Danny Dunwell, Consulting Forester as he covers topics such as: Why and how to convert loblolly or slash stands to longleaf, benefits of planting longleaf (such as pinestraw revenue and wind-resistance), considerations and costs, and what resources are available to landowners. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (334) 524-1920 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

January 15...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Managing Pines will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Adam Downing for a discussion on managing pine forests in Virginia. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Adam Downing at (540) 948-6881 or adowning@vt.edu.

January 22...Online 8 AM - 12:30 PM CT.
Timber Tax and IRS Reporting will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Acquisition of timberland, Use of separately identifiable properties, Calculation of depletion allowance, Reporting timber sale income, Deduction of reforestation expenses, and Treatment of other expenses. Fee: $30. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

January 22...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Winter Tree ID will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jason Fisher. Identifying trees in the summer can be relatively easy - leaves provide a lot of good clues. However, you can also become an expert at identifying trees in the winter using bark, buds, and leaf scars. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Jason Fisher at (434) 476-2147 or jasonf@vt.edu.

January 23-24...Escambia County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Atmore, 1133 Bell Creek Road. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 24-26...Baldwin County.
State of Alabama Governance Seminar will be held at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. The seminar focuses on the state of the state and specifically addresses issues of importance to the state that will be topics during the upcoming legislative session. Registration is open. Fee: $250. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

January 26...Shelby County.
Property Tax Vote - A vote open only for residents of the proposed district, but will affect forestland owners who do not reside in the district as well.

January 26...Online 6 PM.
Hancock/Harrison County Forestry & Wildlife Association Annual Meeting will be presented via Zoom. Topics will include forest certification, forest management plans, prescribed burning, and more. Pre-registration required. Contact Tim Ray at (228) 731-8567 or tim.ray@msstate.edu.

January 28...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Estate Planning for Landowners will be presented via Zoom. The workshop will discuss problems with leaving property equally to your children, dividing property, and using a trust or business entity. Fee: $10. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

January 29...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Forest Soils Part 2 - It's Alive! will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Neil Clark. Neil has been learning a lot about soils this winter. Join him to dig deeper into this beautiful and exciting below-ground world. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Neil Clark at (757) 657-2572 or neclark@vt.edu.

 

> February 2021

February 1-5...Coosa County 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn and Burn will be near Rockford Community. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 1–5. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited. Lunch provided. Contact Greg Brewer at (334) 329-1106 or gbrewer@alaforestry.org.

February 1-5...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn will be in the Bay Minette area. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 1–5. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. Boxed lunch provided. Face coverings required. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

February 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Woodland Management by Objectives: Taking Stock & Making Plans will be presented via Zoom. In this presentation, learn how you can assess your woods, including past land use, current conditions and potential. Knowing what you have, will help you to explore what you can do with it, and determine your management objectives. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

February 4...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Alabama Activities Center, 201 Dexter Avenue, 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: Here are some questions you may consider asking yourself and others. Should the state provide recreational activity property? Is recreation a necessary service? Does the state need more public land to compete with recreational opportunities (many of which are already) provided by private forestland owners? Will more public land that doesn't pay taxes put pressure on private landowners to (eventually) pay more in taxes? It sounds as if John Archibald thinks forest landowners do not pay enough in taxes per his article at www.al.com/news/2019/10/who-owns-alabama-and-doesnt-pay-their-share.html Yet, is it not correct that Forever Wild property (over 271,000 acres) does not pay property taxes?

February 8...Online 7 AM - 4 PM CT.
Heirs' Property & Sustainable Forest Management Conference will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This virtual conference will bring together experts in heirs’ property, including forest landowners experiencing it firsthand. The conference will share ideas and perspectives, provide updates on legal developments regarding heirs’ property, and present results from two integrated research and outreach initiatives. Pre-registration is required. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

February 9...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Timber Sales will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Regional Agent and Registered Forester, Drew Metzler, discusses timber sales and the differences between “Per Unit” and “Lump Sum”. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

February 9...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
The Digital Toolbox for the Woodland Owner: There’s an app for that! will be presented via Zoom. There are many tools available to help you manage your land. Map, assess, and understand your land’s potential. Join this webinar to learn more about what tools are available and how they can be used to get you started managing your land. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

February 9...Online 1 - 2 PM CT.
Vegetation Management Primer - Why Use Herbicides will be presented via Zoom. Learn more about why you may want to use herbicides to help your forest become established, improve habitat for wildlife, combat troublesome plants, and more. Presenter: Chris Demers, University of Florida. Registration required. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 9...Online 7 PM CT.
The Best Turkey Season Ever webinar series will be presented via Zoom. This series will be presented in four sessions. One per week on Tuesday. Session 1 Topic: Management / Places to Hunt. Registration is required. For more information contact Jed Smart at (205) 367-8148 or bestturkeyseason@auburn.edu.

February 9-10...Online.
Timber Taxation Workshop will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Instructor: Dr. Yanshu Li. 6.5 CFE hours available. Fee: $215; $50 discount if paid by January 29. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 10...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: February 10, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

February 10...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Timber Sale Basics will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Drew Metzler, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 11
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Nino's Italian Restaurant, 2698 Pelham Parkway, Pelham. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 11...Online 7 PM CT.
Using Trusts in Estate Planning will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Dr. Robert Tufts will discuss how trusts can be living or testamentary and revocable or irrevocable. Trusts can be used for asset protection, tax planning, or other uses. During this program the different types of trusts and how they may enhance your estate plan will be discussed. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Registration required. Fee: $10. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

February 12...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Tree Syrup will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Bill Worrell. Everyone knows maple syrup comes from sugar maples; but did you know we can make syrup from a number of other tree species, including red maple, black walnut, and sycamore? This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739 For more information contact Bill Worrell at (279) 889-8056 or bworrell@vt.edu.

