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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 01/30/2015
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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 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: $680; $100 discount if paid by January 20. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

February 4...Henry County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Wiregrass Research & Extension Center, 167 Alabama Hwy 134 East, Headland. Topics covered: Wild Pig History, Biology, Ecology, Diseases, Trapping Techniques, and more. To register call (334) 844-1010.

February 5...Webinar 1 PM CT.
Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year. This webinar is designed to help woodland owners, foresters, and their tax advisors prepare for the filing of their 2014 federal tax returns. Presenter: Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

February 5...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Regional Reception at Alagasco’s Center for Energy Technology, 20 20th Street South, Birmingham. Conversation, food, and refreshments. RSVP required. Contact Liz Chambers at (334)481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

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. 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. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 265-8733.

February 7...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 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 11-12...Autauga County.
Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting at Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center in Prattville. Fee: $130. For more information call (334) 260-2762.

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 17...Diboll, Texas 8 AM - 5 PM.
Texas Timber Tax Workshop at Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center, 601 Dennis Street. The daylong workshop will provide basic information about timber taxation and the latest changes to tax laws and rules for 2014 tax return preparations. Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. will be one of the instructors. Dr. Haney has participated in several of AFOA's Capital Ideas -- Live! teleconferences. Fee: $75; lunch included. Contact Jennifer Hayes at (979) 458-6630 or jhayes@tfs.tamu.edu.

February 17...Escambia County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Perdido River Farms, 5535 Poarch Road, Atmore. Topics covered: Wild Pig History, Biology, Ecology, Diseases, Trapping Techniques, and more. To register call (334) 844-1010.

February 17...Covington County 5 - 7:45 PM.
Wild Pig Trapping Workshop at Covington County Extension Office, 23952 Alabama Hwy 55, Andalusia. Fee: $5; lunch included. Call County Extension office at (334) 222-1125.

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 coordinator@cleanwaterpartnership.org.

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 19...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Alexander City Sportsplex, 1842 Sportsplex Blvd., Alexander City. Topics covered: Wild Pig History, Biology, Ecology, Diseases, Trapping Techniques, and more. To register call (334) 844-1010.

February 21...Barbour County 10 AM - Noon.
Feral Hog Control Seminar in Eufaula. Speakers: Lance Dement, Jager Pro and Bill Gray, Department of Conservation and National Resources. Lunch provided. Contact Kenny at (334) 703-4294 or kennychildree@gmail.com.

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 25...Etowah County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Gadsden-Etowah MS4 (municipal separate storm sewer system) Conference at Pitman Theatre, 629 Broad Street, Gadsden. Topic of presentations will address: storm water quality, funding approaches, and strategies for compliance. Fee: $45; lunch included. Contact Christa Collins at (334) 372-3156 or clcollins@smeinc.com. Editor's note: MS4 discussion may result in serious problems for local forest landowners.

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 26...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Integrating Wildlife and Forestry Workshop at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center, 10625 NE Waldo Road. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 27...Autauga County 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Herbicide Seminar at William Howard Smith Agricultural Building, 2226 Highway 14 West, Suite E, Autaugaville. Fee: $15; lunch included. Call Yvonne Bowens-Thomas at (334) 361-7273.

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 2 - May 23...On-line.
Woodland Options For Landowners Shortcourse. This course is to help landowners gain an introductory level understanding of basic forest management principles. Fee: $45 per family. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 2-15...Online.
S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training. This course is designed to provide entry level wildland firefighter skills. The second part of this course is in-person. See March 17-20 on page 5 for details of in-person part of course. Fee: $125. Call Natural Areas Training Academy at (850) 875-7153.

March 5...Madison County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample 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.

March 6-8...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana. 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 Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

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 10...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. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

March 10-12...Loranger, Louisiana.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides and Longleaf 201 at Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. Topics include: rates, timing, active ingredients, application methods, calibration, equipment, safety, and more. Fee: $125; includes meals and 2 nights lodging (double occupancy). Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

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...Colbert County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at Sheffield Recreation Center, 2901 19th Avenue, Sheffield. No fee. Call Daniel Toole at (256) 760-8670. 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 March as well as online only courses. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

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.

March 17-20...Gainesville, Florida.
S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (Part 2) at Waccasassa Forestry Center, 5353 Northeast 39th Avenue. This is the second (in-person) part of a two part hybrid course. There are also two online courses that must be completed before attending this in-person part of the course. See March 2-15 for contact info and first part of course info.


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.

March 31...Baldwin County.
Baldwin County Property Tax Referendum. This referendum, if voters approve, will increase non-commercial property taxes by 8 mills, or $8 per $1000 of assessed value. Commercial properties (businesses) will pay double this rate. Utilities pay triple the rate of non-commercial.

> 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 the only rooms left are bunkhouse rooms. All hotel style rooms are booked at the Solon Dixon Center. 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. All hotel style rooms at the Dixon Center have been booked.
 
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


Click the Program Agenda and Landowners Registration Form link below to see the most up-to-date details about the meeting.

Written Directions
to the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center (on Solon Dixon Center website)

Google Directions to the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center. Type in your starting address to receive directions. Worked well on iPhone with/without Google Maps app. Maybe someone can test with an Android phone for us! :-)

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?

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 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 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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