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2009 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/21/09

Biographical Information About Speakers/Instructors: A-C, D-I, J-Q, R-Z

> January 2009

Each weekend of January…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends. Location: Lake Guntersville State Park. This program has been so popular they have added the first weekend of February as well. 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 4-10…Austin, Texas.
The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers. Location: Barton Creek Conference Center. DTN/The Progressive Farmer will award two $1875 scholarships to farm and ranch operators enrolling in this mid-career management course. Topics include: Financial management, Family business issues, Negotiation, Market trends and niches, and Labor and employee management. To apply contact Dr. Danny Klinefelter at (979) 845-7171 or danklinefelter@tamu.edu.

January 11-15...Tallahassee, Florida.
Tall Timbers’ Fire Ecology Conference. Location: Ramada Conference Center. Topics: Air Quality, Public Awareness, Smoke Management, Fire Management, and many more. Contact Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 or rose@ttrs.org.

January 13…Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Family Business in the New Economy presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Pre-order the entire 2009 series and save $40/conference. Call Lee at 1-800-551-0633.

January 20...Gainesville, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop Series: Use Prescribed Fire Safely and Effectively. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Lunch provided. Contact Benjamin Koubek at (352) 846-2374 or flboy275@ufl.edu.

January 20-21...Montgomery County.
Annual NonPoint Source Conference. Location: Montgomery Convention Center. 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, 2009...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more. Click Here for Index to Past Conferences. 


January 21-22...Marshall County.
Upland Rainwater Banking: An Alternative to Damming Larger Perennial Streams for Municipal, Industrial, and Agricultural Water Sources. Location: Guntersville State Park. Contact Dr. Sam Fowler at (334) 844-5542 or fowlesr@auburn.edu.

January 23...Chambers County 8 AM.
In-service Training in Forestry & Forests for Teachers sponsored by the County Forestry Planning Committee. Landowners should urge teachers to attend. Location: Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics to include: Wood Energy uses in the green movement, Timber Cruise Hands-on, Sawmill Tour, and Jeopardy Forestry Quiz. Fee: free; lunch provided. Teachers from outside Chambers County, please contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

January 24...DeKalb County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Wilderness Survival 101. Location: Little River Canyon Center, Ft. Payne. Learn hands-on methods of basic survival skills dealing with water, shelter, food, fire, and getting found. Fee: $20; Pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 27...Montgomery County 2 PM - 3 PM.
Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Energy. Location: Joint Briefing Room, Alabama State House. Contact Kristen Rector at (334) 395-0123 or repgregwren@yahoo.com.

January 27...Autauga County 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Timber Taxation Tips Seminar. Location: Autauga County Agricultural Center, Autaugaville. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

January 27-30...Covington County.
Longleaf Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $450; includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Call the Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.

January 28...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 AM - Noon ET.
Woody Biomass Workshop. Location: Suwannee River Regional Library. Attend to learn about the emerging importance of woody biomass utilization for energy production. Contact Brian Cobble at (386) 364-5314 or cobbleb@doacs.state.fl.us.

January 29...Brooksville, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop Series: Use Prescribed Fire Safely and Effectively. Location: Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Resources Management Training. Lunch provided. Contact Shaun Stewart at (352) 754-6865 or stewars@doacs.state.fl.us.

January 31...Statewide.
End of Deer Season.

> February 2009

February 1 - May 20…Online.
General Forestry Course. University of Maryland Online General Forestry Course is designed for individuals wishing to increase their understanding of forests and forest management. Fee: $400. Contact Nancy Stewart at (410) 827-8056 or nstewar1@umd.edu.

February 3...Statewide.
First Day of the 2009 Legislative Session. Please post bills of interest to owners of forestland on AFOA’s Legislation Tracking Web Page. See: www.afoa.org/leg.htm Call Billy at (205) 987-8811.

February 4...Jackson, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Mississippi Lake Development Symposium. Location: Telecom Center. This event will focus on using rainwater and rural land and how to transform them into assets with long-term economic development benefits. Fee: $55; lunch included. Call Jack Moody at (601) 359-9278.

February 4…Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Women in the Family Business presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Pre-order any 3 conferences and save $20 per conference. Call Lee at 1-800-551-0633.

February 5...Atlanta, Georgia 11:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
Legislative Luncheon. Location: Georgia Freight Depot. Fee: $30. Contact Marilou Myers at (478) 992-8110 or marilou@gfagrow.org.

February 7...Autauga County 8 AM - 4:15 PM.
Managing Land for Wild Turkeys. Location: Autauga County Extension Office, Autaugaville. Fee: $15; includes lunch. Registration deadline January 31. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

February 7...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Outdoors Writing Seminar. Location: Microtel Inn, Gulf Shores. A one-day seminar on how to write outdoors stories and get them published. Fee: $125. Contact John Phillips at (205) 967-3830 or nighthawkpub@mindspring.com.

February 7...Talladega County 2:45 PM.
Talladega Superspeedway Wild Game Cook-off. Location: Sprint Cup garage. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $40/person or $50/couple prior to the event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 10...Stoneville, Mississippi 8 AM.
Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Annual Meeting. Contact Penny Byler at (662) 686-3154 or pbyler@fs.fed.us.

February 10...Tuscaloosa County 11:30 AM.
Black Warrior Chapter Society of American Foresters Meeting. Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Auditorium. Speaker: Bill Buchanan of Buchanan Hardwoods. Small fee includes lunch. Pre-registration required. Contact John Tiley at (601) 755-0925 or johntiley@comcast.net.

February 10...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception. Location: RSA Plaza Terrace, Montgomery. Cocktails and hors d'oeurves. Business attire suggested. Call Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

February 10...Jefferson County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard's Bar-B-Que on Acton Road. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

February 10-13...Covington County.
Longleaf Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $450; includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Call the Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.

February 11...Nationwide 2 PM ET.
Forest Management During Climate Change. Location: Webinar. Presenter: Maria Janowiak, Outreach Scientist, Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science. This presentation is geared to help land managers, consulting foresters, and private forest landowners stay informed on the latest science and tech transfer tools related to forest-based adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Contact Sarah Hines at (610) 557-4218 or shines@fs.fed.us.

February 11-13...Starkville, Mississippi.
Quail Workshop. Location: Mississippi State University. Topics include: Habitat management, Supplemental feeding and food plots, and Predator control. Landowners are encouraged to bring maps, photos, and data to receive detailed recommendations specific to their property. Fee: $375. Contact Scott Messina at (662) 325-3174 or smessina@cfr.msstate.edu.

February 12...Webinar 11 AM CT.
The Role of Ag and Forestry in a Reduced Carbon Economy. Contact Brent Bailey at (601) 573-4815 or bbailey@25x25.org.

February 12...Sarasota, Florida 12 PM - 2:30 PM ET.
The Eight Myths of Recycling. Location: University of South Florida. The second of a four part presentation by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and the University of South Florida (USF) demonstrating that free markets and economic progress are the best way to bring about improved environmental quality. Fee: $25; includes lunch. Contact Pam Gleason at (941) 359-4603 or pgleason@sar.usf.edu.

February 12...Corinth, Mississippi 6 PM.
Carbon Credits. Location: Alcorn County Extension Office. Pre-register by February 11. Contact Patrick Poindexter at (662) 286-7755 or patrickp@ext.msstate.edu.

February 17...Holt, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Forest Stewardship Workshop Series: Use Prescribed Fire Safely and Effectively. Location: Blackwater River State Forest. Lunch provided. Call Santa Rosa County Extension Office at (850) 675-6654.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 18, 2009...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more. Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


February 18...Nationwide Noon - 1PM with repeat at 7 PM - 8PM.
ForestConnect Internet Seminar Series: Diameter Limit Cutting and Exploitation. Join guest speaker, Dr. Ralph Nyland, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

February 19...Forsyth, Georgia 8 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Forest Bioenergy Conference. Location: Georgia Forestry Association. Fee: $150; February 5 deadline. Contact Shawn Baker at (706) 542-4298 or sbaker@warnell.uga.edu.

February 19...Walker County 9:30 AM - 1 PM.
Woody Biomass Workshop. Location: CHS Building, Jasper. Informational workshop with no fee, but reservations are required. Snacks only. Call Katherine Patton at kpattonwalkersoil@gmail.com or (205) 387-1879.

February 19...Nationwide Noon ET.
Biomass Removal Case Studies: Lessons Learned and Strategies for Success Webinar. The biomass removals include fuel reduction treatments, stand improvement harvests, habitat improvement projects, and extraction of fuel for biomass energy plants. The discussion will focus on the importance of early and substantial public involvement, partnerships with efficient contractors, existing markets, and harvest mechanization. Fee: $30. Contact Scott Bagley of the National Network of Forest Practitioners at (740) 593-8733 or scott@nnfp.us.

February 22-24...Athens, Georgia.
Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Location: Hilton Garden Inn. The conference’s focus is on outdoor-based leisure, recreation, and tourism research. Fee: $90. Call Taylor Stein at (352) 846-0860 or tstein@ufl.edu.

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

February 24-27...Covington County.
Longleaf Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $450; includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Call the Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.

February 25...Monroe County 1 PM - 5 PM.
Timber Taxation Workshop. Location: Monroe County Extension Office. Fee: $50. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

February 26...Henry County 8 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Feral Hog Damage. Location: AAES Wiregrass Center, Headland. Fee: $10; includes lunch. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

February 27...Nationwide 12 PM - 1 PM ET.
Forest Taxation Webinar. Speaker: Linda Wang, USDA Forest Service Forest Taxation Specialist. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

February 27 - March 1...Destin, Florida.
Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting. Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Fee: $345. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

February 28...Statewide.
End of Rabbit, Squirrel, Raccoon, Opossum, and Quail Seasons.

> March 2009

March 3...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Manage for Multiple Resources - Techniques and Demonstrations. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center. Topics include: Regeneration, Wildlife Habitat Management, and Vegetation Management. Lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March 3...Madison County.
Special Primary Election for electing a member of the Alabama Senate, District 7. The runoff election will be April 21, and the general election will be June 9.

March 4...Baldwin County 8 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Feral Hog Damage. Location: 5 Rivers Delta Center, Spanish Fort. Fee: $10; includes lunch. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

March 5...Sarasota, Florida 12 PM - 2:30 PM ET.
Inconvenient Truths: Climate Change - An Objective View Looking at Both Sides. Location: University of South Florida. The second of a four part presentation by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and the University of South Florida (USF) demonstrating that free markets and economic progress are the best way to bring about improved environmental quality. Fee: $25; includes lunch. Contact Pam Gleason at (941) 359-4603 or pgleason@sar.usf.edu.

March 5...Crenshaw County 6:30 PM.
Treasure Forest Association Chapter Meeting. Location: Tom Harbin Agriculture Center, Luverne. Call Derek at (334) 335-6312.

March 6-8...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. Location: Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake. 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 $199; includes meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Call Sylvia Payne at (334) 242-3151 or sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

March 7...Madison County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Small Ruminant Symposium: Sustainable Goat and Sheep Production. Location: Winfred Thomas AG Research Station, Hazel Green. Contact Robert Spencer at (256) 766-6223 or rds0002@aces.edu.

March 7...Chattanooga, Tennessee 9:30 AM - 3 PM.
The American Chestnut Foundation Southern Regional Meeting. Location: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Call Paul Sisco at (828) 645-3410.

March 7...Live Oak, Florida 10 AM - 12 PM ET.
Wildlife Food Plot Field Day. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center. Register by March 5. Call the Suwannee County Extension Office at (386) 362-2771.

March 10...Balm, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Manage for Multiple Resources - Techniques and Demonstrations. Location: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Topics include: Regeneration, Wildlife Habitat Management, and Vegetation Management. Lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March 12...Dallas County 8 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Feral Hog Damage. Location: Southern Sportsmans Lodge, Tyler. Fee: $10; includes lunch. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

March 12-13...Madison County.
Training of the Trainers Workshop. Location: Alabama A&M University. This workshop will cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: alternative farm business enterprises, sustainable agriculture, business planning, business development, financial management, record keeping, and marketing opportunities. Contact E’licia at (256) 372-4970 or elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu.

