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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 07/02/2015
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> 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 CWP 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 9...Choctaw County. Evening.
Alabama Forestry Association Butler Regional Reception at Ezell's Fish Camp, Butler. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

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 renowned 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 13-16...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers of All Grades at Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: ~$75. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2133 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

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

July 16...Marshall County. Evening.
Alabama Forestry Association Guntersville Regional Reception at Dream Ranch, Guntersville. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.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 17-19...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The expo will have hunting products, apparel, outfitters from all over the world, seminars, outdoor celebrities, kid’s activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. Call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

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 22...Winona, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM.
Introduction to Hardwood Management Short Course at Montgomery County Extension Building, 618 Summit Street. Topics will include: Species, Site Evaluation, Regeneration, Management of Hardwood Plantations, Stand Development, and Considerations for Wildlife. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Amy Ware at (662) 283-4133.

July 23-24...Shelby County.
Alabama Division of the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at North Shelby County Library, 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham. Come learn about updates on the four forestry agencies in the state, forest products, and timber markets. Fee: $80; $10 discount if paid by July 14. Dinner included. Call Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010.

July 23...Baldwin County. Evening.
Alabama Forestry Association Mobile Regional Reception at 5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

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 28...Etowah County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Invasive Plant Management Workshop at Etowah County Forestry Commission Office, Attalla. Topics will include: Identification, Prevention, Various control methods, and Alternative plants. Bring any non-desirable plants to be identified. Commercial pesticide applicator points and CFE points available. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Norm Haley at (256) 630-4248 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

July 28...Online 1 PM CT.
Silviculture for Non-foresters: Managing a Forest for Multiple Objectives webinar will provide information on establishing and tending trees and forests for multiple landowner objectives. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

July 30...Walker County. Evening.
Alabama Forestry Association Jasper Regional Reception at Musgrove Country Club, Jasper. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 30...Baldwin County 5 - 8 PM.
Tick & Mosquito Borne Illnesses at Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope. Fee: $15; dinner included. Call Baldwin County Extension Office at (251) 937-7176.

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 1-3...Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference & Forestry Expo at Jekyll Island Convention Center. Fee: $575. Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

August 3-14 Online & 18-21...Gainesville, Florida.
Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S130/190) will be presented in a hybrid format. Both online and in-person trainings are required. This course is designed to provide entry level wildland firefighter skills. Fee: $125. Contact Natural Areas Training Academy at (850) 875-7153 or nata@ifas.ufl.edu.

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 5...Escambia County.
Forest Certification Workshop at Southern Pines Electric Cooperative, Brewton. Contact Bethany Elliott at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

August 7...Jefferson County 8:30 AM - 12 Noon.
Invasive Plant Workshop at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson. Topics will include: Identification, Landscape plants that can spread, Various control methods, and Alternative plants. Mulching demo and hands-on privet removal. Lunch provided. To RSVP contact (205) 623-0457 or grantfunds@live.com.

August 8...DeKalb County 10 AM - 3 PM.
Snakes & Spiders of Little River Canyon National Preserve at Little River Canyon Center, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne. Learn the importance of these misunderstood creatures. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

August 8-9...Covington, Louisiana.
The Southern Christmas Tree Conference at Clarion Inn & Conference Center. This conference is for established growers and landowners considering growing Christmas trees. Fee: $115; $10 discount if paid by July 31. Contact Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335 or sctaes@gmail.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 25-27...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort. Fee: $370; $30 discount if paid by July 29. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

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.

August 28-30…Jefferson County.
Rick & Bubba Outdoor Expo for “all things hunting, fishing, and outdoors” at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Fee: $10; Kids 12 and under free. AFOA will have a small exhibit at the Expo and will invite volunteers - more details in August.

> 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 1 - December 15...Online or Paper copy.
General Forestry Course is a non-credit course designed for individuals wishing to increase their understanding of forests and forest management. Fee: $300; $25 discount if paid by July 31. Contact Nancy Stewart at (410) 827-5056x107 or nstewar1@umd.edu.

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 9-11...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference & Symposium at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $350; $70 discount if paid by August 18. For more information call (334) 844-5100.

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. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 17...Jefferson County 12 Noon.
Dinner and Discussion
at Egg & I, Hoover (tentative location). Come enjoy a Dutch Treat meal, a program for forest owners, and argue about the issues with other landowners afterward. Dutch Treat meal at 12 Noon with 30 minute program starting about 12:45 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

September 18-19...Crossville, Tennessee.
Southeast Regional Trapping & Outdoor Expo at Cumberland County Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Road. Contact Vick Sievering at (205) 316-8253 or vsievering@atpca.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.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 24
...DeKalb County 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion at Western Sizzlin, 1114 Glenn Boulevard SW, Fort Payne. Enjoy dinner, a program for forest owners, and talk 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.

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 2-4...Cambridge, Ohio.
The Great Portable Sawmill Shootout at Guernsey County Fairgrounds. Held in conjunction with The Paul Bunyan Show. The shootout features side-by-side live demonstrations of a variety of portable sawmills. Seminars will also be held for landowners and sawyers to help provide new ideas and business practices. Fee: $8. Call Ohio Forestry Association at (614) 497-9580.

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 18-24...Florida.
Working Forests Week is a Florida Forestry Association (FFA) program designed to help share the forestry message with others in your community. The FFA website contains several ideas and support materials to help share your message about forestry. This is also National Forest Products week.

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.

October 21-23...Russell County.
Water Resource Management and Economics Conference at Riverfront Courtyard Marriott, Phenix City. Contact Marianne Michael at (334) 448-5111 or mmichael@troy.edu. Editor’s Note: As a shortage of water develops in the South, we may see issues surrounding “water rights” emerge. Could we see water rights battles here in the South as they have right now in the West?

> November 2015

November 3-7...Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention. Fee: $715; $100 discount if paid by September 4. 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.

> April 2016


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 26-27...Talladega County.
Location: Headquartered at the Shocco Springs Conference Center, 1314 Shocco Springs Rd, Talladega, AL 35160.

Reserve Your Room:


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> 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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