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  • Last Update: 02/02/2023
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> February 2023

February 3...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Boundary Lines will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jason Fisher. Jason will help explain why, as a landowner, one of the most important things you can do is locate and mark your boundary lines. This is especially important before conducting any type of forest management activity. This event will be held via Facebook Live and YouTube Premier. For more information contact Jason Fisher at (434) 476-2147 or jasonf@vt.edu View on Youtube.  View on Facebook.

February 6-10...Tallapoosa County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at Wind Creek State Park, 4325 AL Highway 128, Alexander City. 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 6-10. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 30 participants. For more information contact Drew Metzler at (334) 313-0478 or drew.metzler@auburn.edu.

February 7-12...Twin City, Georgia 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Learn & Burn Field Day at The Hodges Farm. Gain hands-on prescribed burning experience with other landowners. No experience necessary. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 7-12. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given at least 24 hours advanced notice before the confirmed date. Space is limited. For more information contact Tiffany Woods at (706) 540-2927 or woodst@nwf.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 8...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 8, 2022 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 9
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Anvil Pub, 611 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 103, Hoover, AL 35242. The Anvil Pub is in the Lee Branch Shopping Center near Tazikis. 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 10...Guyton, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Second Forest Carbon Landowner Workshop at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, 5960 GA Highway 17 South. Efforts for mitigating atmospheric carbon are opening new opportunities for forest landowners worldwide. Regulatory and Voluntary Carbon Markets are providing financial incentives for additional carbon stored on family forestlands. The objectives of the workshop are to a) develop an understanding of forest carbon markets, b) determine the economics of forest carbon payments, c) identify emerging opportunities in the area of forest carbon markets, and d) provide feedback on socially acceptable forest management practices for increasing carbon stored on forestlands. Fee: $15. Space limited to 35 attendees. For more information contact Gail Westcot at (912) 330-0531 or westcot@uga.edu.

February 11-12...Jackson County.
Trappers Education Workshop at the Jackson County Wildlife Management Area, 234 County Road 141, Hollywood. The 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 13-17...Bullock County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn attendees will 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 13-17. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is usually limited. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

February 14...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Working with a Consulting Forester will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry. Join during your lunch break as Leigh Peters, Alabama Forestry Association, discusses working with a consulting forester. Pre-registration required. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

February 15...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Bats of Alabama will be presented via Zoom with a live question & answer session. This webinar will cover the current status, trends, and forest habitat relationships of the bats of Alabama. Presented by Dr. William Stone, Alabama A&M University. Registration required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

February 15-17...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Bluegreen's Bayside Resort. Fee: $500 non-member. For more information contact Susan McMichael at (706) 457-1842 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

February 16...Philadelphia, Mississippi 12 PM Noon.
Forestry Economic Development at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Speaker: Butch Bailey. For more information or to RSVP call (601) 656-4011.

February 16...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Logger Considerations at Rankin County Extension Office, 601 Marquette Road. Speaker: John Auel. For more information or to RSVP call (601) 825-1462.

February 17...Tallapoosa County 4 - 8 PM.
Regional Landowner Dinner at Central Alabama Community College, 1675 Cherokee Road, Alexander City. The dinner will feature speakers providing the latest updates on current wild turkey research as well as other useful information including timber market updates and conditions. Dinner provided. For more information contact Drew Metzler at (256) 825-1050 or drew.metzler@auburn.edu.

February 18-19...Baldwin County.
Trappers Education Workshop at the District V Wildlife Office, 30571 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. The 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 19-25...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week 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 20-24...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn attendees will 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 20-24. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is usually limited. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

February 21...Geneva County 9 - 11 AM.
Getting Your Pond Ready for Spring at the Geneva County Extension Office, 2765 East State Highway 52, Geneva. Topics covered will include information on pond construction, stocking, harvesting, and aquatic plant control. Attendees are encouraged to bring a water sample for testing, and/or an aquatic plant for identification. Registration required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

February 21...Pike County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Annual Membership Meeting (Pike County Chapter) at the First Baptist Church of Troy, 200 W. College Street. Lunch provided. For more information contact Cathy Jorgensen at (907) 854-1385 or jorgenak@mtaonline.net.