March 13...Nationwide 12 PM - 1 PM ET.
Forest Taxation Webinar. This is a re-cast of the February 27 webinar. Speaker: Linda Wang, USDA Forest Service Forest Taxation Specialist. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

March 13...Jefferson County 9:30 AM - 3 PM.
Timber Taxation Workshop. Location: Botanical Gardens. Fee: $50; $10 discount for pre-registration. Contact Bessie Buchanan at (334) 844-1002 or buchabz@auburn.edu.

March 16...Statewide.
Turkey Season opens in all or portions of 59 counties.

March 17...Madison, Florida 8:45 AM - 12 PM ET.
Silviculture Best Management Practices Workshop. Location: Madison County Extension Office. Call Jim Fleming at (850) 973-5115.

March 17-20...Lee County.
Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Auburn University. There is pre-study required. There will be a pre-study test on the first day of class. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

March 18...Nationwide 2 PM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Taxation Webinar Part II: Casualty Losses in Timber - Determining a Deduction. Speaker: Deborah Gaddis, Forest Taxation Extension Specialist, Mississippi State University. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

March 18...Nationwide 2 PM ET.
CVal: A Carbon Valuation Tool for Foresters and Private Forest Landowners. Location: Webinar. Presenter: Sarah Hines, Presidential Management Fellow, USFS. This presentation is geared to help land managers, consulting foresters, and private forest landowners stay informed on the latest science and tech transfer tools related to forest-based adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Contact Sarah Hines at (610) 557-4218 or shines@fs.fed.us.

March 18-20...Lake Oconee, Georgia.
The Timberland Asset: Stable Investments for Turbulent Times. Location: Ritz Carlton Lodge. Topics included: Current Trends in the Asset Class, Rethinking Debt in Timberland Transactions, The Changing Role of Rural Real Estate on Portfolio Strategy, International Timberland Investments, Ecosystem Services in Timberland Investments, and Forest Inventory and Appraisal. Fee: $1,300. Contact Tommy Tye at (706) 542-5079 or ttye@warnell.uga.edu.

March 20...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Feral Hog Damage. Location: Belk Activity Center, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $10; includes lunch. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

March 22-25…Newton, Georgia.
Ecological Forestry Workshop. Location: Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. This course will cover the basic principles of ecological forestry in pine grasslands of the southeastern coastal plain of the U.S. Fee: $400; includes lodging, meals, and course materials. Call Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706 or jmccorve@jonesctr.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 24, 2009...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more. Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


March 24...Jay, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM CT.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Manage for Multiple Resources - Techniques and Demonstrations. Location: West Florida Research and Education Center. Topics include: Regeneration, Wildlife Habitat Management, and Vegetation Management. Lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March 24...Russell County 10 AM - 3:45 PM.
Southeast Land Trust Conference Field Day. Location: Sehoy Plantation Store. Call John Stivers at (706) 773-5749.

March 26...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
LandMark Systems Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters. This course teaches how to use ArcGIS for forestry applications like integrating basemaps, GPS data and cruise data to create terrific maps, and digitizing on top of aerial photos. Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

March 26...Trenton, Florida 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Timber Market, Timber Sales and Alternative Opportunities for Landowners - How to make the biggest bang for your buck with your forest. Location: Trenton Community Center. Lunch provided. RSVP by March 20. Contact Greg Marshall at (352) 463-3138 or marshag@doacs.state.fl.us.

March 26-28...Dublin, Georgia.
Annual Meeting of the American Paulownia Association. Location: LaQuinta Inn. Topics include: Site Selection, Planting, Maintenance, Harvesting, and Marketing. Fee: $70. Call Danny Blickenstaff at (301) 790-2372.

March 27...Cleburne County 9 AM - Noon.
Waterfall Tour & Easy Hike. Location: Cheaha State Park. Driving and hiking tour of several beautiful waterfalls. Fee: $20; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

March 28...Shelby County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Medicinal Plant Growers Association Meeting. Location: Shelby County Agriculture Center. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Mike Reeves at (205) 773-2549.

March 29-30...Washington, D.C.
Washington DC Legislative Fly-In. Help educate members of Congress on the importance of America’s private forestland. AFOA staff members (and landowners) Lee & Eyvon Laechelt attended the 2008 Forest Landowners Association Fly-In and strongly urge AFOA members to participate. The Fly-In is free of charge for Forest Landowners Association members, not AFOA members. Contact Brendan Davis at 1-800-325-2954 or bdavis@forestlandowners.com.

March 29-April 3...New Haven, Connecticut.
Executives Learning About Forestry. Location: Yale University. An intensive one-week course for experienced executives needing to learn more about the forestry sector. Fee: $8000. Call Barbara Ruth at (203) 432-5117 or barbara.ruth@yale.edu.

> April 2009

April 1...Morristown, Tennessee 6 PM - 8 PM.
Tennessee Forest Assessment Public Meeting. Location: Morristown Utilities Building. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

April 1...Statewide.
Alabama Landowner Incentive Program Deadline. This cost share program will pay up to 64% of the total cost for longleaf restoration, which includes chemical site preparation, site prep burn, cost of longleaf seedlings and the cost of planting. There is not a minimal amount of acreage required, and crop land as well as cutover land is eligible. Contact Traci George at (334) 353-0503 or traci.george@dcnr.alabama.gov.

April 2...Lake City, Florida 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Landowner Workshop: Forestry Herbicides. Location: Columbia County Extension Office. Pre-register; lunch included. Contact Stan Shepard at (386) 758-5713 or shepars@doacs.state.fl.us.

April 2...Covington County 9 AM.
Cogongrass (identification, control & gov't assistance) Workshop. Location: Farm Service Agency Office, Andalusia. This workshop will educate landowners on the proper identification of Cogongrass, current control methods, and information on government assistance. Contact Gary Cole at (251) 867-5368 or gary.cole@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 2...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Cogongrass Management. Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Auditorium. Fee: $5; dinner included. Contact Patrick O’Neal at (205) 333-0116 or patrick.o'neal@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 3...Thomasville, Georgia Noon ET.
Hunting Dog and Human First Aid Workshop. Location: Remington EMS. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about basic first aid and designed to help guide you in making important decisions before help arrives. Fee: $20; includes lunch. Call R. J. Byrne with the Thomas County Extension Office at (229) 225-4130.

April 3-4...Lee County.
From Trees to Products, an interactive Biofuels event. Location: Auburn. See bioenergy machines in use. Fee: $50. Call Joe Roberson at (334) 703-8528cell.

April 4...Newton, Georgia 10 AM - 2 PM.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center Open House. Activities include: Slide show presentation, Hands-on learning activities for kids of all ages, Wagon tours, Walking tours of working research facilities, and more. Bring a picnic lunch, drinks and tables provided. Call the Research Center at (229) 734-4706.

April 6...Jackson, Tennessee 6 PM - 8 PM.
Tennessee Forest Assessment Public Meeting. Location: UT West Tennessee Agriculture Center. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

April 7...Sarasota, Florida 12 PM - 2:30 PM ET.
Green Jobs: Myth or Reality. Location: University of South Florida. The second of a four part presentation by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and the University of South Florida (USF) demonstrating that free markets and economic progress are the best way to bring about improved environmental quality. Fee: $25; includes lunch. Contact Pam Gleason at (941) 359-4603 or pgleason@sar.usf.edu.

April 7...Jefferson County 2 - 4 PM.
The Cahaba Clean Water Partnership. Location: Jefferson County Environmental Services Building. Call Patti Pennington at (205) 264-8453.

April 7-10...Covington County.
Longleaf Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $450; includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Call the Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.

April 9...Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Transition Planning in a Volatile Economy presented by The Family Business Advisor. Topics: Impact of the economy on your wealth outside of the business, Transitioning businesses with lower than anticipated value, Advantages of turn-down for your transition, Repeal of valuation tax, and Possible repeal of Family Limited Partnership write-offs Fee: $159 per dial-in site. Call Family Business Advisor at 1-800-551-0633.

April 9...Lee County 4 PM.
Best Management Practices (BMP) Workshop. Location: Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest. Dinner included with registration. Call Chuck Brown at (334) 749-3353.

April 9...Monroe County 6:30 PM.
Cogongrass Workshop. Location: Monroe County Agriculture Center, Monroeville. This workshop will educate landowners on the proper identification of Cogongrass, current control methods, and information on government assistance. Contact Gary Cole at (251) 867-5368 or gary.cole@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 10...DeKalb County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Fly Fishing Techniques. Location: Little River Canyon Center. Join Dr. Chris Murdock to learn the basics of fly fishing. Each participant will leave with a set of hand-tied flies. Fee: $10; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

April 14...Jefferson County 10 AM - Noon.
Warrior River Steering Committee Meeting. Location: Jefferson County Shades Valley Complex. Call Patti Pennington at (205) 264-8453.

April 14...Jefferson County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard's Bar-B-Que on Acton Road. Speaker: John Stivers, Consulting Forester. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

April 14...Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington counties.
Special Primary Election: Senate District 22 to electing a member of the Alabama Senate to replace Senator Pat Lindsey.

April 14-15...Athens, Georgia.
Managing Existing Pine Stands for Investment Returns. Location: The Classic Center, Willow Room. Attendees will leave with a good understanding of how stand value development can be accelerated or decelerated depending on decisions made throughout the life of the stand. Fee: $445; $80 discount if paid by March 24. Lunch provided on day one. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

April 15...Chipley, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Forest Stewardship Silvopasture Tour. Location: George C. Owens Farm. See one of the most renowned silvopasture operations in the Southeast. Silvopasture combines trees with forage and livestock production. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

April 15...Lawrence County 1 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Valley District Meeting. Location: Moulton Recreation Center. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

April 16...Waycross, Georgia 8 AM - 5 PM.
Southeastern Region Council on Forest Engineering Meeting. Location: Holiday Inn. $75; lunch included. Contact Tom Gallagher at (334) 844-1095 or tgallagher@auburn.edu.

April 16...Mobile County 6:30 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting. Location: Archer Center. Call Tommy Pittman at (251) 633-9720.

April 21-24...Covington County.
Longleaf Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $450; includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Call the Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.


April 22...Cleburne County 9:30 AM - 5 PM.
AFOA Educational Program: Forest Taxation Workshop for Landowners in Cleburne Room, Cheaha State Park Restaurant. Instructors: Dr. John L. Greene, Research Forester, USFS Southern Research Station & Dr. Linda Wang, USFS Forest Taxation Specialist. Dinner on your own. Fee: $75; includes Wednesday lunch, coffee breaks, 5 PM early-bird reception, Thursday Annual Meeting registration, lunch, Hot Dog & Marshmallow Roast, and Friday Tour.


6 CFE points available for attending.

Landowner Program and Registration Form

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Form



April 22...Cleburne County 11 AM to 5 PM.
AFOA Educational Program: Forest Industry Tour. The tour will depart at 11 AM (estimate) and return by 5 PM. Dinner on your own. Fee: $45; includes 5 PM early-bird reception, Thursday Annual Meeting registration, lunch, Hot Dog & Marshmallow Roast, and Friday Tour.


3 CFE points available for attending.

Landowner Program & Registration Form

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Form



AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: Back to Basics

April 22-24, 2009...Cleburne County.
Location: Bald Rock Lodge, Cheaha State Park.
Fee: $25;
includes Wednesday evening early bird reception, Thursday lunch, Thursday evening Hot Dog & Marshmallow Roast, and Friday Tour.
Reserve State Park Hotel Rooms, Cabins, or Chalets: 1-800-846-2654.

Wednesday:
5 PM early-bird Reception for Tax Seminar & Tour participants and other early birds. Dinner on your own.

Thursday:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Topics: forest & wildlife management, trail & road design & construction, estate planning (for 2010), financial positioning & political considerations, buying & selling land & timber, leasing land for hunting, camping, or OHV trail riding, boundary lines and adverse possession, business and tax record keeping, information sharing using Google maps, equipment purchasing, tree ID and land & timber measurements. Selling Carbon Offsets & Biomass Markets, while not basic, will be included. 4 CFE points available for attending.

