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  • Last Update: 08/29/2014
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> August 2014

August 26-28...Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Sawgrass Marriott. Fee: $370. 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 27...Cullman County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Making Billions: Creating Jobs at Cullman County Extension Office, 402 Arnold Street, Cullman. Attend the Alabama Agribusiness Council luncheon to learn more about the impact of Agriculture and Forestry on Alabama's economy. Presented by Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

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 2...Mendenhall, Mississippi 6 PM.
Wildlife Habitat 101 at Simpson County Extension Office. Topics include: Food Plots, Habitat Management, and Longleaf Pine. Contact Charlie Bush at (601) 847-1335 or charlieb@ext.msstate.edu.

September 3-5...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference & Symposium at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $320. For more information call (334) 844-5100.

September 3 & 17...Elmore County 2 - 4 PM.
Alabama Nature Center Junior Naturalist Program for Homeschool Families at Alabama Nature Center Pavilion, Lanark Road, Millbrook. Sessions take place first and third Wednesday of the month ending November 19. Fee: $8 per session. Contact Rebecca Bearden at (334) 538-1500 or rbearden@alabamawildlife.org.

September 4…Henry County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Agricultural Pesticide Clean Day at Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Headland. All old pesticides will be received and disposed of free of charge to the farmer. Registration form must be completed. Call Henry County Extension Office at (334) 585-6416.

September 4...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 6 - 7 PM.
Fire on the Forty town-hall meeting at Forest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Fire on the Forty is a campaign to promote the use of prescribed burning to enhance wildlife habitat on private lands. Call Russ Walsh at (601) 408-3399.

September 6...Enid, Mississippi 2 PM.
Tree ID Workshop at North Mississippi Fish Hatchery, 457 CR 36. Call Emily Jo Wiggins at (662) 563-8068.

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...Pittsboro, Mississippi 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest at Calhoun County Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. Topics include: Management Planning, Marketing Timber, Hardwood Log Grading, Taxation, and Thinning. Fee: $29. Call Trent Barnett at (662) 412-3177.

September 9...Leakesville, Mississippi 6 - 7 PM.
Fire on the Forty town-hall meeting at Greene County Vo-Tech Center, 173 Vo-tech Road. Fire on the Forty is a campaign to promote the use of prescribed burning to enhance wildlife habitat on private lands. Call Russ Walsh at (601) 408-3399.

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. Editor’s Note: Be especially wary when signing away property development rights.

September 10...Green Cove Springs, Florida 9:30 AM - 3 PM ET.
Silviculture Best Management Practices Workshop at Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Road 16 West. No fee. Lunch included. Contact Robin Holland at (352) 732-1273 or robin.holland@freshfromflorida.com.

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 11...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Trapping 101: Animal Damage Control & Recreation at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Fee: $20; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

September 11...Lee County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Get Ticked Off About Lyme Disease at Ginn Concourse, Auburn University. Learn about ticks, the illnesses they carry, why you should care, and what you can do to prevent getting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Contact Michelle Cole at (334) 844-1078 or coleden@auburn.edu.

September 11...Houston County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Making Billions: Creating Jobs at Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan. Attend the Alabama Agribusiness Council luncheon to learn more about the impact of Agriculture and Forestry on Alabama's economy. Presented by Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

September 11...Lee County 3:30 PM.
Tick and Lyme Disease Program at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101, Auburn University. Dr. Kerry Clark, University of North Florida, will be discussing tick and Lyme disease myths and truths. He will answer questions over dinner at 5 PM. No Fee. Contact Michelle Cole at (334) 844-1078 or coleden@auburn.edu.

September 11...Bude, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Wildlife Habitat 101 at Franklin County Extension Office. Topics include: Habitat Management, Jawbone and Field Aging Deer, and Longleaf Pine. Contact Keith Whitehead at (601) 384-2349 or keithw@ext.msstate.edu.

