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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 07/25/2014
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> July 2014

July 24-27...Athens, Georgia.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) National Convention at The Classic Center. Fee: $220. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

July 29...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion at South Engineering Research Center, College of Engineering, University of Alabama. Call Ajay K. Agrawal at (205) 348-4964.

July 31...Lauderdale County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Forest Certification: From the Woods to the Mills & Beyond at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville. Fee: $45; lunch provided. Contact Bethany Elliott at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

> August 2014

August 5-6...Athens, Georgia.
Recreational Pond Management at Flinchumís Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. This course is designed to give participants knowledge and skills to consistently produce high quality fishing. Fee: $295. Lunch included both days. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 5-8...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn University. Pre-registration required. Fee: $125. Lodging and meals on your own. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

August 5, 12, 19, & 26...Online Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM ET.
Master Wildlifer: Landscape Considerations. Participants will obtain knowledge and the necessary tools to enhance habitat for a variety of species. Watch the program from your home. You must register and pay before you will receive the link information to view the webinar. Fee: $125; $15 discount if paid by July 22. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

August 7...Blount County 9 AM.
Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting at Frank Green Building Auditorium, 415 5th Avenue East, Oneonta. Landowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Merry Gaines at (205) 274-2363x3 or merry.gaines@al.usda.gov.

August 7-10...Madison County.
Annual Alabama Farmers Federation Commodity Producers Conference at Von Braun Center, Huntsville. The conference will include agricultural tours, educational seminars, two nights of entertainment, and plenty of food. Contact Rick Oates at (334) 613-4305 or roates@alfafarmers.org.

August 10-13...Corvallis, Oregon.
Northern Nut Growers Association Annual Meeting. Contact Grant at grant_40@juno.com.

August 11...Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Timber Market Analysis at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class teaches a detailed approach and specific strategies for analyzing timber markets for timberland, bioenergy, wood procurement, and forestry consulting applications. Speakers: Dr. Brooks Mendell and Amanda H. Lang. Fee: $660; $100 discount if paid in advance. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

August 11-15...Gainesville, Florida.
Basic Wildland Firefighter Training at Waccasassa Forestry Center, 5353 Northeast 39th Avenue. This course is designed to provide entry level wildland firefighter skills. Fee: $125. Call Natural Areas Training Academy at (850) 875-7153.

August 14...Bullock County 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Timber Management Workshop at Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 Hwy 82E, Union Springs. Contact Jeffery Moore at (334) 421-1580 or moorej@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

August 14...Atlanta, Georgia 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Landowner Policy Summit at Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree St NE. Topics include: Endangered Species, Federal Forests, Markets, Private Property, Clean Air, Fire Management, Biomass, and Clean Water Act. Fee: $150; lunch included. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

August 14...Montgomery County 6 - 8 PM.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Regional Reception at Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, 2301 Coliseum Pkwy, Montgomery. Presentations on Market Outlook, Timber Prices, and Black Bear Population in Alabama. Landowners are welcome to attend. Please RSVP Sharon Tatum at (334) 844-1983 or sfwsdevelopment@auburn.edu.

August 20-21...Athens, Georgia.
Alternative Forest Enterprises at Flinchumís Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. This course is designed for folks who desire to learn more about the management of non-timber products, silvopasture, and basic enterprise evaluation. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by July 30. Lunch included both days. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 21-22...Bibb County.
Forestry and Wildlife School for Landowners at National Guard Armory, 133 Walnut Street, Brent. Topics will include: Wildlife Management, Intro to Timber Management, Planting Trees, Wildlife Openings, Growing for Poles, Wild Pig Control, and more. A tour of Cahaba Timber Company and the James Treasure Forest & Tree Farm is included. Fee: $95; $20 discount if paid by August 8. Call Katherine at (205) 384-0606x1.

August 26-28...Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Sawgrass Marriott. Fee: $370; $30 discount if paid by July 30. Call Florida Forestry Association at (850) 222-5646.

August 27...Shelby County 8:30 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop at Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

August 28...Shelby County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at 4-H Center, Columbiana. Learn about the safe use of prescribed fire and hear about new training opportunities. Fee: $40. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

> September 2014

September 7-9...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $475; $120 discount for AFA members.
Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135.

September 8-11...Marshall County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Road, Guntersville. Pre-registration required. Fee: $125. Lodging and meals on your own. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

September 9-10...Rome, Georgia.
Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisors at Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center. Fee: $295; lunch included. Landowners not interested in professional credits only pay $150. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu. Editorís Note: Be especially wary when signing away property development rights.