Friday:
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM Caravan tour of local forest management will include prescribed fire and trail maintenance.

Landowner Program & Registration Form

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Form

Map and directions to the Bald Rock Lodge


April 22 & 23...Lauderdale County.
Spring Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN). Location: Joe Wheeler State Park. This program helps children understand forests and forest management taught by forestry professionals and landowners as well. Contact FAWN if you are interested in volunteering your assistance. Call Eli Thornton at (256) 757-2269.

April 23...Columbus, Georgia 8 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Landowner Field Day. Location: SOMA Farms. Topics: Quail management, Hog control, Dove Field, Food Plot strategies, and Pond management. Fee: $25. Contact Andy Whitaker at 1-800-441-6826 or info@wildlifetrends.com.

April 23...Franklin County 1 PM.
Cogongrass Workshop. Location: Franklin County Alabama Forestry Commission Office, Russellville. This workshop will educate landowners on the proper identification of Cogongrass, current control methods, and information on government assistance. Contact Gary Cole at (251) 867-5368 or gary.cole@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 23...Tuscaloosa County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Warrior District Meeting. Location: Chuck's Fish Camp. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

April 18-25...Statewide.
Don’t Drop It On Alabama Spring Cleanup. All bags, Auto Litter Bags, and brochures furnished through Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS). Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737.

April 25...Calhoun County 10 AM - 3 PM.
Cultivating Shiitake Mushrooms in Natural Logs. Location: Jacksonville State University. Learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms and how to make money doing it. Fee: $40; bring your own lunch. Pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

April 27-29…Houston County.
Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council Annual Meeting. Location: Holiday Inn South, Dothan. Fee: $250; $50 discount if paid by February 28. Call (334) 774-2334.

April 28...Lexington, South Carolina 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM.
Lexington County Annual Forestry Meeting. Location: Gibson Commons Conference Center. Topics include: Quail and Deer Management, Herbicides, Non-native Invasive Species, Decline of Southern Forests, and Estate Planning. Contact Beth Richardson at (803) 534-6280 or mrchrds@clemson.edu.

April 28...Jefferson County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Vulcan District Meeting. Location: Extension Service Office. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

April 30...Statewide.
End of Turkey Season.

> May 2009

May 1...Winston County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Bill and Jeannie Snoddy’s Loblolly Farm, Double Springs. Fee: $20; pre-registration required. Lunch included. Call Johnna Franks at (205)489-5014 or winston.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

May 1...Bibb County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Pre-Bid Meeting & Biomass Harvesting. Location: National Guard Armory, Brent. Call Katy Smitherman at (205) 926-9765x214.

May 2...Walker County 8:30 AM - Noon.
Forestry Planning Committee Landowner Tour. Location: Mr. Frank Banks property in McCollum. Lunch provided. Call Jim Junkin at (205) 333-1490.

May 2…Lee County 9 AM - Noon.
Landowner Workshop. Location: Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. Topic: Evolving Markets for Forest Landowners - Carbon Offset Projects and Conservation & Mitigation Banks. Fee: $15; lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Mardie Pfeiffer at (334) 481-2135 or mpfeiffer@alaforestry.org.

May 2…Shelby County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Outdoor Alabama Expo. Location: Oak Mountain State Park. Free day of family fun with wildlife exhibits, kids’ fishing, rock climbing, archery, and more. Contact Kim Nix at (334) 242-3157 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

May 2...Henderson, Tennessee 8:10 AM.
Income Opportunities for Your Forest. Location: Chickasaw State Forest. Lunch provided. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

May 2...DeKalb County.
Annual Wildflower Saturday at DeSoto State Park. Multiple hikes from morning through afternoon led by DeSoto’s Brittney Hughes and other botanists. May 9 is another Wildflower Saturday at Little River Canyon. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

May 4-5...Baldwin County.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Annual Meeting. Location: Island House Hotel, Orange Beach. Fee: $175. Call Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006.

May 5...Jefferson County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Annual Alabama Invasive Plant Council Conference. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Fee: $45. Lunch provided for pre-registrants. Contact Curtis Hansen at (334) 844-1630 or hansecj@auburn.edu.

May 5 & 6...Colbert County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (For Kids). Location: North Alabama State Fair Grounds, Muscle Shoals. Contact Jamie Carpenter at (256) 383-4323 or jamie.carpenter@al.usda.gov.

May 5-6...Tifton, Georgia.
Pine Straw Short Course. Location: Campus Conference Center. Fee: $210. Lunch included. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

May 5-8...Covington County.
Longleaf Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $450; includes lodging, meals, and tuition. Call the Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.

May 6...Wiggins, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Natural Resource Enterprises Workshop. Location: Lake Toc-O-Leen. Learn business and wildlife habitat management basics with expert speakers and a field trip. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Scott Messina at (662) 325-3133.

May 7...Lowndes County 8 AM - 4:45 PM.
Managing Hardwoods Seminar. Location: Southern Sportsman Lodge, Tyler. Fee: $20; includes lunch. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

May 7...Tallahassee, Florida 7 PM.
Florida Native Plant Society. Location: Florida State University. Topic: Forest Plants of the Southeast and their Wildlife Uses. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 7...Madison County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (For Kids). Location: Alabama A&M University, Hazel Green. Contact Gokul Ghale at (256) 828-2114 or gokul.ghale@aamu.edu.

May 8...Miccosukee, Florida 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Bobwhite Quail Management: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Sunnyhill Plantation. A program for landowners, managers, hunters, and others interested in game habitat management, hunting, fishing, outdoor first aid and best natural resource management practices. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Bill Giuliano at (342) 846-0575 or docg@ufl.edu.

May 9...Brookhaven, Mississippi 9 AM.
County Forestry Association Field Day. Location: Kees Tree Farm. Call Rebecca Bates at (601) 835-3460 or rebeccab@ext.msstate.edu.

May 12...Escambia County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Longleaf Pine Management for the Private Landowner. Location: Escambia Experimental Forest, Brewton. Fee: $20; lunch and snacks provided. Contact Jennifer Morse at (334) 844-8038 or jzm0013@auburn.edu.  Here is a link to a 13 minute video describing the history of research on the Escambia Experimental Forest.

May 12...Tuscaloosa County 11:30 AM.
Black Warrior SAF Chapter meeting. Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Auditorium, Tuscaloosa. Speakers: Zack Steed, Financial Advisor, will talk about financial alternatives for forest owners and John McMillan, retired Alabama Forestry Association, will talk about the state of forestry in Alabama. Call John Tiley at (205) 562-5806.

May 12...Tallapoosa County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Capital & Piedmont District Meeting. Location: Children's Harbor Lodge. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

May 12...Jefferson County.
Special Primary Election
for a member of the Alabama Senate District 19. Runoff if needed: June 30, then general election August 18. If no runoff is needed, general election is June 30.

May 12-13...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to SiMS 2009. An introductory course designed for foresters, landowners, real estate appraisers, and land managers who want to able to use the software to make growth and yield estimates, silviculture and harvest recommendations, and carbon sequestration potentials. Fee: $495. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

May 12-15...Lee County.
Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Forestry & Wildlife Building, Auburn University. There is required pre-study with pre-study test on the first day of the course. Anyone interested in the use of prescribed/controlled fire as a natural resource management tool is encouraged to attend whether they expect to apply for certification or not. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net (preferred).

May 14...Walker County 10 AM - Noon.
Warrior River Clean Water Partnership Middle Sub-Basin Meeting. Location: Allied Waste Pineview Landfill. Call Patti Pennington at (205) 264-8453.

May 14...Covington County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Longleaf District Meeting. Location: Solon Dixon Center. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

May 14...Sumter County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (For Kids). Location: Lake LU, Livingston. Contact Mandee Carrier at (256) 652-7521 or mandee.carrier@al.nacdnet.net.

May 15...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (For Kids). Location: VFW Fairgrounds, Fort Payne. Contact Chip Blanton at (256) 845-0535 or cblanton@ftpayk12.org.

May 16...DeKalb County 10 AM - Noon.
Edible & Interesting Plants Workshop for Children. Location: DeSoto State Park Nature Center. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

May 18...Madison County 6 PM.
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Workshop. Location: Charles H. Stone Ag Center, Huntsville. WRP is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. Call Anthony Hudson at (256) 532-1692x3. Editors Note: Easements are forever and give the easement holder veto power over land management decisions - forever.

May 19...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Timber Market Analysis. Teaches a detailed approach and specific strategies for analyzing timber markets for timberland, bioenergy, wood procurement, and forestry consulting applications. Fee: $600. Contact Amanda Hamsley at (478) 396-0704 or ahamsley@forisk.com.

May 19...Athens, Georgia 8:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part I. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. This course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments. Fee: $225. Lunch provided. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

May 19...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop/Hike: Tree/Plant ID for Landowners. Location: Morningside Nature Center. Learn to identify some of the tree, shrub, and herbaceous species on your property. Pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Contact Anandi Banerjee at (352) 846-2374 or anandibanerjee@ufl.edu.

May 19...Dale County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Wiregrass District Meeting. Location: Dale County Ag Center. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

May 19...Limestone County 6 PM.
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Workshop. Location: Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources District Office, Tanner. WRP is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. Call Anthony Hudson at (256) 532-1692x3. Editors Note: Easements are forever and give the easement holder veto power over land management decisions - forever.

May 19-20...Tifton, Georgia.
Forest Herbicide Workshop. Location: Tifton Campus Conference Center. Foresters, land managers, and landowners should attend if interested in developing and implementing safe, effective forest herbicide programs. Fee: $210; $25 discount if paid by May 1. Lunch included. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

May 20-21...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part II. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. This course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments. Fee: $445; $55 discount if paid by April 28. Lunch provided. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

May 20-21...Jackson, Mississippi.
Annual Southern Bioproducts and Renewable Energy Conference. Location: Jackson Hilton Hotel. Fee: $195. Contact Brent Bailey at (601) 573-4815 or bbailey@25x25.org.

May 19-22...Covington County.
Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Center. There is required pre-study with pre-study test on the first day of the course. Anyone interested in the use of prescribed/controlled fire as a natural resource management tool is encouraged to attend whether they expect to apply for certification or not. Funding for room and board may be available to land owners who are currently participating in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Land Owner Longleaf Pine Incentive Program. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net (preferred).

May 21...Franklin County 6 PM.
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Workshop. Location: Northwest Shoals Community College, Phil Campbell. WRP is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. Call Anthony Hudson at (256) 532-1692x3. Editors Note: Easements are forever and give the easement holder veto power over land management decisions - forever.

May 23...DeKalb County 2 PM - 4 PM.
Herbal Medicine Making Workshop. Location: DeSoto State Park Nature Center. An introductory class geared towards learning medicinal properties of plants including how to make salves and poultices. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

May 26...Madison County.
Special Primary Election to elect a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 6. Runoff if needed: July 14, then general election September 1. If no runoff is needed, general election is July 14.

May 27-29...Amelia Island, Florida.
National Forest Landowners Association Conference. Location: Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Fee: $500. Contact the Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

May 28...Butler County 8 AM.
Natural Resource Enterprises Workshop. Location: Bent Creek Lodge, Butler. Learn business and wildlife habitat management basics with expert speakers and a field trip. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Scott Messina at (662) 325-3133.

May 28...Dallas County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Blackbelt District Meeting. Location: Central Alabama Farmers Co-op. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

May 28...Jasper, Florida 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM ET.
Landowner Workshop: Marketing Your Forest Products. Location: Hamilton County Extension Office. Topics include: Forest Products, Contracts, Timber Security, Invasive Exotic Plants, and Forestry Herbicides. Dinner included with pre-registration. Contact Greg Staten at (386) 792-1269 or stateng@doacs.state.fl.us.

May 29...Webinar 11 AM ET.
Cogongrass Management. Mark McClure, Forest Health Specialist, will discuss cogongrass control methods, educational efforts, and the projects the Georgia Forestry Commission has undertaken to stop the weed from spreading across their state. Please review the log-on instructions carefully and make sure the Live Meeting program works on your computer in advance of the Webinar. Not recommended for the technically challenged.