September 16...Walker County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Forestry Workshop at Mathews Lecture Hall, Bevill State Community College, Jasper. Topics include: Current & Future Timber Market, Longleaf vs. Loblolly, Herbal/Medicinal Uses of Forest Products, Beaver Control, and Water Quality Best Management Practices. RSVP requested. Call Katherine at (205) 387-1879x1.

September 16...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Ramping Up to Forest Farm Culinary Delights. This presentation focuses on forest farming wild onions (ramps) and includes discussions of other edible forest products as well. Presenter: Dr. Jim Chamberlain, USDA Forest Service. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

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...Monroe County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Trapping 101: Animal Damage Control & Recreation at Monroe County Extension Office, 334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104, Monroeville. Fee: $20; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

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.

September 18...Dallas County 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Making Billions: Creating Jobs at Central Alabama Farmers Co-Op, 2519 US Hwy 80 W, Selma. Attend the Alabama Agribusiness Council luncheon to learn more about the impact of Agriculture and Forestry on Alabama's economy. Presented by Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 18...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 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 18...Washington County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Workshop at Frank Turner Hall Building, 25 Court Street, Chatom. Topics include: Stocking Strategies, Water quality management, Fertilization, Weed Control, and How and Where to send samples. Bring a sample from your pond. Registration required. Call K. B. Strickland at (251) 847-2295.

September 18...Gulfport, Mississippi 6 PM.
Wildlife Habitat 101 at Harrison County Extension Office. Topics include: Food Plots, Habitat Management, and Longleaf Pine. Contact Tim Ray at (228) 865-4227 or timr@ext.msstate.edu.

September 19...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Sylvania High School. Third and fourth grade students. Contact Joey Haymon at (256) 638-5551 or jbhaymon@dekalbk12.org.

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 23...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Forestry 101: Managing Timberlands at Five Rivers Delta Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. Landowners will learn about common pests, harvesting, stocking densities, management tools, and reforestation. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 937-7176 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

September 23...Ellisville, Mississippi 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM.
Wild Hog Damage Management Workshop at Ronald Whitehead Advanced Technology Center, 72 Technology Boulevard. Fee: $20; lunch included. Call Jones County Extension Office at (601) 428-5201.

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...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Geraldine High School. Third grade students. Contact Chip Blanton at (256) 844-7942 or hackberryfarms@aol.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 25...Ashland, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin? at Benton County Agri-Center, 17136 Hwy 5. Wear appropriate field clothes, boots, and insect repellant. Fee: $23; lunch included. Call Michael Pruitt at (662) 224-6330.

September 25...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Forest Brews. This presentation focuses on how to tap into some non-traditional forest products to create hot, cold, and even adult refreshments. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 25...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Railroad Park, 1600 First Avenue South, Birmingham. 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. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

September 26...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Carbon Market Credits and Conservation Benefits at Marriott Grand Hotel, Point Clear. This seminar will inform landowners and others of the conservation advantages and revenue opportunities of carbon sequestration. Fee: $150; $25 discount if paid by September 19. Contact Walter Ernest at (251) 222-8959. Editor's note: If you are considering burdening your land with long term easements in order to receive carbon storage payments, remember that the science that encourages governments to force industry to buy stored carbon is very fragile. If you enter into a long term conservation agreement, require payments to be made up front, before the system fails and leaves you with an easement obligation, but no income.

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 27...Brandon, Mississippi 9:30 AM - 3 PM.
Wildlife Program at Rankin County Extension Office, 601 Marquette Road. Fee: $10. Contact Rankin Extension Office at (601) 825-1462 or dougc@ext.msstate.edu.

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...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Predation in the Fire Forest at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: Mike Connor, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

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 2...Colbert County.
Northern Region Forestry Field Day at Burgess Farm. Listen to experts and tour some forestland. Call Johnnie Everitt at (256) 383-4376.

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 3-5...Covington County.
Alabama Chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ALAPARC) Annual Meeting at Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Fee: $147; Room, meals, and registration. Contact Taylor at (865) 599-9229 or alabamaparc@gmail.com.

