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  • Last Update: 05/22/2015
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> May 2015

May 20...Natchez, Mississippi 9 AM - 4 PM.
Advanced Genetics & Silviculture Workshop at Natchez Grand Hotel, 111 North Broadway Street. Topics include: Tree Improvement, Forest Genetics, Stand Management for Landowners, Landowner Value Creation, and Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting Landowners. No Fee. Lunch provided. Contact Terri Hoseman at (854) 851-5074.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 20...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: May 20, 2015 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 21...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at
JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy dinner, listen to the May 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.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 21...Shelby County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Pkwy E, Pelham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the May CI -- 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. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

May 21...Purvis, Mississippi 6 - 10 PM.
How To Have A Firewise Home at Mill Creek Voting Community Center, 4403 Old Highway 11. Attendees will learn: why homes burn, various wild-land fuel reduction techniques, and how to assess the fire danger of their own homes. Pre-registration required for a meal head count. Call George Stevens at (601) 270-7525.

May 27...Autauga County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Autauga County Extension Office at 2226 Highway 14 W, Suite E, Autaugaville. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Diseases, Trapping Techniques, Trap Designs, and Removal Methods. Outside demonstration included. Registration required for lunch. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

May 27...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Introduction to Agroforestry Systems will teach participants about the five recognized agroforestry practices: Windbreaks, Alleycropping, Silvopasture, Forest Farming, and Riparian Forest Buffers. Presenter: Rich Straight, US Forest Service Lead Agroforester. For more information email Holli at holli.kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov.

May 27-29...Tuscaloosa County.
Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference at Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Learn more about using fire as a management tool. The conference will feature field tours, 17 invited presentations, a poster session, and a panel discussion led by scientists and managers on a wide range of topics in fire science and management. Fee: $225. Contact Justin Hart at (205) 348-1673 or hart013@ua.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 28
...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy sandwiches and salads, listen to the May CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.

May 29...Madison, Florida 9 AM - 12:15 PM ET.
Timber Sale Basics Workshop at Madison County Extension Office, 184 College Loop. Contact Justin Kania at (850) 973-5115 or justin.kania@freshfromflorida.com.

> June 2015

June 2...St. Marks, Florida 8:30 AM ET.
Longleaf Pine Restoration and Management Workshop at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse Road. Fee: $5; lunch included. Call Wakulla County Extension at (850) 926-3931.

June 2-5...Virginia Beach, Virginia.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Fee: $525. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 4...Greenville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife Management Workshop at Catfish Point Hunting Club. Topics may include: Legal Considerations, Habitat Management, Waterfowl Management, Hunting Club Operations, Revenue Potential, Bottomland Hardwood Management, and more. Fee: $25; lunch included. For more information call (662) 325-3133.

June 4-5...Tallapoosa County.
Exploring Alabama’s Living Streams Workshop at Horeshoe Bend School, 10684 Hwy 22 East, New Site. This workshop provides hands-on activities for teaching people about the aquatic insects of Alabama, and the how they relate to the water quality in our streams and rivers. Contact Sabrina Wood at (334) 429-8832 or sabrinawood@live.com.

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. Registration is now open. Fee: $20. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x214 or egee@sfpa.org.

June 14-17...St. Charles, Missouri.
Annual Walnut Council Meeting at Hampton Inn and All Occasions Banquet Center. The meeting will include field trips, indoor presentations, landowner show and tell, and awards banquet. Fee: $TBD. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or walnutcouncil@walnutcouncil.org.

June 17...Webinar Noon CT.
What’s on Your Agenda? Getting the Most from Family Meetings presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

June 18-19...Talladega County.
Forestry and Wildlife School for Landowners in Munford. Topics will include: Wildlife Management, Intro to Timber Management, Planting Trees, Wildlife Openings, Marketing Your Timber, Seedling Options, and Wild Pig Damage. There will be a field tour. Fee: $40; $5 discount if paid by June 1. Call Katherine at (205) 384-0606x1.