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May 29-30...Morgantown, West Virginia.
SAWLEX: The Sawmill & Logging Expo. Location: Mylan Park. “The Great Portable Sawmill Shootout®, a head-to-head demonstration event with factory crews operating portable sawmills, will return to SAWLEX in 2009, as well as The Great Firewood Competition®, a shoot-out for firewood splitting and processing equipment.” Fee: $15. $12 for AFOA members. Call Ted Hugger at (207) 799-1356 or thugger@maine.rr.com.

May 30...Oak Ridge, Tennessee 8 AM.
Income Opportunities for Your Forest. Location: University of Tennessee Forest Resources Center. Lunch provided. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

May 30...Baldwin County 9 AM - Noon.
Landowner Workshop. Location: Five Rivers - Alabama’s Delta Resource Center. Topic: Evolving Markets for Forest Landowners - Carbon Offset Projects and Conservation & Mitigation Banks. Fee: $15; lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Mardie Pfeiffer at (334) 481-2135 or mpfeiffer@alaforestry.org.

May 31 - June 4...Columbia, Missouri.
North American Agroforestry Conference of the Association for Temperate Agroforestry. Location: Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center. Fee: $349; discount available for early registration. Contact Julie Rhoads at (573) 882-3234 or rhoadsj@missouri.edu.

> June 2009

June 1-4…Memphis, Tennessee.
Hardwoods 101. Location: National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) Inspector Training School. Make better decisions about your hardwoods by learning about their value and the inner-workings of the industry and marketplace. Fee: $1650; most meals included. Call Renee Hornsby at (901) 399-7560.

June 1 - August 14...On-Line Course.
On-Line Woodland Options for Landowners. Learn more about your forests, what they offer, and how to manage your forestland for your goals. Fee: $25. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

June 2...Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, & Monroe Counties.
Election for Alabama Senate District 22 formerly held by Pat Lindsey.

Cancelled June 3-13...Sweden and Norway.
Alabama Forestry Association Tour. Travel through Norway and Sweden taking part in many forestry activities/meetings including the Elmia Wood Fair, the world’s largest working machinery fair in the forest. Fee: $3800-4000. Contact Dr. Glenn Glover at (334) 821-7091 or glover@auburn.edu.

June 4...Washington County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Delta District Meeting. Location: Deer Creek Golf Club. Postponed from May 26. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

June 5-8...Bogart, Georgia.
Deer Steward II Certification Course. The Deer Steward II course will focus on the application of principles covered in Deer Steward I: herd management, habitat management, hunter management, and herd monitoring. It will include a mix of field and classroom instruction. Deer Steward I must be completed to take this course. Call Matthew Ross at (802) 753-7614.

June 6...Autauga County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Managing Land for Bobwhite Quail. Location: Autauga County Extension Office, Autaugaville. Fee: $15; includes lunch. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

June 6...DeKalb County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Medicinal & Edible Plants Workshop & Hike. Location: DeSoto State Park Nature Center. Come learn about different species of medicinal plants found in our forests with botanist Francine Hutchinson. Fee:$30; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

June 9...Madison County.
Election for Alabama Senate District 7 formerly held by Parker Griffith.

June 9...Shelby County 3 PM - 6 PM.
Landowner Workshop. Location: Alabama Green Industry Training Center, North Shelby Library. Topic: Evolving Markets for Forest Landowners - Carbon Offset Projects and Conservation & Mitigation Banks. Fee: $15. Pre-registration required. Followed by a Tree Farm Inspector Awards Dinner - a "Low Country Boil!". Postponed from May 9 with time of day change also. Contact Mardie Pfeiffer at (334) 481-2135 or mpfeiffer@alaforestry.org.

June 9...Jefferson County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard's Bar-B-Que on Acton Road. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

June 10-11...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management. Location: The Classic Center. Forestry professionals and forest landowners should attend if interested in wildlife management on their lands. Fee: $375. Lunch included. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

June 10-12...Jefferson County.
Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Meeting. Location: Doubletree Hotel, Birmingham. This conference will take a close look at our natural resources and see how the state is positioning itself for bioenergy production. Fee: $175. Call Perry Oakes at (334) 887-4536.

June 11...Pike County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Cogongrass Seminar. Classroom time and a short field trip planned. Light refreshments served. Call Mac Prince at (334) 566-3436.

Postponed...Jackson County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Mountain District Meeting. Location: Mud Creek Restaurant, Hollywood, Alabama. Call the AFA at (334) 265-8733.

June 11-13...New Orleans, Louisiana.
Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition. Location: New Orleans Convention Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. A series of educational seminars is also held in conjunction with EXPO. Sponsored by: Southern Forest Products Association. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x214 or egee@sfpa.org.

June 12 & 13...DeKalb County 7 PM & 8 AM respectively.
Fine Art Landscape Photography 2 Part Workshop. Location: Little River Canyon Center, near Fort Payne. Participants will learn compositional techniques in field application with Master photographer and print maker John Alexander Dersham. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

June 15...Crenshaw County 10 AM.
Forest Landowner Tour. Location: Browder Veneer Mill, Petrey. Tour will end with lunch. Pre-register for lunch. Call the Crenshaw County Extension Office at (334) 335-6312.

June 16...Polycom Videoconference, Florida 1 PM - 4 PM ET.
Think Locally, Act Neighborly to Combat Invasive Species. The videoconference will be broadcast live via Polycom from the University of Florida in Gainesville to Extension facilities in the following Florida counties:

  • Clay
  • Gadsden
  • Hillsborough
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Madison
  • Miami-Dade
  • Osceola
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sarasota
  • St. Lucie
  • Walton

Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

June 16-19...Tuscaloosa County.
Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Office, Tuscaloosa. There is required pre-study with pre-study test on the first day of the course. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net (preferred).

June 17…NATIONWIDE 10:00 AM (CT).
CAPITAL IDEAS - LIVE! 30-minute Telephone News Conference for Alabama Forest Owners. Listen on your phone or later on the web. Call AFOA to register: (205) 987-8811.

June 17...Webcast 11 AM - 1 PM.
Center for Watershed Protection's Watershed & Stormwater Management Webcast. Topic: Managing Stormwater in the Age of Budget Cuts. Call Center for Watershed Protection at (410) 461-8323 or center@cwp.org.

June 18...Jackson, Tennessee 5 PM.
West Tennessee Regional Meeting of Tennessee Forestry Association. Location: Catfish Cabin. Fee: $15; dinner included. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

June 18...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters Class. The goal of this class is to simplify ArcGIS and make it a practical tool for the field forester or landowner. Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

June 23...Pickens County 5 PM - 8 PM.
Cogongrass Field Day. Location: Service Center Building, Carrollton. Dinner provided. Call Sam Wiggins at (205) 367-8148.

June 23-25...Tuscaloosa County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop. Location: Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. The workshop will offer field trips to a paper mill, a sawmill, a logging site, a tree farm, and many other places where teachers will be able to learn about the importance of forests and the forest industry and their relationship to the environment and the economy of Alabama. Fee: $35 for registration. Please pass the word on to teachers that may be interested or consider sponsoring one of the teachers already registered. Contact Kathy Clements at (334) 481-2100 or kclements@alaforestry.org.

June 25...Nationwide 11 AM - 12 Noon CT.
Basics of Timber Basis. Location: Webinar. Speaker: Mark Megalos, PhD Extension Forestry Specialist, NC State University. This special one-hour program will discuss calculating and adjusting a timber basis, walk participants through the key points and misunderstandings of basis for landowners and professionals. With hurricane season upon us and other disasters occurring on a frequent basis there’s no time like the present to document your or your client’s basis before your next timber sale or a disaster strikes. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

June 26...Madison, Florida 8:30 AM - Noon ET.
Alternative Forest Products: Existing and Evolving. Location: Madison County Extension Conference Room. Topics: Pine straw plantings, production and marketing; Bio-fuels from woody biomass; and carbon sequestration contracts. Contact Jim Fleming at (850) 973-5115 or fleminj@doacs.state.fl.us.

June 27...DeKalb County 12 PM - 2 PM.
Herpetology Hike: Searching for Reptiles & Amphibians. Location: DeSoto State Park Nature Center. Join Dr. Chris Murdock on a fun and extremely unique adventure hike looking for creepy crawly creatures! Fee: $10; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

June 29...Nationwide 11 AM - 12:15 PM CT.
Sustaining healthy and productive forests. Location: Webinar. Speaker: Dylan Jenkins, The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

June 30...Jefferson County.
Runoff Election for Senate District 19 formerly held by E. B. McClain. With no republicans in the race, the democratic party runoff will determine the election.

June 30-July 3...Coffee County.
Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Coffee County Extension Office, New Brockton. There is required pre-study with pre-study test on the first day of the course. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

> July 2009

July 4...Sumter County 8 AM.
Pipeline & Utility Easement Negotiations with Aimee Hess, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, & Construction Attorney. Broadcast live on 104.9 FM, WSLY, York. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

July 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
GPS for Beginners. Location: Warnell School. Learn about: the basic components of GPS, common terms associated with GPS, GPS error sources and data quality, and how to plan and conduct a data collection project with a mapping-grade GPS receiver. Fee: $325. Lunch provided. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

July 8…Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Family Business in the New Economy presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Lee at 1-800-551-0633.

July 9...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Forestry Study Committee. Location: State House room 621, Montgomery. Call Shemika Brown at (334) 242-7679.

July 9...St. Clair County 6:30 PM.
Landowner Trail Building/Riding Opportunities. Location: Pell City Steakhouse. Cheaha Trail Riders organization meeting with AFOA member, Gannon Murphy, as the featured speaker. Gannon will talk about his efforts opening an ATV trail system, Doc Hilt Trails, on some of his forestland. Arrive early for dinner-on-your-own. Call Danny Hubbard at (770) 815-7158.

July 11...Sumter County 8 AM.
Why Use a Registered Forester with Frank Walburn, Chairman, Alabama State Board of Registered Foresters. Broadcast live on 104.9 FM, WSLY, York. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

July 13...Nationwide 11 AM - 12:15 PM CT.
Forest carbon cycles and management. Location: Webinar. Speaker: Maria Janowiak, Michigan Technological Institute. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

Cancelled July 13-14...Fort Walton, Florida.
Southern Pine Plantation Silviculture. Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Landowners who want to understand why foresters prescribe different silviculture methods for their lands would benefit from this program. Fee: $425. Lunch provided. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

July 13-16...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop. Location: Auburn University's Hotel and Conference Center. The workshop will offer field trips to a paper mill, a sawmill, a logging site, a tree farm, and many other places where teachers will be able to learn about the importance of forests and the forest industry and their relationship to the environment and the economy of Alabama. Fee: $35 for registration. Please pass the word on to teachers that may be interested or consider sponsoring one of the teachers already registered. Contact Kathy Clements at (334) 481-2100 or kclements@alaforestry.org.

July 14...Madison County.
Special General Election to elect a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 6.

July 15...Multiple Locations in Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
U.S. Carbon Market & Forestry Interactive Video Short Course. Broadcast from the Franklin Center, MSU to these Mississippi locations:

Ackerman (662) 286-6337
Batesville (662) 563-6260
Bay St. Louis (228) 467-5456
Brookhaven (601) 835-3460
Canton (601) 859-3842
Carrollton (662) 237-6926
Carthage (601) 267-8036
Columbia (601) 736-8251
Columbus (662) 327-2111
Gulfport (228) 865-4227
Hattiesburg (601) 545-6083
Houston (662) 456-4269
Leakesville (601) 394-2702
Liberty (601) 657-8937
Lucedale (601) 947-4223
Meadville (601) 384-2349
Monticello (601) 587-2271
Poplarville (601) 403-2280
Prentiss (601) 792-5121
Senatobia (662) 562-4274
Starkville (662) 323-5916
Verona (662) 841-9000
Vicksburg (601) 636-5442
Wiggins (601) 928-5286
Woodville (601) 888-3211
Yazoo City (662) 746-2453

Fee: $35. Contact Jan McReynolds at (662) 325-3905 or janm@ext.msstate.edu.