October 8...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Has extra CO2 increased the number of wildfires? at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: David South, Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

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...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Manage Your Forest for Pine Straw and Rake in the Profits. This presentation focuses on harvesting pine straw and will also cover some other non-traditional forest products such as nuts, fruits, specialty wood products, and others. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.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 9-11...Lee County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Annual Meeting at Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences building. Educational program on Friday and field trip to Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest on Saturday. Fee: $50. Contact Rick Oates at (334) 613-4305 or roates@alfafarmers.org.

October 14...Henry County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management at Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Hwy 134 E, Headland. Fee: $30; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

October 14-16...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Stock Dog Trials, educational seminars, and many more. Fee: $20 multiday pass; $10 single day pass. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

October 15...Oakridge, Tennessee 8 AM - 1:30 PM.
Woods and Wildlife Field Day at University of Tennessee Arboretum. Topics will include: experimental intercropping of oak and pine, forest inventory analysis, and establishing constructed wetlands. Lunch included. For more information call (865) 483-3571.

October 15-17...Oakridge, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Annual Meeting at Oak Ridge Doubletree Hotel. Fee: $225. Contact Candace Dinwiddie at (615) 883-3832 or cdinwiddie@tnforestry.com.

October 16...Coffee County.
Southern Region Forestry Field Day at Newman Property. Listen to experts and tour some forestland. Call Mary McLean at (334) 894-5596.

October 17-19...Front Royal, Virginia.
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Annual Meeting at Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Conference Center. Fee: $125. Call TACF at (828) 281-0047.

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 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. 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 22...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Conserving Alabama’s Reptiles and Amphibians: Threats, Priorities, and Successes at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: Craig Guyer, Biological Sciences, Auburn University. Refreshments served. Contact Brian Via at (334) 844-1088 or bkv0003@auburn.edu.

October 22-24...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) Annual Meeting at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. Online Registration. Fee: $405; $45 discount if paid by September 22. Call MFA at (601) 354-4936.

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 29...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Art from the Forest. This presentation will discuss a variety of species used by master artisans and the unique opportunities for landowners to build relationships with artisan-gatherers. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

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.

November 5-6...Milton, Florida.
Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference at Adventures Unlimited. Topics include: Starting a business, Marketing, Staffing, Benefits, Healthcare, and Liability. Fee: $25. Contact Chris Verlinde (850) 623-3868 cmverlinde@gmail.com.

November 10...Webinar 1 - 2 PM CT.
Forest Cultivated Mushrooms: A Rotten Business. This presentation will explore the four stages a prospective mushroom grower must consider for forest cultivation of shiitake mushrooms. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 12...Elmore County 12 PM Noon.
PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governor's Awards at Marriott at Capitol Hill, Prattville. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737.

> December 2014

December 12...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Forest Botanicals: Deep and Tangled Roots. This presentation will discuss native plant species on eastern US forestlands that are wild harvested for plant trade. Presenter: Eric Burkhart, faculty instructor at Pennsylvania State University. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

> February 2015

February 6...Elmore County 2 - 4:30 PM.
Applied Forestry & Wildlife Research Symposium at Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville. Topics: Longleaf vs. Loblolly, Using the Forestry Internet, Forestry Content of the Farm Bill, Timber Theft, Land Security, and Eagles of Alabama. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by January 15. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 265-8733.

February 6...Elmore County 5 - 7:30 PM.
Alabama Natural Resources Council Awards Banquet at Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville. This awards banquet will recognize the 2013 award recipients of the Helene Mosley Award, the Alabama Tree Farmer of the Year, the W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Award, the Outstanding Alabama Forestry Planning Committees, the Alabama Tree Farm Inspector of the Year, the Alabama Tree Farm Leadership Award, and the Alabama Tree Farm Hard Hat Award Winners. Fee: $35; $10 discount if paid by January 15. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 265-8733.

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 2-5...Virginia Beach, Virginia.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Fee: $TBD. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.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. Fee: $TBD. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x214 or egee@sfpa.org.


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