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2011 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/29/2011

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

> January 2011

January 4-13...Israel.
Eckert AgriTour Ventures to Israel. Exploring both the benefits and adversities of farming in the diverse lands of Israel. Fee: $2999+. Call Jane Eckert at (314) 862-6288.

January 5...Webinar 11 AM - 12:30 PM CT.
Torrefied Biomass. Learn more about torrefaction, or roasted biomass, at this webinar. Is it economical and what is the status of it's development? Fee: $345; $150 discount if paid by January 4. Call Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) at (303) 770-8800.

January 7...Statewide.
Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Deadline. Call Julie Yates at (334) 887-4581.

January 7...Statewide.
Signup For Longleaf Pine Initiative Deadline. First batching period ends. The Longleaf Pine Initiative will incorporate both technical and financial assistance to help landowners in Alabama improve habitat on agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest, and Tribal land. Initiative will assist landowners in planting longleaf seedlings, installing firebreaks, conducting prescribed burns, and controlling invasive plants. Contact your local NRCS office or contact Tim Albritton at (334) 887-4560 or Tim.Albritton@al.usda.gov.

January 7-9...Hale County.
Alabama Youth Trapper Education Workshops. Location: Greensboro. “An outreach program that gives both the students and their parents the opportunity to experience and to be educated in an outdoor skill that helped settle this country.” Contact Mike at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 11...Jefferson County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard’s Bar-B-Que on Acton Road, Birmingham. Speaker: Mark Thomas, Wildlife Biologist & past president of Quality Deer Management Association. Dutch Treat dinner from menu. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

January 12...Tuscaloosa County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax & Return Preparation Workshop. Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, Tuscaloosa. This program is designed to help tax professionals and landowners complete their income tax return for owning and/or selling timber. Fee: $35; $10 discount if paid by January 5. $100 for CPE hours. Lunch included. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

January 12...Eustis, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Invasive Exotic Plants and Their Control. Location: Trout Lake Nature Center. Lunch provided. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

January 13...Webinar 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT.
Deer Management Strategies - Part I: Deer Camera Census Techniques. Presented by Dr. Dave Guynn, Clemson University, National Board of Directors - Quality Deer Management Association. Fee: $20. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

January 18...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.” This class is for the professional forester. Fee: $225. Contact Johnny Thompson at 1-866-395-5440 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

January 19…Starkville, Mississippi.
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; 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; and make simple Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps. Fee: $225. Contact Johnny Thompson at 1-866-395-5440 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

January 19...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax & Return Preparation Workshop. Location: 5 Rivers Alabama Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort. This program is designed to help tax professionals and landowners complete their income tax return for owning and/or selling timber. Fee: $35; $10 discount if paid by January 12. $100 for CPE hours. Lunch included. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

January 19...Lakeland, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM ET.
Land Management Workshop.
Location: Tenoroc Fish Management Area. Topics will include: fisheries management, exotic vegetation control, prescribed fire, habitat management, and assistance programs. Call Cheryl Whitney at (863) 534-7077.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 19, 2011...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.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: January 19, 2011 CI Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


January 19...Webinar 11 AM - 1 PM CT.
Making Google Earth Work for Land Management. “Google Earth (GE) is an easy-to-use but powerful tool that land managers can use to assist landowners in seeing their land and understanding it better. This leads to improved land management decision making and information sharing. This webinar will discuss and demonstrate basic GE setup, exploration, navigation, menus, data creation, and production.” Presenter: James Jeuck, Extension Associate, North Carolina State University. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

January 20...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 1-866-395-5440 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

January 20...Chambers County 8 AM.
Teachers-In-Service held by the Chambers County Forest Planning Committee. Location: Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. The program is adapted to forest landowner interest and forest landowners. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

January 20...Cottondale, Florida 10 AM - 12 PM CT.
Tour of Green Circle Bio-Energy Pellet Plant. Tour the world’s largest wood pellet plant. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

January 20...Mobile County 6 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting. Location: Archer Agricultural Center, Mobile. Speaker: Connie Hudson, Mobile County Commissioner District 2. Sam Stockman will answer questions regarding private property rights. Dinner served at 6 PM. Pre-register. Call Joyce at (251) 649-1519.

January 21...Montgomery County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax & Return Preparation Workshop. Location: Montgomery County Extension Office, Montgomery. This program is designed to help tax professionals and landowners complete their income tax return for owning and/or selling timber. Fee: $35; $10 discount if paid by January 12. $100 for CPE hours. Lunch included. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

January 21...DeKalb County 11 AM - Noon.
Growin' Up Wild for Preschool Children: Bird Beak Buffet. Location: Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne. No fee, but pre-registration is encouraged. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 21...Webinar Noon to 1 PM CT.
Recreational Trail Design: Part 1. This presentation will cover how to: determine trail uses, select the trail corridor, establish trail design standards, mark exact trail location, clear the trail, and construct the tread. Instructor: Dr. Mel Baughman, Extension Forester and Program Leader, University of Minnesota Extension. Don't miss the follow up webinar on January 28. Contact Mel Baughman at (612) 625-1288 or mnwoods@umn.edu.

January 21-23...Coosa County.
Alabama Youth Trapper Education Workshops. Location: Rockford. “An outreach program that gives both the students and their parents the opportunity to experience and to be educated in an outdoor skill that helped settle this country.” Contact Mike at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 22...DeKalb County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Wilderness Survival 101. Location: Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne. Learn hands-on methods of basic survival skills dealing with water, shelter, food, fire, and getting found. Fee: $10; Pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 25...Webinar Noon CT.
Mastering Family Business Paradox presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Contact Tim Smith at 1-800-551-0633 or tim@efamilybusiness.com.

January 25...Webinar 12 PM - 1:30 PM CT.
Measurements, Techniques, and Tools To Analyze the Nation's Forest Inventory. Participants will need Microsoft Access on their computer. This is the first of six weekly webinars. Future sessions will be held: Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, and Mar. 1. Contact Ralph Johnson at (765) 496-2199 or rrjohnson@purdue.edu.

January 25 & February 1...Webinar Noon - 2 PM CT each day.
Woodland Steward Series Landowner Education Curriculum Training Webinar. Training will be conducted over the two days. Four main themes will be covered: Discovering Your Land; Native Landscaping & Water Management; Woodscaping Your Woodlands & Firewise Management; and Stewardship, Recreation, & Liability. Contact Robert Bardon at (919) 515-5575 or robert_bardon@ncsu.edu.

January 26...Montgomery County.
Annual NonPoint Source Conference. Location: Renaissance Hotel Conference Center, Montgomery. The conference format consists of presentations on projects, topics, efforts associated with nonpoint source pollution and its impact on water quality. Call Patti Hurley at (334) 394-4350. Editor’s Note: NonPoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land.

January 28...Webinar Noon to 1 PM CT.
Recreational Trail Design: Part 2. This presentation will cover how to install structures to cross obstacles (e.g., a hillside, slopes and cliffs, wet soil, waterways and gullies, roads and fences), sign the trail, and install facilities that support the trail.
 Instructor: Dr. Mel Baughman, Extension Forester and Program Leader, University of Minnesota Extension. Contact Mel Baughman at (612) 625-1288 or mnwoods@umn.edu.

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

> February 2011

February 1...Webinar 12 PM - 1:30 PM CT.
Measurements, Techniques, and Tools To Analyze the Nation's Forest Inventory. Participants will need Microsoft Access on their computer. This is the second of six weekly webinars. Future sessions will be held: Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, and Mar. 1. Call Ralph Johnson at (765) 496-2199.

