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  • Last Update: 05/24/2017
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> May 2017

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30…Hattiesburg, Mississippi 6 PM to 8 PM.
Forestland As An Investment: A Workshop Series to be taught by foresters, landowners and others involved in forest acquisition, management and marketing. Location: Forrest County Extension Office, 952 Sullivan Drive. Sponsor: Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association. Fee: $30. Contact Matt Thornton at (601) 545-6083 or mtt52@msstate.edu.

May 23...Webinar Noon CT.
Rekindling the Magic in Your Family Meetings presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). Fee: $0. Call FBCG at 1-866-872-5840.

May 23-25...Baldwin County.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the Stockton Civic Club, 53856 Hwy 59, Stockton. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

May 25...Walker County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Management Workshop at Bevill State Community College, Wade Math & Science Building, Matthews Lecture Hall, 800 14th Street East, Jasper. Topics include: Managing for Wildlife, Using Fire & Herbicides, Wildlife Habitat in Southern Pines, Soils, and more. No fee. Lunch provided. Contact Bethany Elliott at (334) 240-9334 or bethany.elliott@forestry.alabama.gov.

May 25...Quincy, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM ET.
Sell Your Timber for what it’s Worth Workshop at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road. This workshop will cover local timber markets, guidelines for planning a timber sale, and other income options. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call University of Florida at (850) 875-7100.

May 25...Jackson, Tennessee 9:30 AM - Noon CT.
West Tennessee Forestry Summit will be held at the University of Tennessee Research & Education Center. Learn more about the impacts of the closure of mills in neighboring states as well as the need for diverse markets for low quality hardwoods and other species. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832.

May 25...Walker County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Jasper Area Regional Reception at Musgrove Country Club, 916 Country Club Road, Jasper. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

May 26...Dale County 9 AM.
Chainsaw Safety at Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Highway 123, Ozark. Speaker: Gary Ickes. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

May 30 - June 2...Asheville, North Carolina.
National Forest Landowners Conference at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue. Fee: $750. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

 

> June 2017

June 1...Pickens County 9 - 11:30 AM.
Forestry 101 at the Service Center Building Auditorium, Carrollton. Topics include: Cost Share, Taxes, Site Prep, Long Term Planning, and Species Selection. Foresters and Loggers get 2.5 points. RSVP by May 30. Contact Caitlan Oden at (205) 367-8148 or cmo0015@aces.edu.

June 1...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.

June 1...Marshall County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Marshall County Courthouse, Suite G, 424 Blount Avenue, Guntersville. Topics include: Succession Planning, Problems with no estate plan, Avoiding probate, Estates owning land, Estate (death) taxes, Problems with joint ownership/management, Trust vs. business entity structure, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Call Eddie Wheeler at (256) 582-2009.

June 2...Montgomery County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Extension Office Eastmont Shopping Plaza, 5340 Atlanta Hwy., Montgomery. See June 1 for more details. Call Jimmy Smitherman (334) 270-4133.

June 3...Dale County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
After the Hunt: Year-round Wildlife Management at Dale County Extension Office, 202 South Highway 123, Ozark. Topics include: Food plots, Management practices for habitat enhancement, Wild pig affects on wildlife, Predator management, and more. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@auburn.edu.

June 4-7...Starkville, Mississippi.
Wildlife & Recreation Conservation Camp for rising 7th graders through 2017 graduates. This camp will feature hands-on experiences in wildlife science, outdoor skills, college life, and conservation careers. Fee: $325; all inclusive. Contact Leslie Burger at (662) 325-6686 or leslie.burger@msstate.edu.

June 5...Bullock & Macon Counties.
Increasing Prescribed Fire Capacity through Mentoring, a Growing Season Live-Fire Event at Sehoy Plantation. Instructor: John Stivers, Sehoy Plantation & Tanyard Properties. Alternate date could be picked depending on weather. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

June 6...Shubuta, Mississippi 10 AM - 2:30 PM.
Shubuta Nursery Open House at 1444 Shubuta-Eucutta Road. Lunch provided. RSVP Cara Monfort at cmonfort@internationalforest.co by May 25.

June 6...Mobile County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road N., Mobile. See June 1 for more details. Call Amelia Mitchell at (251) 574-8445.

June 6-7...Grenada, Mississippi.
Management of Hardwood Plantations Short Course at Grenada County Building, 1240 Fairground Road. Topics include: Certification, Multiple use management in hardwood plantations, Managing CRP hardwood plantations, Mixed species considerations, Thinning recommendations, Timber management plan exercise, and more. Field tour on first day. Fee: $40; lunch included both days. Call Steve Winters at (662) 226-2061.

June 7-9...Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters Summer Meeting at the Edgewater Hotel in Gatlinburg. The meeting will focus on Catastrophic Wildfire in the Southern Wildland Urban Interface. Fee: $97. For more information email Greg Bailey at bailey@forestlandgroup.com.