February 13-14...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Hollywood at the Jackson County Wildlife Management Area, 234 County Road 141. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 15-19...Bullock County 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn and Burn will held at the Enon Plantation. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 15-19. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited. Lunch provided. Contact Greg Brewer at (334) 329-1106 or gbrewer@alaforestry.org.

February 16...Online 10 - 11 AM CT.
Advances in Herbicide Technology in Pine Management will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Dr. Pat Minogue, University of Florida. Registration required. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Safety Tips for Working in your Woods will be presented via Zoom. While working outside has many benefits for your personal health, including clean air and exercise, there are a few things to do to keep yourself safe from itchy-bitey-pokey things out there. Join this session to learn more about ways to stay safe while working in the woods, even with power tools. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

February 16...Online 6 - 8 PM CT.
2021 Ag Market Outlook will be presented via Zoom. The webinar will cover economic outlooks for a number of agricultural commodities including row crops, livestock, timber and more. Registration required. For more information contact Ken Kelley at (251) 867-7760 or kellewi@aces.edu.

February 16...Online 7 PM CT.
The Best Turkey Season Ever webinar series will be presented via Zoom. This series will be presented in four sessions. One per week on Tuesday. Session 2 Topic: Rules & Regulations / Safety / Ethics. Registration is required. For more information contact Jed Smart at (205) 367-8148 or bestturkeyseason@auburn.edu.

February 17...Online 8:30 - 10:30 AM CT.
2021 Ag Market Outlook will be presented via Zoom. The webinar will cover economic outlooks for a number of agricultural commodities including row crops, livestock, timber and more. Registration required. For more information contact Ken Kelley at (251) 867-7760 or kellewi@aces.edu.

February 18...Albany, Georgia 8:30 AM ET.
Reforestation Techniques (For Ladies) at F&W Forestry, 1300 Oakridge Drive. Fee: $25. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

February 18...Autauga County 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Annual Tree Give-away at the Autaugaville Volunteer Fire Department, Autaugaville. 2021 tree list includes: Nuttall Oak, White Oak, Southern Crabapple, Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, River Birch, Buttonbush, Persimmon, and Longleaf Pine. Call Matthew Sorrells for more information at (334) 239-5258.

February 18...Online 3 PM CT.
Heirs Property will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Dr. Robert Tufts will discuss how heirs property is created, what rights do heirs have, and how to transfer legal title to the heirs. Class size is limited. Registration required. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

February 18...Houston, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Hardwood Plantings for Wildlife/Firewise at the Houston Fire Department. Speakers: Brady Self & Butch Bailey. Hosted by Chickasaw County Forestry Association. For more information call (662) 456-4269.

February 19...Online 10:30 AM - 12 Noon CT.
Chestnut Chat Series: Chestnut Hybrids and Important Cultivars will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Sandy Anagnostakis will cover the history of chestnut importation and cultivar development. Mike Nave will then follow, covering the breeding and selection process of ”big name” cultivars like Paragon, Marrone, Dunstan, and others, which many people encounter when looking for commercially-available chestnut varieties. Participants can join by device or by phone. For more information contact The American Chestnut Foundation at (828) 281-0047 or chestnut@acf.org.

February 19...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Managing Hardwoods: Part 2 will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon for a discussion on the art of managing Appalachian hardwoods. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

February 19-20...Online.
Landowners' Woods & Wildlife Conference will cover Firefly Conservation, Woodland Site Productivity, How to Get the Timber Sale You Want, American Chestnut information, Riparian Food Forests, Mushrooms, and more. You must pre-register by February 13. Fee: $25/device. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

February 20...Autauga County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Annual Tree Give-away at the Pratt Park Pavilion, Prattville. 2021 tree list includes: Nuttall Oak, White Oak, Southern Crabapple, Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, River Birch, Buttonbush, Persimmon, and Longleaf Pine. Call Matthew Sorrells for more information at (334) 239-5258.

February 20-21...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort at the District V Wildlife Office, 30571 Five Rivers Boulevard. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 21-27...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, or post one to the AFOA MeWe page or AFOA Facebook page.

February 22...Online 10 AM.
How to Establish a Hunting Lease on Your Property will be presented via Webex Webinar. Learn about habitat conservation practices to enhance recreation and fee-access leasing potential on your property. For more information call Mary McConnell at (662) 325-3133.

February 23...Online 10 AM.
Legal Considerations for Having Paying Clients on Your Property will be presented via Webex Webinar. For more information call Mary McConnell at (662) 325-3133.

February 23...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Getting Started Managing Your Land will be presented via Zoom. This presentation will help you learn how to implement a woodland management plan that achieves your objectives. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

February 23...Blount County 5 - 9 PM.
Wild Turkey Management at Oneonta First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Come learn more about managing your land for wild turkeys. Contact Amy Burgess at (205) 274-2129 or burgeap@auburn.edu.