February 3...Monroe County 11 AM - 3 PM.
Feral Hog Workshop. Location: USDA Service Center, Monroeville. Speaker: Chris Jaworowski, Alabama Dept. of Conservation. Call Shannon Hall-Jones at (251) 743-2587x3.

February 3...Graham, Florida 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET.
Turkey Management Workshop. Location: Bradford Sportsman's Farm. Fee: $10; dinner included. Contact Tim Wilson at (904) 966-6224 or bradford@mail.ifas.ufl.edu.

February 3...Montgomery County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: AFA Bldg., 555 Alabama Street, Montgomery. Fee: $10 non-members, $5 AFA members. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

February 4...Tallahassee, Florida 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
FL-GA Game Management Update Series: Financing Conservation on Private Lands. Location: Leon County Extension Center. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call R. J. Byrne at (229) 225-4130.

February 5...Montgomery County 8 AM.
Alabama Conservation Advisory Board Meeting. Location: State Capitol Auditorium, Montgomery. Those wishing to address the board need to register between 8 AM - 8:30 AM. Use the entrance behind the Capitol on North Union Street. Private forest landowners should want to know what matters this board advises the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) on and how it will effect forest landowners. Call the Commissioner's Office at (334) 242-3486.

February 5...Talladega County 2:45 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: Couples $50. Rides around the track - $50 extra. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 8...Shelby County.
Property Tax Vote (click here for another perspective). Vote on a 30 mill property tax. On a tract of forestland which has a bare-land appraised value of $100,000 you will pay $300 in yearly property taxes (unless your land is assessed under current-use). The tax, if voted in, will last until the year 2041.

February 8...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Warrior Tractor & Equipment, 6801 McFarland Boulevard, West, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $10 non-members, $5 AFA members. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

February 9...Atlanta, Georgia 10:30 AM ET.
Quantifying the Value of the Non-timber Benefits of Georgia’s Private Forests. Location: North Staircase on the second floor of the State Capitol. Hear the announcement of three years of research that will provide an argument for public policy that favors Georgia’s private woodlands. Call the Georgia Forestry Association at (478) 992-8110.

February 11...Live Oak, Florida.
Orchard Management Series Part 2: Winter Orchard Management. Location: Suwannee Valley Research and Education Center. Contact Sarah White at (386) 362-1725x102 or sewhite@ufl.edu.

February 12...Talladega County 9 AM - 4:30 PM.
Managing Land for Wild Turkeys. Location: Talladega County Extension Office, Talladega. Topics: Wild Turkey Biology, Managing Pines, Managing Hardwoods, Non-forested Land, Financial Assistance, and Predators. Fee: $30; lunch included. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

February 15...Winston/Marion Counties 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Alabama Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology, 145 Alabama Hwy. 129, Haleyville. Fee: $10 non-members, $5 AFA members. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

February 16...Atlanta, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Timber and Wood Bioenergy Market Analysis. This course teaches a detailed approach and specific strategies for analyzing timber markets for timberland, bioenergy, wood procurement, and forestry consulting applications. Fee: $660; $100 discount if paid by February 2. Lunch included. Contact Amanda Hamsley Lang at (478) 396-0704 or ahlang@forisk.com.

February 16...Webinar 11 PM - 12:30 PM CT.
Timber Tax Update. This webinar is a timber tax update for the 2010 tax season, including the latest tax law changes. Presenters: Linda Wang & John Greene, both with the USDA Forest Service. There will be a repeat of this webinar on February 25 at the same time. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

February 17...Webinar 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT.
Deer Management Strategies - Part II: Harvest and Observation Data Interpretation. Presented by Dr. Dave Guynn, Clemson University, National Board of Directors - Quality Deer Management Association. Fee: $20. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

February 17...Jasper, Florida 10 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Silviculture Best Management Practices Workshop. Location: Hamilton County Extension Office. Must register by February 14. Contact Greg Staten at (386) 792-1269 or greg.staten@freshfromflorida.com

February 18-20...Butler County.
Alabama Youth Trapper Education Workshops. Location: Greenville. “An outreach program that gives both the students and their parents the opportunity to experience and to be educated in an outdoor skill that helped settle this country.” Contact Mike at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 20...Jefferson County 2 PM - 3:30 PM.
Make Your Own Terrarium. Location: Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Hoover. Terrariums are glass closed containers for growing small plants. Fee: $20. Call (205) 682-8019.

February 20-22...Tallahassee, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters (SESAF) Annual Meeting and Organizational Effectiveness Workshop. Location: Monroe Street Conference Center. Fee: $265 non-member; $30 discount for SAF member. Call SESAF at (706) 845-9085.

February 20-26...Statewide.
Arbor Week.

February 24...Forsyth, Georgia 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Forest Bioenergy Conference. Location: Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The southeast has plentiful forest biomass and a competitive wood supply system - how will the addition of new markets affect our forest economy for landowners and other wood users? Fee: $175; lunch included. Contact Judy Couch at (478) 992-8110 or judy@gfagrow.org.

February 24...Gainesville, Florida 8:30 AM - 3 PM ET.
Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management Workshop. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Topics include: Why longleaf pine?; Site preparation and planting; Fire and stand management options; Restoring native understory; Wildlife considerations; and Field tour. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

February 24...Jacksonville, Florida 10 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Silviculture Best Management Practices Workshop. Location: Jacksonville Service Center, 7775 Baymeadows Way, Suite 102. Must register by February 18. Contact Robin Holland at (352) 732-1273 or robin.holland@freshfromflorida.com.

February 24...Tuscaloosa County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Water Oaks Farm, Tuscaloosa. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: Couples $50; $10 discount if paid prior to event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 25...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Small Scale Mushroom Production On Hardwood Logs. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley. Topics: Types of mushrooms to grow; How to prepare and care for inoculated logs; Harvesting; and Direct market options. Fee: $125; lunch included. Call Clay Olson at (850) 838-3508.

February 25-27...Destin, Florida.
Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting. Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort. Fee: $345. Registration Form. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

February 26...Calhoun County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Mountain Longleaf Interpretive Hike. Location: Talladega National Forest. Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the mountain longleaf region of Northeast Alabama. Fee: $5; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

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

> March 2011

March 1...Regular Legislative Session begins and could last through June 13.

March 1...Webinar 11 AM - 12:30 PM CT.
Climate Change and Managing Forests: New Models and Tools. Learn more about the tools available to help guide manager’s activities when it comes to climate change and how it might affect forest health. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070 or whubbard@uga.edu.

March 1...Colbert County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Bevill Center for Environmental Technology, 1011 George Wallace Blvd., Tuscumbia. Fee: $10 non-members, $5 AFA members. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

March 1 - May 21...On-Line.
Woodland Options for Landowners Short Course. Take this course to help gain an introductory level understanding of basic forest management principles and techniques and to use this understanding to become better land stewards. This is a twelve week self-paced course. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 3...Baker, Florida 8:30 AM - 3 PM CT.
Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management Workshop. Location: Blackwater River State Forest, Bear Lake Pavilion. Topics include: Why longleaf pine?; Site preparation and planting; Fire and stand management options; Restoring native understory; Wildlife considerations; and Field tour. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March 3...Talladega County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. Fee: $10 non-members, $5 AFA members. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

March 6...Jefferson County 2 PM.
Celebration of Trees Seminar. Location: Pavilion, Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Hoover. Learn about Planting, Care, Fertilizing, and Pruning trees. Instructors are certified arborists. Call (205) 682-8019.

March 8...Fayette County 6 PM to 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Fayette Civic Center, 534 Temple Avenue North, Fayette. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

March 10...Covington County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Solon Dixon Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

March 10...Morgan County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: McCollum's Catfish and Seafood Restaurant, 2101 Gordon Terry Parkway, Decatur. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

March 11-12...Idabel, Oklahoma.
Magnolia Forestry Conference. Location: Mary Herron Conference Center. Pre-conference field tours March 10. Fee: $115; $15 discount if paid by March 1. Contact Colleen at (870) 234-0200x4 or colleen@reynoldsforestry.com.