June 8...Wilcox County 10 AM - 2:30 PM.
Pine Hill Nursery Open House at 3890 Highway 28 West, Camden. Lunch provided. RSVP Cara Monfort at cmonfort@internationalforest.co by May 26.

June 8…Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, 1140 Catfish Lane. Program: State Forest Timber Harvests; Update on Pine Beetle Presence in TN; TAEP Funding for Mats & Bridges for Loggers; TN Wood Products Branding Program; and TDF/TDA Marketing Support for Wood Industry. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

June 8...Chipley, Florida 6 - 8 PM CT.
Pond Weed Management at Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue. Topics include: Keys to Aquatic Weed Prevention, Effective Use of Aquatic Herbicides, Grass Carp, and Problem Weed Identification. Bring problem weeds for ID and control recommendations. Fee: $10. Must register by June 2. Contact Washington County Extension at (850) 638-6180 or mdm83@ufl.edu.

June 9...Dallas County.
Silvopasture and Goat Herd Management Field Day at 472 Pecan Road, Plantersville, 36758. Register by 5/26. Working lunch provided for first 30 registrants. For more details, contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or ykarki@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

June 11-14...Lafayette, Indiana.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting at Courtyard by Marriott. The meeting will likely include field trips, indoor presentations, question and answer session, and awards banquet. Fee: $215; $40 discount if paid by June 1. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or walnutcouncil@walnutcouncil.org.

June 12...Coffee County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at 5 County Complex, 1055 East McKinnin Street, New Brockton. See June 1 for more details. Call Grant Lyons at (334) 894-5596.

June 13...Talladega County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 130 N. Court Street, Talladega. See June 1 for more details. Call Henry Dorough at (256) 362-6187.

June 13-15...Macon County.
Longleaf Academy: Herbicides & Longleaf 201 at Henderson Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee. Fee: $150; lunch provided Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

June 14-16...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. There are over 180 exhibitors participating in the EXPO this year. Registration is now open. Fee: $20. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

June 15...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Part 1: Superfog. For more information contact Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

June 15...Pike County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street, Troy. See June 1 for more details. Call Heath Wesley at (334) 566-0985.

June 16-18...Columbia, South Carolina.
Predator Management Module is a course offered by the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). Topics include: Pre-planning, Successful sets, Laying out the property, Trap modifications, Lures, and more. Fee: $550. For more information call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

June 17...Elmore County 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage at Bass Pro Shops, Inside Islamorada Restaurant, 2553 Basspro Boulevard, Prattville. Topics include: Wild Pig History, Biology, Diseases, Trapping, Removal, and more. Fee: $15; lunch included. For more information call (334) 844-1010.

June 19...Baldwin County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Baldwin County Farmers Federation, 21332 State Hwy 59, Robertsdale. See June 1 for more details. Call Ellen Huckabay at (251) 937-7176.

June 20...Elmore County 5:45 PM.
Options for Pine Beetle Damage Due to Drought at Natureplex, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook. Fee: $5; meal included. Email April Jones at april.jones@al.usda.gov.

June 22...Dallas County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center, 60 County Road 944, Marion Junction. See June 1 for more details. Call Ken Kelley at (334) 872-7878.

June 25-30...Lee County.
Forestry Camp on Auburn University Campus. Open to rising 9-12th grade students ages 15-18. “This hands-on camp will give students an opportunity to get outdoors and learn about forestry in Alabama and the importance of forestry field measurements in making forest management decisions.” Fee: $700. Contact Dr. Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or rjb0003@auburn.edu.

June 26-27...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Room 1-201. Fee: $295; one lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

June 27-28...Athens, Georgia.
Wetlands Ecology & Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “The primary goal of this class is to focus on the relationship between forest management and wildlife, fisheries, and wetlands management.” Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by June 6. Lunch included on day one. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

June 27-29...Blacksburg, Virginia.
North American Agroforestry Conference at the Squires Student Center, Virginia Tech. Learn about the latest advances in agroforestry research, practice, outreach, and policy. Fee: $375. For more information call (540) 231-0790.

June 29...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
Wildland Fire Smoke and Roadway Visibility Webinar Series, Part 3: PB – Piedmont, Superfog Potential and Estimated Smoldering Potential. For more information contact Southern Fire Exchange at contactus@southernfireexchange.org.

June 29...Macon County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 207 North Main Street, Tuskegee. See June 1 for more details. Call Will Golden at (334) 727-0340.

June 29-30...Canton, Mississippi.
Forest Regeneration for Hardwoods Short Course at Madison County Extension Office, 152 Watford Parkway. Topics include: site prep, natural regeneration, artificial regeneration, and wildlife considerations. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Ty Jones at (601) 859-3842.

 

> July 2017

July 6...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.

July 6...Crenshaw County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 29 South Glenwood Avenue, Luverne. Topics include: Succession Planning, Problems with no estate plan, Avoiding probate, Estates owning land, Estate (death) taxes, Problems with joint ownership/management, Trust vs. business entity structure, and more. Instructor: Robert A. Tufts. Call Derek Bryan at (334) 335-6312.