February 23...Online 7 PM CT.
The Best Turkey Season Ever webinar series will be presented via Zoom. This series will be presented in four sessions. One per week on Tuesday. Session 3 Topic: Breeding Season and Calling. Registration is required. For more information contact Jed Smart at (205) 367-8148 or bestturkeyseason@auburn.edu.

 POSTPONED  February 24-26...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference. Now scheduled for November 1-3, 2021.

February 25...Online 7 PM CT.
Landowner Liability will be presented via Zoom Meeting. If someone is injured on your property, are you liable? First, it has to be determined what duty you owed to the person and that depends on their classification. The lowest duty is owed to trespassers, then increases for known trespassers, licensees, and invitees. Once this level is known, then you have to determine whether you breached that duty or not. Alabama case law will be used to explain the three classifications and the duties owed. Registration required. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

February 27...Shelby County.
Adult Mentored Hunt Workshop at the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn hunting basics, firearm safety and handling, where to hunt, and the equipment and gear needed. There are eligibility requirements. Fee: $20. For more information email Justin Grider at justin.grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2021

March 1-5...Mobile County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn will be in the Mobile County area with specific location given to registrants. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between March 1–5. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. Boxed lunch provided. Face coverings required. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

March 2...Online 7 PM CT.
The Best Turkey Season Ever webinar series will be presented via Zoom. This series will be presented in four sessions. One per week on Tuesday. Session 4 Topic: Preparation / Preservation / Mounting Options, etc. Registration is required. For more information contact Jed Smart at (205) 367-8148 or bestturkeyseason@auburn.edu.

March 3...Etowah County 10 AM - 3 PM.
Invasive Plant Management Workshop at 1500 Noccalula Road, Gadsden. This event will provide an overview of some of the most common invasive and non-native plants that landowners and managers must control in Alabama and the throughout the southeast. Presentations will discuss why plants are invasive as well as how to identify and control plants with a variety of methods, with special focus on mechanical and chemical controls. Native alternatives will also be discussed. Fee: $25. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

March 4...Online 9 AM - 4 PM CT.
Applied Forest Finance 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: $580; $80 discount if paid by February 19. CE hours available. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

March 4...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Timber Market Update will be presented via Zoom webinar. Speaker: Dr. Adam Maggard, Auburn University. Fee: $10. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

March 5...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Cross-Laminated Timber will be presented via Zoom webinar. Speaker: Dr. David Kennedy, Auburn University. Fee: $10. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

March 6...Montgomery County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the RSA Activity Center, 201 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 8...Online 6 PM CT.
Strategic Planting of Apple Trees Webinar will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

March 9...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
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. Limited to 15 participants. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

March 9...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Summer Wildlife Management will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent and Wildlife Biologist, Bence Carter, discusses wildlife management strategies and techniques that can be conducted between the hunting seasons. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 9-12...Online.
Family Director Essentials Virtual Program is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). This program is for multi-generational family businesses who are current or potential future board of directors for their family enterprise. It would be a good option for families who want to efficiently share common governance approaches with a group of family members/directors. Fee: $1,750 per board representative and $1,550 for each additional member up to a maximum of 5 per family. For more information contact Christine Nguyen at (773) 604-5005 or christine@thefbcg.com.

March 10...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Recreational Ponds: Fishing Strategy, Stocking, & Harvest will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Norm Haley, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

March 10...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
Invasive grasses in the southeastern United States webinar will discuss a variety of invasive grasses throughout the southeastern United States. Invasive grasses rapidly invade disturbed areas, including pastures, fallow fields, forests, and highway and powerline rights-of-way. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

March 11...Grenada, Mississippi 6 PM.
Grenada County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite E. Topic: Prescribed Fire. Speakers: Dave Godwin and Marc Measells. For more information call (662) 226-2061.

March 16...Washington County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Sheriff's Training Center, 17256 Jordan Street, Chatom. This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. Attendees will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques. Fee: None; $40 to receive continuing education hours. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

March 16-17...Online.
Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference webinar will emphasize research on silvicultural topics such as: carbon management, competition control, ecology, economics, fire behavior, forest health, genetics/tree improvement, growth and yield, harvesting, history, invasive species spread and control, natural and artificial regeneration, nutritional amendments, pine silviculture, restoration, site preparation, stand dynamics, water and soil quality, and wildlife ecology and habitat management. Fee: $75. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

March 24...Online.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Fee: $105. SAF members receive a larger discount. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

March 24...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Potential Applications of Prescribed Burn Associations for Family Forest Landowners will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Prescribed burn associations (PBAs) are cooperative units of private landowners that pool resources to achieve scale that allows them to overcome barriers to prescribed burning. Registration required. For more information contact Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

March 24...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Invasive Plants of the Southeast will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Nancy Loewenstein, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

March 30...Bibb/Chilton/Hale/Jefferson/Shelby Counties.
Special Primary Election for vacant Senate District 14 seat. This seat was previously held by state Senator Cam Ward. The special primary runoff, if necessary, is set for April 27, 2021; and the special general election for July 13, 2021.

March 30...Shelby County.
Special Primary Election for vacant House District 73 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Matt Fridy. The special primary runoff , if necessary, is set for April 27. The special general election is set for July 13, 2021.

 

> April 2021

April 1...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Rankin County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Building. Topic: TBD. Call the Rankin County Extension Office at (601) 825-1462.

