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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 02/17/2017
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> February 2017

January 20 - February 19…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) 571-5445.

February Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
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 the Extension Office in the county you want to attend.

February 1...Russell County...(334) 298-6845
February 2...Elmore County...(334) 567-6301
February 14...Clay County...(256) 354-5976
February 16...Lee County...(334) 749-3353
February 24...Talladega County...(256) 362-6187

February 17...Tuscaloosa County 9 AM - 4:45 PM.
Alabama Natural Resources Council Outreach Symposium at Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul W Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa. Topics: Prescribed Fire, Wildlife Values in Pine Hardwood Mixed Forest, Log Grading, Importance of Shortleaf Pine, and Managing Rather than High Grading Hardwoods. Fee: $35; $5 discount if paid by February 3. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2135.

February 17...Online 12 Noon CT.
Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year Webinar will cover the rules for timber tax reporting, including the latest law changes. It will also cover the 1099 filing that the foresters must know. Have your tax questions handy to get answers from the presenter. Presented by Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

February 17...Tuscaloosa County 5 - 8 PM.
Alabama Natural Resources Council Awards Banquet at Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul W Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa. This awards banquet will recognize the 2016 award recipients of the Alabama Tree Farmer of the Year, W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Award, Outstanding Alabama Forestry Planning Committee, and the Helene Mosely Memorial Treasure Forest Award. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by February 3. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2135.

February 17-19...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort 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 19-25...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 21...Winnsboro, South Carolina 6 - 8:30 PM ET.
Let's Talk Trees Workshop at Midlands Technical College - Fairfield Campus, 1674 Highway 321 North Business. This is the third part in a four part workshop. Topics of the third part may include: Wildlife Management on Sustainably Managed Forest Lands, Best Management Practices for Forestry, and Forest Threats. The one time fee covers all four parts and includes four meals. Fee: $50. Contact Ryan Bean at (803) 432-9071x115 or rbean@clemson.edu.

February 21...Cleveland, Mississippi 6 PM.
Mid Delta Forest, Woodland, and Wildlife Association Meeting at the Bolivar County Extension Office. Potluck dinner with a presentation by Game Warden Cole Edwards. Call the Extension Office at (662) 843-8361.

February 21...Collins, Mississippi 6 - 8 PM.
Timber Taxation Update Workshop at 68 Collins Industrial Park Drive, Collins. Speakers: Stephen Dicke and Dr. Glenn Hughes, Extension Forestry Professors. No Fee. Contact Carolyn Conger at (601) 765-8252 or dtb277@msstate.edu.

February 21-23...Garnett, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at Webb Wildlife Center. Fee: $200. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

February 22 & 23...Jefferson County 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Alabama Nonpoint Source Meeting of the Cahaba & Black Warrior River Basin at Shades Valley Training Facility, 1331 Oak Grove Road, Birmingham. Learn about impaired streams in your area, help identify issues in watershed restoration efforts, and learn how to leverage resources to implement watershed restoration. Same meeting held both days. Contact Amanda LoCascio at (334) 394-4350 or amanda.locascio@adem.alabama.gov. Editor's note: If you attend one of these "training" meetings, please send a short report to rll@afoa.org on program content and the general thrust of the trainers. Thanks.

February 23...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Course at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City. Fee: $30. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

February 23...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Tuscaloosa Area Regional Reception at The Cypress Pavilion, 501 Rice Mine Road, Tuscaloosa. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

February 24-26...Barbour County.
Lake Eufaula's Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend at Lakepoint State Park Resort and nearby Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. "...a weekend of observing migratory waterfowl, resident wildlife populations, wading and shore birds." $169 single, $215 double, includes Lodging, Social, Cookout, Program, Breakfast, and Field trips. Call (334) 687-8011. Use group code: 3711.

February 25-26...Lowndes County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop in Lowndesboro at Southern Sportsman Lodge. This 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. Fee: $75; Includes one night’s lodging and four meals. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2017

March Multiple Dates...Multiple Counties.
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 the Extension Office in the county you want to attend.

March 2...Chambers County...(334) 864-9373
March 9...Coosa County...(256) 377-4713

March 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $1600; $205 discount if paid by February 24. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

March 3-5...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 $275; includes most meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

March 4...Covington County 7:45 AM.
Off-Road Race at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. A 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon trail run will be held. Fees vary. Contact Joel Martin at (334) 222-7779 or marti12@auburn.edu.

March 4...Marshall County 9 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. The decisions of this board impact all hunting activities that take place on your land. Anyone wishing to speak must register between 8 - 8:30 AM. For more information, call (334) 242-3486.

March 4...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.

March 6-7...Coffee County.
Forest-Her: A Workshop for women who love the land at Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 E. McKinnon Street, New Brockton. Topics will include: Learn to Read Maps, Non-Timber Forest Products, Marketing Timber, and Forest Measurements. Fee: $70. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 894-5596 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

March 7...Monroe County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at USDA Service Center, 334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104, Monroeville. Speaker: PJ Waters. Contact Willie Williams at (251) 575-3477 or williwe@aces.edu.