March 12...Madison County 9 AM - 2 PM.
Small Ruminant Goat & Sheep Symposium. Location: AAMU Ag Research Station, Hazel Green. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Robert Spencer at (256) 766-6223 or rds0002@aces.edu.

March 15...Statewide.
Turkey Season opens in all or portions of 59 counties.

March 15...Calhoun County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of Your Timber. Location: Annistonian Restaurant, 1709 Noble Street, Anniston. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

March 16...Sumter County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: ALFA Environmental Hall, Livingston. Fee: $35. Contact Jack Rowe at (251) 589-5572 or wjr00001@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 16, 2011...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!


Moved to March 23.


March 17...Mobile County.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Recertification Workshop. Registration required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

March 17...Webinar 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT.
Deer Management Strategies - Part III: Writing a Deer Harvest Management Plan. Presented by Dr. Dave Guynn, Clemson University, National Board of Directors - Quality Deer Management Association. Fee: $20. Contact Susan Guynn at (864) 656-0606 or sguynn@clemson.edu.

March 17...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Vulcan District Meeting. Location: North Shelby County Library/Extension Service Office. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

March 18...Thomasville, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
FL-GA Game Management Update Series: Nuisance Animals. Location: Trulock Plantation. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call R. J. Byrne at (229) 225-4130.

March 18-19...Jefferson County.
Native Plants, Shrubs, and Groundcover Sale. Location: Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Hoover. Call (205) 682-8019.

March 19...Colbert County 4:00 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Longhorn Arena, Muscle Shoals. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $35/person/couple. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

March 22...Mobile County.
Special Primary Election for electing a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 105. The runoff elections, if needed, will be May 10 and the general election is set for June 28.

Also on March 22...Mobile County.
Property Tax Vote. Vote on a 13 mill property tax. On a tract of forestland which has a bare-land appraised value of $100,000 you will pay $130 in yearly property taxes (unless your land is assessed under current-use).

March 22…Greensboro, Georgia 9 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forestland Tour. Location: Tour will depart from the Ritz-Carlton Lodge. Plum will host and tour the nearby Plum Creek tracts of land. The tour will visit sites such as: active harvesting, log merchandising, silvicultural practices, plantation forestry, and commercial thinning. Tour is only available to the March 23-25 Timberland Investment Conference attendees. $100. Call Rich Molpus at (706) 542-5079.

March 22...Elmore County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Capital District Meeting. Location: Alabama Nature Center, Millbrook. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

March 22-24...Swainsboro, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy, Longleaf 101. Scholarships are available to the first 15 state agency OR private individuals that register. After you attend the Academy, we will send you a check for $300 to assist with covering lodging. Fee: $50; lodging on your own. Contact JJ at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 23, 2011...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.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: March 23, 2011 CI Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


March 23...Jefferson County 10 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority Public Hearing. Location: Trussville Civic Center, Trussville. Call (205) 933-9110.

March 23…Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Tools of the Trades: Two Experts Talk About Family Business Succession presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Lee at 1-800-551-0633.

March 23-25...Greensboro, Georgia.
Timberland Investment Conference. Loion: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. The conference will provide an overview of timber investment, including high-level overviews of taxes, valuation and geographic investment markets as well as the ability to network with timberland investors around the world. Fee: $1350; $360 discount if paid by March 16. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@warnell.uga.edu.

March 24...Monroe County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Longleaf District Meeting. Location: Monroe County Extension Office, Monroeville. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

March 26...Wildersville, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Hardwood Tree Planting. Location: Natchez Trace State Forest. Please pre-register for meal count. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403.

March 26...Calhoun County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Mountain Longleaf Interpretive Hike. Location: Talladega National Forest. Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the mountain longleaf region of Northeast Alabama. Fee: $5; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

March 28...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Warrior District Meeting. Location: Indian Hills Country Club, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

March 29...Talladega County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Piedmont District Meeting. Location: Coosa Valley Lodge 929, Sylacauga. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

March 31...Montgomery County 1 PM - 4 PM.
Proposed Forest Planning Rule Public Information Session. Location: Forest Supervisor's Office, 2946 Chestnut Street, Montgomery. The Forest Service will use comments to develop a final rule late this year. Call Felicia Humphrey at (334) 832-4470.

> April 2011

April 1-3...Baldwin County.
Alabama Trail Conference. Location: Fairhope Civic Center, Fairhope. Fee: $145; $20 discount if paid by February 15. Call Rob Grant at (334) 242-5483.

April 1...Tallahassee, Florida 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
FL-GA Game Management Update Series: Food Plots. Location: Alford Arm Greenway. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call R. J. Byrne at (229) 225-4130.

April 2...Hilham, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Harwood Tree Planting. Location: Standing Stone State Forest. Please pre-register for meal count. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403.

April 4...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management (ADEM) Public Hearing. Location: ADEM Central Office, Montgomery. The hearing is for a proposed pesticide permit that could affect forest landowners. However, we have been informed that it will not likely affect owners spraying less than 6,400 acres per year. Call Russell Kelly at (334) 271-7714.

April 5...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) Seminar Series. Location: Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Topic: The Value of Genetically Improved Loblolly Pine to Forest Landowners in Alabama and the South and the Challenges to Continuing Those Benefits in the Coming Decades. Speaker: Dr. Steve Mckeand. Refreshments served. Bring your own lunch. Contact Lori Eckhardt at (334) 844-2720 or eckhalg@auburn.edu.

April 5...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception. Location: RSA Plaza Terrace, Montgomery. Great opportunity to meet state legislators interested in forestry & agriculture. Sponsored in part by AFOA along several other organizations. Call Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006.

April 5...Dallas County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Black Belt District Meeting. Location: Central Alabama Farmers Coop, Selma. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

April 5-8...Covington County.
Longleaf Academy, Longleaf 101. Location: Solon Dixon Center, Andalusia. Dobbs Foundation Scholarships Available: These are available to any non-federal or private individual. Limited slots. Must put down a $200 refundable deposit; will be refunded after attendance OR if cancellation is made 2-weeks in advance. Dobbs Scholarships cover $400 of the $800 Academy cost. Must pay the full $800 at the time of registration and after the Academy a check for $400 will be sent to you. Contact JJ at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

April 8...Reddick, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Manage the Pond, Mind the Creek. Location: Blitch Plantation, Property of John and Shirley Rudnianyn. Topics will include: fish pond management, Best Management Practices for protecting water quality and habitat considerations for natural water features. Call Cindy at (352) 671-8400.

April 8...Madison County 9 AM - 4:30 PM.
Small Farms Research Center Training Workshop. Location: Alabama A&M University, Normal. Topics: Business Plan Development, Financial Management, Energy, and Alternative Enterprise Production. Contact Elicia Chaverest at (256) 372-4970 or elicia.chaverest@aamu.edu.

April 8...Holly Springs, Mississippi 9 AM - 4 PM.
Managing The Family Forest. Location: Marshall County Fairgrounds. Topics: Forest Management Plan, Forest Health, Pine Thinning, Financial Considerations, and more. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

April 9...Newton, Georgia 10 AM - 2 PM ET.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center Open House. Location: 3988 Jones Center Dr. A free event that includes hands-on children’s activities, walking tours, wagon tours, slide show presentation, and more. Bring your own picnic lunch. Call (229) 734-4706.