June 23-25...Asheville, North Carolina.
Upland Hardwood Silviculture & Habitat Workshop at Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Fee: $75. Meals on your own. Bring a hard hat, field equipment, and a laptop. Field trips rain or shine. Contact Julia Kirschman at (828) 667-5261x104 or jekirschman@fs.fed.us.

June 25...Coffeeville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Managing Your Pine Plantation Short Course at Yalobusha County Extension Office, 18025 Hwy 7. Presenters will cover topics such as: forest management plan, economic benefits, pine thinning, prescribed burning, and encouraging wildlife habitat. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Pamela Redwine at (662) 675-2730.

June 25...Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tick & Related Research and the Impact on All of Us in the Woods — plus an Update on the Northern Long Eared Bat ESA Situation at Hagys Catfish Hotel, 1104 Catfish Lane. Fee: $25; includes all the catfish, chicken, and country ham you can eat. Call (615) 883-3832.

June 30...Verona, Mississippi 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Pine Regeneration Short Course at North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, 5421 Hwy 145 S. Topics will include: Herbicides, Chemical control of plants, Mississippi soils, Insect problems, Disease problems, and Seedling stock. Speakers: Drs. Brady Self, John Willis, John Kushla, and Randy Rousseau. Fee: $20. Contact Dr. Randy Rousseau at (662) 325-2777 or rjr84@msstate.edu.

> July 2015

July 2...Morgan County 10 AM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership (ACWP) Tennessee Basin Stakeholder Meeting at Waterworks Center for Environmental Education, 5514 Highway 31 South, Hartselle. Call Jay Grantland at (256) 773-8495. Editor’s Note: Folks who own forestland in these basins should stay aware of the happenings at these stakeholder meetings.

July 4...DeKalb County 11 AM - Noonish.
Mad Science & Crazy Art at Little River Canyon Center, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne. Kids ages 6-10 can put their hands in experiments that include: chemical magic, bubbling potions, slimes, and artistic creations with buttons, strings, dirt paint, more. Fee: $5; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

July 10-12...Madison County.
Tennessee Valley Hunting & Fishing Expo at Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville. Fee: $10; kids 12 and under are free.

July 11...DeKalb County 10 AM - 12 Noon.
Native American Pottery Workshop at Little River Canyon Center, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne. Join nationally renown potter, Tammy Beane, to learn how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. Materials provided. Fee: $15; pre-registration required. Class fills fast. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

July 14-15...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will focus on the principles and applications of wildlife habitat management techniques for deer, turkey, and quail. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by June 23. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 15...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: July 15, 2015 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Canceled July 16
...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy sandwiches and salads, listen to the July CI -- Live! News Conference for Forest Owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterwards. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting about 6:45 PM. To attend, RSVP Susan Dooley at (256) 997-6713 or spdooley@hotmail.com.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 16...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at
JamisonMoneyFarmer PC Office, 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, Suite 300, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy dinner, listen to the July 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.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 16...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas -- Live! Dinner and Discussion
at Landry’s Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy a Dutch Treat dinner, listen to the July CI -- 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. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

July 16-17...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Room 1-201, 1197 S Lumpkin Street. Attendees should have taken a basic GIS course or have some familiarity with GIS prior to this course. Fee: $295. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 20...Sumter County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Recertification Course at University of West Alabama, 130 ALFA Drive, Livingston. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class. Fee: $75. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

July 21-24...Sumter County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at University of West Alabama, 130 ALFA Drive, Livingston. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class. Fee: $125. Lodging, breakfast, and supper on your own. Lunch provided. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

July 24-25...Barbour County.
Small Ruminant Conference at Lakepoint Resort State Park, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. Global meat goat and hair sheep production presents new and diverse opportunities for landowners. Pre-registration is required. Call Maria Leite-Browning at (256) 372-4954.

July 28...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Pine Regeneration Short Course at Mississippi State University Campus. Topics will include: Herbicides, Chemical control of plants, Mississippi soils, Insect problems, Disease problems, and Seedling stock. Speakers: Drs. Brady Self, John Willis, John Kushla, and Randy Rousseau. Fee: $20. Contact Dr. Randy Rousseau at (662) 325-2777 or rjr84@msstate.edu.