April 7...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Biology and Conservation of Gopher Tortoises will be presented via Zoom. Registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

April 7, 8, 14, & 15...Online 2 - 3:30 PM CT.
Preparing for Generation NEXT Workshop will be presented via Zoom. The workshop covers nine steps to successful legacy planning. Some of these steps include: Commit to beginning the planning, Determine your family assets, Write down long-term goals, Hold a family meeting, Gather essential documents, and more. Fee: $25/family. Contact Neil Clark at (757) 653-2572 or neclark@vt.edu.

April 10...Walnut Grove, Mississippi 9 AM - 3 PM.
New Christmas Tree Grower Workshop at Larry & Sue Massey’s Rosebud Christmas Trees, 5819 Gunter Road. Many aspects of operating a choose & cut Christmas tree farm will be discussed with demonstrations. Fee: $47; lunch included. $5 discount if paid by April 4. For more information contact Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335 or sctaes@gmail.com.

April 12...Online 6 PM CT.
Burning with a Purpose: The Complex Relationship Between Deer and Fire will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

April 13...Butler County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Alabama Forestry Commission, 59 Firetower Road, Greenville. This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. Attendees will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques. Fee: None; $40 to receive continuing education hours. Lunch provided. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 13...Colbert County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Tornado Preparedness and Chainsaw Safety at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia. Topics include: Emergency Supply Kit, Chainsaw Safety Practices, Chainsaw Design, Starting, Limbing, Basic Felling, and On-site Demonstrations. Pre-registration required by April 9. Lunch provided. RSVP to Susan Coke at (256) 386-8571.

April 13...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Connection of Water Quality & Forest Health will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Alabama Water Watch discusses the critical connection between water quality and overall health of southern forests. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Editor's Note: It would be prudent of forest landowners to stay abreast of groups such as Alabama Water Watch. The information this group puts forth could impact your private property rights.

April 14...Online 12 Noon CT.
Pine Decline will be presented via Cisco WebEx. The webinar will provide a general overview of identification, impact and management strategies for pine decline related factors. Presented by Dr. David Coyle, Clemson University. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

April 15...Online 1 PM CT.
Hurricane Preparation & Recovery: Building a Resilient Operation will be presented via Zoom Webinar. The presenter, Chris Demers, University of Florida, will cover a range of considerations and systems that landowners can put in place to increase their resilience to hurricanes. Topics include: Inventory existing forest, Maintain good roads, Monitor forest health outside hurricane season, Build professional relationships, Maintain good records, and Emergency planning. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

April 15...Escambia County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Brewton Area Regional Reception at The Hourglass, 220 St. Joseph Avenue, Brewton. 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.

April 17…Oakridge, Tennessee.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at University of Tennessee Arboretum. Special Forest Products will be the theme. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 17...Como, Mississippi.
Forestry & Wildlife Field Day at Tom Skelton Tree Farm. RSVP by April 8 at (662) 562-4274.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 17-18...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. Please remember details will change as the meeting draws closer. Some items may become inaccurate as plans change. If you print it make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date. Otherwise, you will have inaccurate meeting information.

REGISTRATION: links below have been removed since this meeting is in the past

     Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration


     Online Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration - This link is for Exhibitors and/or Sponsors only.

The Alabama Forest Owners’ Association will be taking reasonable precautions at the 2021 Annual Meeting in light of Covid-19 health concerns, but it encourages those who are at special risk from the virus not to attend. (See CDC.GOV)
 

April 19-23...Escambia County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn will be in the Brewton area with specific location given to registrants. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between April 19-23. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. Boxed lunch provided. Face coverings required. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 937-7176 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 21...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Snakes of Alabama will be presented via Zoom. Alabama is home to over 40 species of snakes, with only 6 being venomous. This webinar will focus on biology, ecological benefits and proper identification of the snake species in Alabama. In addition, we will discuss some of the common misconceptions that shapes people’s perspectives of these important reptiles. Registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

April 27...Shelby County.
Special Primary Runoff for Leigh Hulsey and Kenneth Paschal for the vacant House District 73 seat. The special general election is set for July 13, 2021.

April 27...Russell County 5 PM CT.
Spring Forestry Demonstration Meeting and Dinner at Crawford Baptist Church Pavilion, 4503 U.S. Highway 80 West, Phenix City. 15 minute demonstrations will cover Pig Trapping, a Portable Sawmill, Gopher Tortoises, and Drones. A steak dinner served outdoors will follow the demonstrations. Pre-registration by April 16 is required. Fee: $15. For more information contact Russell County Extension at (334) 298-6845.

