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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 05/24/2022
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> May 2022

May 23-27...Monroe County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn and Burn Live Fire Event in Beatrice. A prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between the 23rd - 27th. Participants must expect to be active all day walking, wearing woods clothes, and carrying tools. Limited advance notice could be given depending on weather conditions. Lunch provided. For more information contact Tyler Sibley at (334) 481-2155 or tsibley@alaforestry.org.

May 24...Statewide.
Primary Election ballots will include a statewide amendment for the "improvement, renovation, equipping, acquisition, provision, construction, and maintenance of Alabama state parks", and if approved, will cost $85,000,000. View sample ballots.

May 24...Butler County.
Property Tax Vote - Butler County voters will decide on a 12 mill property tax reduction. View sample ballots.

May 24...Choctaw County.
Property Tax Vote - Choctaw County voters will decide on a property tax increase. View sample ballots.

May 26...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Creating and Implementing a Goat and Sheep Grazing Management Plan. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

May 26...Madison County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Butler Green Campus 805, 2620 Clinton Avenue West, Huntsville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $35. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

May 27...Coffee County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Tour at National Security Pond, County Road 404, Elba. This workshop will focus on effectively managing recreational fishponds for a variety of management goals. Topics will include basic pond management strategies and practices, aquatic plant control, and nuisance wildlife control. Fee: $10; lunch provided. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 28...Henry County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Tour at the Wiregrass Research & Extension Center, 167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland. This workshop will focus on effectively managing recreational fishponds for a variety of management goals. Topics will include basic pond management strategies and practices, aquatic plant control, and nuisance wildlife control. Fee: $10; lunch provided. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 31...Escambia County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Forestry Field Day at Perdido River Farms, 5535 Poarch Road, Atmore. Topics will include Forestry Best Management Practices, Gopher Tortoise Habitat, Cogongrass, and more. Lunch provided. For more information contact Whit Carroll at (334) 481-2148 or wcarroll@alaforestry.org.

 

> June 2022

June 6-10...Mobile County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at a location to-be-announced. 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 June 6-10. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9145 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

June 7...Online 10 AM - 12:45 PM CT.
From Flames to Forests: Past, Present, and Future Fires for Sustaining our Forests and Wildlife will explore the long relationships between fire, forests, and wildlife and how we can usher in a future of more prescribed fire on the land for healthier ecosystems and more resilient communities. For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

June 7...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 PM.
Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at Simply Southern, 1119 E. Frontage Drive. Topic: Managing Timberlands for Wildlife. Speaker: Dave Godwin, Mississippi Forestry Association. Dutch treat lunch. For more information call the Stone County Extension Office at (601) 928-5286.

June 8...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: $495 first attendee; $450 for up to 4 additional family members. For more information contact Sierra Moen at (773) 661-4417 or sierra@thefbcg.com.

June 8...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Pine Bark Beetles and other Insect Pests of Pine Forests will be presented via Zoom. This talk will cover the identification of native insect pests in southern pine forests and the strategies used to control and prevent outbreaks and tree mortality. Speaker: Drew Metzler, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

June 8...Athens, Georgia 1 - 5:30 PM ET.
Improving Forestland for White-tailed Deer; Forestry BMPs at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This short course aims to provide technical information on specific techniques, including forestry best management practices (BMPs), used to enhance and preserve wildlife habitat on forested land. Topics will include forestry BMPs, white-tailed deer ecology and management, food plot management, and activities with UGA’s captive deer herd. Fee: $100. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

June 9...Jasper, Georgia 8 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
North Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Meeting at the Chattahoochee Technical College. CFE credits available. Fee: $35; lunch included. For more information contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

June 9...Lawrence County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Invasive Plant Workshop at 13075 Alabama Highway 157, Moulton. This workshop will we review invasive species in north Alabama, go over various control methods and herbicides, and get an outdoor demonstration on invasives and their control. For more information contact Kerry Steedley at (334) 350-0485 or kes0150@aces.edu.

June 9...Coosa County 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Pond Management Workshop at 191 Poplar Point Drive, Rockford. This workshop will cover basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. It will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration. Bring a weed or pond water sample for free analysis. For more information contact Drew Metzler at (334) 313-0478 or drew.metzler@auburn.edu.

