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2022 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 05/23/2022

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

> January 2022

January 6-7...Baldwin County.
General Governance in Alabama 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. Fee: $175. Contact Tom Saunders at (334) 481-2135 or tsaunders@alaforestry.org.

January 7...Online at 11 - 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: How Trees Prep for Winter will be presented via a Zoom meeting and Facebook Live. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   Meeting ID: 975 0908 9739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 8...Morgan County 9 AM.
Winter Field Trip at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Attendees will meet at the Joe Wheeler Resort Lodge, 4401 McLean Drive, Rogersville. Attendees should be able to see amazing waterfowl including Sandhill Cranes and the endangered Whooping Cranes. If you have questions and concerns email Sam Woodruff at samuel.woodruff@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 8-9...Jefferson County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at 2840 Cahaba Valley Road, Leeds. 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 11-13...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.

January 11 - February 15...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: $139; $42 discount if paid by November 29. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

January 13...Lauderdale County 6 PM.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Detection at University of North Alabama's Norton Auditorium, 1 Harrison Plaza, Florence. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries will host this public meeting to discuss the recent detection of CWD in a hunter harvested, white-tailed deer in Lauderdale County. Hunters are encouraged to attend. For more information call Marianne Hudson at (334) 242-3469. For more information about the detection of CWD in Alabama, visit www.outdooralabama.com/cwd-info

January 16...Cleburne County 2 - 4 PM.
Medicinal and Edible Plants Stroll at Cheaha Lake in Cheaha State Park. Led by Darryl Patton, The Southern Herbalist, who has been called a walking encyclopedia of herbal folklore. Fee: $25. Contact Mandy Pearson at (256) 412-9938 or mandy.pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov. Editor’s Note: Darryl has spoken at a couple AFOA Annual Meetings and was a crowd favorite.

January 18...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
An Overview of Forestry Taxes will be presented via Zoom. Join this webinar for an overview of forestry taxes including a summary of the different types of taxes that forest landowners pay, terminology used and more! This presentation will also include the ins and outs of classifying your forest land as a business, investment or personal property including how to qualify for a profit motive classification. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

January 21 - February 13…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs through a select number of weekends in January and February. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

January 21...Online at 11 - 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: The Eastern Hellbender will be presented via a Zoom meeting and Facebook Live. The eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America. It is found across 15 states including northern Alabama. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   Meeting ID: 975 0908 9739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 24 - February 16 - Online & face-to-face.
The Master Tree Farmer course is a "hybrid" course combining online and face-to-face learning, it will incorporate self-paced lectures, discussion, quizzes, and other web-based methods of participant-instructor interaction, along with hands-on participation activities in the field. The course will span over 9 weeks and each Monday morning a new section will be released. The participant will have that week to watch the content for that section. Fee: $125. For more information contact Derrick Phinney at (843) 563-0135 or dphinne@clemson.edu.

January 25...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Basics of Timber Basis: Resetting the Table will be presented via Zoom. Join this webinar to learn more about one of the most important financial aspects of timber management that often goes unnoticed or underappreciated. Timber basis is how much you have invested in the timber, and it is used to determine net taxable income. It can be applied to reduce taxable income, financial losses after a storm and more. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

January 26...Online.
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference will be held as a virtual conference. The conference format consists of presentations on projects, topics, efforts associated with nonpoint source pollution and its impact on water quality. For more information contact Susan Summerlin at (334) 394-4354 or susan.summerlin@adem.alabama.gov. Editor’s Note: Nonpoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land.

January 26...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET.
Small Game in the Southeast at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This short course aims to provide technical information about the ecology, habitat, and strategies for hunting small game in the southeast, including outdoor activities and small game habitat field tours. Fee: $250. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

January 27...Columbus, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Land & Ladies Landowner Workshop: Harvesting Basics at a location to-be-determined. Topics include Markets, Products, Forestry Taxes, and Survey Activity. A field tour will be included as well. Fee: $25; virtual option is $15. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

January 31 - February 4...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at a private landowner site near Bay Minette. 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 January 31–February 4. 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.

 

> February 2022

February 1...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Timber Management Expenses and Deductions will be presented via Zoom. Managing your timber costs money, and like any other business, many of your expenses can be deducted from your tax bill. In this presentation, you will learn how to assess your forest management costs and correctly claim your deductions. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

February 2...Niceville, Florida 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
Longleaf Foundations at Timpoochee 4-H Youth Camp, 4750 Timpoochee Lane. This one-day course, a condensed version of Longleaf 101, is designed for those that would like to begin building a solid foundation of longleaf knowledge. Masks required indoors. Fee: $50; lunch provided. Contact Karen Brown at (334) 427-1029 or karen@longleafalliance.org.