April 28...Online 10 AM CT.
Prescribed Burn Associations in the Southeast - A Conversation with Experts will be presented via Zoom. A Prescribed Burn Association, or PBA, is a group of local landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. PBAs are increasingly being formed and discussed in the Southeast in response to both landowner interest in conducting prescribed fire and the barriers they face in doing so. Registration is required. For more information email the Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

April 29...Online 7 PM CT.
Casualty Loss Deduction for Timberland will be presented via Zoom. Topics include Normal business or casualty loss, Basis of timber, Retroactive basis determination, Salvage operations, Involuntary conversion, Reporting the loss, and more. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

 

> May 2021

May 3-21...Online.
Longleaf Foundations will be held entirely online so you can learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. All content will be available on-demand during the 3-week course. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Site preparation, Proper planting techniques, Groundcover,  and Managing for wildlife objectives. Fee: $75. CE's available. Contact Karen at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

May 5...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Herbicides for Retaining and Enhancing Native Grasses will be presented via Zoom webinar. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 6...Online 1 PM CT.
Hydrology, Geology, and Biology of Springs will be presented via Adobe Connect. Join the webinar to learn more about the ecological functions of springs and implications for planning spring developments. For more information email Jennifer Ryan at jennifer.ryan2@usda.gov. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

May 6...Online 1 - 2 PM CT.
An Emerging Forest Carbon Market Opportunity for Private Landowners will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Join the webinar to learn about this emerging alternative income opportunity. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 6...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Basic Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Advance Directives for Health Care, Power of Attorney, and Wills. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

May 6-7...Jefferson County.
Emerging Forest Products & Technologies at The Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham. Topics include The Economics of Timberland Carbon Storage, The Use of Cross Laminated Timber, Code & Statute Challenges to Mass Timber Projects, Coca Cola Packaging, The Prospect for International Pellet Consumption, and more. Fee: $125. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

May 7...Baldwin County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. The goal of this workshop is to provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation, and precision felling. Fee: $30. For more information contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

May 8...Worldwide.
Global Big Day: Bird Observations asks for your report of bird sightings on May 8. Use the eBird Mobile app or the eBird website to enter your sightings. Watch the sightings in real-time. Editor's Note: Will birding groups be interested in leasing forestland at some point? Do public land purchase programs such as Forever Wild make this possibility less likely?

May 8...Walker County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at Jasper High School, 1501 Viking Drive, Jasper. 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.

May 10...Online 6 PM CT.
Old Field Management: The Value for Bucks, Does, and Fawns will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

May 11...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Invasive Plants of Southern Forests will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Ryan Mitchell, discusses some of the invasive plants in southern forests and how to effectively manage for them. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 12...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: May 12, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

May 13...Cleburne County 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Forestry and Planning Conservation Workshop at Penny Creek Farm, 8014 U.S. Highway 78, Heflin. Topics include Beaver Control, Stream Management, Deer Management, White Oak Initiative, and more. Pre-registration required. Contact Cindy Beam at (256) 463-2877 or cleburne@alconservationdistricts.org.

May 13...Waycross, Georgia 8:30 AM ET.
Harvesting Basics (For Ladies) at the Georgia Forestry Commission: Herty Building. Fee: $25. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

May 13...Lee County 9 AM - 12:30 PM.
Mixed Stand Forest Management Field Day at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest, 3319 Moores Mill Road, Auburn. Topics include Introduction to the Silviculture and Economics of Mixed Stand Management, Using Drones in Forest Management, Managing and Trapping Wild Pigs, and Forest Measurement. Fee: $15; boxed lunch included. For more information call Lee County Extension Office at (334) 749-3353.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 13
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 5407 Highway 280, Hoover. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

May 13...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Estate Planning for Landowners will be presented via Zoom. The workshop will discuss problems with leaving property equally to your children, dividing property, and using a trust or business entity. Fee: $10. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

May 14...Boyle, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Tree Identification Workshop at the Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Hosted by the Mid Delta Forest, Woodland, and Wildlife Association. For more information call Laura at (662) 843-8362.

CANCELLED  May 14...Pensacola, Florida 8:30 AM - 2 PM CT.
Landowner Tour at the property of Robert Jenkins directly across the street from 10138 Lillian Highway. Come learn about longleaf pine forest restoration and management, enhancing wildlife habitat, tree planting, and the challenges of land management in the wildland-urban interface. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

CANCELLED  May 14...Bullock County 10:30 AM.
Forestry Landowner Tour at Dream Field Farms, 6376 U.S.-82, Fitzpatrick. Speakers: Adam Maggard, Auburn University (AU), Bence Carter, AU, Ashley Smith, Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), and Greg Brewer, AFA. Fee: $5. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 15…Henderson, Tennessee.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Chickasaw State Forest. Special Forest Products will be the theme. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

May 15...Henry County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Highway 134 E, Headland. Fee: $10. To register, call Henry County Extension at (334) 585-6416.

May 18 & 25...Online 8 - 11:30 AM.
Early Succession & Old Field Management for Deer & Turkey will be presented via Zoom webinar. This two-day event (May 18 online webinar, May 25 on-site field visit) will provide an overview of the installation and impact provided by management of native early successional vegetation for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and other game and non-game wildlife. On-site demonstration of vegetation treatments and response as well as native and non-native plant identification will take place on May 25 in Hollywood, AL (Jackson County). Fee: $10; lunch included on field day. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 18...Marion County 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Hamilton Park & Recreation Department, 371 Seventh Avenue, Hamilton. This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. Attendees will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques. Fee: None; $25 to receive continuing education hours. Contact Ginger Avery at (205) 921-3551 or gia0002@auburn.edu.

May 18...Houston County 9 AM.
Invasive Weed Walk and Talk at the Forever Wild Trail-Narcisse Avenue Trail Head, Dothan. Speakers: Jessica Kelton and Bence Carter, Auburn University. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 18...Autauga County 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Identifying Songbirds by Sight and Sound at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 Alabama Highway 14 West, Autaugaville. Carrie Threadgill, Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, will be teaching attendees how to identify songbirds by sight and sound. This same presentation can be attended online as well via Zoom. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 18-20...Online.
Upland Hardwood Silviculture Workshop will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and management decisions on regenerating and managing upland oak forests. Participants will receive PDF copies of presentations to keep as references. Fee: $300. Contact David Clabo at (865) 603-0594 or david.clabo@uga.edu.

