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July 2007 News Conference for Forest Owners
Sponsored by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded on July 17 & 18, 2007 with a live audience.

to Listen to the
This conference is in .mp3 format, which is compatible with Windows Media Player and most other media devices.

Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

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

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Charles C. Mann

Hear Conference

Forest Management Before Columbus

Charles Mann is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and Science. He will discuss his most recent book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which has been described as a "groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology ... In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding of what the Americas were like before Columbus's arrival. Most of us learned in school that Indians crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, that they were few in number, and that they lived so lightly on the land that much of the Americas was essentially a wilderness. Most researchers now believe that every one of these statements is wrong. Indians were here far longer than previously believed, they lived in vastly greater numbers than had been thought, and they transformed the American landscape thoroughly. Not only has this fascinating new knowledge vastly altered our understanding of our history, it has enormous implications for today's environmental disputes. Charles Mann illuminates all of these issues and reports on how these discoveries were made in this enthralling journey of scientific exploration."

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Teddy Reynolds, RF, ACF, SR

Hear Conference

Carbon Growers Update

Teddy Reynolds is President of Reynolds Forestry Consulting-RFC, Inc. in Magnolia, Arkansas, and is the host of Timber Talk, a popular radio program that informs, educates, and updates landowners, as well as the general public, about forestry. To help give us a better understanding of the carbon credit program, Mr. Reynolds will explain what carbon credit offsets are and what timberlands qualify for selling carbon credits. He will also discuss what returns a timberland owner can receive from participating in selling carbon credit offsets, and will then go on to describe how a landowner can enlist in the program, and at what cost. This promises to be a very informative interview on a topic that is receiving increasing attention.

For additional information on carbon sequestration, please listen to these other interviews on Capital Ideas -- Live!:

Phone: (870) 234-0200 x6


Joseph Fureigh

Hear Conference

Who are the Sellers and Buyers of Timberland?

Joseph Fureigh is a Qualifying Broker and General Manager of United Country Land Crafters based in Pike Road, Alabama. United Country Land Crafters is a national franchise system specializing in real estate throughout the small towns and cities of rural America. In an earlier edition of Capital Ideas -- Live!, we took a broad look at some of the changes that are occurring in timberland ownership in this country. As a follow-up, we have invited Mr. Fureigh, an experienced broker in Central Alabama, to tell us how these trends are playing out in the local real estate market--specifically, who are the sellers and buyers, where are they coming from, and how are they affecting land prices?

Phone: (334) 277-6501


Prof. Michael Flannery

Hear Conference

Alabama's Medicinal Plants: Historical Perspective

Mike Flannery is Professor and Associate Director for Historical Collections at Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Professor Flannery will discuss his recent book, Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy. At a time when camp disease was a major cause of death and illness in the Union and Confederate armies, the role of pharmacy had considerable importance. Professor Flannery will examine the successes and failures of drug provision at that time, including the Confederacy's attempts to find adequate substitutes for drugs in short supply due to the Union blockade of Southern ports.

In addition to joining us on Capital Ideas -- Live!, Professor Flannery will be a guest speaker and tour leader for our August 21, 2007 AFOA Educational Program, and we invite all interested members of the public to attend.

Phone: (205) 934-4475


Eleanor J. Drake

Hear Conference

Marketing Techniques for Leasing Hunting Land

Janie Drake is a retired school teacher and wildlife enthusiast. In 1997 she started leasing land for hunting as a way of covering the expense of showing her Rottweilers. She now has ten years' leasing experience and would like to share some of her marketing techniques with those who might be interested in getting started. For example, what are the first steps to be taken by the landowner before leasing land to hunters? How does a landowner decide what to charge for the lease? And what qualities should a landowner look for in a hunter?

Phone: (334) 272-3208


Lori B. Rose

Hear Conference

Preventing Hunting Accident Claims

Lori Rose is a Major Case Specialist for Southeastern Claims Services, a Davis-Garvin Company, and oversees all claims filed in connection with the hunt club insurance program offered by AFOA. She will talk about the type of hunting accidents that she has found to be the most costly, what she has found to be the primary causes of these accidents, and whether there is anything that hunt clubs and landowners can do to prevent these losses.

Phone: 1-800-962-1625 x121


Dr. L.C. "Fudd" Graham

Hear Conference

Restricted Use Pesticides: License Requirements

Fudd Graham is the Coordinator of the Alabama Fire Ant Management Program/Pesticide Safety Education Program. He will lead us through the basic steps that a landowner in Alabama needs to take in order to obtain a license for the application of restricted use pesticides on your own land. First, he will explain what a restricted use pesticide is. Next, he will discuss how a landowner can obtain a license to use restricted use pesticides, and how that license can be renewed. And finally, he will address whether a landowner who uses restricted use pesticides needs to keep records and for how long. As an alternative to using a restricted pesticide, are there unrestricted pesticide possibilities?

Phone: (334) 844-2563


Peter J. Stewart

Hear Conference

Timber Market Report

Peter Stewart is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of  Forest2Market, Inc., which provides industry-specific news, commentary, analysis, and timber price summaries in subscription-based publications and topic-specific primers. In giving this month's timber market report, he will discuss several issues of interest to forest landowners in Alabama: What are the implications of the wood fuel market and carbon credit market to the Alabama forestland owner? How long will the housing slump last? And what is the forecast for wood prices over the next six months to one year?

Phone: (704) 357-0110