CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
NOVEMBER 2022 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference will be recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 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.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
Click Here to View & Hear Prior News Conferences.
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.
New AFC Position Aimed to Attract New Wood-Based
Business to Alabama
is the Economic Development Representative for the
Commission. This is a new role brought on by a grassroots push from
the Alabama Farmers Federation and enacted thanks to legislation designed to
direct state funds toward improving timber markets around the state by
furnishing a full time economic development specialist. Al began his
position with the Alabama Forestry Commission last month, and he joins us to
talk about what he will be doing in this new role and how it will benefit
Phone: (334) 451-8628
Robert L. Izlar
What is the Timberland Investment Conference and
Why Does it Cost So Much?
Izlar is the Founding Director of the
University of Georgia Harley
Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business. He retired in 2022, but
prior to that, he played an active role in the organization's
Investment Conference. Held every other year in Amelia Island, Florida,
the conference brings together experts to discuss policy, economics, supply
chain and more. Though the conference has a high price tag--upwards of
nearly $2,000--it continues to be a major event attended by hundreds of land
owners each year. Robert joins us to talk about the Timberland Investment
Conference, why it was created, and what it offers attendees year after year
that they can't get anywhere else.
Phone: (770) 826-1918
Good News for Hunters: Hunting Accidents on the
Marisa Futral is the
Hunter Education Coordinator for the
Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Division of Wildlife
and Freshwater Fisheries. She recently shared excellent news for the
state of Alabama: last year, there were zero fatalities reported due to
hunting accidents. With more than 200,000 hunters expected to partake in
hunting season this year, Marisa, like everyone, hopes to see that positive
trend continue. Marisa joins us to talk about this incredible statistic, the
typical accidents she sees, and what hunters should (and must) do to ensure
not only their own safety, but all hunters as well.
Phone: (334) 242-3620
Converting Forest Land to an Airbnb Listing: A
is a teacher in the Birmingham City School system by day, but by night she
has a much different focus: the renovation of an old home on a longleaf pine
farm. She and her family purchased the tract of land, lovingly named Bee
Sweet Acres, approximately 18 months ago with the goal of renovating the
small house on the site to rent out via Airbnb as extra income. Ever since,
they have been spending countless hours updating the home to get it ready
for listing early next year. Portrice joins us to talk about the DIY
project, what's going on with the property, and why she feels it's a good
Phone: (205) 936-2333