July 30-31...Athens, Georgia.
Recreational Pond Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will teach the basic knowledge and skills to produce high quality fishing. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by July 10. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

> August 2015

August 4...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: $680; $100 discount if paid by July 21. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

August 10...Winston County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Recertification Course at Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Rd, Nauvoo. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class. Fee: $75. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

August 11-14...Winston County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Rd, Nauvoo. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class. Fee: $125. Lodging, breakfast, and supper on your own. Lunch provided. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

August 15...Calhoun/St. Clair Counties 9 AM - 3 PM.
Guided Archaeology Tour. Exact location will be disclosed upon registration. Jacksonville State’s Dr. Harry Holstein will lead a guided tour of various sites such as: Janney Iron Furnace, a 19th century battlefield and river locks, prehistoric Indian village, and much more. Bring your own lunch and drinks. Transportation is provided. Fee: $15; pre-registration is required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

August 21...Pollock, Louisiana 7 AM - 4:15 PM.
Maximizing Value of Tree Farms Symposium at 4-H Camp Grant Walker. Topics include: Silviculture, Herbicides, Insects/Diseases, Benefits of a Consulting Forester, Tree Spacing, Procurement Issues, and more. Fee: $100; $50 discount if paid by August 1. Breakfast and lunch included. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 578-4131 or tshupe@agcenter.lsu.edu.

August 27...Newton, Mississippi 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Pine Regeneration Short Course at Coastal Plain Branch Experiment Station, 51 Coastal Plain Road. Topics will include: Herbicides, Chemical control of plants, Mississippi soils, Insect problems, Disease problems, and Seedling stock. Speakers: Drs. Brady Self, John Willis, John Kushla, and Randy Rousseau. Fee: $20. Contact Dr. Randy Rousseau at (662) 325-2777 or rjr84@msstate.edu.

> September 2015

September 1-2...Tifton, Georgia.
Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisors at University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Road. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by August 10. Lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu. Editor’s Note: Be especially wary when signing away property development rights. If you are considering placing a conservation easement on your forestland, you may want to read Attorney calls easements a ‘government land grab.’

September 3...Jefferson County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Learn about barriers to the safe use of prescribed fire and hear about new training opportunities. Fee: $TBD. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

September 13-15...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $TBD. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 14...Covington County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Recertification Course at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class. Fee: $75. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

September 15-18...Covington County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Pre-registration and payment required prior to class. Fee: $125. Lodging, breakfast, and supper on your own. Lunch provided. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

September 15-17...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" and Forest Products Forum 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: $2,200; $300 discount if paid by July 1. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.

September 23-24...Athens, Georgia.
Intensive Forest Management at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, 1197 S Lumpkin Street. “This course will evaluate the trade-offs between costs, economic and otherwise, and the benefits for different mixes of silviculture treatments with emphasis on quantifying the gains for objective decision making.” Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by September 2. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

September 30...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Geraldine High School. Third grade students. Contact Larry Shellhorse at (256) 706-7589 or lshellhorse@hotmail.com.

> October 2015

October 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; $100 discount if paid by September 24. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

October 20-22...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part I at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “This 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.” Fee: $210; $35 discount if paid by September 22. Part II is $345 on October 21-22. $50 discount for Part II if paid by September 22. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

> November 2015

November 3-7...Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention. Fee: $TBD. Contact SAF at 1-866-897-8720 or membership@safnet.org.

November 10-11...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Roads in the Piedmont and Coastal Plains at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. 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 October 20. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

> December 2015

December 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education. This conference encompasses topics related to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in forestry and natural resource management. Fee: $275; $25 discount if paid by November 13. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 8-9...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology and Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. This course will benefit those interested in wildlife management on their land, especially deer enthusiasts. Fee: $325; $75 discount if paid by November 17. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

> March 2017

March 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.


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