July 15…NATIONWIDE 10:00 AM (CT).
CAPITAL IDEAS - LIVE! 30-minute Telephone News Conference for Alabama Forest Owners. Listen on your phone or later on the web. Call AFOA to register: (205) 987-8811.

July 15...Jefferson County 11 AM - 12:30 PM.
Handmade Paper: Part 1. Location: Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Hoover. Learn to turn scrap paper, leaves, and petals into handmade botanical papers. Fee: $22.50; includes lunch. Call Beverly Bates at (205) 682-8019.

July 16-17...Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium: Bioenergy Opportunities for Louisiana. Location: Lod Cook Conference Center, LSU campus. Fee: $150. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 578-6432 or tshupe@agcenter.lsu.edu.

July 18...DeKalb County.
Sand Mountain Goat Field Day. Location: Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center. Fee: $10. Contact E’licia at (256) 372-4970 or elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu.

July 18...Sumter County 8 AM.
Mississippi Black Bear: Is it back? with Brad Young, Biologist, Miss. Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Broadcast live on 104.9 FM, WSLY, York. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

July 21...Marshall County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Landowner Workshop. Location: Guntersville State Park Lodge, Guntersville. Learn how to keep your home safe if it is surrounded by woodlands. Contact Kim Hammond at (256) 716-2482 or kim.hammond@adss.alabama.gov.

July 22...Nationwide 7 PM - 8:30 PM ET.
Summer Tree ID Made Easy. Location: Webinar. This webinar will present the basic leaves, their characteristics, and how to use a “tree key” for identification. Call Allyson Brownlee Muth at (814) 865-3208.

July 23...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Regular Meeting of the Alabama Forestry Commission at 513 Madison Avenue, Montgomery. Contact Regina Miller at (334) 240-9303 or regina.miller@forestry.alabama.gov.

July 23...Mobile County 6:00 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting. Location: Archer Agricultural Center. Call Joyce at (251) 649-1519.

July 23-26...Louisville, Kentucky.
Quality Deer Management Association Annual National Convention. Location: Kentucky International Convention Center. Fee: $240. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

July 25...Sumter County 8 AM.
Alternative Sources of Income with Dr. John Wigginton, Westervelt Ecological Services. Broadcast live on 104.9 FM, WSLY, York. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

July 27...Nationwide 11 AM - 12:15 PM CT.
Landowner perspectives on forest stewardship and sustainability. Location: Webinar. Speaker: Ruth McWilliams, USDA Forest Service. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

July 28...Houston County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Dothan. Contact Sheila Andreasen at (334) 794-4108 or andresm@auburn.edu.

July 30...Atlanta, Georgia 8:15 AM - 5 PM.
Timberland Investor’s Forum. A one day conference for investors to provide them with the latest market insight into an asset class that has held its value and brought higher returns than other real estate equity, and bond markets during the economic downturn. Fee: $1295. Call Financial Research Associates at 1-800-280-8440.

> August 2009

August 1...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 8 AM.
Site Prep Burning & Smoke Awareness with Kent Hanby, Alabama Certified Burn Manager Certification Course Instructor. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

August 1...Milton, Florida 9 AM - 4:30 PM CT.
Wildlife Expo. Location: UF & Pensacola Milton Campus. Topics: Quality Deer Management, Food Plot Preparation, Wild Hog and Turkey Hunting Tips, Scoring Whitetail Deer and Turkeys, and Fishing and Pond Management. For the kids: Youth Archery Contest, Shooting Sports, Sports Fishing and Casting contest, and Outdoor Wildlife. Fee: $5. Call Robin Vickers at (850) 983-5216x113.

August 1...Jefferson County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Alabama Women In Agriculture Conference. Location: Hopewell Community Life Center, Birmingham. Free, but you must pre-register by August 3. Contact E’licia at (256) 372-4970 or elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu.

August 2-5...Clarksville, Indiana.
National Walnut Council Annual Meeting. Location: Holiday Inn Lakeview. Fee: $170. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or jackson@purdue.edu.

August 3-4...Athens, Georgia.
Recreational Pond Management. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. Any person desiring to learn more about the management of ponds to produce high quality fishing should attend this course. Also, participants must be willing to get wet and muddy along with the instructors. Fee: $300. Lunch provided. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

August 4...Nationwide 9 AM - 11 AM ET.
The South Rises Again: Industrial Forest Management in Chile. Location: Webinar. This webinar will discuss the recent free trade agreement with Chile creates new opportunities and challenges for the US forestry and environmental sectors. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

August 4-5...Starkville, Mississippi.
International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization. Location: Bost Conference Center, Mississippi State University. Fee: $200. Contact David Jones at (662) 325-8454 or pdjones@cfr.msstate.edu.

August 4-6...Lee County.
Forest Health Short Course. Location: Auburn University. Call (334) 844-1012.

August 5...Booneville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Forest Management Plan Workshop. Location: Northeast Mississippi Community College. Fee: $10. Call James Henderson at (662) 325-0754.

August 6-7...Jackson, Mississippi.
Biofuels Conference. Location: Jackson Marriott Hotel. Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by July 24. Contact Michele Anderson at (662) 325-7938 or manderson@abe.msstate.edu.

August 6-7...Brandon, Mississippi.
Forest Law Seminar. Location: Rankin County Extension Building. Some of the topics included: Access Issues, Adverse Possession, Contract Issuies, Timber Trespass, and more. Fee: $180; $30 discount if paid by August 1. Contact Kathy Kimbrell at (662) 323-9103 kksrs@bellsouth.net.

August 8...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 8 AM.
2009 Timber Market Summarized with Mark Bedsole and Ben Etheredge. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

August 8...Elmore County 6 PM.
Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook Off State Finals. Location: Lanark Pavilion, Millbrook. Sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $35. Call the AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

August 12...Live Oak, Florida 9 AM ET.
Field Day and Demo of John Deere Slash Bundler. Bundling waste wood for bio-electricity. Alternate rain day: August 13. Call Tom Cunilio at (386) 418-0381.

August 13...Forest, Mississippi 9 AM - 1:45 PM.
Forest Management Plan Workshop. Location: Scott County Schools Technology-Transportation Center. Fee: $15. Call Stephen Dicke at (601) 857-2284.

August 13...St.Clair County 6:30 PM.
Cheaha Trail Riders Association meeting & program at Pell City Steakhouse. Dutch treat dinner. Call Danny Hubbard at (770) 815-7158.

August 15...Montgomery County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Alabama Medicinal Plant Grower’s Association Annual Meeting. Location: Goodwin Hall, Auburn Montgomery. Fee: $100 walk-in with no lunch. Contact Cindy Braden at (205) 243-4305 or cbraden@ampga.org.

August 15...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 8 AM.
Understory Control in Hardwood Stands with Herbicides with Bud Truett, E. A. Truett and Company. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

August 15...Jackson, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Managing White-Tailed Deer in Mississippi. Location: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The workshop will teach landowners and managers the basics of deer biology and management. Fee: $50; includes lunch. Call Scott Messina at (662) 325-3174.

August 15...Montgomery County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Alabama Medicinal Plant Grower’s Association Annual Meeting. Location: Goodwin Hall, Auburn Montgomery. Fee: $100 walk-in with no lunch. Contact Cindy Braden at (205) 243-4305 or cbraden@ampga.org.

August 15...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 8 AM.
Understory Control in Hardwood Stands with Herbicides with Bud Truett, E. A. Truett and Company. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

August 15...Jackson, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Managing White-Tailed Deer in Mississippi. Location: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The workshop will teach landowners and managers the basics of deer biology and management. Fee: $50; includes lunch. Call Scott Messina at (662) 325-3174.

August 17...Jackson, Tennessee 6 PM - 8:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: University of Tennessee County Office Building. Dinner provided. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

August 17-18...Columbia, South Carolina.
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Location: Clemson University. Fee: $275. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

August 18...Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 6 PM - 8:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Taste of Town Restaurant. Dinner provided. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

August 19…NATIONWIDE 10:00 AM (CT).
CAPITAL IDEAS - LIVE! 30-minute Telephone News Conference for Alabama Forest Owners. Listen on your phone or later on the web. Call AFOA to register: (205) 987-8811.

August 19-21...Mobile County.
Farm Tour and Risk Management Workshop. Location: Jon Archer Agricultural Center, Mobile. Limited scholarships and transportation is available, if you qualify. You must pre-register by August 3. Contact E’licia at (256) 372-4970 or elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu.

August 20...Jefferson County 10 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority (SWMA) Meeting. Location: Storm Water Management Office, 218 Summit Parkway, Suite 200, Birmingham. The taxing authority where your Jefferson County land is located will likely continue to collect fees from you even if SWMA is dissolved, so you may want to attend to keep an eye on what the Storm Water folks are doing. Call (205) 943-1941.
Editors Note: (from a forest owner who doesn’t own land in Jefferson County): Put the Authority back together with all participants; change the fee structure so that it becomes an incentive to clean up storm water (example: forestland is a solution – not a problem; therefore forestland ought to receive a tax credit instead of a tax); and – most important – hire a new director who wants to clean up storm water at the lowest cost possible under the EPA unfunded mandate.

August 20...Decherd, Tennessee 6 PM - 8:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Farm Bureau Building. Dinner provided. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

August 21...Ashville, Florida 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
Dove and Waterfowl Management: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Pinckney Hill Plantation. Topics include: Federal and state laws/requirements, Population trends, Evaluating and inventorying wood duck habitat and carrying capacity, Wetland and pond management for waterfowl, and Upland management, especially fire, for managing waterfowl and doves. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Bill Giuliano at (342) 846-0575 or docg@ufl.edu.

August 22...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 8 AM.
Pulp Making Process: Stump to Pulp with Wendall Lindsey, Woodyard Manager, Rock-Tenn’s Pulpmill. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

August 24...Waverly, Tennessee 6 PM - 8:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Natural Resources Conservation Service. Dinner provided. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

August 24-25...St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Georgia Division Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Location: Sea Palms Resort. Call Tim Lowrimore at (478) 747-5212.

August 25...Cookeville, Tennessee 6 PM - 8:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Hyder/Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Dinner provided. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

August 25-27...Tifton, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Seedling, Seed, and Native Species Conference. Location: UGA Tifton Conference Center. This conference will include: a technical session on producing longleaf pine seedlings in containers, a field trip to nurseries producing longleaf pine seedlings in containers, a session on federal and state incentives that will influence regional demand for longleaf restoration, and a session on producing and restoring herbaceous and shrub species native to the longleaf pine ecosystem. Fee: $200. Contact Mark J. Hainds at (334) 427-1029 or hainds@alaweb.com.

August 26...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Applied Forest Finance. Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel. Details the necessary skills and common errors associated with the financial and risk analysis of timberland and other forestry-related investments. Fee: $600; $40 discount if paid by July 24. Contact Amanda Hamsley at (478) 396-0704 or ahamsley@forisk.com.

August 26...Nationwide 6 PM - 7:30 PM CT.
An Introduction to American ginseng forest farming. Location: Webinar. Call Allyson Brownlee Muth at (814) 865-3208.

August 27-28...Covington County.
Wildlife School Landowner Seminar. Location: Solon Dixon Center, Andalusia. The seminar will cover many aspects of Wildlife Management. Fee: $125; $30 discount if paid by August 19. Call Cheryl at (256) 835-7821x3.

August 29...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 8 AM.
Food Plots for Quality Deer with Ryan Basinger, Westervelt Wildlife Services. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

August 29...Multiple sites. 9 AM - 5 PM.
Advanced Deer Management I. The seminar will cover topics such as: Quality deer management, how to evaluate harvested animals, forage surveys, harvest strategies, managing habitat and food plots, and developing deer hunting cooperatives. Locations: Live seminar conducted at Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Broadcast live to the following Alabama locations:

  • Headland
  • Hartselle
  • Clanton
  • Autaugaville
  • Butler
  • Fairhope

Fee: $50 at the Auburn site; $25 at the broadcast sites. Lunch on your own. Pre-registration required by August 22. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

> September 2009

September 2...Wilcox County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop. Location: Auburn Natural Resources Training Center, Camden. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

September 2...Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Estate and Succession Planning for the Next Generation presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per dial-in site. Call Family Business Advisor at 1-800-551-0633.