September 10...Webinar Noon CT.
Foundations of Successful Transition: Family Governance, Culture and Communication presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

September 16...Walker County.
Forestry Workshop in Jasper. Topics include: Current & Future Timber Market, Longleaf vs. Loblolly, Herbal/Medicinal Uses of Forest Products, Beaver Control, and Forestry BMPís. RSVP requested. Call Katherine at (205) 387-1879x1.

September 16-18...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" at World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. Fee: $1,200. Contact the World Forestry Center at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.
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AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 17...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 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.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: September 17, 2014 CI -- Live!
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September 18...Cottondale, Florida 9:30 AM - 2 PM CT.
Mill Tour: Green Circle Bio Energy. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 18...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Landryís Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the September Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Attendance limited to first 30 to RSVP. No walk-ins please. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.


 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 18...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, listen to the September Capital Ideas -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. Fee: $7. To attend, RSVP Beth Crocker at (205) 366-4009 or bcrocker@jmf.com.


September 19...Conecuh County 8:30 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop at Reid State Technical College, Evergreen. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

September 19-20...Starkville, Mississippi.
Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show. Longest-running live logging/biomass event in the country and only such venue located in the heart of the South's forest industry. Fee: $20; $5 discount for advance registration. Contact Misty Booth at (662) 325-2191 or msfes@cfr.msstate.edu.

September 24...Gainesville, Florida 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Conservation Easements Workshop at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center. Topic: Keeping Your Land Productive through Conservation Easements. Fee: $15. Contact Lyndall Brezina at (352) 375-1473 or lyndall@columbiatimber.com.

September 25...Lee County 8:30 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive South, Auburn University. Pre-registration required. Fee: $75. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 240-9334.

September 27...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Trappers & Predator Control Association Fall Rendezvous at Dorroh Farms, 15624 Dorroh Road, Buhl. Kids activities, skeet shoot, archery, cornhole, and auction will be available for families. Lunch available for purchase. Call Vicki Sievering at (205) 316-8253.

September 30 - October 2...Covington County.
Understory 201 Academy at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Learn more about the plants that occur on the forest floor and the processes that maximize understory diversity. Fee: $TBD. Call Ryan Mitchell at (334) 427-1029.

> October 2014

October 1-2...Macon, Georgia.
Forest Roads in the Piedmont and Coastal Plains at Georgia Forestry Commission. This course will teach you how to plan, design, locate, construct, stabilize, use, maintain, and close forest roads. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by September 10. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 3-5...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and many more. Fee $225; includes meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Sylvia Payne at 1-800-262-3151 or sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 8-11...Salt Lake City, Utah.
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention at Salt Palace Convention Center. Fee: $TBD. Call SAF at (866) 897-8720.

October 9...Perry County 8 AM.
Central Region Forestry Field Day at Charles Holmes Property, 28011 AL Highway 14, Marion. Topics include: Agri Tourism, Wild Pig Management, Longleaf vs. Loblolly Pine Management, and Stream Crossing. Contact John Ollis at (334) 683-6888 or ollisjp@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 9...Chambers County 5:30 PM.
Forest Landowners Conference at Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics will include: Major Changes in Estate Planning and The Future of Forestry in Alabama. Speakers: Robert Tufts, Auburn University, and the new State Forester, Greg Pate. Fee: $4.00; dinner included. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

October 15-17...Oakridge, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Annual Meeting at Oak Ridge Doubletree Hotel. Fee: $TBD. Contact Candace Dinwiddie at (615) 883-3832 or cdinwiddie@tnforestry.com.

October 21-24...Mobile County.
Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile. Fee: $457; $53 discount if paid by September 2. Contact Kelley McCarter at (919) 515-5065 or kelley_mccarter@ncsu.edu.

October 21-23...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part I at Flinchumís Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. ďThis course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments.Ē Fee: $210. Lunch provided. Part II is $345 on October 22-23. Discounts available if you register by September 30. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

October 23...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Invasive Species Management Workshop at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. This program will describe some of the more troublesome plants and animals in north-central Florida and the current methods being used to manage them. Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 28-29...Valdosta, Georgia.
Southeastern Regional Forest Resource and Manager Conference at Rainwater Conference Center. This conference is held to provide updates in the areas of Forest Science, Silviculture, Wildlife/Ecology, Policy, and Markets. Fee: $110; $20 discount if paid by September 30. Lunch provided on first day. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

October 30...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Tree/Plant Identification Field Day at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue. This program will give landowners a chance to learn to identify some of the tree, shrub, and herbaceous species on their forestland. Wear appropriate clothing for woods. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

> November 2014

November 4...Statewide.
Alabama & Congressional Election Day.

> February 2015

February 18-20...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

> June 2015

June 10-12...Atlanta, Georgia.
Southern Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. Fee: $TBD. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x214 or egee@sfpa.org.


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