February 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Managing White Oaks: Harvesting & Regeneration Strategies will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Drew Metzler, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

February 3...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Richard Beard Building, Agriculture and Industries Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: 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? Does the acquisition of more public land, that does not pay taxes, put pressure on private landowners to (eventually) pay more in taxes? Is it not correct that Forever Wild property (over 279,999 acres as of August 1, 2021) does not pay property taxes?

February 7...Barbour County 5:30 PM.
Carbon Market Introduction for Producers and Landowners at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula. This meeting will offer an introduction to carbon markets as we currently understand them, things to consider before entering into carbon contracts, and things that will affect the market going forward. For more information contact Jessica Kelton at (334) 693-3800 or keltoja@auburn.edu.

February 7...Tupelo, Mississippi 6 PM.
Cogongrass at the Lee County Extension Office, 5338 Cliff Gookin Boulevard. Speaker: Garron Hicks. RSVP to (662) 841-9000.

February 8...Online 8:30 AM - 3 PM CT.
Texas Timber Tax Workshop is designed for forest landowners, consulting foresters, accountants, attorneys, and others who work with forest landowners in matters pertaining to timber tax issues. For more information contact Melissa Yeldell at (979) 458-6650 or melissa.yeldell@tfs.tamu.edu.

February 8...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Keeping More of Your Timber Income Following a Timber Sale will be presented via Zoom. Learn about one of the top ways forest landowners save taxes—receiving capital gain treatment on timber sales. Join this presentation for a detailed discussion of how to qualify for capital gain treatment under IRC 631(a) & (b), recordkeeping tips, and proper tax reporting. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

February 8...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Stewardship & Sustainability 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 Ashley Smith, Alabama Forestry Association, discusses why conservation education matters. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

February 8...Autauga County 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Carbon Credits Seminar at the Autaugaville Forestry Office, 2226 Alabama Highway 14 West, Autaugaville. Jeff Wright from NCX give information on how to sell your forest's carbon credits. For more information call Matthew Sorrells at (334) 239-5258.

February 9-11...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at the Callaway Resort & Gardens. Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $369.15. For more information contact Susan McMichael at (706) 457-1842 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

February 10...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Timber Taxation Workshop at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. Timber taxes are one of the major expenses every private forest landowner needs to take care of. This course will provide basic information about forest-related federal income taxation and property taxes in Georgia. Fee: $195. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

February 12-13...Jackson County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at the Jackson County WMA, 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 14-18...Tallapoosa County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn Workshop at Wind Creek State Park, 4325 Alabama 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 14–18. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 25 participants. Contact Drew Metzler at (334) 313-0478 or drew.metzler@auburn.edu.

February 15...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Coping With Losses from Nature and Chance will be presented via Zoom. Growing trees can be subject to forces beyond the owners’ control from weather catastrophes to timber theft and more. While forest landowners can’t plan for these unexpected events, they can learn more about the tax implications for casualty loss, non-casualty losses, timber theft, trespassing and more. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

February 16...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET.
Small Game in the Southeast at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This short course aims to provide technical information about the ecology, habitat, and strategies for hunting small game in the southeast, including outdoor activities and small game habitat field tours. Plan to spend several hours outdoors navigating thick brush with hunting dogs and outdoor apparel is required. Fee: $250. $100 discount if no continuing education credits are needed. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 16...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 16, 2022 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

February 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Spring-time Aquatic Weed Prevention will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Norm Haley, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

February 16 - March 23...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy - 2.0 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: Finding and contracting a consulting forester, Determining what timber products you are growing, Income opportunities, Wildlife enhancements, How to select a pine species for your site, and Prescribed burning basics. Fee: $179. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

February 17...Brandon, Mississippi 6 PM.
Timber Markets: Mill Availability at Rankin County Extension Office, 601 Marquette Road. Speaker: Marc Measells. For more information or to RSVP call (601) 825-1462.