September 8-9...Athens, Georgia.
Alternative Forest Enterprises, Non-Timber Forest Products. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. Diversify your income producing activities on your forestland. Fee: $350. Lunch included. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

September 8-9...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology and Management. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. This course will focus on providing an overview of white-tailed deer ecology and provide guidelines toward the application of sound principles for the management of deer on private lands in the Southeast. Fee: $375. Lunch provided. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

September 9...Pike County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop. Location: Troy Arboretum, Troy State University Campus. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

September 9-10...St. Augustine, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Fee: $360. Call Debbie (850) 222-5646.

September 9-11...Baldwin County.
2009 Alabama Water Resources Conference and Alabama Section of AWRA Symposium. Location: Perdido Beach Resort. The conference will provide a forum for discussion regarding the many aspects of water use, management, and conservation issues.
Fee: $250; $50 discount if paid by August 29. Call Zhen Feng at (334) 844-5609.

September 10...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM - 12 PM.
Forest Sustainability & Urban Growth & Development Workshop. Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Office. Call Jill Hannah at (205) 333-2990.

September 10...Nationwide Noon - 1PM.
ForestConnect Internet Seminar Series: Understanding Landowner Liability and Recreational Access. Join guest speaker, Jonathan Kays, Natural Resources Specialist. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

September 10...Jefferson County 6:30 PM - 8 PM.
Birding 101. Location: Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Hoover. Instructor: Greg Harber, Director of Audubon Mountain Workshop. Learn the secrets of how to use field marks, voice, behavior, and habitat to recognize the many birds that pass through our area during fall migration. Fee: $15. Call Beverly Bates at (205) 682-8019.

September 11...Thomasville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Sport Fish Pond Management: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Camp Piney Woods. Topic: Management of ponds for recreational fishing and production. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Genice Harris (850) 606-5200.

September 11-12… DeKalb County.
Family Weekend at DeSoto State Park. The park will offer fun activities Friday night, all day Saturday and Saturday night for families who want to learn about nature together. Call Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

September 12...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
Aerial Photography with Jason Pendergrass, owner/pilot for Pendergrass Aerial Services. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Contact Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

September 12...Unicoi, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day. Location: Cherokee National Forest. Topics centered on income opportunities from your forest. Lunch provided. Contact Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832 or llynn@tnforestry.com.

September 12...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 AM - 12 PM ET.
Wildlife Field Day & Archery Tournament. Location: Suwannee Valley Research & Education Center. Topics: Land Management for Wildlife, Deer Herd & Wild Turkey Management, Soil Sampling for Food Plots, and Wildlife Food Plot Demos. Fee for Tournament: $20. Lunch provided. Call Suwannee County Conservation District at (386) 362-2622x3.

September 12-15...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Some of the many topics: Changes in Labor Laws that Affect Alabama Businesses, Impact of Climate Change Legislation on Energy Prices, Sustainability & Certification: What's Next?, and others. Fee: $425. Call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733.

September 12-15...Tallahassee, Florida.
National Goat Conference. Location: Civic Center. Call Angela Jakes at (850) 875-8557.

September 14-16...Portland, Oregon.
Who Will Own the Forest? timberland investment conference. Location: World Forestry Center Discovery Museum. Fee: $780. Call (503) 226-4562.

September 15...Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties.
Special Primary Election: to elect a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65.

September 15...Shelby County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop. Location: Shelby County Center, Columbiana. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

September 15...Madison, Florida 9 AM ET.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour. Location: Property of Bern and Jan Hadden Smith. Pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Call the Madison County Extension Office at (850) 973-4138.

September 15...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Silviculture of Southern Pines - Regeneration. Topics include: Silvics of Different Species, Mechanical Site Prep Including Fire, Chemical Site Prep, Seedlings - Effects of Grade and Genetics, Herbaceous Weed Control, and Establishment Fertilization. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

September 16...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Silviculture of Southern Pines - Intermediate Stand Treatments. Topics include: Release of young stands from hardwood competitions, Mid-rotation release, Mid-rotation fertilization, and Thinning. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

September 16…NATIONWIDE 10:00 AM (CT).
CAPITAL IDEAS - LIVE! 30-minute Telephone News Conference for Alabama Forest Owners. Listen on your phone or later on the web. Call AFOA to register: (205) 987-8811.

September 17...Griffin, Georgia 8 AM - 4 PM ET.
Agroforestry & Wildlife Field Day. Location: Westbrook Research Farm, Griffin Campus. An array of topics will be covered that are related to how you can maximize the benefits of your land and will include management recommendations and real-life technique demonstrations. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by September 4. Lunch included. Call University of Georgia, Griffin Campus at (770) 229-3477.

September 17...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Birmingham Children’s Zoo. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $50; $10 discount if prior to the event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

September 18-19...Marshall County.
Treasure Forest Association Conference and Tour. Location: Guntersville State Park Lodge. On the 18th Session Topics include: How to become self supporting on your property, Managing wildlife for fun and profit, Keeping our children connected to the land, Selling your carbon credits, and Making electricity from your wood. Fee: $99; $14 discount if paid by August 20. Call Patty at 1-888-240-4694.

September 19...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
Sustainable Management of the Family Forest with Canebrake Forestry. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Contact Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

September 19...Memphis, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Healthy Hardwoods Field Day. Location: Agricenter International. Topics centered on income opportunities from your forest. Lunch provided. Contact Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832 or llynn@tnforestry.com.

September 22...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Intro to TCruise. Come learn how to set up and use the TCruise program to collect and process your forest inventory data. Fee: $225. Call Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

September 22...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Investing in Timber REITs. Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel. Provides a step-by-step approach for evaluating the financial performance of publicly-traded timberland-owning real estate investment trusts (REITs). Fee: $850; $50 discount if paid by August 21. Contact Amanda Hamsley at (478) 396-0704 or ahamsley@forisk.com.

September 22-24...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference. Location: Edgewater Beach Resort. Formerly held as the “Right-of-Way & Aquatic Pesticide Applicator Training”. This conference will benefit anyone who conducts weed control in canals, lakes, water retention ponds, rivers, right-of-ways, and in natural areas. Fee: $325; $100 discount if paid by July 31. Contact Jhanna Gilbert at (352) 392-5930 or jhanna@ufl.edu.

September 23...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Intro to GPS using Solo Forest. Learn how to use this program to collect points, lines, and areas and determine accurate acres under the toughest canopies. Fee: $225. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

September 23...Dale County 1 PM - 3 PM.
Silvopasture Field Day. Location: Freddy Hayes Farm. Call Tim Albritton at (334) 887-4560 or tim.albritton@al.usda.gov.

September 24...Magnolia, Arkansas 8 AM - 6 PM.
Timberland Estate Planning Workshop. Location: Reynolds Center at Southern Arkansas University. Fee: $100. Discounts available for attending multiple days. Lunch included. Contact Colleen Morphew at (870) 234-0200x4 or colleen@reynoldsforestry.com.

September 24...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters class. Learn how to simplify ArcGIS and make it a practical tool for the field forester or landowner. Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

September 24...Lee County 4 PM.
Best Management Practices (BMP) Workshop. Location: Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest. Dinner provided. Call Chuck Browne at (334) 745-3353.

September 24-25...Fayette County.
Forestry Workshop. Location: Bevill State Community College, Fayette. Topics: Carbon Credits, Hardwood Management, Ecological Mitigation Bank, Forestry Ethics, and Revenue Potential. Fee: $245; $20 discount if paid by September 1. Call (205) 932-4335.

September 25...Magnolia, Arkansas 8 AM - 6 PM.
Landowner Liability and Timber Taxation Workshop. Location: Reynolds Center at Southern Arkansas University. Fee: $100. Discounts available for attending multiple days. Lunch included. Contact Colleen Morphew at (870) 234-0200x4 or colleen@reynoldsforestry.com.

September 25...Thomasville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
White-tailed Deer Management: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Myrtlewood Plantation. Topics include: New food plot variety recommendations, Deer exclusion and deterrent practices, Protein, minerals, other feed and feeders, Warm-season forages, Cool-season forages, Perennial peanut options, and Florida deer management program. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Genice Harris (850) 606-5200.

September 26...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
Goals & Directions of the Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) with Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President of AFA. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html Contact Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

September 26...Magnolia, Arkansas 7:30 AM - 5 PM.
Magnolia Landowners Conference. Location: Southern Arkansas University. The conference will provide detailed discussion and examples for appraising, documenting, negotiating and litigating easements, right-of-ways, oil/gas wells, and condemnations for landowners and professionals alike. Fee: $100. Discounts available for attending multiple days. Lunch included. Contact Colleen Morphew at (870) 234-0200x4 or colleen@reynoldsforestry.com.

September 28-30...Washington, D.C.
National Tree Farmer Convention. Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. Fee: $295. Call Amy Yambor at (202) 463-5172.

September 29...Jefferson County.
Special Primary Election: to elect a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 56.

September 29...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Value Added from Regeneration Decisions for Southern Pine Plantations. Topics include: Site Prep Tillage, Hardwood Reduction at Site Prep, Seedling Choice, Herbaceous Weed Control, and Establishment Fertilization. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

September 30...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Value Added from Intermediate Stand Age Decisions for Southern Pine Plantations. Topics include: Woody release treatments, Mid-rotation age release, Mid-rotation age fertilization, Thinning decisions, and others. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

> October 2009

October 2...Choctaw County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Gilbertown. Contact Jena Perry at (251) 843-5645 or jdperry@millry.net.

October 2-4...Shelby County.
Workshop is full. If you would like to be notified in the event of a cancellation email Sylvia Payne. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. Location: Alabama 4-H Center 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 $199; includes meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Call Sylvia Payne at (334) 242-3151 or sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 3...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
Alabama Treasure Forest with James Malone, Executive Director. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html. Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

October 7-9...Pickwick Dam, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Convention. Location: Pickwick Landing State Park. Fee: $200. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

October 8...Cullman County 8 AM.
Regional Forestry Field Day. Location: Ruben Williams Property, Logan. Expert speakers in the field of forest resource management will be on hand to address various topics of interest. Pre-registration required by October 2. Lunch provided. Call the Jackson County Extension Office at (256) 574-2143.

October 8...Autauga County 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM.
Regional Forestry Field Day. Location: Autaugaville Ag Center and Mr. and Mrs. Hughes’ property for a tour. Topics include: Feral Hogs, Longleaf pine planting, Landowner safety in the woods, and Biofuels. Lunch provided. Call Wendy Smith at (334) 872-2611x108.

October 8...Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
The Impact of a Recession on Succession Planning and Transition presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per dial-in site. Call Family Business Advisor at 1-800-551-0633.

October 8...Chambers County 5:30 PM CT.
Fall Landowner Conference. Location: Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Speakers: Greg Allen of Beasley & Allen, addressing landowner and and wood harvesters liability and John Campbell of Rollcast Energy. Rollcast Energy is building a cellulose fueled power plant in LaGrange, Georgia with the bulk of the raw material being supplied by Chambers County landowners. Fee: $4; dinner included. Call Bill Frazer at (205) 864-9542.

October 8...Greene County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Eutaw. Contact David Perry at (205) 372-3401 jdp0003@aces.edu.

October 9...Thomasville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Wild Turkey Management: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Osceola Plantation. Topics include: Importance and assessment of natural foods and cover; Managing food plots, oak plantings, and native vegetation; Making the management dollar go further; Using poultry litter for fertilizer; Benefits of turkey management to non-target wildlife. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Genice Harris (850) 606-5200.

October 10...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
Society of American Foresters with Erica Rhoad, Director of Forest Policy. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html. Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

October 10...Limestone County 9 AM.
Dayhike. Location: Limestone Rail Trail, Elkmont. 5.3 mile hike on what was once part of the Tennessee and Alabama Central Railroad. Optional Dutch treat dinner afterwards. Call Terry Clement at (205) 221-5901.