June 9...Dallas County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Selma Area Regional Reception at Selma Country Club, 103 West Dallas Avenue, Selma. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. For more information contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

June 13...Shelby County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Chelsea Community Center, 11101 Highway 47, Chelsea. The goal of this workshop is to provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation, and precision felling. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

June 14...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Timber Harvesting for Wildlife will be presented via Zoom Webinar. 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, Drew Metzler, discusses harvest strategies that benefit wildlife species in southern forests. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

June 14-17...Bibb County 9 AM - 6 PM.
Learn to Burn in Brent. Exact location to-be-announced. 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 June 14-17. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

June 15...Verona, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Garland and Swag Workshop for Farmers and Producers at the North Mississippi State Research and Extension Center, 5421 MS-145. This training program is offered for Christmas tree growers, farmers, farmer florists, or anyone with interest in learning how to create and retail evergreen garlands and swags for a profit. We will discuss suitable plant materials, cold storage, and design of garlands and swags. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact Jim DelPrince at (662) 549-0521 or jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu.

June 15-16...Arlington, Wisconsin.
National Firewood Workshop at the Arlington Ag Research Station. The workshop will focus primarily on how to successfully make money in the firewood business. Topics include business management, marketing, splitting and processor equipment, packing equipment, automation strategies, dry kilns, insect quarantines, transportation issues, sourcing logs, and much more. Fee: $50. For more information contact Harry Watt at (704) 880-3067 or harry_watt@ncsu.edu.

June 19-24...Booneville, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop (North) at Northeast Mississippi Community College, 101 Cunningham Boulevard. This is a hands-on workshop with an emphasis on forests and other natural resources. Participants learn by demonstration and practical exercises how natural resources education can be integrated into the classroom. This is a highly active workshop, and some activities will require participants to be outside in the heat. Come prepared for nature hikes, mill tours, and other outdoor activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $150; meals and lodging included. Contact Lauren Hawkins at (601) 354-4936 or lhawkins@msforestry.net.

June 21...Statewide.
Primary Runoff Election

June 21...Buckhead, Georgia 6:30 PM ET.
Types of Ownership at Bonner's Restaurant, 1500 Bonner Lane. How your forested land is legally "owned" has implications for liability, estate planning, and even taxation. Figuring out the right way for you to legally "own" your property should be a consideration. Speaker: Will Thompson, Attorney. RSVP by June 17 at (770) 207-4204.

June 22...Online 11 AM CT.
Estate Planning will be presented via Zoom. Discussion will include legal documents, methods for the transfer of assets, life insurance, and resources for additional information. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

June 23...Coffeeville, Mississippi 6 PM.
NCX Carbon Program at the Yalobusha County Extension Office,18025 MS-7. Speaker: Lillian Hogan. RSVP to (662) 675-2730.

June 24...Online at 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Tree ID Beyond the Basics will join Karen Snape as she delves deeper into the details of how to identify trees. Watch the webinar live via Zoom or Facebook Live. For more information contact Karen Snape at (540) 231-6494 or ksnape@vt.edu.

June 24...Bullock County 1:30 - 5:30 PM.
Natural Resources Tour & Fish Fry at Adam's Angus Farm near Union Springs. The tour will cover topics such as Wild Pig Management, Recreational Pond Management, Stream Crossings & Installation, and Sustainable Forest Management. Preregistration required by June 17. Dinner provided. To register call Bullock County Extension at (334) 738-2580.

June 27-30...Baldwin County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Graham Creek Preserve, 23030 Wolf Bay, Foley. No lodging provided. Fee: $150; breaks and lunches provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more information call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

June 29-30...Portland, Maine.
Forest Landowners Association (FLA) Conference will be held at the Westin Portland Harborview. There is an optional forest tour as well on June 27-28. Fee: $750 non-FLA members; $100 discount for FLA members. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 30...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Managing Parasites in Sheep and Goats. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

 

> July 2022

July 12...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Cool Season Food Plots will be presented via Zoom Webinar. 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, outlines the role of food plots in wildlife management along with some of considerations towards their preparation and planting. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

July 12-14...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop at the College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences in Auburn. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: $65. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Teachers are needed. Limited to 25 participants. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2137 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

July 12-14...Jackson, Mississippi.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop (Metro) at Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive. This is a hands-on workshop with an emphasis on forests and other natural resources. Participants learn by demonstration and practical exercises how natural resources education can be integrated into the classroom. This is a highly active workshop, and some activities will require participants to be outside in the heat. Come prepared for nature hikes, mill tours, and other outdoor activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $75; lunch provided each day. Contact Lauren Hawkins at (601) 354-4936 or lhawkins@msforestry.net.