February 17 & 24...Cullman County 5 - 8 PM.
Pond Management Series at Wallace State, Hopper Forestry Bldg., CR-673, Hanceville. Topics include: fertilizing, harvest, dam maintenance, aquatic weed management, stocking, strategies, wildlife damage, fish kills, and enhancements. These two days are in-class presentations. Seating is limited. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Contact Ashley at (256) 352-8386 or ashley.baker@adjunct.wallacestate.edu.
A field day for demonstrations is planned for March 15 from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. Fee: $50.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 17
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 1681 Highway 31, Hoover. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then talk about the latest news and issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 19...Shelby County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Firearms 101: Introduction to Handguns at the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, 3956 Coalmont Road, Helena. The class is perfect for those who want to learn more about handguns, target shooting and firearm safety in a controlled environment. Eye and ear protection, as well as a .22 rimfire handgun and all the ammunition needed, is provided free of charge. If you already have your own handgun and appropriate ammunition, please feel free to bring it for use in the class. For more information or registration visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/24876  If this date doesn’t work for you, there are other dates and a different location for the Firearms 101 class.

February 19...Cullman County 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Tree Sale at the North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho Street NW, Cullman. The tree selection will include white oaks, bald cypress, southern magnolia, paw paws, persimmons, and more. Fee: $2 per tree. For more information call Kira Sims at (256) 737-9386.

February 19-20...Baldwin County.
Alabama Adult and Youth 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 20-26...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 21...Bibb County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
ForestHer - Chainsaw Safety Workshop at a location to-be-determined in Centreville. ForestHer workshops are an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting. This workshop will cover the basics of chainsaw safety. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge about chainsaw safety and personal protection equipment, the ladies will also learn how to properly start and operate a chainsaw. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

February 21...Columbus, Mississippi 5:30 PM.
Hardwood Management at Lowndes County Extension Office, 485 Tom Rose Road. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 328-2111.

February 21-23...Online.
Southeast Deer Study Group will be presented virtually once again. The theme for this meeting is The Value of Deer and Deer Hunting to the American Public. Registration required. Fee: $175. For more information call Matt Ross at (518) 391-8414.

February 21-25...Bullock County 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn and Burn Live Fire Event at Enon Plantation. A prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between the 21st - 25th. 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 Greg Brewer at (334) 329-1106 or gbrewer@alaforestry.org.

February 24...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Improving Goat Enterprises: Budget Management and Seasonal Marketing Tools. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

February 24...Pontotoc, Mississippi 6 PM.
Upland Hardwood Management Part 1 at the Pontotoc County Extension Office, C.J. Hardin Jr. Drive. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 489-3910.

February 24...New Albany, Mississippi 6 PM.
Forest Fragmentation Management at the Union County Extension Office, 112 Fairground Circle. Speaker: Marc Measells. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 534-1917.

February 25...Montgomery County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Forestry and Wildlife Educational Seminars at Alabama Farmers Federation, 2108 East South Boulevard, Montgomery. Topics will include a lobbying update, trespassing law review, importance of seedling genetics, timber market update, carbon market review, wild pig update, wild turkey research, and deer population management. For more information contact Telea Perry at (334) 288-3900 or tperry@alfafarmers.org.

February 26-27...Pike County.
Alabama Adult and Youth 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 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 28...Elmore County.
Public Hearing on Property Tax Increase at the Elmore County Courtroom in downtown Wetumpka. The property tax proposal requests a 70% increase in property taxes.

February 28 - March 4...Escambia/Conecuh County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at a private landowner site near Brewton. 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 28 – March 4. 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.

> March 2022

March 1...Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Income Taxes and the Family Forest Workshop at the Forrest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Space is limited. Fee: $35; $50 for couples. For more information or to RSVP call (601) 545-6083.

March 1...Oxford, Mississippi 6 PM.
Upland Hardwood Management Part 2 at the Lafayette County Extension Office, 70 F.D. Buddy East Parkway. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 234-4451.

March 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Understanding Carbon Markets will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Jessica Kelton, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

March 2...Montgomery County 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Butterflies of Alabama at the Armory Learning Arts Building, 1018 Madison Avenue, Montgomery. This class will show you different butterflies you can attract to your landscape in Alabama as well as the plants and other needs to create a habitat suitable for butterflies. Bring a sack lunch. For more information call the Montgomery County Extension at (334) 270-4133.

March 3...Batesville, Mississippi 6 PM.
Small Game and Turkey Management at the Panola County Extension Office, 245-C Eureka Street. Speaker: Dave Godwin. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 563-6260.