May 19...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Wild Turkey Predators & Diseases will be presented via Zoom. This presentation will discuss some of the issues and considerations along with ways to monitor and address disease and predator issues for wild turkey. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 20...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Property Lines, Fences, & the Law will be presented via Zoom. During this webinar attorney Mitch Henry will discuss Alabama laws regarding property lines and fencing. He will discuss how you can protect your property from encroachment and what your rights are. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 20...Online 12:30 - 4:55 PM CT.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Annual Conference will be presented via Zoom. Fee: $10; $30 if CEUs are desired. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 332-4610 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

May 20-21...Athens, Georgia.
The Woman Landowners Symposium (For Ladies) at the UGA Russell Special Collections Library. Fee: $35 virtual; $50 in-person. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

May 21...Autauga County 9 - 11 AM.
The Basics of Pond Management at Pratt Park, 460 Doster Road, Prattville. Learn the basics of pond management with this workshop. Discussion will cover weed identification and control and how to manage for different species of fish. To register, contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 27...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Reptiles & Amphibians: Separating Fact from Fiction will be presented via Zoom. During this lunch and learn webinar Dr. Wesley Anderson with discuss how to make your yard less desirable to common reptiles and amphibians, and will also dispel some of the myths and fears that surround these creatures. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 27...Crenshaw County 6 PM.
Feral Swine Management Workshop at the Tom Harbin Ag Center, 816 Airport Road, Luverne. Speakers: Mark Smith and Bence Carter, Auburn University. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

> June 2021

June 1...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 PM.
Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at Bill's Catfish & Steaks (tentatively). Topic: Forest Certification. Speaker: Marc Measells, Mississippi State University. Dutch treat lunch. For more information call Pearl River CFA at (601) 928-5286.

June 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Endemic Southern Salamanders & Forest Management will be presented via Zoom. This webinar aims to educate landowners, loggers, foresters, and other natural resource professionals about the conservation value of two specific salamanders (the patch-nosed and Cheoah bald salamander), threats to them, and opportunities to promote management practices that positively contribute to amphibian habitat in general. Of note: Neither of these salamanders are found in Alabama. For more information contact Dakota Wagner at (828) 771-6256 or dakota@forestguild.org.

CANCELLED  June 2-3...Online.
Sustainability of Wood-Based Bioenergy Development in the U.S. South will be presented via Zoom. This course will help show how it is crucial to understand issues related to the sustainability of wood-based energy products (e.g., current and future markets, carbon intensity, the unit cost of production, land use changes, certification) for developing a better understanding of one of the fastest growing industries within the forestry sector. Fee: $235. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

June 3...Online 8 AM - 2 PM CT.
North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Meeting will be held via a Zoom meeting. The meeting will address critical issues for prescribed fire practitioners and advocates, with a special emphasis on north Georgia and its unique terrain, population, and forest types. Meeting attendees will hear from several prescribed fire experts. Topics will include: Prescribed Fire's Role in the Oak Regeneration Process, Using Drones with Infrared Capabilities to Monitor Fire Behavior, The Role of Fire in Shortleaf Pine, Forest and Fire Management for Northern Bobwhites Above the Fall Line, Paradoxical Effects of the 2016 Wildfires on Tree Mortality, A Case Study of Smoke in Chattanooga, Smoke Management Guide for Southeast Landowners, and more. For more information contact Mark Melvin at (229) 734-4706 or mark.melvin@jonesctr.org.

June 6-11...Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Lake Thoreau. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $150; meals and lodging included. Contact Emma Winterhalter at (601) 946-5336 or ewinterhalter@msforestry.net.

June 7-9...Online.
Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference will be presented via Zoom. Five 2 hour sessions will be presented over the course of 3 days. Fee: $150. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

June 8...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Pond Management Basics will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Norm Haley, discusses the basics of managing recreational fishing ponds on your property. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

June 8...Monticello, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Marketing Your Timber at the James E. Givens Building on F.E. Sellers Highway. Speakers: Marc Measells, Mississippi State University, and Dave Godwin, Landowner Coordinator. For more information call (601) 587-2271.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 9...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: June 9, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

June 9...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Cashing In: Generating Income from Non-timber Products will be presented via Zoom. During this webinar we will discuss different methods landowners can employ to generate income from non-timber products. To register, contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

June 9-10...Online.
National Firewood Workshop will be presented via Zoom. Attendees are invited to dig deep into the business issues of operating a profitable firewood business and have the top professionals in the firewood industry discuss the issues of equipment, sourcing wood, insects and quarantines, marketing, sound business management, transportation, brokers buying for large stores, dry kilns, automation and employee issues. For more information contact Harry Watt at (704) 880-3067 or harry_watt@ncsu.edu.

June 10...Henry County 4 - 8 PM.
Alabama Feral Swine Control Program Expo at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Highway 134 E, Headland. Speakers: Mark Smith and Bence Carter, Auburn University. For more information contact Cayla Jackson-Mitchell at (334) 235-3241 or cayla@alconservationdistricts.org.

