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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 12/07/2017
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> December 2017

December 7...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Wood Flows and Cash Flows: Investment Research & Strategic Analysis for the Forest Industry at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, 84 5th Street NW. Fee: $850. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 7...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

December 7...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Birds and Mammals. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 4th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

December 7...Online 6 PM CT.
Forestry Webinar Series: Tree and Log Grading Introduction webinar will introduce you to tree and log grading. Understanding tree and log grade, which translates into financial value, is important to those with economic interests. Both landowners and loggers can benefit from this webinar. Presented by Chad Niman, Primary Forest Products Specialist. For more info contact Billy Thomas at (859) 257-9153 or billy.thomas@uky.edu.

December 9...Marshall County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at Guntersville State Park Lodge, Dogwood Room, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. No fee. Call Matthew Moran 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 9-10...Mobile 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.

December 11...Dallas County 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
How Does a Lender Evaluate a Small Business Loan Application at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center, 60 County Road 944, Marion Junction. Fee: $10; meal provided. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Programs with fewer than 10 people pre-registered will be canceled. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 11-12...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street. This conference encompasses topics related to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in forestry and natural resource management. Some specific topics include: Creating inventory data from LiDAR data, Evaluating erosion repair techniques with low cost UAV, Approaches to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)-based seedling survival counts, Satellite imagery in Forestry, Comparison of new technologies to accurately measure tree size and location, and more. Fee: $275. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 12...Statewide. Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones face off in race for U.S. Senate.

December 12...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Election for Senate District 26 seat formerly held by Dr. Quinton Ross. If needed, a runoff will be held February 27, and the general election will be May 15, 2018. If no primary or run-off is necessary, the general election will be February 27.

December 12...Limestone & Morgan County.
Special Primary Election for State House District 4 seat formerly held by Micky Hammonds. If needed, a runoff will be held February 27, and the general election will be May 15, 2018. If no primary or run-off is necessary, the general election will be February 27.

December12...Baldwin County.
Property Tax Vote
for Baldwin County will take place on the same ballot as the U.S. Senate race. “The current 1 mill tax requiring 60 percent approval was first passed in March 1988 and expired at the end of fiscal year 2016-17. By allowing it to expire, the county can ask voters to replace it with a 1 mill tax under a different amendment to the Alabama Constitution, which requires only a simple majority [50% plus 1].”

December 12...Madison County.
Property Tax Vote - $58 million property tax to be decided in Madison County on December 12.

December 12...Lowndes County.
Property Tax Vote - $770,000 property tax to be decided in Lowndes County on December 12.

December 12...Tallapoosa County.
Property Tax Vote - Voters will see a 3 mil, 30 year property tax decision on their ballots on December 12.

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. Lunch provided on day 1. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 14...Online 10 - 11 AM CT.
Last Line of Defense: Fire Breaks for Japanese Climbing Fern Control webinar will have time for a question and answer session where viewers can submit questions online to the presenter. For more information contact John Gilbert at (334) 222-7779 or gilbejo@auburn.edu.

December 15-17...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.

December 29-31...Hale 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 2018

January...Multiple Counties 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
How Does a Lender Evaluate a Small Business Loan Application. Fee: $10; meal provided. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Programs with fewer than 10 people pre-registered will be canceled. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

- Lauderdale County January 9
- Limestone County January 10
- Escambia County January 15
- Talladega County January 17
- DeKalb County January 18
- Henry County January 23
- Macon County January 24
- Chilton County January 30

January 5...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

January 11...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Amphibians & Reptiles. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 5th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

January 13-14...Morgan County.
Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), 3121 Visitors Center Road, Decatur. Over 14,000 Sandhill cranes along with several pairs of Whooping cranes spend the winter at Wheeler NWR. Events include viewing the cranes up close, birding workshops, nature walks, kid’s activities, and live raptors. Call Wheeler NWR at (256) 350-6639.

January 16...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist  (AMN) Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Introduction to AMN, Taxonomy, and Plant Botany. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

January 16...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. Parking available in the RSA Plaza Terrace Parking Deck on Adams Avenue. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

January 19-21...Jackson 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 19 - February 18…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) 571-5440.

January 22-23...Covington County.
Forest-Her on Fire at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. This workshop will focus on teaching women about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be use as an effective land management tool. Classroom and field instruction. Fee: $115; three meals and Monday night lodging included. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

January 23-25...Windsor, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the UGA Conference Center-Savannah River Ecology Lab, 3280 Williston Road. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Karen at (334) 427-1029 or karen@longleafalliance.org.

January 26...Houston County 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Alabama’s Forests, A Winter Wonderland at Landmark Park. This is a Project Learning Tree Workshop. Fee: $40; lunch included. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2137x137 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

January 28-30...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters (SESAF) Annual Meeting at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens. Theme: "Trees: Growing...Selling...Using". Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $300. For more information email Karen Johansen at sesafbusmgr@bellsouth.net.

January 30...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama's Geology, Soils, & Weather. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> February 2018

February...Multiple Counties 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
How Does a Lender Evaluate a Small Business Loan Application. Fee: $10; meal provided. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Programs with fewer than 10 people pre-registered will be canceled. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

- Baldwin County February 1
- Coffee County February 13
- Marion County February 26
- Tuscaloosa County February 27

February 2...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 8
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Nino's Italian Restaurant, 2698 Pelham Parkway, Pelham. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. Then discuss news and issues with other landowners. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 8...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Cultural Landscape. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 6th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

February 9...Live Oak, Florida 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Small Scale Mushroom Production at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center. Topics include: Mushroom ID, Shiitake Log Production, Shiitake on Natural Logs Inoculation, Oyster in Bag Production, Handling, Processing, and Marketing. Fee: $135; $15 discount if paid by January 20. Contact Dilcia Toro at (386) 362-1725x102 or dtoro@ufl.edu.

February 13...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Forest Lands. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

February 14-18...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $335. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

February 16-18...Baldwin 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.

February 22...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Geology, Soils, & Weather. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 7th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

February 24...Talladega County 3 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 24-25...Lowndes County.
Alabama Adult 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.

February 27...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Birds and Mammals. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> March 2018

March 2...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

March 8...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Forests & Ecosystems. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the last of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

March 13...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Arthropods. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

March 27...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Amphibians & Reptiles. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> April 2018

April 6...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

April 10...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Freshwater Ecosystems & Wetlands. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

April 24...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Master Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Cultural Landscape. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 27-28...Lauderdale County.
Location: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge, 4401 McLean Dr, Rogersville, AL 35652

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge (northwest Alabama on the Tennessee River). We’ve blocked out 70+ lodge rooms for Friday night, April 27, and a few for Saturday night (in case you want to breakfast on the banks of the Tennessee River before heading for home). Cottages (3 bedroom and 2 bedroom) are available, but we could not block them out, so if you want to stay in a cottage (2 nights required), you’ll want to make reservations now – ASAP – here: https://goo.gl/9pw1Ws

When reserving your Lodge room(s) use the Alabama Forest Owners' Association Group Code#2573. It is a 1 night minimum for Lodge Rooms.

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information for annual meeting attendees.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form (will not be ready until late 2017 or early 2018)

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application

 

 

> May 2018

May 4...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

 

> June 2018

June 1...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

June 27-28...Greensboro, Georgia.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, 1 Lake Oconee Trail. Fee: $TBD. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

 

> July 2018

July 6...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

July 13-15...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.

 

> August 2018

August 3...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

August 28-30...Amelia Island, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Omni's Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> June 2019

June 26-28...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) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.


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