October 14...Walker County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Invasive Species Workshop. Location: CHS Building, Jasper. A privet eradication demonstration will be held on Town Creek in downtown Jasper. Reservations are required. Call Katherine at (205) 387-1879.

October 14...Pearl, Mississippi 9 AM - 3 PM.
New Advancements in Forestry Technology. Location: Bass Pro Shops, Upper Conference Room. This seminar is mostly for landowners who may cruise their own timber and foresters. Fee: $75; breakfast and lunch provided. Contact Forestry Suppliers at (601) 354-3565 or seminars@forestry-suppliers.com.

October 15...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Forestry Study Committee. Location: State House, Room 621, Montgomery. Call Shemika Brown at (334) 242-7679.

October 15...Mobile County 6 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting. Location: Archer Agricultural Center. Call Tommy Pittman at (251) 633-9720.

October 16...Thomasville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Hunting Dog and Human First Aid: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Remington EMS. Topics include: Preventive measures and Basic first aid and treatment. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Genice Harris (850) 606-5200.

October 16...Baldwin County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting. Location: Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort. Topics include: insurance, legislation, litigation, burning techniques, smoke management, and others. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact John Stivers at (334) 253-2139 or rxburning@aol.com.

October 17...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
BASF Professional Vegetation Management with Vick Nickels, Sales Rep for BASF. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html. Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

October 17...DeKalb County 9 AM - 11 AM.
Autumn Gathering: Medicinal Plants. Join herbalist Darryl Patton and Brittney Hughes for a hike on Desoto State Park’s Trails. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

October 17...Houston County 9:30 AM - 2 PM.
ATV Safety Institute (ASI) Rider Course. Location: Landmark Park, Dothan. Bring your ATV and safety gear (helmet, goggles, gloves, boots, long sleeves, and pants). Fee: $150. Register at 1-800-887-2887.

October 19...Pavo, Georgia 7:30 AM - 1 PM.
Tall Timbers Fall Field Day. Location: Okapilco Plantation. Fee: $50. Contact Starr Askew at (859) 893-4153x249 or starr@ttrs.org.

October 20...Washington, DC 7:30 AM - 8 PM.
National Forest Landowner Advocacy Day. Landowners are able to personally meet with Congressional Delegates on issues that affect forest landowners. Fee: $50. Contact Brendan Davis at 1-800-325-2954 or bdavis@forestlandowners.com.

October 20...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Longleaf Plantation Silviculture, Growth and Yield, and Potential Financial Returns. Topics include: Regenerating Longleaf, Getting Longleaf out of the grass stage, Herbaceous weed control, Woody release and fertilization, Thinning, and Yield expectations. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

October 21...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Forest Management Plan Workshop. Location: Coastal Research and Extension Center. This workshop is to help landowners apply forest management concepts to their forests and develop a written plan to implement their management objectives. Basic computer skills are necessary. Fee: $15; lunch included. Call Nancy Freeman at (228) 865-4227.

October 21...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Managing Southern Pine Plantations at Lower Densities for Longer Rotations. Topics include: Trade-offs of lower densities at young ages, Low intensity management, Alternative higher intensity management, Opportunity costs and making up the difference with alternative cash flows. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

October 21...Nationwide Noon - 1PM with repeat at 7 PM - 8PM.
ForestConnect Internet Seminar Series: Deer Impacts on Forests. Join guest speakers, Susan Stout and Alex Royo, US Forest Service Northern Research Station. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

October 21,22,23...Escambia County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Brewton. Contact Chasity Pettis at (251) 867-8042 or chasity.pettis@al.nacdnet.net.

October 22...Autauga County 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Conference. Location: Marriott Legends, Prattville. The conference includes: planning, development, and strategy. Learn how to take advantage of the opportunities that save you money while helping your organization meet its budgetary, efficiency, and sustainability goals. Fee: $85; $10 discount if you register online by October 21. Contact Larry Knox at (334) 353-7556 or larry.knox@adeca.alabama.gov.

October 22...Trenton, Florida 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET.
Best Management Practices Workshop. Location: Trenton Community Center. Please register by October 16. Contact Greg Marshall at (352) 463-3138 or marshag@doacs.state.fl.us.

October 22...Grand Junction, Tennessee 8:30 AM.
Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop. Location: Ames Plantation. Workshop is designed for landowners interested in learning about developing enterprises from the natural resources on their property. Fee: $25. Contact Adam Tullos at (662) 566-2201 or adamt@ext.msstate.edu.

October 22...Rosedale, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Florida Tree Farm Tour. Location: Harvey Sweeney Property. Lunch included. Pre-register by October 9. Contact Phil at (850) 222-5646 or phil@forestfla.org.

October 22…NATIONWIDE 10:00 AM (CT).
CAPITAL IDEAS - LIVE! 30-minute Telephone News Conference for Alabama Forest Owners. Listen on your phone or later on the web. Call AFOA to register: (205) 987-8811.

October 22...Butler County.
Regional Forestry Field Day. Event will include a field trip to certified Tree Farm or Treasure Forest. Expert speakers in the field of forest resource management will be on hand to address various topics of interest. Register by October 16. Call the Crenshaw County Extension Office at (334) 335-6312.

October 23-25...Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
The American Chestnut Foundation Annual Meeting. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel. Fee: $345; $100 discount if paid by September 30. Call (802) 447-0110.

October 26-28...New York, New York.
Timberland Investment World Summit. Location: Millennium Broadway Hotel. Fee: $2999. Price includes conference and all workshops. Call 1-800-882-8684 or info@iqpc.com.

October 28...Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Creating Powerful Family Councils presented by The Family Business Advisor. Family Councils are part of a larger system of family governance that can begin with informal family meetings, evolve into formal family meetings, family advisory boards and the like. As the family grows, the form of family decision making must evolve also. Many families realize that a formal family council is the best mechanism for them to address the changing needs of the family. Fee: $159 per dial-in site. Call Family Business Advisor at 1-800-551-0633.

October 28-30...Tupelo, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: BancorpSouth Conference Center and Arena. Call Eleana Pope (601) 354-4936.

October 29...Talladega County 8 AM.
Forest & Wildlife Management for the Private Forest Owner. Location: Talladega County Extension Office, Talladega. Topics: Why manage your forest?, Pine Forest Management for Timber and Wildlife, Longleaf Pine Management, Hardwood Management, Prescribed burning, and others. Fee: $25; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

October 29...Monroe County 8 AM.
Annual Forestry Tour. Location: Monroe County Agricultural Center, Monroeville. Call Steve Lloyd at (251) 743-2350 or steve.lloyd@forestry.alabama.gov.

October 29...Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM ET.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour. Location: Turkey Hill Farm. Tour the property of Louis Divine and Herman Holley. Pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Call Genice Harris at (850) 606-5202.

October 29...Montgomery County 10:30 AM - 12 Noon.
Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Energy. Location: Joint Briefing Room, Alabama State House, Montgomery. Contact Kristen Rector at (334) 395-0123 or repgregwren@yahoo.com.

October 29...Nationwide 11 AM - 12:30 PM CT.
Valuing and Establishing Tomorrow's Advanced Pine Plantations Today Webinar. Speakers: Richard Bryant and Phil Dougherty, ArborGen, LLC. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

October 31...Sumter County 104.9 FM, WSLY 7 AM.
Planting Trees with Dr. David South, Auburn University’s Tree Panting Expert Professor. To be archived at www.canebrakeforestry.com/Past_Shows.html. Call Mark Bedsole at (334) 341-2007.

> November 2009

November 3...Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington Counties.
Special General Election: to elect a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65.

November 3...Montgomery County 10 AM - 12 Noon & 1 PM - 4 PM.
Public Hearing Time has been extended. Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) Public Hearing. Location: Alabama Forestry Commission Auditorium, 513 Madison Avenue, Montgomery. You are encouraged to comment on the regulations the Forestry Commission has proposed. Hear AFC Law Enforcement Chief Craig Hill explain the rationale for the new regulations on AFOA’s October issue of Capital Ideas—Live!. For an opposing viewpoint by the Alabama Forestry Association, see AFOA’s News Webpage. Contact Craig Hill at (334) 240-9366 or craig.hill@forestry.alabama.gov.
Click here and scroll down to the Forestry Commission heading for the list of proposals.

November 3...Philadelphia, Mississippi 6 PM - 8 PM.
Timber Marketing Workshop. Location: Neshoba County Coliseum. Topics will include: basic timber marketing concepts, prices of different forest products, ways to market timber, sources of assistance, and the importance of a timber bid prospectus and timber sale agreement. Contact Harvin Hudson at (601) 656-4602 or harvinh@ext.msstate.edu.

November 3-4...St. Louis, Missouri.
Thousand Cankers of Black Walnut National Conference. Location: Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport. Fee: $100. Call Doug LeDoux at (573) 522-9948.

November 4...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Wood Basics. Location: Franklin Center for Furniture. Fee: $35; includes lunch. Call David Jones at (662) 325-8454.

November 4...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Using Growth and Yield Models to Make Stand Level Decisions. Topics include: Financial criteria for decision making, Bare ground stands vs. existing stands, Importance of silvicultural response in predicting yields, and others. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

November 4...Autauga County Noon.
Alabama PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governor’s Awards Ceremony. Location: Mariott at Capitol Hill, Prattville. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737.

November 4...Crossville, Tennessee 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Timber Estate Planning and Income Tax Conference. Location: Roane State Community College. Drs. John Greene and Linda Wang, both USFS tax specialists, will conduct a day-long conference. Fee: $50. Contact Dana at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

November 5...Jackson, Tennessee 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Timber Estate Planning and Income Tax Conference. Location: West Tennessee Research and Education Center. Drs. John Greene and Linda Wang, both USFS tax specialists, will conduct a day-long conference. Fee: $50. Contact Dana at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

November 5...Live Oak, Florida 8 AM - 2:15 PM.
Agricultural Enterprise Workshops. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center. Fee: $15. Contact Karen at (386) 362-1725 or khancock@ufl.edu.

November 5...Marion County 6:30 PM.
Invasive Species Program. Location: Hamilton. Dutch treat dinner. Contact Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843 or marion.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

November 5...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Using Growth and Yield Models to Make Forest Level Decisions. Topics include: The difference between stand and forest level decision making, Fully regulated forest as a forest level decision making strategy, Stand data vs. strata level data, and others. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

November 6...Wilcox County 8 AM.
Forest & Wildlife Management for the Private Forest Owner. Location: Natural Resources Education Center, Camden. Topics: Why manage your forest?, Pine Forest Management for Timber and Wildlife, Longleaf Pine Management, Hardwood Management, Prescribed burning, and others. Fee: $25; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

November 6...Thomasville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Soils, Weeds, and Herbicides in Wildlife Food Plots and Vegetation Management: FL-GA Game Management Update. Location: Aucilla Plantation. Topics include: Weed identification and importance; Soil identification, basic soil science, and soil management; Pesticides and herbicides; Weed management; Food plot establishment with different soils and treatments; Managing native vegetation based on soils. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call Genice Harris (850) 606-5200.

November 7...Houston County 9:30 AM - 2 PM.
4-H ATV Safety Institute (ASI) Rider Course. Location: Landmark Park, Dothan. Bring your ATV and safety gear (helmet, goggles, gloves, boots, long sleeves, and pants). No Fee. Restricted to 4-H members ages 16-19. Call (334) 794-1408x20.

November 10...Jefferson County.
Special Primary Election Runoff to elect a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 56.

November 10...Elmore County 8 AM.
Forest & Wildlife Management for the Private Forest Owner. Location: The Guest House, Tallassee. Topics: Why manage your forest?, Pine Forest Management for Timber and Wildlife, Longleaf Pine Management, Hardwood Management, Prescribed burning, and others. Fee: $25; lunch provided. Contact Mark Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

November 10...Louisville, Mississippi 8:30 AM.
Natural Resource Enterprises Workshop. Location: Legion State Park. Learn business and wildlife habitat management basics with expert speakers and a field session. Fee: $25. Call (662) 325-3133.