CANCELED  June 14...Mobile County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Chainsaw Safety: Preparing for Hurricane Season at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, Mobile. The goal of this workshop is to provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation, and precision felling. Fee: $25. For more information contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

June 15...Online 11 AM - 12 Noon CT.
A New Carbon Program for Hardwood Landowners will be presented via Zoom. Alex Macintosh, Director of Landowner Success at NCX, formerly called SilviaTerra, will share information on their data-driven forest carbon marketplace and how woodland owners can participate now.

June 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Damage Management will be presented via Zoom. Join during your lunch break as Regional Extension Agent, Mark Smith, discusses the the pros and cons of currently available techniques for reducing wild pig populations to reduce damage. Pre-registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

June 16-18...Williamsburg, Virginia.
National Forest Landowners Association (FLA) Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge. Fee: $750 non-FLA members; $100 discount for FLA members. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 17...Monroe County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Working Forest Landowner Tour located 1.5 miles North of Beatrice on Highway 265. This tour will include tips and tools landowners can use to ensure their forest is healthy resulting in clean water for everyone. Lunch provided. CFE and PLM hours available. For more information contact Tyler Sibley at (256) 612-7694 or tsibley@alaforestry.org.

June 20-25...Booneville, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Northeast Mississippi Community College, 101 Cunningham Boulevard. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $150; meals and lodging included. Contact Emma Winterhalter at (601) 946-5336 or ewinterhalter@msforestry.net.

June 22...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Runoff for Democrat candidates Kenyatte Hassell and Donald Williams for the vacant Alabama House District 78 seat. The special general election is set for September 7, 2021.

June 22...Clarksdale, Mississippi 6 PM.
Marketing Your Timber at the Coahoma County Extension Office. Speaker: Marc Measells, Mississippi State University. For more information call (662) 363-2911.

June 23...Escambia County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Invasive Species Field Day at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, 24 Big Creek Road, Atmore. Contact Chasity Pettis at (251) 867-3185x3 or chasity.pettis@al.nacdnet.net.

June 23-24...Mobile County.
Resource to Recreation Teacher Workshop at Battle House Hotel, Mobile. Join us for a fun filled two-day workshop exploring how Alabama's abundant forests provide both recreational activities and essential resources for our everyday lives. High School Teachers will have the opportunity to learn from forestry professionals as well as become certified in the Forestry Worker CRI. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $50. Contact Maggie Pope at (251) 589-4328 or mpope@alaforestry.org.

June 24...Grenada, Mississippi 6 PM.
Emerald Ash Borer at the Grenada County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite E. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self, Mississippi State University. For more information call (662) 226-2061.

June 24...Online 6-7 PM CT.
Agroforestry in the Southeast will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of a year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management series. This session's topics will be raising small ruminants in pine silvopastures and forage production in a silvopasture system. Pre-registration required. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@tuskegee.edu.

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July 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
Optimal Management of Southern Pine Plantations Under Varying Economic Conditions at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course discusses how such evaluations should be made and provides examples for different stumpage markets and many combinations of treatments. The course will examine different combinations of silvicultural treatments and how those treatments impact return in different markets ranging from all products having low and high values to low pulpwood and higher solid wood markets. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by June 16. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 7-9...Jackson, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive. The workshop will include numerous field trips including industries, harvesting operations, management practices, and hands-on activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $60; meals included. Contact Emma Winterhalter at (601) 946-5336 or ewinterhalter@msforestry.net.

July 9...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Hunting & Recreation Leases will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon for a discussion on hunting and recreation leases. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   During the meeting questions can be typed into the chat box. For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

July 12...Online 6 PM CT.
Enhanced Scouting: Scouting Your Hunting Property Fast and Effectively will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Speaker: Brian Grossman, National Deer Association. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

July 12 - October 1...Online.
Online Woodland Options for Landowners 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 family. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

July 12, 13, 14, 15 & 19...In-person & Online.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop will be presented in-person and online this year. Participants are welcome to register for 1 or all 3 in-person workshops. The Pre and Post Zoom sessions are required to be eligible to attend the in-person session(s). This workshop will focus on how working forests function to purify water, prevent erosion, and promote wildlife all while putting Alabamians to work. The workshop will include field trips and hands-on activities. Fee: $20 in-person. Lunch is included at in-person workshops. The Zoom workshop on July 12 is free. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 614-5048 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

     July 12...Online  Zoom workshop
     July 13...Location to-be-determined (North)
     July 14...Autauga County (Central)
     July 15...Covington County (South)
     July 19...Online  Zoom wrap-up session

July 13...Shelby County.
Special General Election for vacant Alabama House District 73 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Matt Fridy. Sheridan Black and Kenneth Paschal are running for the seat.

July 13...Bibb/Chilton/Hale/Jefferson/Shelby Counties.
Special General Election for vacant Alabama Senate District 14 seat. This seat was previously held by state Senator Cam Ward. Virginia Applebaum and April Weaver are running for the seat. Sample Ballots

July 13...Online 9 - 10:30 AM CT.
Herbicide for Pine Management Workshop will be presented via Zoom. Would you like to learn more about appropriate herbicide and application rates for pine management? This workshop is intended to inform attendees of current herbicide applications available for use in pine management efforts. Registration required. For more information contact Doug Carter at (601) 825-1462.