February 23...Coffee County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Management at the Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. This workshop will discuss practical and effective feral swine management strategies and highlight common mistakes made when managing feral swine. Registration required. Lunch provided. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

February 23...Pontotoc, Mississippi 6 PM.
Estate Planning at the Pontotoc County Extension Office, C.J. Hardin Jr. Drive. Speaker: David Bean. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 489-3910.

February 23-24...Brunswick, Georgia.
The Woman Landowner Symposium at Marshes of Glynn Baptist Church, 3780 Highway 82. Topics will include Markets, Reforestation, Estate Planning, Buying Land 101, Chainsaw Safety, Timber Sale Contracts, Income Streams, and more. Fee: $225; $50 discount if paid by December 15, 2022. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

February 25...Dallas County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Farmers Co-op, 2519 Highway 80, Selma. No fee. To register, call Joe Johnston at (205) 339-5716. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are other courses being taught at various locations and dates as well as online only courses. Online registration for this course will open January 26. For additional information contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 25...Russell County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Arbor Day Free Tree Seedling Giveaway at the Garrett Harrison Stadium in Phenix City. For more information contact Jennifer Davidson at (334) 298-6845 or jenniferd@auburn.edu.

February 25...Milford, Georgia 10 AM - 3 PM.
The Learn 2 Burn in southwest Georgia will allow landowners to become more comfortable with prescribed fire. No experience necessary. Rain date is March 4. Space is limited. For more information contact George Jensen at (920) 290-1995 or gjensen@talltimbers.org.

February 25-26...Pike County.
Trappers Education Workshop at Coastal Plain Land & Timber, 3880 County Road 1165, Troy. The 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 26-28...Baldwin County.
The State of Alabama's Governance will be held at the Grand Hotel, 1 Grand Boulevard, 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. Fee: $400. Contact Tom Saunders at (334) 481-2135 or tsaunders@alaforestry.org.

February 27 - March 3...Winston County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn & Burn: Live Fire Event at the Matt Hannah Tree Farm in Arley. Attendees will 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 27 - March 3. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is usually limited. Lunch provided. For more information contact Brad Nail at (334) 481-2154 or bnail@alaforestry.org.

 

> March 2023

March 1...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Controlling Chinese Privet with Fire will be presented via Zoom with a live question & answer session. Presented by Jimmy Stiles, Auburn University. Registration required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 2...Houston County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at The Plant, 308 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50 for up to 2 adults. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 3...Baxley, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Learn & Burn at the Moody Forest Wildlife Management Area, 3533 E. River Road. Attendees will participate in a live burn and use a drip torch and other tools of the trade. Attendees will also learn about prescribed burn techniques, burn plans, smoke management, fire weather, liability laws, financial resources, and burn permits. No prescribed fire experience required. Rain date is March 10. Space is limited. Fee: $15. For more information contact Susan French at (813) 391-4476 or susan@longleafalliance.org.

March 3...Online at 9 AM - 3:15 PM ET.
Introduction to Forest Carbon Markets will inform attendees about how forest carbon markets work, opportunities for private forest owners, and introduce a decision making tool to help you determine which, if any, carbon programs are suitable for your land and management goals. Fee: $50 per household. For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 3...Morgan County 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at the Morgan County Extension Office, 3120 Highway 35 West, Hartselle. Topics covered will include information on wildlife damage, fish kills, goals, stocking, harvesting, and aquatic plant control. Registration required. Fee: $5. No meal provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. For more information contact Kerry Steedley at (334) 350-0485 or kes0150@aces.edu.