March 3...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives will be held via Zoom Meeting. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

March 4...Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Introduction to Prescribed Burning Workshop at Spirit Hill Farm. Fee: $5; lunch provided. For more information or to RSVP contact Tara Ferguson at (662) 562-4274 or tarah.ferguson@msstate.edu.

March 4...Barbour County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Wild Pig Management at the Barbour Wildlife Management Area, 164 Christa Drive, Midway. This forestry tour will expose attendees to the impacts of feral swine, effective management strategies, current research, and available cost-share opportunities. Stations will be set up throughout the management area. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 4-5...Mobile County.
Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention & Trade Show at the Mobile Convention Center, 1 South Water Street, Mobile. Fee: $195. For more information call the ACA at (334) 265-1867.

March 5...Montgomery County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Richard Beard Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, 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 7...Elmore County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
ForestHer - Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Elmore County Extension Office, 340 Queen Ann Road, Wetumpka. ForestHer workshops are an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting. This workshop will cover the basics of chainsaw safety. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge about chainsaw safety and personal protection equipment, the ladies will also learn how to properly start and operate a chainsaw. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

March 7-11...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at a private landowner site near Bay Minette. 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 7-11. 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.

March 7-11...Jefferson County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Road, Pinson. 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 7-11. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 25 participants. Lunch provided. For more information contact Joel Moon at (334) 481-2156 or jmoon@alaforestry.org.

March 7 - May 27...Online.
Woodland Options for Landowners Online is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Forest history, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Marking boundary lines, Understanding your deed, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 8...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Timber vs. Lumber Prices 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 Adam Maggard, Alabama Extension Specialist & Professor, dives into why timber prices remain low, in spite of a record high lumber prices. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 10...Coffeeville, Mississippi 6 PM.
Wild Turkey Management at the Yalobusha County Extension Office, 18025 Highway 7. Speaker: Dave Godwin. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 675-2730.

March 11...Palatka, Florida 9 AM ET.
Landowner Tour of Florida Land Stewards of the Year at Ben and Lou Ann Williams’ Wetland Preserve, LLC. Wear appropriate field clothing and bring rain gear. After lunch, weather permitting, there will be a small prescribed fire demonstration. Fee: $10; lunch included. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March 14-18...Pickens County 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn to Burn at the Westervelt Lodge in Aliceville. 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 14-18. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited. Lunch provided. For more information contact Greg Brewer at (334) 329-1106 or gbrewer@alaforestry.org.

March 15...Biloxi, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Wreath Workshop for Farmers and Producers at Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry 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 wreaths for a profit. We will discuss suitable plant materials, cold storage, and design of wreaths. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact Jim DelPrince at (662) 549-0521 or jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu.

March 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Warm Season Food Plots will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Norm Haley, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

March 17...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.

March 17...Online 7 - 8:30 PM CT.
Trusts in Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

March 18...Dallas County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Management at the Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge, 9022 US Highway 80, Tyler. This workshop will cover topics including: Top 10 Mistakes in Pig Control, Top 10 Must-Do’s for Pig Control, Updates on Feral Swine Control Program, an update on USDA Wildlife Services Efforts to Control Pigs, and Equipment Demonstrations. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

March 18...DeKalb County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Professional Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Sand Mountain Research & Extension Center, 13112 Alabama Highway 68, Crossville. Instructor: Gary Ickes. Registration required. For more information or to RSVP contact Jessica Townsel at (256) 845-8595 or jns0030@aces.edu.

March 18...Online 12 Noon CT.
It’s a Family Affair: Understanding Heirs’ Property and Forestland Ownership will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Productive agricultural land remains elusive for many landowners and agricultural professionals are often limited in helping them due to complicated legal issues. For more information contact James Lewis at (919) 682-9319 or james.lewis@foresthistory.org.

March 19...Limestone County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Firearms 101: Introduction to Handguns at the Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, 18936 Harris Station Road, Tanner. The class is perfect for those who want to learn more about handguns, target shooting and firearm safety in a controlled environment. Eye and ear protection, as well as a .22 rimfire handgun and all the ammunition needed, is provided free of charge. If you already have your own handgun and appropriate ammunition, please feel free to bring it for use in the class. For more information or registration visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/24884 If this date doesn’t work for you, there are other dates and a different location for the Firearms 101 class.

March 19...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 24...Russell County 2 - 7 PM.
Spring Forestry Landowner Tour at 508 14th Street, Phenix City. Multiple use land management topics include pine straw production, wild pig trapping, chemical release treatments, and pond management. Fee: $15. For more information contact Jennifer Davidson at (334) 298-6845 or jenniferd@auburn.edu.