April 11-13...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course. Location: Mississippi State University Campus. This is a hybrid, online and face to face, short course. Fee: $250. Contact Dixie Cartwright at (662) 325-9191 or dcartwright@aoce.msstate.edu.

April 11-17...Elmore County.
Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show. Location: Alabama Wildlife Federation, Millbrook. Contact Ann Harper at (334) 285-4550 or aharper@alabamawildlife.org.

April 12...Iuka, Mississippi 9 AM - 3 PM.
How To Manage Your Pine Plantation. Location: Tishomingo County Extension Office. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

April 12...Lowndes County 9:30 AM - 3 PM.
Managing Nuisance Wildlife. Location: Southern Sportsman Lodge, White Hall. Topics include: Coyote/Fox Trapping, Feral Hog Trapping, Beaver Trapping, Trap Design, Disease Control, and Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife. Fee: $15; lunch included. Call Katanga Mants at (334) 548-2315.

April 12...Wilcox County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Gee's Bend Terminal, 1001 Earl Hilliard Road, Camden. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

April 12...Dale County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Wiregrass District Meeting. Location: Dale County Government Building, Ozark. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

April 14...Bibb County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 Highway 5, Brent. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

April 14...Washington County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Delta District Meeting. Location: Deer Field Country Club, Chatom. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

April 14...Houston County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Landmark Park Activity Barn, Dothan. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $50/person/couple; $10 discount if paid prior to the event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

April 15-18...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Deer Steward I. Location: The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens. Topics include: Herd Management, Habitat Management, Hunter Management, and Herd Monitoring. Fee: $800. Call Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) at 1-800-209-3337.

April 16...Pheba, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Are My Pines Ready To Thin Again. Location: Pheba Community Center. Fee: $20; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

April 16...Baldwin County 1 PM - 3 PM.
Recreational Pond Workshop. Location: 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort. Topics: Stocking Strategies, Water Quality Mgt., Fertilization, Weed Control, and more. Contact Shonda Borden at (251) 625-0814 or shondaborden@dcnr.alabama.gov.

April 16-23...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 19...Colbert County.
5 Mill Property Tax Vote.

April 19...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
White-tailed Deer Breeding Biology and Communication. This webinar will be provided “live” at 11 AM and at 6 PM. To participate in the free "live" seminar you must register at this web address: http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb
Call the Forests Web Seminar Center at 1-800-235-9473.

April 19...Clarke County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Magnolia Grill, 642 Allen Road, Grove Hill. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association (AFA), (334) 481-2120.

April 19...Marshall County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) Mountain District Meeting. Location: Guntersville State Park Lodge, Guntersville. Fee: $20; dinner included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

April 19-21...Tifton, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy, Longleaf 101. Scholarships are available to the first 15 state agency OR private individuals that register. After you attend the Academy, we will send you a check for $300 to assist with covering lodging. Fee: $50; lodging on your own. Contact JJ at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

April 20...Lee County.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Conference. Location: Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, Auburn. Fee: $60; $15 discount if paid by April 8. Registration Form. Contact Curtis Hansen at (334) 844-1630 or hansecj@auburn.edu.


2011 AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 22-23...Barbour County.
Location: Headquartered at Lakepoint State Park Resort, Eufaula.


Directions

Friday:

    YellaWood Wood Preserving Operation & Dixon Family Forest Bus Tour
    GPS 101 Workshop
    Exhibits, Reception, and Dinner with Speaker

Saturday:
Educational Presentations, Exhibits, Lunch, and Door Prizes.

Things to see in Eufaula

Activities at the Resort for our more adventurous attendees include: Camping, Hiking, Boating (boat rental at marina), and Fishing.

Hotels & Motels around Eufaula:
    Lakepoint State Park Lodge (meeting headquarters) 1-800-544-5253 Group # 1394
    Quality Inn & Suites - (334) 687-4414
    Comfort Suites - (334) 616-0114
    Jameson Inn of Eufaula - (334) 687-7747
    Super 8 - (334) 687-3900
    Days Inn - (334) 687-1000


April 23...Calhoun County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Mountain Longleaf Interpretive Hike. Location: Talladega National Forest. Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the mountain longleaf region of Northeast Alabama. Fee: $5; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

April 26...Liberty, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest. Location: Ethel Stratton Vance Park. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Ann H. Davis at (601) 888-3211.

April 26...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) Seminar Series. Location: Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Topic: Effective Wild Pig Control. Speaker: Rob Holtfreter. Refreshments served. Bring your own lunch. Contact Lori Eckhardt at (334) 844-2720 or eckhalg@auburn.edu.

April 26...Cullman County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Dodge House Restaurant, 426 Alabama Highway 69 S., Dodge City. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

April 28...Walker County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Grazing Clinic. Location: Carl Elliott Board of Education Building. Fee: $30. Call the Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District at (205) 387-1879.

April 28...Moss Point, Mississippi 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing Wild Pig Damage. Location: East Central Community Center. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation Department at (228) 769-3047.

April 28...Montgomery County 9 AM - 3 PM.
11th Annual Wildlife Trends Journal Landowner Field Day. Location: 3805 Greenwood Road, Matthews. Fee: $25; free for Wildlife Trends subscribers. Contact Andy Whitaker at 1-800-441-6826 or info@wildlifetrends.com.

April 28...Bonifay, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Manage the Pond, Mind the Creek. Location: Holmes County Extension Office. Topics will include: fish pond management, Best Management Practices for protecting water quality and habitat considerations for natural water features. Call Holmes County Extension Office at (850) 547-1108.

April 28...Lee County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: CAT Training Center, 6155 Highway 147 North, Auburn. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

April 28...Montgomery County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Prattville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $50/person/couple. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

April 29...Lowndes County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Holy Ground Battlefield Park, Lowndesboro. Call Katanga Mants at (334) 548-2315.

April 29...Greenville, Florida 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
FL-GA Game Management Update Series: Vegetation Management for Upland Wildlife. Location: Dixie Plantation. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call R. J. Byrne at (229) 225-4130.

April 30...Nashville, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Hardwood Tree Planting. Location: Ellington Ag Center. Please pre-register for meal count. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403.

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

> May 2011

May 3...Conecuh County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Bolden Cardwell Hall, 200 Mill Street, Evergreen. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

May 3...Coffeeville, Mississippi 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM.
Forest & Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Short Course. Location: Yalobusha County Extension Office. Topics: Myths and Misconceptions about timber and wildlife; and Population Management of Deer and Turkey. Fee: $35. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

May 4...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Tree/Plant Identification Workshop/Hike. Location: Morningside Nature Center. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

CANCELLED May 5...Covington County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Alternative Forest Products Workshop & Tour. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Center, Andalusia. Topics: Silvopasture, Pine straw production, Wild blueberry harvesting, Invasive trees for firewood, and Collecting seed for understory plants for longleaf habitat restoration. Fee: $15. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or or brodbam@auburn.edu.

May 5...Montgomery County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Alabama Forestry Association, 555 Alabama Street, Montgomery. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

May 6 & 7...DeKalb County 7 PM & 8 AM respectively.
Fine Art Landscape Photography 2 Part Workshop. Location: Little River Canyon Center, 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.

May 10...Coffeeville, Mississippi 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.
Forest & Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Short Course. Location: Yalobusha County Extension Office. Topics: Alternative Enterprises and Southern Hardwoods. Fee: $35. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

May 10...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Robertson’s BBQ, 15337 Smokey Lane, Fosters. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

May 10-11...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference. Location: Beau Rivage Resort Hotel. Fee: $245. Contact Lydia Allison at (662) 325-0479 or lallison@bagley.msstate.edu.