March 7-10...Lowndes County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn attendees will 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 7-10. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is limited to 30. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

March 8...Athens, Georgia 7 AM - 4 PM ET.
Timber Taxation Workshop at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. Instructor: Dr. Yanshu Li. 6.5 CFE hours available. Fee: $195. For more information contact James Johnson at (706) 308-6396 or james.johnson26@uga.edu.

March 8-9...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. This is your opportunity to learn more about timberland markets and trade on a global level. Hear from experts about changes in policies, economics, markets, and investments. Fee: $1,995; $150 discount if paid by February 24. Contact Joe Parsons at (706) 870-9971 or joseph.parsons@uga.edu.

March 11...Talladega County 4 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 14...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Getting to Know Your Turkey Population will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry. Speaker: Courtenay Conring, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pre-registration required. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

March 15...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Managing Hardwoods will be presented via Zoom with a live question & answer session. The complete topic is Managing Hardwoods for Deer & Turkey with Forest Stand Improvement & Prescribed Fire. Presented by Mark Turner, University of Tennessee. Registration required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 17...Waynesboro, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Learn & Burn at the DiLane Wildlife Management Area, 4121 Herndon Road. Attendees will participate in a live burn and use a drip torch and other tools of the trade. Attendees will also learn about prescribed burn techniques, burn plans, smoke management, fire weather, liability laws, financial resources, and burn permits. No prescribed fire experience required. Rain date is March 24. Space is limited. Fee: $15. For more information contact Susan French at (813) 391-4476 or susan@longleafalliance.org.

March 20-24...Escambia County 8 AM - 4 PM.
ForestHer: Learn to Burn attendees (ForestHer events are more focused on women) will 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 March20-24. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is usually limited. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

March 27-31...Crenshaw County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn attendees will 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 27-31. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is limited to 30. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

March 29...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Streamside Management Zones (SMZs) will be presented via Zoom with a live question & answer session. Presented by Tim Albritton, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Registration required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> April 2023

April 3-7...Washington County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn attendees will 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 3-7. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is usually limited. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 11...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Attracting Non-Game Birds to Your Property will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry. Speaker: Mercedes Maddox, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pre-registration required. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

April 12...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake will be presented via Zoom with a live question & answer session. Presented by Jamye Waldron, Marshall University. Registration required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 14-15...Marshall County.
Location: Headquartered at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL.  Location on Google Maps.

Reserve Your Room:
Call (256) 505-6621. To receive the AFOA special rate be sure to mention you are with the Alabama Forest Owners' Association - Group Code 9777   You may also book your Lake Guntersville room here: Lodging

Description: Both the Mail-in and Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration will contain the most up-to-date meeting information for regular attendees. Please remember details will change as the meeting draws closer. Some items may become inaccurate as plans change. If you print the agenda, make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date.

REGISTRATION:

    
Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

 

 



     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration - This link and QR code are for Exhibitors and/or Sponsors only.

    
 

April 20...Elmore County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50 for up to 2 adults. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

April 24-28...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn attendees will 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 24-28. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Register early as space is usually limited. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 25-28...Haines City, Florida.
Prescribed Fire for Wildlife Training at the FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Road. This training will provide attendees with basic information on wildlife habitat management practices associated with prescribed fires in Florida. Fee: $425. For more information contact Jim Schortemeyer at (239) 455-5847 or schortfire@aol.com.

 

> June 2023

June 13...Online 10 AM - 4 PM CT.
Getting Started with Family Governance is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). This is a one-day program to support enterprising families on the road to planning family meetings, formation of a family council, constitution, or other family governance. Fee: $525. For more information contact Sierra Moen at (773) 661-4417 or sierra@thefbcg.com.

 

> July 2023

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

July 23-26...Columbia, Missouri.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting at a location to-be-determined. This year's meeting will be a joint meeting with the Northern Nut Growers Association and the Chestnut Growers of America. Fee: $TBD. For more information contact (765) 496-5013 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.

 

> September 2023

September 26-28...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" and Forest Products Forum at the World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. Fee: $TBD. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.


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