March 24...Online 7 - 8 PM CT.
Estate Planning for Landowners will be held via Zoom Meeting. This program will talk about why landowners might want to use a trust or business entity to hold their land rather than giving it to children equally. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

March 25...Shelby County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Chelsea Sports Complex, 10259 County Road 11, Chelsea. This workshop will cover basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. It will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration at a pond site. Bring weed and/or water sample along with you to be analyzed for free. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

March 29-31...Buena Vista, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: Fire & Longleaf 201 at the High Pine Lodge. This workshop will guide landowners and natural resource professionals through the longleaf-specific considerations to address when planning to burn, and contribute to achieving more desirable effects when managing with fire. Instructors will guide participants through evaluating, planning, igniting and managing prescribed fires. This meeting has masks required at times. For more information call the Longleaf Alliance at (334) 427-1029.

March 30...Campbellton, Florida 11:30 AM CT.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Membership Meeting at Rex Lumber, Holyneck Road. Lunch provided. RSVP by March 23. RSVP Whitney at (850) 222-5646 or whitney@flforestry.org.

March 30...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Burning Young Longleaf will be presented via Zoom. Fire tolerance of young longleaf pine will be presented by Mary Anne Sayer from the US Forest Service. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

March 31...Cleburne County 4 - 7:15 PM.
Forestry Planning and Conservation Workshop at Cleburne County Mountain Center, 6751 Highway 78, Heflin. Topics include erosion on pulpwood sites, discovering new plants, carbon credits, and forestry best management practices. Space limited to 25 participants. For more information or to RSVP contact Cindy Beam at (256) 463-2877 or cleburne@alconservationdistricts.org.

March 31...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Tackling Reproductive Constraints for Sheep and Goats. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

 

> April 2022

April 5...Conecuh County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
The Natural Shift: Converting from Loblolly or Slash to Longleaf Over Time at Reid State Technical College Library, 100 Highway 83, Evergreen. Attendees will be introduced to a concept of converting existing stands of loblolly or slash pine to longleaf using gap regeneration and underplanting. The importance of native warm season grasses and establishment practices will be discussed as well. A tour where conversion and native grass establishment has taken place will be held after lunch. Lunch provided. Contact Karla Robinson at (251) 578-2762 or kbr0015@aces.edu.

April 5...Walker County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Jasper Area Regional Reception at Musgrove Country Club, 916 Country Club Road, Jasper. 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 7...Online 7 - 9:10 PM CT.
Heirs Property will be held via Zoom Meeting. This program will talk about how heirs property happens, who are the heirs, what are their options under partition either normal or the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 8-9...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124.  Directions / Google Map

Description: Friday Afternoon and Evening: Forestry Field Day at nearby private forestland followed by Reception/Social Hour at L & S Small Engine Repair, Husqvarna Dealer. Saturday: Morning Educational Program at Pelham Civic Complex. Afternoon Forest Management Field Discussions at Oak Mountain State Park.

Hotels in Pelham very close to the Pelham Civic Complex: Quality Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Best Western, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Ramada by Wyndham, Travelodge by Wyndham, Comfort Suites. To book a hotel click here or call (855) 809-4608. Give them city, state, and one of the above hotel preferences.

REGISTRATION:

     Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain 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 the agenda make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date.


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

 

April 11-15...Crenshaw County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at a private landowner site near Honoraville. 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 11-15. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 40 participants. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9145 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

April 12...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Emerging Forest Pests 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 Beau Brodbeck, Alabama Extension Specialist, discusses how to recognize and mitigate damage from emerging forest pests. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

April 14...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.

April 15...Montgomery County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at Elton Dean Sr. Park, 7251 Old Selma Road, Montgomery. The workshop will feature presentations covering basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. An outdoor electrofishing demonstration at a pond site is included as well. Bring a water and/or weed sample for identification and testing. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

April 16...Shelby County 1 - 5 PM.
Firearms 101: Introduction to Handguns at the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, 3956 Coalmont Road, Helena. The class is perfect for those who want to learn more about handguns, target shooting and firearm safety in a controlled environment. Eye and ear protection, as well as a .22 rimfire handgun and all the ammunition needed, is provided free of charge. If you already have your own handgun and appropriate ammunition, please feel free to bring it for use in the class. For more information or registration visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/24879 If this date doesn’t work for you, there are other dates and a different location for the Firearms 101 class.