March 7...Winnsboro, South Carolina 6 - 8:30 PM ET.
Let's Talk Trees Workshop at Midlands Technical College - Fairfield Campus, 1674 Highway 321 North Business. This is the last part in a four part workshop. Topics of the fourth part may include: Where To Go for Assistance, When to Hire a Consultant, Basics of Timber Valuation, and Forest Taxation. The one time fee covers all four parts and includes four meals. Fee: $50. Contact Ryan Bean at (803) 432-9071x115 or rbean@clemson.edu.

March 9...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Course at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City. Fee: $30. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

March 9...White Springs, Florida 9 AM ET.
Landowner Tour at Lloyd Adams’ NuView Properties. Mr. Adams’ management plan includes prescribed fire, herbicide treatments, mowing, extensive fire lines, walking trails, and more. Wear outdoor clothing. Fee: $10; lunch provided. To register call the Columbia County Extension at (386) 758-1030.

March 13-14...Lee County.
Forest-Her on Fire at School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. 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. Weather permitting, attendees will experience a prescribed fire. Fee: $80; three meals included. Contact Dr. Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

March 14...Etowah County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Central Region Meeting will be held in Gadsden. The meeting will feature a presentation from the National Wild Turkey Federation. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

March 14...Mobile County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, N., Mobile. Speaker: PJ Waters. Contact Andrea Mitchell at (251) 574-8445 or mcgreaj@aces.edu.

March 16...Dickson, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park Lodge. Program title: Healthy Forests...Healthy Wildlife. Presenter: Dr. Brian Flock. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

March 18...Jefferson County 8 AM - 5 PM.
The Role of Fire in Alabama’s Ecology class and field trip will meet at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The field trip will enable participants to experience first-hand the effects of fire in contrast to areas where it has long-been prevented in the landscape. Instructors: Rachel Conley and John McGuire with Westervelt Ecological Services. Fee: $100. Contact John McGuire at (334) 821-1999 or jmcguire@westervelt.com.

March 18...Colbert/Lauderdale County 4 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Longhorn Arena, Tuscumbia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $35. Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 21...Clay County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Central Region Meeting will be held in Lineville. The meeting will feature a presentation on black bears by the Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

March 21...Escambia County 6 PM.
Recreational Pond Management at 175 Ag-Science Drive, Suite D, Brewton. Speaker: PJ Waters. Contact Anthony Wiggins at (251) 867-7660 or wiggia1@aces.edu.

March 28-30...Cheraw, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at Cheraw State Park. Fee: $200. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

March 30...Dale County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Southeast Region Meeting will be held in Ozark. The meeting will feature a presentation on feral swine by the USDA Wildlife Services. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

March 30...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 March 17. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

March 31...Macon County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Training on Pasture Improvement and Grazing Management at 201 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University. No fee. Pre-registration is required. Working lunch provided. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu.

 

> April 2017

April 6...Barbour County 6 PM. (Previously was April 13th)
Alabama Forestry Association Eufaula/Troy Area Regional Reception at Lakepoint Conference Center, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

April 6-7...Barbour County.
Southeast Regional Landowner Conference at Lakepoint Conference Center, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula. Topics include: Industry Panel, Advocacy, Managing Genetics, Gopher Tortoise and Timber Management, and more. WestRock Mill tour on second day. Fee: $55. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

April 7...Online 1 PM CT.
All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar: Mosquitos and Insect Borne Diseases. This webinar will discuss medically important mosquitos and mosquito-borne viruses endemic to and threatening the Southeast. Speaker: Dr. Derrick Mathias, Auburn University. Contact Ellen Huckabay at (251) 574-8445 or knighec@aces.edu.

April 19...Online 12 Noon CT.
Southern Pine Beetle Biology, Ecology, and Management. The southern pine beetle (SPB) is the most damaging pest of pine forests in the eastern U.S. Presenter: Dr. John Nowak, USDA Forest Service. Landowners, consulting foresters, foresters, land managers, and others are encouraged to participate. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

April 20...Talladega County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Childersburg Area Regional Reception at Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 21-22...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051.  Directions & Campus Map

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

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application

 

 

> May 2017

May 5...Online 1 PM CT.
All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar: Ticks. This webinar will talk about ticks you see and don’t see as well as how to protect yourself, your family, and your pets. Speaker: Dr. Thomas Mather, University of Rhode Island. Contact Bethany O’Rear at (205) 879-6964 or bao0004@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 11
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Ameriprise, 1500 Urban Center Drive, Suite 200, Birmingham. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. Very limited seating. No walk-ins please. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or rll@afoa.org.

May 18...Russell County.
Middle Chattahoochee Forests & Water Supply Forum at Troy University Riverside Campus, Phenix City. Topics: Watershed threats, Watershed programs, Watershed protection success factors, Forest needs, Drinking water needs, Conservation needs, and Watershed funding opportunities. Contact Kitty Weisman at (360) 481-2544 or kitty.weisman@icloud.com. Editor's note: If you attend one of these "training" meetings, please send a short report to rll@afoa.org on program content and the general thrust of the trainers. Thanks.

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

 

> June 2017

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. Fee: $20. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

 

> July 2017

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.

 

> August 2017


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.

 

> September 2017

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.

 

> October 2017

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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