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  • Last Update: 11/30/2016
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> December 2016

December 1...Crawfordville, Florida 9:30 AM - Noon ET.
Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) Informational Meeting at TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute, Room 108A, 170 Preservation Way. PBAs are formed and run by landowners who help conduct prescribed burns on each other’s land. Members gain experience, have access to equipment, and have access to help from other landowners who are more experienced burners while saving money. Call Billie Clayton at (850) 767-3634.

December 1...Escambia County 5 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Brewton Area Regional Reception at the Country Club of Brewton, 700 Clubhouse Road. Conversation, food, and refreshments. RSVP required. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

December 1...Byhalia, Mississippi 6 PM.
Marshall County Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Byhalia United Methodist Church, 2511 Church Street. For more information contact Marshall County Extension at (662) 252-3541 or marshall@ext.msstate.edu.

December 2...Lee County 5 - 8 PM.
Bacteriological Monitoring at the CASIC Building, 559 Devall Drive, Auburn. Trainer: Bill Deutsch and Eric Reutebuch. For more information contact the workshop at (334) 844-4785 or awwprog@auburn.edu.

December 2-4...Franklin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Redbay passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov. This same course takes place on the same days in Greenville in Butler County as well.

December 3...Lee County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Water Chemistry Monitoring at the CASIC Building, 559 Devall Drive, Auburn. Trainer: Bill Deutsch, Michael Freeman, and Eric Reutebuch. For more information contact the workshop at (334) 844-4785 or awwprog@auburn.edu.

December 4-5...Montgomery County.
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street. Fee: $25; does not include meals. Contact Caroline Chapman at (334) 613-4953 or cchapman@alfafarmers.org.

December 5-6...Cullman County 5 - 8 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Cullman National Guard Armory, 1000 23rd Street SW, Cullman. No fee. Call Stuart Goldsby at (256) 737-8732. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are other courses being taught at various locations in December as well as online only courses. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 6...Warner Robins, Georgia 8 AM - 5 PM ET.
Introduction to GPS using SOLO Forest at Fort Valley State University/Warner Robins Campus. This class is typically for foresters. Fee: $250. Call Johnny Thompson at (662) 769-5344.

December 7...Crossville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Cumberland Mountain State Park Lodge. Program: "The Future of Oak in Tennessee." Presenter: Dr. Scott Schlarbaum, Professor of Genetics at University of Tennessee. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 7-8...Autauga County 5:30 - 9:30 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Autaugaville Agricultural Center, 2226 Hwy 14 W, Autaugaville. No fee. Call Jason McHenry at (205) 339-5716. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are other courses being taught at various locations in December as well as online only courses. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 8...Atlanta, Georgia 7:50 AM - 3 PM ET.
Investing in Timberland and Timber REITs at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This course details the operations, performance, market risks, and costs associated with timberland investment vehicles. Speakers: Dr. Brooks Mendell and Amanda H. Lang. Fee: $680. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 10...Location May Vary 9 AM - 1 PM.
Take A Hike locations vary; may include Little River Canyon, DeSoto State Park, Talladega National Forest or other locations. Fee: $5; pre-registration required five days prior to hike. Call Pete Conroy at (256) 782-8010.

December 10-11...Mobile County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Citronelle passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 12-13...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology & Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will benefit those interested in wildlife management on their land, especially deer enthusiasts. Fee: $325; $75 discount if paid by November 21. Lunch provided on day 1. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 13-14...Baldwin County 6 - 10 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. No fee. Call Daniel Musselwhite at (251) 626-5474. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are other courses being taught at various locations in December as well as online only courses. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 13-14...Mayhew, Mississippi.
Introduction to ArcGIS for Foresters at East Mississippi Community College. This class is typically for foresters. Fee: $400. Call Johnny Thompson at (662) 769-5344.

December 14...Randolph County 9 :30 - 11:30 AM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership (ACWP) Upper Tallapoosa Sub-basin Meeting at ALFA Building, 112 Main Street, Wedowee. Contact Sabrina Wood at (334) 429-8832 or sabrinawood@live.com.

December 14...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
The First Cross Laminated Timber School in the US: A Builder’s Perspective Webinar. Tell your builder and architect friends about this webinar. Email any questions to Karen Droste at karen@woodworks.org.

December 14-15...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Room 1-201. Attendees should have taken a basic GIS course or have some familiarity with GIS. Fee: $295; one lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 15...Ocala, Florida 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET.
Managing Your Forests and Pastures for Water and Wildlife at the Marion County Growth Services Building, 2710 E Silver Springs Blvd. Program topics include: Imperiled Species Wildlife Best Management Practices (BMP), Water Quality BMPs, Basin Management Action Plans, Prescribed Burn Associations, and more. Contact Robin Holland at (352) 732-1273 or robin.holland@freshfromflorida.com.