July 13...Online 10 - 11:30 AM CT.
Bucking and Merchandising Logs for Railroad Ties will be presented via webinar. Topics include Types of Ties, Required dimensions, Defect limits, Cross Grain Wood, and Other Timbers Such as Switch Ties and Bridge Timbers. For more information call Carol McElya at (901) 399-7563. Register Here

July 13...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Skinny on Thinning will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Maggard, discusses the benefits of thinning southern forests and recognizing when it is time. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

July 13-15...Cookeville, Tennessee.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at TN-TECH-Horticulture Labs Shipley Farm, 2395 Gainesboro Grade. The workshop will include field trips, learning about forest management practices, and hands-on activities. The workshop is geared for, but not limited to, non-forestry, non-environmental or non-wildlife educators. Contact Teri Frye at (931) 319-4189 or tfrye@tnforestry.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 14...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: July 14, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

July 15...St. Clair County 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM.
Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Workshop at the Alfa Building in Ashville. Topics include Wildlife Planning for you Property, Conservation Programs, and Forest Management Planning. Lunch provided. RSVP to (205) 338-7215 or stclair@alconservationdistricts.org.

July 15...Online 5:30 - 7 PM CT.
Dine and Discuss: Forestry Management and Niche Markets will teach participants basic forestry terms, forest management strategies/techniques, introduce agencies and natural resource professionals to contact, and the basic theory and science of forestry. The niche markets section will explore opportunities for landowners to use their forest land to produce non-traditional forest products. Several types of markets will be discussed as well as a brief introduction to the management required. For more information contact Charley Maxwell at (843) 653-4942 or chmaxwe@clemson.edu.

July 15...Online 6-7 PM CT.
Agroforestry in the Southeast will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of a year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management series. This session's topics will be ecosystem services from agroforestry systems and cultivation of mushrooms on waste wood for improving timber stands. Pre-registration required. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 727-8336 or karkiu@tuskegee.edu.

 CANCELED...July 15...Online 7 PM CT.
Succession Planning will be presented via Zoom. Instructor: Robert Tufts. Fee: $15. For more information contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

July 16...Barbour County 8 AM.
Quail and Turkey Management Tour at the Barbour County Management Area, 164 Christa Drive, Midway. Speakers: Nick Yashko, Quail Forever, Drew Metzler, Alabama Extension System, and Steven Mitchell, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

July 16-18...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. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

July 16-18...Hilton Head Island, South Carolina or Online.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference will be held in-person and have a virtua- only option. Attend the conference to learn more about Georgia forestry from national leaders and experts in forest business, economics, government, and public policy. 6 CFEs available. Fee: $600 in-person or $200 virtual. Contact Rhonda Freeman at (706) 845-9085 or rfreeman@asginfo.net.

July 17...Clinton, Wisconsin 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM.
Walnut Council Regional Meeting at the Al Goestch property just east of Beloit. There will be an optional meet and greet Friday night before the Saturday field day, dinner on your own. The Saturday field day is in the morning, followed by a box lunch and afternoon seated program. Goetsch property consists of native walnut timber of very large size and high quality, a recent harvest with understory regeneration activities, and plantations of various ages. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact (765) 409-3272 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.

July 20...Dale County 3 PM.
Landowner's Guide to Herbicides at the Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Highway 123, Ozark. This workshop will provide landowners with the information and guidance to more safely and efficiently apply herbicides on their property. Topics include: Pesticide Rules and Regulations, Introduction to Private Applicator Permit, Cost Share Opportunities for Landowners, Forestry Herbicides and Application Methods for Common Management Goals, Sprayer Calibration Methods, Invasive Species Identification and Management, and Managing Vegetation In and Around Waterways. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

July 20...Lee County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Auburn Area Regional Reception at Marriott at Grand National - Patio, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. This Regional Reception is being held at the same location as the Forest Economics meeting on July 21. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 20-22...Springville, Tennessee.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, 1371 Wildlife Drive. The workshop will include field trips, learning about forest management practices, and hands-on activities. The workshop is geared for, but not limited to, non-forestry, non-environmental or non-wildlife educators. Contact Teri Frye at (931) 319-4189 or tfrye@tnforestry.com.

July 21...Lee County 7:15 AM - 1 PM.
Forest Economics at Marriott at Grand National - Patio, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. Topics: Federal Overview of Emerging Tax Policy, Alabama State Port System, Local Taxes/Licensing Fees, Severance Tax, Supply Chain Economics, and Alabama's Property Tax System. Fee: $85; lunch included. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 22...Jefferson County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Landowner Tour at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Road, Pinson. The outdoor tour will include tips and tools landowners can use to ensure their forest is healthy resulting in clean water for everyone. Topics include ways to improve your forest through Forest management, Pond management, and Certifications. Lunch provided. CFE and PLM credits available. For more information contact Brad Nail at (334) 481-2154 or bnail@alaforestry.org.

July 24...Elsberry, Missouri 9:45 AM - 3 PM.
Walnut Council Regional Meeting at the Forrest Keeling nursery. There will be an optional meet and greet Friday night before the Saturday field day. The Saturday field day is in the morning, followed by a box lunch and afternoon seated program. Forrest Keeling nursery grows over 1.5 million plants annually: seedlings, liners and container stock. They specialize in RPM-produced native plants and offer 380 different species. This includes 273 trees and shrubs species and 107 perennials. Finished stock includes caliper trees up to three inches in diameter. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact (765) 409-3272 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.


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