April 18-19...Montgomery County.
ForestHer Basics at the Pike Road Ag Building, 6281 Trotman Road, Pike Road. This two day workshop for women will teach how to read maps and deeds, identify and measure forest trees, and manage their timber and non-timber forest products. The workshop is hands-on with demonstrations, a field tour, and opportunities to practice new skills. Fee: $50. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

April 19...Fayette County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop at the Fayette County Extension Office, 650 McConnell Loop, Fayette. 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: $25. Contact Ronni Brasher at (205) 932-8941 or rrb0006@aces.edu.

April 21...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Making the Environmental Case for Paper will be presented via Zoom. Businesses and consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they buy, and they understandably want to do the right things. But when it comes to paper products, the right things are often buried under an avalanche of misinformation. Environmental advocacy is too often wrapped in a veneer of misleading, science-sounding terminology, or worse, reduced to slogans like “go paperless, save trees.” Misconceptions will continue to proliferate if we don’t actively debunk the myths about paper and the environment. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

April 21...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 21...Baldwin County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Mobile Area Regional Reception at Matthews Landing Pavilion, 8900 Lower Bryant Landing Road, Stockton. 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 21...Online 7 - 8:30 PM CT.
Choice of Business Entity will be held via Zoom Meeting. This program will cover a description of the business entities available in Alabama and a comparison among them for characteristics, such as limited liability, participation in management, transferability of interest, etc. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

April 23…Jamestown, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at Pickett State Forest, 4266 Pickett Park Highway. Topic: Cost Share Practices. Lunch included. Space is limited to 80 participants. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

April 23...Grant, Louisiana 8:45 AM - 4 PM.
Southern Christmas Tree Association New Grower Workshop will be held at Grant Farms, 716 Whitaker Road. The workshop will focus on the basic needs and techniques for a new grower to establish and operate a choose and cut Christmas tree farm. If you are in the early stages of operating a choose and cut farm, just exploring the idea or planning the opportunity, attending this workshop will better equip you with valuable “hands-on” information. Fee: $35; $5 discount if paid by April 15. Lunch included. For more information contact Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335 or sctaes@gmail.com.

April 23...Bibb County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Land Management Field Day at the Bibb County Extension Office, 183 S.W. Davidson Drive, Suite A, Centreville. This workshop will aid the small landowner in nuisance wildlife management, invasive species identification and management, herbicides, understory control, non-timber forest products, and developing a management plan. Fee: $10. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

April 27-29...Lee County.
The Sustainable Future of CLT in the South at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center in Auburn. Experts in forestry, building sciences, engineering, architecture, and design will address the latest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) research, trends, and developments in the South. Session tracks will offer information to address the needs of multiple audiences, including, but not limited to, designers, builders, contractors, forestry professionals, academic, landowners, manufacturers, and suppliers. Fee: Varies from $200-365. For more information contact Caroline Camus at (706) 201-2632 or cec0195@auburn.edu.

April 28...Lee County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Annual Conference at Auburn University, College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Fee: $45. CEUs available for an additional fee. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

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

April 29...Elmore County 9 - 12 Noon.
Recreational Pond Management at 239 Landers Swink Road, Eclectic. Dr. Rusty Wright will teach about pond weeds and control methods, water testing, fish stocking, and will use the shock boat to demonstrate how to conduct an inventory. Bring weed samples you would like identified. In addition, animals commonly associated with ponds will be discussed. To register, contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

April 29...Cottondale, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM CT.
Landowner Tour of Stephenson Property, 1611 Justice Road. Mr. Stephenson’s work focuses on opening up dense stands of hardwoods, treating invasive species, promoting early successional vegetation, planting longleaf pine, and prescribed burning. This is a walking tour. Wear appropriate field clothing. Fee: $10; lunch included. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

April 30…Tullahoma, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch & Education Center, 623 UT Farm Road. Topic: Cost Share Practices. Lunch included. Space is limited to 80 participants. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

 

> May 2022

May 2...New Albany, Mississippi.
Tree Identification Workshop at Union County Extension Office, 112 Fairground Circle. Great for families. Fee: $10. For more information or to RSVP call (662) 534-1916.

May 3...Lexington, Mississippi 6 PM.
Timber/Carbon Market Update at the Holmes County Extension Office, 299 1/2 Yazoo Street. Speakers: Russell Fletcher and Marc Measells. For more information call the Holmes County Extension at (662) 834-2795.