May 10-13...Covington County.
Longleaf Academy, Longleaf 101. Location: Solon Dixon Center, Andalusia. Dobbs Foundation Scholarships Available: These are available to any non-federal or private individual. Limited slots. Must put down a $200 refundable deposit; will be refunded after attendance OR if cancellation is made 2-weeks in advance. Dobbs Scholarships cover $400 of the $800 Academy cost. Must pay the full $800 at the time of registration and after the Academy a check for $400 will be sent to you. Contact JJ at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

May 11...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Applied Forest Finance. Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel. This course details the necessary skills and common errors associated with the financial risk analysis of timberland and other forestry-related investments. Fee: $600; $40 discount if paid by April 27. Lunch included. Call Amanda Hamsley Lang at (478) 396-0704.

May 11...Batesville, Mississippi 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest. Location: Extension Building. Topics include: Pine Thinning, Managing for Multiple Use, Prescribed Burning, and others. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

May 12...Sumter County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Livingston. Call Mandee Carrier at (205) 652-7521.

May 12...Oxford, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Tree Identification Workshop. Location: Lafayette County Extension Office. Class and field instruction. $20; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

May 12...Sebring, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Manage the Pond, Mind the Creek. Location: Highlands County Extension Office. Topics will include: fish pond management, Best Management Practices for protecting water quality and habitat considerations for natural water features. Call Highlands County Extension Office at (863) 402-6540.

May 12...Mobile County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Whitney National Bank, 25 N. Beltline Hwy., Mobile. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

May 12-13...Lee County.
Introduction to ArcGIS for Forestry and Other Natural Resource Applications. Location: Auburn School of Forestry, Rm 2216. Attendees will learn various map overlay tools and how to conduct a simple analysis. Fee: $275; $25 discount if paid by May 1. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

May 13...Gadsden County, Florida 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
FL-GA Game Management Update Series: Balancing Timber & Wildlife for Upland Game. Location: Cobey Property. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call R. J. Byrne at (229) 225-4130.

May 14...DeKalb County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Build Your Own Bluebird House. Location: Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne. Fee: $15 per bird house. Must pre-register. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

May 17...Kosciusko, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals. Location: Attala County Extension Office. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

May 17...Corinth, Mississippi 9 AM - 4 PM.
Having Your Timber and Wildlife Too! Location: Alcorn County Extension Office. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

May 17...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Providing Quality Habitat for White-tailed Deer. This webinar will be provided “live” at 11 AM and at 6 PM. To participate in the free "live" seminar you must register at this web address: http://rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb
Call the Forests Web Seminar Center at 1-800-235-9473.

May 17...Coffeeville, Mississippi 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.
Forest & Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Short Course. Location: Yalobusha County Extension Office. Topics: Pine Thinning & Prescribed Burning; and Landowner Assistance Programs. Fee: $35; supper included. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

May 17...Winston/Marion County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Alabama Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology, 145 AL Hwy. 129, Haleyville. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

May 17-19…Springfield, Missouri.
Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference. Location: University Plaza Hotel. This symposium will focus on management of oak-dominated forests, woodlands, and savannahs. Fee: $175; lunches and one dinner included. Call Angela Freemyer at 1-866-682-6663.

May 18...Pickens County 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Tree Identification Workshop. Location: Pickens County Medical Center, Carrollton. Fee: $15; lunch included. Call Sam Wiggins at (205) 367-8148.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 18, 2011...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.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: May 18, 2011 CI Live!
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


May 18...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
How to claim a timber casualty loss. Learn the basics of tax valuation of a loss and the correct way to take the deduction. Presented by Deborah A. Gaddis, PhD., Mississippi State University Extension Forestry's timber taxation specialist. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

May 18...Webinar 2 PM - 3 PM CT.
How to claim a shade tree casualty loss. "Claiming a casualty loss on an individual’s federal income tax return for damaged shade trees is possible—but only if the proper valuation techniques are used. Taking a loss requires knowledge of the value of the trees destroyed, before and after values of the property, and/or clean up costs." Presented by Deborah A. Gaddis, PhD., Mississippi State University Extension Forestry's timber taxation specialist. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

May 18…Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Sibling Revelry! presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. There is an On-Demand playback option at registration for this webinar. Call Lee at 1-800-551-0633.

May 18-19...Statesboro, Georgia.
Forest Herbicide Workshop. Location: Bulloch County Ag Center. This course will cover herbicide prescriptions for forestry applications. Fee: $210; $25 discount if paid by April 27. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

May 18-19...Tuscaloosa County.
Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and Advisors. Location: JamisonMoneyFarmer PC. The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge of conservation easements as a land use control. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by April 27. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

May 20...Live Oak, Florida.
Orchard Management Series Part 3: Spring Orchard Management. Location: Suwannee Valley Research and Education Center. Contact Sarah White at (386) 362-1725x102 or sewhite@ufl.edu.

May 20-21...Shelby County.
Alabama Chapter of the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Location: 4-H Center, Columbiana. Fee: $100. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

May 21...Collins, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Pine Thinning Workshop. Location: Irvin Tree Farm, 110 Herrin Dees Road. Pre-registration is required for lunch. Call Carolyn Conger at (601) 765-8252.

May 22-25...Hampton, Georgia.
The Southern Christmas Tree Conference. Location: Calvin Center. This conference is for established growers and landowners considering growing Christmas trees. Fee: $145. Contact North Carolina State University at (919) 515-9563 or forestry_outreach@ncsu.edu.

May 24-27...Sumter County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Training Course. Location: Alfa Environmental Hall, University of West Alabama (UWA), Livingston. Fee: $100; lodging provided free-of-charge on the UWA campus. Must register by May 1 for lodging. Pre-study required. Call Lee Stanton at (205) 652-3415.

> June 2011

June 1-30...Statewide.
Prescribed Burning and Hazardous Fuel Reduction Grant. "If you own 250 or less forested acres, are interested in control burning 10-80 acres or mulching up to 5 acres, and are not enrolled in another cost-share program, you may be eligible for this grant." Call Lea Anna Meadows at (334) 240-9326 or leaanna.meadows@forestry.alabama.gov.

June 1-3...Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Native Plant Identification Workshop. The focus of the workshop will be on grasses. Fee: $300. Contact Dr. Lowell Urbatsch at (225) 578-8555 or leu@lsu.edu.

June 2...Ripley, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Are My Pines Ready To Thin? Location: Tippah County Extension Office. Fee: $20; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

June 2...Philadelphia, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals. Location: Neshoba County Coliseum. Instructor: Dr. Deborah Gaddis. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Lanette Crocker at (601) 735-2243.

June 2...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Southern Forest Futures Project. Presented by Dave Wear and John Greis, USDA Forest Service. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

June 2...Talladega County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner at Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

June 3...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals. Location: Forrest County Extension Office. Instructor: Dr. Deborah Gaddis. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Lanette Crocker at (601) 735-2243.

June 4...Delano, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Hardwood Tree Planting. Location: East Tennessee Nursery. Please pre-register for meal count. Call the Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403.

June 4-9...Athens, Georgia.
North American Agroforestry Conference. Location: The Georgia Center. Fee: $375; $50 discount if paid by May 31. Contact Carla Wood at (706) 583-0347 or carlam@uga.edu.

June 6...Waynesboro, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals. Location: Waynesboro County Library. Instructor: Dr. Deborah Gaddis. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Lanette Crocker at (601) 735-2243.

June 7...Pontotoc, Mississippi 9 AM - 4 PM.
Having Your Timber And Wildlife Too! Location: Pontotoc County Extension Office. Topics on how to integrate forestry practices while encouraging wildlife habitat will be covered. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

June 7...Colbert County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner at Bevill Center for Environmental Technology, 1011 George Wallace Blvd., Tuscumbia. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

June 8-10...Williamsburg, Virginia.
National Forest Landowners Conference. Location: Colonial Williamsburg Resort. Fee: $555. Call Susan at 1-800-325-2954.