November 10-11...Macon, Georgia.
Forest Roads in the Piedmont and Coastal Plains. Location: Georgia Forestry Commission. This course will teach you how to plan, design, locate, construct, stabilize, use, maintain, and close forest roads. Fee: $345. One lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 10-13...Covington County.
Longleaf 101: Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $800; includes lodging & meals Monday evening through Friday lunch. Contact J. J. Bachant-Brown at (334) 427-1029 or jbachant@auburn.edu.

November 11...Coosa County 8:30 AM - Noon.
Safety on the Farm. Location: McConnell Family Treasure Forest, Rockford. This workshop will include: ATV safety, Treestand safety, and Tractor and Chainsaw safety. Lunch provided. Contact Lori Woodfin at (256) 377-4750 or lori.woodfin@charterinternet.com.

November 12...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management. Location: Five Rivers Delta Center, Spanish Fort. The seminar topics will vary from pond building and permitting to stocking and vegetation management considerations. Fee: $45; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 937-7176 or brodbam@aces.edu.

November 12...Montgomery County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop. Location: Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) State Office, Montgomery. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

November 12...Cottondale, Florida 9:30 AM CT.
Forest Stewardship Mill Tour. Location: Green Circle Bio Energy. The program will provide a tour of the pellet plant, a discussion about the local wood market and how bio energy is impacting it or will impact it, and a tentative harvest demonstration. Pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 14...Houston County 9:30 AM - 2 PM.
ATV Safety Institute (ASI) Rider Course. Location: Landmark Park, Dothan. Bring your ATV and safety gear (helmet, goggles, gloves, boots, long sleeves, and pants). Fee: $150. Register at 1-800-887-2887.

November 14…Clay County 4 PM.
Cheaha Trail Riders Club Ride. Location: Doc Hilt Trails, Lineville. Doc Hilt Trails, owned and operated by AFOA member Gannon Murphy, is hosting a, ‘Moonshine Ride, Ride in the Moonlight’, club ride for the Cheaha Trail Riders. Fee: $10/rider for the whole weekend. Call Doc Hilt Trails at (770) 241-3182.

November 15…Clay County 9 AM.
Trail Ride. Location: Doc Hilt Trails, Lineville. Doc Hilt Trails, owned and operated by AFOA member Gannon Murphy, is hosting a Make-A-Wish Foundation Ride. Free hotdogs for lunch until they are gone. Fee: $10/rider for the whole weekend. Call Doc Hilt Trails at (770) 241-3182.

November 17...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Inventory for Timber Managment. Topics include: Pre-merchantable stands, Unthinned stands, and Thinned stands. In all types of stands there will be discussions on plots vs. points, plot sizes, tree measurements needed, positioning in the stand, and volume/weight/taper functions needed. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

November 17-18...Lee County.
Alabama Renewable Energy Conference. Location: Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. Topics included, but not limited to: Federal Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Carbon Sequestration Opportunities, and Current Technology Trends and Opportunities. Contact Kathy Hornsby at (334) 242-5284 or kathy.hornsby@adeca.alabama.gov.

November 17-20...Talladega County.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Workshop. Location: Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Talladega. There is pre-study required. There will be a pre-study test on the first day of class. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

November 18...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Inventory for Timber Acquisition. Topics include: Checking data provided vs. an independent cruise, How much is there?, Acreage considerations, and Obtaining data needed to project product volumes and cash flows. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

November 18...Forsyth, Georgia 9 AM - 5:45 PM ET.
Fast Forestry for Slow Markets. Location: Georgia Forestry Association. This course will provide the latest market trends and developments from the Center for Forest Business. Fee: $150; lunch included. Call Tommy Tye at (706) 542-5079.

November 18...Nationwide Noon - 1PM with repeat at 7 PM - 8PM.
ForestConnect Internet Seminar Series: Timber Harvesting Aesthetics Part I. Join guest speaker, Andy Egan, Paul Smiths College. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

November 18-20...Madison County.
Risk Management and Community Outreach Conference. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Huntsville. The conference topics include, but are not limited to: estate planning, alternative enterprises, sustainable agriculture, business planning, record keeping, and others. Fee: $100 for out-of-state participants. Call Elicia Chaverest at (256) 372-4970.

November 19...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Global Positioning System (GPS) 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: Gulf Coast Research Station, Fairhope. Fee: $30. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 937-7176 or brodbam@aces.edu.

November 19...Live Oak, Florida 9 AM ET.
Property Tour. Location: Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Beef cattle and timber production in this silvopasture system accommodates various wildlife species on this property. Topics include: silvopasture, silviculture, vegetation management, wildlife, conservation easements, Best Management Practices and more. Pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 19-20...Athens, Georgia.
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners - Dealing with Uncertainty. Location: Classic Center. Fee:$445. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 30...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) Meeting on Proposed Regulations. Location: AFC office, 513 Madison Avenue, Montgomery. The AFC has set this meeting to consider final action on five proposed regulations that are apposed by the Alabama Forestry Association, the Alabama Loggers Council, and the Alabama Pulp & Paper Council. To voice your position for or against these proposed regulations, contact Craig Hill, Alabama Forestry Commission, at (334) 240-9366 or craig.hill@forestry.alabama.gov.

November 30 - December 3...Marion County.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Workshop. Location: Beville State Community College. There is pre-study required. There will be a pre-study test on the first day of class. Pre-registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

November 30 - December 4...Savannah, Georgia.
International Fire Ecology & Management Congress. Location: Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Topics include but, not limited to: Fire Effects, Integrating Science & Management, Fire Behavior, Landscape level issues, Fire history, Role of Technology, and Human Dimensions. Fee: $570. Contact Sandra Rideout-Hanzak at (806) 742-2841 or sandra.rideout-hanzak@ttu.edu.

> December 2009

December 1…Dover, Tennessee 6 PM.
Changes in North American Hardwood Marketplace. Location: Cindy’s Catfish Restaurant. Fee: $15. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

December 1-2...Tuscaloosa County.
Forest Landowner Workshop: The Value of Forest Genetics for Progressive Landowners. Location: Westervelt Headquarters and the Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. Topics include: Potential productivity of loblolly pine plantations, How genetic improvement enhances stand value, The importance of early rotation cultural practices, and others. Fee: $100; lunch included on day 1 and lunch and dinner included on day 2. Contact Tori Brooks at (919) 515-2407 or tori_batista@ncsu.edu.

December 2...Chilton County 10 AM - 4 PM.
5th Annual Watersheds Conference. Location: Alabama Power Water Course Conference Center, Clanton. Pre-registration required for lunch. Contact Allison Jenkins at (205) 266-6285 or ajenkins@elmore.rr.com.

December 3...Nationwide Webinar 12 PM - 1 PM ET.
Green Certification & Labeling Competitive Advantage in Global Markets. Topics include: Current issues driving the increased demand for forest certification, Summary of certification schemes, Brief update on the current Standards revisions, Costs and timeframes to implement certification, and A cost effective and efficient process for achieving certification. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

December 3...Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Season’s Meetings: Practical Solutions for Family Business Meetings presented by The Family Business Advisor. Topics: Choosing the best meeting leader, New ways to make family meetings fun, Agenda topics, Strategies for multigenerational involvement, and Effective communication of business topics. Fee: $159 per dial-in site. Call Family Business Advisor at 1-800-551-0633.

December 3...Knoxville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Hardwood Market Certification Attitudes & Impacts. Location: Ye Old Steak House. Fee: $30. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

December 3...Covington County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Covington Center Arena, Andalusia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $40; $5 discount if prior to the event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

December 5...Jefferson County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Alabama Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation Meeting. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Call Marty at (205) 967-5883.

December 7-9...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Fee: $265. Contact Reena Berwal at (706) 542-7602 or rberwal@warnell.uga.edu.

December 8...Jefferson County 6:45 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard's Bar-B-Que on Acton Road. Topic: Native Grasses. Speaker: Claude Jenkins, Alabama Wildlife Federation. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

December 8-11...Covington County.
Longleaf 101: Pine Training Academy. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Class and field instruction included. Fee: $800; includes lodging & meals Monday evening through Friday lunch. Contact J. J. Bachant-Brown at (334) 427-1029 or jbachant@auburn.edu.

December 9...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Thinning Frequencies, Timings and Intensities for Increasing Investment Returns. Topics include: Biological and financial reasons for thinning, Growth of co-dominant vs. intermediate/suppressed trees in thinned and unthinned stands, Effect of relative stumpage rates of different products in thinning decisions, and Thinning decisions and risk management. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

December 10...Starkville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Applied Tree Improvement Short Course. Location: The Franklin Center, Room 112, Mississippi State University (MSU). Fee: $35; includes lunch. Call The Franklin Center at (662) 323-5916.

December 10...Watkinsville, Georgia 9 AM - 4:15 PM ET.
Nutrient Status and Fertilization in Southern Pine Plantations. Topics include: Pine nutrition requirements; Early or late fertilization; Timing and rates to meet objectives; Interaction with hardwood release treatments; and Fertilization response timing, magnitude, and duration. Fee: $185; lunch included. Call ForesTech International at (706) 705-1354.

December 10...Multiple locations, Florida 1 PM - 5 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Videoconference. Find financial and/or technical assistance for Small Farm, and Forest and Wildlife Management. Sources of assistance with controlling invasivie species and creating and managing farm ponds will also be included. Some of the Florida locations include:

  • Bonifay, FL                    (850) 547-1108
  • Callahan, FL                  (904) 879-1019
  • Chipley, FL                    (850) 638-6180
  • DeFuniak Springs, FL     (850) 892-8172
  • Madison, FL                   (850) 973-4138
  • Marianna, FL                  (850) 482-9620
  • Milton, FL                      (850) 983-5216x113
  • Green Cove Springs, FL  (904) 284-6355
Call the location near you by December 4 for registration and attendance information. A small fee may be collected at the door for refreshments.

December 10-11...Athens, Georgia.
Timber Income Tax. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. This course is for landowners and others who work with forest owners in matters pertaining to timber-tax management. Instructor: Harry Haney, PhD. Fee: $425; lunch provided. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 11...Luka, Mississippi 9 AM - 4 PM.
Analyzing Your Forestry Investments. Location: Tishomingo County Extension Office. Fee: $35; lunch provided. Call Danny Owen at (662) 423-7016.

December 15...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to TCruise. "Come learn how to set up and use the industry-leading TCruise program to collect and process your forest inventory data. We will also cover how to use the LandMark Reporting module and the patented Real-time Inventory GPS-based cruise system." Fee: $225. Contact Johnny Thompson at 1-866-395-5440 or jthompson@lmssmail.com for details.

December 16...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to GPS using Solo Forest. "Come learn how to use the Solo Forest GPS program to collect points, lines, and areas and determine accurate acres under the toughest canopies; use photos and topos in the field; create cruise grids; navigate to cruise plots; input survey data and navigate to corners; heads-up digitize in the field; export shapefiles; and make simple GIS maps. Fee: $225. Contact Johnny Thompson at 1-866-395-5440 or jthompson@lmssmail.com for details.

December 16...Nationwide Noon - 1 PM with repeat at 7 PM - 8 PM.
ForestConnect Internet Seminar Series: Timber Harvesting Aesthetics Part II. Join guest speakers, Shorna Broussard Allred, Cornell University, and Shannon Rogers, Purdue University. Participants must pre-register once, no charge, at www.forestconnect.info. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

December 16...Crossville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Why Landowners Need Liability Coverage. Location: Cumberland Mountain State Park. Speaker: Tom Skaggs, Outdoor Underwriters, Inc. Fee: $15. Call Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832.

December 17...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters class. "The goal of this class is to simplify ArcGIS and make it a practical tool for the field forester or landowner. It is just the right blend of GIS terms, procedures, and forestry applications. We will cover the basics of ArcGIS, learn to create terrific maps, and digitize on top of aerial photos." Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at 1-866-395-5440 or jthompson@lmssmail.com for details.


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