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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

April 2020 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on April 8, 2020 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.

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Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

starting time: (00:00)

Moderator

Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

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Today's issue of Capital Ideas - Live! is brought to you by Forester Search, a web resource developed by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.

Visit www.ForesterSearch.com for a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.

Ms. Lynn Brooks

(00:48)
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Credible Sources for News and Information in 2020

Lynn Brooks, the news director and anchor for WVUA 23 in Tuscaloosa, was scheduled to speak at the 2020 AFOA Annual Meeting this year. As an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama and an award-winning journalist--and forest landowner-- we thought Ms. Brooks would be a great Alabama-based expert to speak about credibility and the media. Social media disinformation has received a lot of attention, and after the national and local news landscape has shifted so much in the last few years, many are looking for sources of news--especially local news--they can trust.

Suggested Reading:

Activities to teach your kids or grandkids about reliable sources of information

Email: lbrooks@wvua23.com

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Dr. Rebecca J. Barlow

(05:33)
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Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Dr. Becky Barlow is Extension Coordinator & Professor, Forest Measurements & Management at Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Management. Dr. Barlow is a prolific source of practical information for forest owners, like this video showing how to use a pinestraw baler. Pinestraw is just one of the non-timber revenue sources that forest owners might consider. We found Dr. Barlow's article Markets and Market Values for Non-Timber Forest Products and asked her to speak with us about some of these products and how landowners can get started as a NTFP producer.

Suggested Reading:

Is Forest Farming for You?

National Agroforestry Center in Lincoln, NE

Pinestraw production for landowners

Income opportunities from non-timber Forest

Phone: (334) 844-1019
Email: rjb0003@auburn.edu

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Mr. Jeff Clements

(09:10)
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Building Your Dream Cabin in the Woods

Jeff Clements, Vice-President of Sales at Honest Abe Log Homes , was also scheduled to speak at the 2020 AFOA Annual Meeting this year. We're not sure if there will be a run on log homes in light of this year's events, but building a comfortable cabin on your forest property can give you an additional way to enjoy your land. Jeff will talk to us about today's log homes and  what you should know if you're dreaming of a getaway in the woods.

See some available designs:

The Monticello, a 624-foot cabin with a loft

The Meridian: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 floors in 1,456 sq. feet

The Smith: A custom 4-bedroom, 2967-foot log home

Phone: 800-231-3695
Email: jeff@honestabe.com

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Tom Brickman

(13:26)
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Selling Land a Few Tips

Tom Brickman, Managing Broker & Principal at Cyprus Partners, was also a scheduled speaker at this year's Annual Meeting. Tom works with realtors and foresters statewide and we've always found him to be a straightforward and trustworthy person to deal with. There are a lot of good reasons to think about selling forestland right now. Tom will speak to us about what you should do or avoid doing when making the decision to sell.

Suggested Reading:

5 Tips for Selling Your Land

Phone: (205) 936-2160
Email: tbrick@cypruspartners.com

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