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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 12/19/2014
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> January 2015

January 2 - February 15…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends. Location: Lake Guntersville State Park. 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) 571-5445.

January 14...Webinar 12 PM - 1 PM CT.
Durable Design: Lessons from Historic Wood Structures. An examination of historic wood structures in Rome looks at their durability successes and failures. Speaker: Matthew B. Bronski. No Fee. Contact Karen Droste at (630) 776-2790 or karen@woodworks.org.

January 15...Montgomery County.
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference at Renaissance Hotel Conference Center, Montgomery. The conference format consists of presentations on projects, topics, efforts associated with nonpoint source pollution and its impact on water quality. Call Patti Hurley at (334) 394-4350. Editor’s Note: Nonpoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 21...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: January 21, 2015 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 22...Shelby County 6 PM.
Capital Ideas - Live! Dinner and Discussion
in private dining room at Joe’s Crab Shack, 20 Mountain View Drive, Hoover. Come enjoy dinner, listen to AFOA’s January News Conference, and argue about the issues with other landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM with 30 minute program starting at 6:45 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 22...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 January 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.

January 24...DeKalb County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Basics of Wilderness Survival at Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne. Experts will teach hands-on methods of basic survival skills dealing with water, shelter, food, fire, and getting found. This program will be outside, hands-on, hiking, collecting materials with hands so wear appropriate clothing for a cold winter day in the wilderness. Bring your own lunch, snacks, and drinks. Fee: $10; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-8010 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 25-27…St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Southern Forestry Environmental Issues: Water Quality and Beyond. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of American Foresters. Landowners welcome to attend. Pre-registration fee: $300 for non-members available through Jan. 7. Contact Sharon Dolliver at (478) 628-1196 or sesafbusmgr@windstream.net.

January 27...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Habitat Management to Control Pests. Learn how to enhance habitat for beneficial insects that help control crop pests. Presenter: Eric Lee-Mader, Pollinator Program Co-Director, Portland, Oregon. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

January 27 - February 17...Online Tuesdays 6 - 7:30 PM CT.
Master Tree Farmer. There will be a total of 4 sessions. Session 1: An examination of two land certification programs. Session 2: Use of prescribed fire in pine management. Session 3: Forest Genetics. Session 4: Forest Pests. Watch the program from your home. You must register and pay before you will receive the link information to view the webinar. Fee: $85. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

January 28...Knoxville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Calhouns on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Program will cover federal & regional issues facing forest landowners and industry. Presenter: Scott Jones, CEO, Forest Landowners Association. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

January 31...Alabama.
End of Deer (Zone A) and Woodcock Seasons. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

> February 2015

February 3...Cullman County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
County Forestry Meeting at North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho Street, Cullman. Proposed topics include: Weed Control Options, Pesticide Safety, Herbicide Selection, and Forest Pathology. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Tony Glover at (256) 737-9386 or gloveta@aces.edu.

February 3...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Applied Forest Finance at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. Fee: $TBD. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

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 10...Alabama.
End of Deer (Zone B) Season. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

February 12-15...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $260. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

February 14...Various Counties 9 AM - 1 PM.
Take A Hike at various locations. Jacksonville State University Field School is leading a hike the second Saturday of each month. The locations vary; may include Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park, Talladega National Forest, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, Cheaha State Park, or other locations. Fee: $5; pre-registration required 5 days in advance of hike. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-8010 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

February 18...Montgomery County 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership (ACWP) Annual Watershed Conference at Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. Fee: $79. Contact Allison Jenkins at (205) 266-6285 or ajenkins@elmore.rr.com. Editor’s Note: Attendees should point out that Alabama wood should be used, certified or not, in Alabama construction projects.

February 18-20...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $1500; $305 discount if paid by February 13. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

February 22-28...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week. This is a good week to include the family in your tree planting activities. Send AFOA a picture of your children or grandchildren planting a tree!

February 26...Greenville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Outdoor Recreation and Wildlife Management Workshop at Catfish Point Hunting Club. Topics include: Legal Considerations, Habitat Management, Waterfowl Management, Hunting Club Operations, Carbon Payments, Bottomland Hardwood Management, and more. Fee: $25. For more information call (662) 325-3133.

February 28...Statewide.
End of Rabbit, Squirrel, Raccoon, Opossum, and Quail Seasons. End of Trapping Season. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

> March 2015

March 7...Various Locations (water dependent) 6 PM - 8 PM.
Early Spring Frog Pond Adventure. Learn to identify frog songs and get hands-on experience with George Cline. Fee: $5. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-8010 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

March 14...All or Portions of Most Counties.
Turkey Season Opens. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

March 14...Various Counties 9 AM - 1 PM.
Take A Hike at various locations. Jacksonville State University Field School is leading a hike the second Saturday of each month. The locations vary; may include Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park, Talladega National Forest, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, Cheaha State Park, or other locations. Fee: $5; pre-registration required 5 days in advance of hike. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-8010 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 18...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: March 18, 2015 CI -- Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 19
...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 March 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

March 19...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 March 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.

> April 2015


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 17-18...Covington County.
Location: Headquartered at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, AL 36420.

Reserve Your Room:
If you plan to stay at the Center on Friday night, make reservations for hotel style rooms or bunkhouse rooms as soon as possible. To make reservations for sleeping accommodations at the Dixon Center, contact Teresa Cannon at (334) 222-7779 or send your request to cannotj@auburn.edu. Annual Meeting Registration information will not be available from AFOA until January 2015 and will be sent to members in the monthly newsletter, Capital Ideas.

When sleeping space runs out at the Center the following hotels are close by.
 
Hotels in Andalusia are:
Best Western
Comfort Inn
Days Inn & Suites
Econo Lodge
Holiday Inn Express

Hotels in Brewton are:
Ramada Brewton
Quality Inn
 
(334) 222-9999
(334) 222-8891
(334) 427-0050
(334) 222-7511
(334) 222-2740
 
 
(251) 867-5741
(251) 867-9999


FRIDAY: Tours and workshop likely.

SATURDAY: Activities Saturday will likely take place at the Center, in classrooms and in the nearby forestland.

Directions
(from Solon Dixon Center website)

Registration:

     Program Agenda and Landowner Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application

April 22...Parts of Cullman, Lawrence, Lauderdale, and Morgan Counties.
Turkey Season Opens. Are you aware of when your hunters are on your property? Did you purchase or renew your hunting liability insurance?

> May 2015

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. Fee: $225; $25 discount if paid by April 15. Contact Justin Hart at (205) 348-1673 or hart013@ua.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.

> 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.

> 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.


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