July 10...St. Clair County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Civic Center, 2801 Stemley Bridge Road, Pell City. See July 6 for more details. Call Lee Ann Clark at (205) 338-9416.

July 10-13...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers of All Grades at Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: ~$75. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Teachers are needed. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2133 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

July 11...Blount County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Frank J. Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Suite A, Oneonta. See July 6 for more details. Call Dan Porch at (205) 274-2129.

July 11-12...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 three primary game species in the Southeast — white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by June 20. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 13...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. Speaker: Dr. Brooks Mendell. Fee: $680; $100 discount if paid by June 29. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

July 13...Henry County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 AL Hwy 134 East, Headland. See July 6 for more details. Call Jessica Kelton at (334) 585-6416.

July 17...Chambers County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the ALFA Building, 1006 Avenue A, SE, LaFayette. See July 6 for more details. Call Ken McMillan at (334) 864-9373.

July 18...Lauderdale County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive, Florence. See July 6 for more details. Call Heidi Telenius at (256) 766-6223.

July 20...Marion County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Extension Office, 372 7th Avenue, SW, Hamilton. See July 6 for more details. Call Lisa Murphy at (205) 921-3551.

July 20-23...New Orleans, Louisiana.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) National Convention at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street. Fee: $295; $20 discount if paid by May 15. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

July 21-23...Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference & Forestry Expo at Jekyll Island Convention Center. Fee: $595; $100 discount if paid by July 7. Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

July 21-23...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.

July 23-28...Lee County.
Wildlife Camp at Auburn University. This all-inclusive camp is an exciting mix of hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, taught by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals. Open to rising 9-12 graders ages 15-18. Fee: $700. Contact Jordan Graves at (334) 672-4826 or jordan.graves@auburn.edu.

July 24...Escambia County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore. See July 6 for more details. Fee: $20 cash/check only; meal included. Call Anthony Wiggins at (251) 867-7760.

July 25...Tuscaloosa County 6:15 - 9 PM.
Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners at the Courthouse Annex, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. See July 6 for more details. Call Denise Shirley at (205) 349-4630.

July 25-26...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 4. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

 

> August 2017

August 3...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.

August 4-6...Chambers County.
Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting. This will be a joint meeting of the Southern Christmas Tree Association and the Georgia Christmas Tree Association at the Hampton Inn in Valley, Alabama. Fee: $TBD. Contact Ray Gilbert at (334) 499-4007 or raygilbert@mindspring.com.

August 10...Blount County 9 AM.
Blount County Natural Resources Planning Committee Meeting will meet at the Frank Green Building, Oneonta. Contact Charles LeCroy at (205) 353-2858 or charleslecroy@gmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 10
...TBD 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

August 15...Statewide.
Special Election for the vacant U.S Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Party primary elections for the seat are August 15, with a possible runoff, if needed, set for September 26. The special election is set for December 12, 2017.

August 29-31...Sandestin, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> September 2017

September 6...Chilton County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at Jefferson State Community College, Clanton Campus, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. Theme: "Building Capacity and Confidence Through Mentoring" Landowners and land mangers welcome to attend. If you are currently a certified burn manager in Alabama this meeting will suffice for your required continuing education to maintain your recertification every 5 years. Fee: $48.47; lunch included. Contact John Stivers at (706) 773-5749 or rxburning@aol.com.

September 10-12...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 12...Tallapoosa County.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class is for those who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. Chemical safety and sprayer calibration will be discussed as well, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. This is a 4 hour class. Fees: $20 at time of training; An additional $25 must be sent to the Dept. of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. For more information call Dr. Chip East at (256) 846-0314 or to register call Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050.

September 12-14...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: $2,400. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.

 

> October 2017

October 3-5...Galloway, New Jersey.
Biennial Shortleaf Pine Conference at the Stockton Seaview Hotel. Fee: $175; $50 discount if paid by July 14. Contact Alyssa Merka at (865) 974-8345 or amerka@utk.edu.

October 5...Marianna, Florida 9 AM CT.
Landowner Property Tour of Sandhills Farm, Property of David and Cindi Stewart, 357 Pittman Hill Road. Diverse wildlife habitat is their primary goal. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoors. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Jackson County Extension at (850) 482-9620.

October 19-20…Rosemont, Illinois.
Family Governance Forum at the Hyatt Place Chicago, 6810 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, five minutes from Chicago/O’Hare Airport. “This program is designed to support the success of leaders in the family governance system through learning new ideas and experience exchange with other participants.” Fee: $2800; $200 discount if paid by July 21. Contact Kristi Daeda at (773) 784-5008 or daeda@thefbcg.com.

October 26-28...Colbert County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Annual Meeting will be held in Muscle Shoals. Fee: $TBD. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

 

> November 2017


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 9
...TBD 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

 


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