June 8-10...Baldwin County.
Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Meeting. Location: Five Rivers Delta Center, Spanish Fort. Fee: $175. Call Brian Lassiter at (334) 807-8777.

June 9...Bunnell, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Biofuel Symposium. Location: Flagler County Extension Office. Fee: $15; lunch included. Call Sharon Treen at (386) 437-7464.

June 9...Conecuh County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: Conecuh County Extension Office, Evergreen. Fee: $30; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

June 9...Morgan County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner at McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood Restaurant, 2101 Gordon Terry Parkway, Decatur. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

June 9...Covington County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Solon Dixon Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

June 10...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: Jon Archer Ag Center, Mobile. Fee: $30. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 937-7176 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

June 10...Aberdeen, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin Again? Location: Monroe County Extension Office. Wear appropriate field clothes, boots, and insect repellant. Fee: $20; lunch provided. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

June 10-13...Bogart, Georgia.
Deer Steward II. Location: QDMA National Headquarters. This course will focus on the application of the principles covered in Deer Steward I. Fee: $800. Call Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) at 1-800-209-3337.

June 14...Perry County.
6 Mill Property Tax Vote. Perry County voters will decide a 6 mill property tax on June 14, 2011, according to the Tuscaloosa News, 4/14/11. If approved, the tax will be levied on 10/1/11 and begin to be collected on 10/1/12. 6 mills = $60 tax on $100,000 property.

June 14...Fayette County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner. Location: Fayette Civic Center, 534 Temple Avenue North, Fayette. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

June 14...Jefferson County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard’s Bar-B-Que on Acton Road, Birmingham. Speaker: Dr. Dale Hubbard, will speak on "Clicker Training". Dutch Treat dinner from menu. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

June 16...Marshall County.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Guntersville Museum, 1215 Rayburn Avenue, Guntersville. Contact Jay Grantland at (256) 773-8495 or jay.grantland@amrvrcd.com.

June 16...Autauga County 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: W. H. Smith Agricultural Center, Autaugaville. Fee: $25; lunch included. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

June 20-23...Lee County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers Grades 7 - 12. Location: The Hotel of Auburn University, Auburn. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Fee: $75 for registration. Please pass the word on to teachers that may be interested or consider sponsoring one of the teachers already registered. Contact Chris Erwin at (334) 481-2133 or cerwin@alaforestry.org.

June 21...Calhoun County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Liability as a Forest Landowner at Annistonian Restaurant, 1709 Noble Street, Anniston. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

June 22-24...Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Timberland Investment Summit. Location: Pan Pacific Hotel. Fee: $2,999. Call (212) 885-2738 for more information.

June 25...Tallapoosa County 8:30 AM - Noon.
Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Field Day. Location: Piedmont Substation in Camp Hill. Tour the Auburn University Deer Research Facility. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Call Jerry Brown at (256) 839-5154.

June 28...Montgomery County 8 AM - 4 PM.
The History of Land Surveying in Alabama. Location: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa, Montgomery. Fee: $125. Contact Robert Vecellio at (334) 844-4320 or vecellio@eng.auburn.edu.

June 28...Limestone County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off. Location: Canebrake Club, Athens. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: Couples $35. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

June 28-30...Tuscaloosa County.
Teacher’s Conservation Workshop for Teachers Grades Pre-K - 6. Location: Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Fee: $50 for registration. Please pass the word on to teachers that may be interested or consider sponsoring one of the teachers already registered. Contact Chris Erwin at (334) 481-2133 or cerwin@alaforestry.org.

June 29...Mobile County 8 AM - 4 PM.
The History of Land Surveying in Alabama. Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Park, Mobile. Fee: $125. Contact Robert Vecellio at (334) 844-4320 or vecellio@eng.auburn.edu.

> July 2011

July 7...Trenton, Florida 9 AM - 12 PM ET.
Longleaf Pine Forest Management Short Course. Location: Trenton Community Center. This workshop will cover the establishment of longleaf pine on old field sites and on cutover sites. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Contact Greg Marshall at (352) 463-3138 or gregory.marshall@freshfromflorida.com.

July 8...Athens, Georgia 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM ET.
Forests and Hurricanes: Impacts and Planning. Location: Warnell School of Forestry. Instructor: Pete Bettinger. Fee: $120; lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 9...Jefferson County 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
Beyond Rain Barrels. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Interested in capturing excess rain water? Must register by July 5. Contact Sallie Lee at (205) 879-6964x11 or leesall@aces.edu.

July 12...Baldwin County 7:30 AM - 5 PM.
Forestland Right of Way Management. Location: Orange Beach. Fee: $150. Call Jim Walley at (601) 498-3014.

July 12...Escambia County 5:30 PM - 8 PM.
Alternative Forest Products Workshop. Location: Escambia County Ag Center, Brewton. Topics: Forest Certification, Silvopasture, and Pine Straw & Understory Native Plant Production. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or or brodbam@auburn.edu.

July 12...Wilcox County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Gee's Bend Terminal, 1001 Earl Hilliard Road, Camden. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2120.

July 14...Bibb County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 Highway 5, Brent. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2120.

July 15-17...Kissimmee, Florida.
Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference. Location: Osceola Heritage Park. Fee: $180; $50 discount if paid by June 27. Contact Mandy Stage at (352) 392-5930 or mstage@ufl.edu.

July 16-19...Savannah, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: The Westin Savannah Hotel. Fee: $600; $150 discount if paid by June 15. Contact Judy Couch at (478) 992-8110 or judy@gfagrow.org.

July 18...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM - 9 PM.
Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force Public Meeting. Location: Alabama Cooperative Extension System Office, Tuscaloosa. Contact Neil Hargle at (205) 349-4630 or pnh0003@aces.edu.

July 19...Webinar 11 AM CT.
National Wood-To-Energy Roadmap - A Guide for Develping Sustainable Woody Biomass Solutions. Contact Sara Huggins at (301) 445-0288 or shuggins@25x25.org.

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July 19...Clarke County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning at Magnolia Grill, 642 Allen Road, Grove Hill. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2120.

July 19...Cullman County 6:30 PM - 9 PM.
Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force Public Meeting. Location: Alabama Cooperative Extension System Office, Cullman. Contact Tony Glover at (256) 737-9386 or gloveta@aces.edu.


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July 20...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
The Carbon Impact of Forest Products. Presented by Adam Taylor, University of Tennessee. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

July 21...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Recreational Pond Management. Location: Five Rivers Delta Center, Spanish Fort. Topics: Permitting, Pond Building, Cost Share, Stocking, Stream Side Management Zones, and Aquatic Vegetation Management. Fee: $45; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or or brodbam@auburn.edu.

July 21...Jefferson County 6:30 PM - 9 PM.
Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force Public Meeting. Location: Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale. Contact Linda Harris at (205) 631-5679 or lharris@cityofgardendale.com.

July 21-23...Lee County.
Southeastern Equestrian Trail Conference. Location: The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Center. Fee: $175. Contact Erica Lovell at (205) 348-7058 or erica.lovell@ua.edu.

July 22...Athens, Georgia 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
GPS for Beginners. Location: Warnell School of Forestry. Fee: $195; lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 23...Senatobia, Mississippi.
White-tailed Deer Management Workshop. Location: Northwest Mississippi Community College. Fee: $95; lunch included. Call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

July 25...Mobile County 9:30 AM - Noon.
Immigration Law Seminar. Location: Semmes Community Center, Mobile. Fee: $25. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

July 25...St. Clair County 6:30 PM - 9 PM.
Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force Public Meeting. Location: Pell City Civic Center, Pell City. Contact Lee Ann Clark at (205) 812-6266 or clarkla@aces.edu.

