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FEBRUARY 2008 News Conference for Forest Owners
Sponsored by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded February 14, 2008 (G. Will segment) and February 20, 2008.

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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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George F. Will

(0:25)
Hear Conference

George F. Will:  Thoughts on Biofuel

George Will is one of the most widely recognized, and widely read, writers in the world and has written a bi-weekly commentary for Newsweek magazine since 1976. His recent piece, "The Biofuel Follies", prompted AFOA to inquire further about this issue.
   Today Mr. Will will share his thoughts on the politics of biofuels, cautions for forest owners involved in this market and tensions between energy policy vs. agriculture policy.

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Frank Stewart

(4:26)
Hear Conference

Taking Forest Landowners' Concerns to Washington

Frank Stewart is the contract lobbyist for the Forest Landowners Association and the Executive Director of the  Forest Landowners Tax Council. Recently these two organizations sponsored a Washington Fly-In where landowners were able to personally meet with Congressional Delegates on issues that affect forest landowners.
    Today Frank will walk you through the activities for the two-day event to familiarize you with the process and encourage you to consider joining them next time.

Phone: (703) 549-0347
Email: FMS@Washington-Resource.com                                 

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Dr. William C. Siegel

(7:11)
Hear Conference

It's That "Taxing" Time of Year Again!

Taxes are always in the back of the minds of forest landowners, but this time of year they are a central concern.  Bill Siegel, one of the nation's foremost authorities on forest tax matters, joins us today to talk about taking timber-related deductions on our 2007 tax returns.

 

Phone: (504) 914-1868 (phone number updated 02/28/13)
Email:  wcsieg@aol.com

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George Screpetis

(10:31)
Hear Conference

What Does a Quality Tree Look Like?

George Screpetis is a consulting forester and will share his more than 40 years of experience in the 53rd Annual Hardwood Log, Lumber, and Tree Grading workshop March 11-14, 2008. The workshop is sponsored by the School of Forestry at Louisiana Tech University and is coordinated by Dr. Mark Gibson. Participants will learn the basics of hardwood lumber, log and tree grading, as well as recognition of defects that affect these grades.
    Today George will tell us a little about the workshop and give forest landowners a few pointers about identifying quality in standing timber.

Phone: Dr. Mark Gibson (318) 257-3392
Email:  Dr. Mark Gibson mgibson@LaTech.edu

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Jennifer Gagnon

(15:09)
Hear Conference

Woodland Options for Small Landowners

Jennifer Gagnon is an Extension Forester at the Virginia Tech Department of Forestry and coordinates the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program. She is here to discuss a course that begins in March titled "Woodland Options for Small Landowners." The course is offered on-line and is self-paced making it a viable option for many.

Phone: (540) 231-6391
Email: forester@vt.edu

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Richard Straight

(17:38)
Hear Conference

Longleaf Silvopasture

Rich Straight is the Technology Transfer Lead for the USDA National Agroforestry Center. His primary focus there is to promote understanding and adoption of agroforestry in the U.S.
   Today he will describe silvopasture and its advantage over other pastures as well as discuss what is unique about a longleaf pine silvopasture.

Phone: (402) 437-5178 ext 4024
Email:  rstraight@fs.fed.us

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Dr. David Dickens

(22:26)
Hear Conference

Longleaf Pine Straw

David Dickens is an Associate Professor of Forest Productivity at Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia. He has researched and written extensively about southern pines and their management.
   Today he discusses pine straw from longleaf pine stands - harvesting, selling, and what to consider when you're starting a new stand.

Phone: (912) 681-5639
Email: ddickens@warnell.uga.edu

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Gene Matchen

(26:56)
Hear Conference

What You Need to Know About Deer Feeders

Gene Matchen is the Customer Service Manager at Moultrie, the leading brand in wildlife feeders. Gene and his service team not only provide technical support, but also offer advice to customers on game management and supplemental feeding. He is an avid hunter and knows firsthand the importance of instituting a good game management program.
   Today he will be discussing what you need to know to get started.

Phone: (205) 664-6700
Email: gmatchen@moultriefeeders.com

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