December 16-18...Geneva County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> January 2017

January 20 - February 19…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs each weekend. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

January 6-8...Hale County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Greensboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 9...Franklin County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Russellville. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. Send reservations to Dr. Robert Tufts at tuftsra@icloud.com.

January 10-12...Jasper, Texas.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at the Rayburn County Resort, 2376 Wingate Boulevard. Topics will include: rates, timing, active ingredients, application methods, calibration,safety, minimizing damage to longleaf, and more. Fee: $300; lodging and some meals. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

January 17...Tuscaloosa County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Tuscaloosa. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. Send reservations to Dr. Robert Tufts at tuftsra@icloud.com.

January 18...Montgomery County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Montgomery. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. Send reservations to Dr. Robert Tufts at tuftsra@icloud.com.

January 20-22...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Scottsboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 23...Lee County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Opelika. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. Send reservations to Dr. Robert Tufts at tuftsra@icloud.com.

January 26...Monroe County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Monroeville. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. Send reservations to Dr. Robert Tufts at tuftsra@icloud.com.

January 29-31...Miramar, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Meeting at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Theme: "Sustaining Southeastern Forestry - Healthy Forests, Markets, and Policy". Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $395; $115 discount for SAF member. Additional $60 discount if paid by January 8. Contact Sharon Dolliver at (478) 628-1196 or sesafbusmgr@windstream.net.

January 31...Baldwin County.
Timber Tax Workshop in Fairhope. This workshop will present typical transactions related to the acquisition, management, and disposition of timberland and how those transactions are reported to the IRS. It will consist of a 6 hour daytime class focused on tax preparation and a 2 hour evening class focused on forest taxation issues. Fee: $25 day and $15 evening. Professionals will pay more for CPE hours. Send reservations to Dr. Robert Tufts at tuftsra@icloud.com.

January 31...Dallas & Perry County.
Special Election for vacant House District 67 seat. Representative Darrio Melton was elected mayor of Selma. He was a sitting member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing Selma. Governor Robert Bentley announced the Special Election dates earlier this month. The primary election is January 31, primary runoff will be held April 18, and the general election will be June 27. If no primary or run-off is necessary, the general election will be April 18.

 

> February 2017

February 9...Knoxville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Program will cover Tennessee Forest Products Branding & Hardwood Manufacturing Support. Presenter: Kerry Livengood and Tim Phelps. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 9
...Shelby County 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

February 10...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 - 4 PM ET.
Small Scale Mushroom Production at Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, 8202 Creek 417. This workshop will teach participants how to select, grow, harvest, and market mushrooms appropriate for Florida. Fee: $143.42; $15 discount if paid by January 20. Lunch included. Call the Extension Center at (386) 362-1725.

February 11-12...St. Clair County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Pell City passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 14...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception at RSA Plaza Terrace, 770 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Great opportunity to meet state legislators interested in forestry & agriculture. Sponsored in part by AFOA along with several other organizations. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

February 15-19...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $TBD. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

February 17-19...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 19-25...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week. This is a good week to include the family in your tree planting activities. Send AFOA a picture of your children or grandchildren planting a tree!

February 21-23...Garnett, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at a location to be determined. Fee: $TBD. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

February 25-26...Lowndes County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop in Lowndesboro at Southern Sportsman Lodge. This workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Fee: $75; Includes one night’s lodging and four meals. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2017

March 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $1600; $205 discount if paid by February 24. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

March 28-30...Cheraw, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at a location to be determined. Fee: $TBD. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

March 29...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Applied Forest Finance at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. Fee: $680. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

 

> April 2017


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 21-22...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051.  Directions & Campus Map

Reserve Your Room:
Call (205) 669-4241.

Additional hotels in the area if needed or preferred:

Key West Inn, Childersburg             (205) 378-0337
Hampton Inn, Calera                       (205) 668-6565
Quality Inn, Calera                          (205) 668-3641
Holiday Inn Express, Sylacauga      (256) 207-1511
 

As details become available they will be added to this calendar item.

FRIDAY: Possible self-driven tours, GPS/GIS hands-on class (computer mapping), and Reception. All items are tentative at this time.

SATURDAY: The indoor education session for landowners and forestry services exhibits.

Registration:


     Program Agenda and Landowner Registration Form (This will be a link when we have it ready)

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application (This will be a link when we have it ready)

 

 

> May 2017


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 11
...TBD 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

May 30 - June 2...Asheville, North Carolina.
National Forest Landowners Conference at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

 

> June 2017

June 14-16...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: $20. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

 

> August 2017


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 10
...TBD 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

 

> November 2017


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 9
...TBD 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

 


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