July 26...Webinar 11 AM - 12:30 PM.
New Alabama Immigration Law. Learn more about how this law affects your business. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

July 26...Cullman County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Dodge House Restaurant, 426 Alabama Hwy 69 S., Dodge City. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2120.

July 26...Tallapoosa County 6:30 PM - 9 PM.
Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force Public Meeting. Location: Alabama Cooperative Extension System Office, Dadeville. Contact Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050 or harria5@aces.edu.

July 27...Cullman County 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Post Storm Tree Management. Location: Cullman County Office Building, 402 Arnold Street NE. Reviewing techniques & tools for hazard tree ID, common defects leading to tree failure, how to properly prune trees, storm restoration techniques, and other topics. Contact Tony Glover at (256) 737-9386 or gloveta@aces.edu.

July 27…Nationwide Teleconference Noon CT.
Coaching Your Next Generation presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Carol at (773) 572-6432.

July 27-28...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. This course will focus on the wildlife habitat management of: white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail. Fee: $300; $50 discount if paid by July 6. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

July 28...Cullman County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land and Water Management. Location: Cullman County Extension Office, Cullman. Fee: $30; lunch included. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

July 28...Chilton County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Invasive Plant Identification & Control. Location: Jemison Municipal Auditorium. Topics: Herbicide Safety, Identification, Control, Herbicide Use in Longleaf Pine, Herbicide Use in Hardwoods, and Financial Assistance. Fee: $35; lunch included. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

July 28...Lee County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: CAT Training Center, 6155 Highway 147 North, Auburn. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2120.

July 28...Sumter County 6:30 PM - 9 PM.
Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force Public Meeting. Location: ALFA Environmental Hall, Livingston. Contact Willie Lampley at (205) 652-9501 or lamplwh@aces.edu.

July 30...Starkville, Mississippi.
White-tailed Deer Management Workshop. Location: Thompson Hall, Mississippi State University. Fee: $95; lunch included. Call Bronson Strickland at (662) 325-8141.

July 30...Milton, Florida. (Moved from July 31)
Wildlife Expo. Location: University of Florida West. Contact Robin Vickers at (850) 983-5216x113 or rvickers@ufl.edu.

July 31 - August 3...Middleton, Wisconsin.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting. Location: Madison Marriott West. Fee: $175; $20 discount if paid by July 9. Call Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501.

> August 2011

August 1-2…Athens, Georgia.
Recreational Pond Management. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. This course should provide the basic knowledge and skills for providing high quality fishing through pond management. Fee: $300; $50 discount if paid by July 11. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 2...Conecuh County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Bolden Cardwell Hall, 200 Mill Street, Evergreen. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

August 3...Jefferson County 9:30 AM - Noon.
Immigration Law Seminar. Location: Rosewood Hall - SOHO, Birmingham. Fee: $25. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

August 4...Starkville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Biomass & Bioenergy Short Course. Location: Bost Conference Center. Fee: $50; lunch included. Call Randy Rousseau at (662) 325-2777.

August 4...Baldwin County 8:45 AM - 3 PM.
Silvopasture & Alternative Forest Products Workshop. Location: Five Rivers Delta Center, Spanish Fort. Topics: Silvopasture, Pine Straw Production, Wild blueberry harvesting, Forest Certification, and Seed collecting. Fee: $15. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or or brodbam@auburn.edu.

August 4...Montgomery County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Alabama Forestry Association, 555 Alabama Street, Montgomery. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

August 5...Lake City, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Maximizing Profits by Extending Pine Rotations. Location: Columbia County Extension Office. Call Stan Shepard at (386) 758-5713.

August 6...Elmore County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off State Finals. Location: Lanark Pavilion, Millbrook. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Fee: $35 prior to the event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

August 9...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Richard’s Bar-B-Que on Acton Road, Birmingham. Speaker: Mark Sasser, Alabama Department of Wildlife. Dutch Treat dinner from menu. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

August 9...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Robertson’s BBQ, 15337 Smokey Lane, Fosters. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

August 9-11...Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
National Tree Farmer Convention. Location: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. Fee: $325. Call the American Tree Farm System at (202) 463-2462.

August 11...Chattanooga, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Southeast Regional Meeting. Location: Harrison Bay State Park. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

August 11...Mobile County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Factors that can Affect the Value of your Timber. Location: Whitney National Bank, 25 N. Beltline Hwy., Mobile. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

August 11...Live Oak, Florida.
Orchard Management Series Part 4: Summer Orchard Management. Location: Suwannee Valley Research and Education Center. Contact Sarah White at (386) 362-1725x102 or sewhite@ufl.edu.

August 11-12...Atlanta, Georgia.
Southern Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition.
Location: Georgia World Congress Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. Fee: $10. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x214 or egee@sfpa.org.

August 11-14...Nashville, Tennessee.
Quality Deer Management Association Annual National Convention. Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. The convention will be held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shops Land & Wildlife EXPO. Fee: $225. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

August 12...Macon, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Having Your Timber and Wildlife Too! Location: Noxubee Civic Center. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call John Kushla at (662) 566-2201.

August 12-14...Nashville, Tennessee.
Mossy Oak True North Seminar Summit held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shops Land & Wildlife Expo. Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Landowners are able to learn more about “practices, programs, and opportunities to enhance their property for wildlife.” Fee: $300. Call 1-877-433-3976 to register.

August 15...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop. Location: DCNR State Lands Division 5 Rivers Facility, Spanish Fort. Contact Stephanie Gapud at (251) 243-3529 or sgapud@gmail.com.

August 16...Kosciusko, Mississippi 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi. Topics covered: best management practices, pine thinning, harvesting, managing for timber and wildlife, and prescribed burning. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

August 16...Winston/Marion Counties 6 PM to 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Ala. Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology, 145 Alabama Hwy. 129, Haleyville. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 481-2120.

August 16...Webinar 6:30 PM.
Dove Hunting and Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center Programs. Call Kim Nix at 1-800-262-3151.

August 16-17...Statesboro, Georgia.
Pine Straw Production—Stand Management and Economics. Location: Bulloch County Ag Center. Fee: $210. Lunch provided. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 16-19...Baldwin County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: DCNR State Lands Division 5 Rivers Facility, Spanish Fort. Contact Stephanie Gapud at (251) 243-3529 or sgapud@gmail.com.

August 17...Hernando, Mississippi 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM.
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi. Topics covered: harvesting wood while protecting the land, pine thinning, financial decisions, marketing your timber, and managing for timber and wildlife. Fee: $10; lunch included. Call Jason Gordon at (662) 226-6000.

August 17...Montgomery County 9:30 AM - Noon.
Immigration Law Seminar. Location: Gordon Persons Building - Auditorium, Montgomery. Fee: $25. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

August 17...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
An Explanation of Defects in Hardwood Timber. Presented by David Mercker, University of Tennessee. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

August 17-18...Albany, Georgia.
Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisors. Location: Hilton Garden Inn. Fee: $295. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 17-18...Brandon, Mississippi.
Applied Forest Finance and Stumpage Market Analysis. Location: Rankin County Extension Building. Fee: $425. Call Brad Campbell at (662) 323-9103.

August 18...Sumter County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Forest Technology Seminar. Location: Livingston. Seminar primarily for foresters. This is a hands-on, in-the-woods seminar to let foresters test and work with the latest GPS and tree measurement technology. Instructors will compare measuring techniques and instruments for borderline trees, tree diameters, and tree heights. Learn how to design and carry out both a GPS and an ArcGIS-based inventory and then go to the woods and test it out with different GPS receivers. Fee: $95; lunch included. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440.