July 15...Autauga County 9 AM - 1 PM.
ForestHer: Learn the Basics at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 AL-14 W, Autaugaville. ForestHer is a program that was developed with women landowners in mind. During this workshop, participants will learn about forest terminology, forest measurements, map reading and legal descriptions, and how to develop a management plan for your property. Fee: $10; lunch provided. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

July 18...Lee County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Auburn University College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Fee: $100; breaks and lunch provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

July 19-22...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Auburn University College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. No lodging provided. Fee: $150; breaks and lunches provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more information call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

July 21...Lee County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Auburn Area Regional Reception at Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, 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. For more information contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 21-22...Lee County.
Forest Economics Seminar at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. The seminar will address tax policies, including the state’s ad valorem tax system; the manner and formulas for which these taxes are collected, the statutory and constitutional requirements that form the existing system, why the state’s policies include current use valuations. Additionally, other taxes that affect the timber industry will be addressed including sales taxes, fuel taxes, use taxes, income taxes and generational wealth transfer taxes. Fee: $TBD. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 26...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM ET.
Wildlife Damage Management and Control at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will provide an overview of managing and controlling damage caused by wildlife species including feral swine, coyotes, beavers, raccoons, armadillos, and other small mammal species. Fee: $160. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 27-28...Tifton, Georgia.
Growth Responses and Financial Returns from Silvicultural Treatments in Southern Pine Plantations at Tift County Extension Office, Room 1468, Carpenter Road S. This course will discuss available silvicultural treatments and their responses and evaluate the trade-offs between the costs and benefits for different mixes of silvicultural treatments. Fee: $360; $60 discount if paid by July 13. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 28...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Processing and Marketing Goat Meat. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

July 29-31...Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference at Jekyll Island Convention Center. Fee: $600. Questions? Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

 

> August 2022

August 9...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Understanding Carbon Markets will be presented via Zoom Webinar. 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, Jessica Kelton, explains carbon markets in the US with an emphasis on carbon marketing in the agriculture and forestry sector. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

August 12-14...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: $20; $5 discount if purchased in advance. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

August 15...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at the Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $100; breaks and lunch provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

August 16-19...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at the Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. No lodging provided. Fee: $150; breaks and lunches provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more information call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

August 19...Bibb County 9 - 11 AM.
Developing a Management Plan will be held in Centreville. This workshop will teach participants how to develop a management plan for their property. They will learn the steps in management plan development and begin creating a management plan for their property. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

August 23-24...Tifton, Georgia.
Forest Herbicide Workshop at Tift County Extension Office, 1468 Carpenter Road South. Participants will learn about forest herbicide safety, application, modes of action, results from recent research trials, integration of herbicide use for site preparation, control of weeds in forest stands, and use in hardwood management. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by August 9. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

August 23-26...Atlanta, Georgia.
International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center. The IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows for furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, and custom and general woodworking industries. Fee: $50; $15 discount if paid by August 1. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.

August 25...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Making Profits from Value-added Goat Dairy Products. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

 

> September 2022

September 8, 9, 14 & 15...Online.
Preparing for Generation NEXT - Legacy Planning 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: $TBD. For more information contact Karen Snape at (540) 231-6494 or ksnape@vt.edu.

September 11-13...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $495; $20 discount if paid by August 12. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 22...Raymond, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Evergreen Arrangements Workshop for Farmers and Producers at the Central Mississippi State Research and Extension Center, 1320 Seven Springs Road. This training program is offered for Christmas tree growers, farmers, farmer florists, or anyone with interest in learning how to create and retail evergreen arrangements for a profit. We will discuss social media marketing, suitable plant materials, cold storage, and design of arrangements and centerpieces. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact Jim DelPrince at (662) 549-0521 or jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu.

 

> October 2022

October 11-12...Statesboro, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management at the Bulloch County Extension Office, 151 Langston Chapel Road. Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and economical management decisions on managing longleaf stands with an emphasis on early survival and growth. Fee: $330; $55 discount if paid by September 27. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

October 25-28...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington. Save the date! Fee: $TBD. For more information email Sarah Crate at sarah@longleafalliance.org.

 

> November 2022

November 8...Statewide.
General Election


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