May 4...Online 10 AM - 4 PM CT.
Getting Started with Board Governance is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). This is a one-day program to support family businesses on the road to effective corporate 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.

May 5...Russell County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Pond Management Workshop at 91 Longview Street, Seale. This workshop will cover basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. It will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration at a pond site. Bring weed and/or water sample along with you to be analyzed for free. Registration required. Fee: $15. For more information contact Jennifer Davidson at (334) 734-2379 or jwd0021@auburn.edu.

May 5...Baldwin County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center, Coastal Alabama Community College, 1900 Highway 31 South, Bay Minette. 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: Should the state provide hunting land for the public? Is recreation a necessary public service?

May 5...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Misunderstood Species of Alabama: Herps will be presented via Zoom. During this one hour lunch and learn webinar, Dr. Wesley Anderson will be talking about misunderstood herps (frogs, salamanders, snakes, etc.) that can be found here in Alabama. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

May 5...Online 7 - 9:10 PM CT.
Heirs Property will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Dr. Robert Tufts will discuss how heirs property is created, who are the heirs, what are their options under partition either normal or the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Registration required. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

May 6...Escambia County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Training at the Coastal Alabama Community College, 220 ALCO Drive, Brewton. This workshop will provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation and precision felling. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. Fee: $15. For more information contact Escambia Extension Office at (251) 867-7760 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

May 6...Talbotton, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Fall line Forestry Workshop at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 12 East Madison Street. Speakers: Dr. Daryl Jones, State Representative Debbie Buckner, and Devon Dartnell. Fee: $25; lunch included. For more information contact Pam Jordan at (706) 570-1966 or info@talbotcountychamber.org.

May 7...Elmore County 5 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Lake Martin Amphitheater, 8878 Kowaliga Road, Eclectic. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50 for up to 2 adults; $10 discount if paid in advance. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

May 9...Kilmichael, Mississippi 6 PM.
NCX Carbon Program at Kilmichael Baptist Church, 205 North Rutherford Drive. Speaker: Lillian Hogan. RSVP at (662) 283-4133.

May 9-13...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 May 9-13. 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.

May 10...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Longleaf Establishment & Management 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, Ryan Mitchell, discusses the importance of longleaf pine, and the establishment and management of this southern pine species. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 11...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 11, 2022 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

May 11...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Coyote Impacts and Management Webinar will be presented via Zoom. Registration required. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

May 11...Marshall County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Guntersville Area Regional Reception at The Lodge at Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. 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.

May 11-12...Marshall County.
Emerging Forest Products & Technologies Seminar at The Lodge at Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. Fee: $175. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 12
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 5407 Highway 280, Hoover. We'll start with a 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 12...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6 PM.
Managing Hardwoods for Wildlife at the Monroe County Extension Office, 517 Highway 145 N, Suite 1. Speaker: Dr. Brady Self, Mississippi State University. RSVP at (662) 369-4951.

May 14...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET.
Small Game in the Southeast at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. Small game provides a great opportunity to extend your time in the outdoors and is a great way to engage new and young hunters in an active and exciting pursuit for game. This short course aims to provide technical information about the ecology, habitat, and strategies for hunting small game in the southeast, including outdoor activities and small game habitat field tours. Plan to spend several hours outdoors navigating thick brush with hunting dogs and outdoor apparel (boots) is required. Fee: $200; $50 discount if paid by April 30. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

May 17...Limestone County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at the Canebrake Club, 23015 Founders Circle, Athens. 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 19...Perry, Florida 8 AM - 2 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop at Taylor County Extension, Forest Capital Hall, 203 Forest Park Drive. Attend this workshop for some introductory forest management information and networking with the statewide and local people who can provide assistance and resources. Learn about choosing the right pine for your property and objectives, Florida Forest Service assistance and resources, and landscaping with fire in mind as we get into the summer fire season. Fee: $10; lunch provided. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 19...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 May 5. CE hours available. Contact Pamela Smith at (770) 725-8447 or psmith@forisk.com.

May 19...Covington County 6 - 8 PM.
Fish Pond Management Workshop at the USDA Agriculture Service Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. Topics covered will include information pond construction, stocking, harvesting and aquatic plant control. Bring a water sample for testing and/or aquatic plant sample for identification. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

May 21...Barbour County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at Lakepoint State Park, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. 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.


End of 2022 Calendar of Past Events