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  • Last Update: 04/24/2015
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> April 2015

April 24…Chilton County 9:30 AM - Noon.
Forestry Tour on Allen Bearden Property off Highway 22. Participants will meet at Maplesville City Park Walking Trail on Shanks Drive. Topics: Landowner Objectives, Pine Management, Prescribed burning, Food Plots, and Cost Share Assistance. Tour held rain or shine so dress appropriately. Lunch on your own in Maplesville at end of tour. Contact Brian Smith at (205) 755-3042 or Chilton.County@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 24-25...Covington County.
Silvopasture Works at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Field tour of 3 silvopasture sites led by Chuck Simon on Friday 24th. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or rjb0003@aces.edu.

April 24-26...Covington County.
Frogging by Ear Workshop at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Spend a fun weekend with herpetologists, Jimmy and Sierra Stiles, learning about frogs. Nightly field trips will tour local frogging sites for hands-on practice. Fee: $235; includes all lodging and meals. Contact Jimmy Stiles at (334) 881-0084 or jrstiles@earthlink.net.

April 25…Highland Rim Experimental Forest (Tullahoma), Tennessee 8 AM to 3 PM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day. Portable sawmill demo, chainsaw safety, skidding logs with ATV, estimating timber volumes. Call to register at 1-800-893-7403.

April 25...Lumberton, Mississippi 8 AM.
Spring Forestry Field Day at Little Black Creek Water Park, 2159 Little Black Creek Rroad. Educational programs will contain information related to becoming a Certified Tree Farm. Call the Lamar County Extension Office at (601) 794-3910.

April 25...Athens, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Georgia Lakes Workshop at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This workshop is help educate lake and pond owners improve their management and enhance all water uses: recreational, water supply, or as aquatic habitat for fish and wildlife. Fee: $75; lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

April 30...Burnsville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Hardwood for Timber and Wildlife at Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, 322 Highway 72 East. Topics include: Hardwood Sites, Managing Hardwoods for Quality, Upland Hardwood Management, Regeneration, Wildlife Habitat in Hardwoods, and Wild Hog Control. Fee: $36; lunch included. Call Danny Owen at (662) 423-7016.

April 30...Elmore County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Driving Range, Prattville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid in advance. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

April 30...Statewide.
Turkey Season Closes. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

> May 2015

May 5...Madison County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Hardwood Management Outdoor Workshop. Meeting/departing from Hardee’s in Gurley. Contact Callie Schweitzer at (256) 574-3217.

May 6...Leesville, South Carolina 8:20 AM to 4:30 PM.
Pine Decline: Is it real? If so, what are its effects? T & S Farm, 3500 Pond Branch Road. Speaker: Dr. Lori Eckhardt, Auburn University. Contact Beth Richardson at (803) 534-6280 or mrchrds@clemson.edu.

May 6...Blount County 9 AM.
Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting at Frank Green Building Auditorium, 415 5th Avenue East, Oneonta. Contact Merry Gaines at (205) 274-2363x3 or merry.gaines@al.usda.gov.

May 6...Webinar Noon CT.
Driving Innovation in the Family Business presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $129. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

May 6-8...Louisville, Kentucky.
North American Deer Summit at Galt House Hotel. Fee: $220. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

May 7...Sumter County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Lake LU, Livingston. 3rd grade students only. Contact Mandee Carrier at (205) 652-7521 or mandee.carrier@al.nacdnet.net.

May 7…Escambia County 8 AM - 4:15 PM.
Annual Alabama Invasive Plant Conference at Wind Creek Hotel, Atmore. Fee: $65; $20 discount if paid by May 1. Contact Nancy Lowenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

May 7...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Regional Reception at Vulcan Park and Museum, 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham. RSVP Sharon Tatum at (334) 844-1983 or sharon.tatum@auburn.edu.

May 7...Mobile County 6 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association at Jon Archer Center, 1070 Schillinger Rd N, Mobile. Speaker: Congressman Bradley Byrne. Call Imogene Allbritton at (251) 633-8535.

May 7...Senatobia, Mississippi 6 PM.
Tate/DeSoto County Forestry Association Meeting at Tate County Extension Office, 1 French’s Alley. Contact Eleana Pope at (601) 354-4936 or epope@msforestry.net.

May 8-9...Louisville, Kentucky.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) National Convention at Galt House Hotel. Fee: $200. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

May 13-14...Gainesville, Florida.
Innovations in Timber Harvesting and Utilization Symposium at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. Session topics will include: International Wood Marketing, Forest Inventory and GIS, Harvesting, and Wood Energy. Fee: $175. Call Patrick Minogue at (850) 875-7142.

May 14...Milton, Florida 9 AM CT.
Property Tour at Spencer Family Property, 5001 Willard Norris Road. Some walking so wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 14...Tallapoosa County 6 PM.
Marketing Your Timber Workshop at Hackneyville Community City, Alexander City. RSVP for dinner. Call David Kelly at (256) 825-4244.

May 15...Senatobia, Mississippi 8:15 AM - 1:30 PM.
Tree ID Workshop at Tate County Extension Office, 1 French’s Alley. A combination of classroom and field tour will be used. Fee: $13. Call Tarah Ferguson at (662) 562-4274.

May 15...Columbus, Mississippi 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin? at New Hope Community Center, Stadium Road. Are you interested in: When to thin your pine trees, How thinning should be done, Which trees should be removed, and more. Fee: $20; lunch included. Call Reid Nevins at (662) 328-2111.

May 16...Carthage, Mississippi.
Leake County Forestry Association Field Day at Tony and Susan Kinton Tree Farm. Contact Eleana Pope at (601) 354-4936 or epope@msforestry.net.

May 19-20...Ellisville, Mississippi.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at Life Science Building, Jones County Junior College, 900 South Court Street. Topics will include: Use of fire in longleaf, Stand management, Understory restoration, and more. Fee: $175; lunch included. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

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 ArborGen at 1-888-888-7158.


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 University Club, 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...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 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.

> July 2015

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 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.

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 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: $TBD. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

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.

> September 2015

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 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.

> 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.


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