August 18...Jefferson County 10 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority (SWMA) Meeting. Location: Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay Road, Trussville. The SWMA Board of Directors will hold a public meeting.

August 18...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Deer Population Survey Methods: Which One is Right for You? Participants will learn how to conduct several types of surveys and will learn about the pros and cons of each. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

August 20...Mobile County 9 AM.
Advanced Deer Management I. Location: Jon Archer Agricultural Center, Mobile. Topics covered: Quality Deer Management, Deer Development, Animal Condition, Forage Surveys, Harvest Management, Food Plots, and Deer Hunting Cooperatives. Fee: $65; refreshments provided. Lunch on your own. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

August 22...Statewide.
The sale of recreational hunting and fishing licenses for Alabama's 2011-2012 season begins.

August 22-23...St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Back to the Timber. Georgia Division of the Society of American Foresters (GASAF) Annual Meeting. Location: Sea Palms Resort. Fee: $155. Call the GASAF at (706) 845-9085.

August 23...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Investing in Public Timber REITs. Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel. Fee: $750. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

August23-24...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to ArcGIS 10 for Foresters. Fee: $275. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440.

August 24...Calhoun County 12 PM - 1 PM.
Lunch & Learn - Forest Management for Sales & Recreation. Location: Cane Creek Community Gardens. Guest speaker: Tim Chesnut, Chesnut Forestry. Bring your own lunch. Contact David West at (256) 237-1621 or westdah@aces.edu.

August 25-26...Elmore County.
Wildlife Management Seminar. Location: Camp Chandler near Wetumpka. The training will cover topics such as: feeding, deer mgt., turkey mgt., pond mgt., and more. Fee: $85; lodging and 3 meals included. Call Cheryl Hall at (256) 835-7821x3.

August 29...Wilcox County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Alberta. Call Pam Stenz at (334) 682-4289.

August 29 - September 1...Houston County.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Houston County Farm Center, Dothan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

August 30...Jefferson/Shelby/St.Clair Counties.
Special Primary Elections will be held to fill the vacant seats in the Alabama House of Representatives, Districts 45 and 48. If a runoff is necessary, it will be held on October 11, with a General Election date set for November 29. If no Runoff Election is necessary, the Special General Election will be held October 11.

August 30...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
The Most Prevalent Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Part 1 - Woody Plants. This webinar will focus on invasive trees and shrubs in southern forests. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

August 30...Potter, Georgia 6 PM.
Albany Regional Forestry Meeting. Location: Potter Community Center. Fee: $10; includes dinner. Pre-registration required. Contact Judy Couch at (478) 992-8110 or judy@gfagrow.org.

August 31...Dallas County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: ALAGASCO Building, Selma. GPS units and laptops will be available for use during the exercises. Fee: $35; lunch included. Contact Jack Rowe at (251) 589-5572 or wjr0001@aces.edu.

August 31...Madison County 9:30 AM - Noon.
Immigration Law Seminar. Location: Jackson Center, Huntsville. Fee: $25. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

> September 2011

September 1...Houston County.
Got Wild Hog Problems? Location: Houston County Farm Center Complex, Dothan. Fee: $20; lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

September 1...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
The Most Prevalent Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Part 2 - Non-Woody Plants. This webinar covers the prevalent invasive vines, grasses, canes, ferns, and forbs. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

September 1...Talladega County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

September 6...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Large Flower Partridge Pea in Longleaf Pine Plantings. Learn about some of the issues with this plant when used among Longleaf seedlings. Presenter: Mark Hainds, The Longleaf Alliance. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

September 6...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Varietal Forestry Seminar: Technology & Sustainability. Location: Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101. Contact Lori Eckhardt at (334) 844-2720 or eckhalg@auburn.edu.

September 6...Colbert County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Bevill Center for Environmental Technology, 1011 George Wallace Blvd., Tuscumbia. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin at Alabama Forestry Association, (334) 481-2120.

September 7-8...St. Augustine, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village. Fee: $325. Contact Debbie Bryant at (850) 222-5646 or debbie@forestfla.org.

September 7-9...Baldwin County.
Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference. Location: Perdido Beach Resort Hotel, Orange Beach. Fee: $300; $60 discount if paid by August 26. Call Zhen Feng at (334) 844-5609.

September 8...Baldwyn, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin? Location: First United Methodist Church. Wear field clothes, boots, and insect repellent. Fee: $20; lunch included. Call John Kushla (662) 566-2201.

September 8...Escambia County 5:30 PM - 8 PM.
Food Plot Management For Deer. Location: Escambia County Ag Center. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or or brodbam@auburn.edu.

September 8...Morgan County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood Restaurant, 2101 Gordon Terry Parkway, Decatur. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

September 8...Covington County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Solon Dixon Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

September 9...Athens, Georgia 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
GPS Research in Natural Resources. Location: Warnell School of Forestry, Room 4-516. Fee: $120; lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

September 11...Baldwin County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Legal Considerations for Forest Landowners. Location: Perdido Hilton Hotel, Orange Beach. This meeting is to help lawyers gain perspective of legal challenges that forestland owners face. Fee: $250; lunch included. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

September 11-13...Baldwin County.
Annual Meeting of the Alabama Forestry Association. Location: Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Alabama. Fee: $425. Printable registration form. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

September 13...Athens, Georgia 8 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 Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

September 13...Vicksburg, Mississippi 8 AM - 3:15 PM.
Business Plan Development and Legal Considerations for Outdoor Enterprises. Location: Vicksburg Convention Center & Auditorium. Fee: $25; lunch included. Call (662) 325-3133.

September 13...Oxford, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Managing The Family Forest in Mississippi. Location: Lafayette County Extension Office. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call John Kushla (662) 566-2201.

September 13...Clarke County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management. Location: Alabama Southern Community College, Thomasville. GPS units and laptops will be available for use during the exercises. Fee: $35; lunch included. Contact Jack Rowe at (251) 589-5572 or wjr0001@aces.edu.

September 13...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Property Tour. Location: Canaan Ranch, Property of Nolan Galloway and Family. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 13...Fayette County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Fayette Civic Center, 534 Temple Avenue North, Fayette. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, AFA, at (334) 481-2120.

September 13-14...Dahlonega, Georgia.
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program. Location: North Georgia College. Fee: $95; lunch included. Call Jane O’ Gorman at (706) 864-1918.

September 13-16...Covington County.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Fee: $800; includes lodging and meals. Contact JJ Bachant-Brown at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

September 14...Lee County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop. Location: Cat Center, AL Hwy 147 North, Auburn. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

September 14-15...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. Lunch provided. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

September 14-15...Washington, DC.
National Forest Landowner Advocacy Day. Location: Gaylord National Resort. Make sure our elected officials hear your voice, the private forest landowner. Fee: $125. Children 16 and under are free. Contact Susan Johnson at 1-800-325-2954 or sjohnson@forestlandowners.com.

September 15...Holly Springs, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin? Location: Marshall County Fairgrounds. Fee: $20; lunch included. Wear field clothes, boots, and insect repellent. Call John Kushla (662) 566-2201.

September 15...Gaskin, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Wildlife Management Workshop. Location: The Hester Property. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Call DeFuniak Springs NRCS office at (850) 892-3712x114.

September 15...Madison County 10 AM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership (ACWP) Meeting. Location: TARCOG building, 5075 Research Drive, Huntsville. Discussion of the Tennessee Basin Long Range Plan. Call Jay Grantland at (256) 773-8495.

September 15...Baldwin County 10 AM.
Forever Wild Board Meeting. Location: Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. The public is invited and urged to submit comments. This meeting serves as a public hearing for anyone who would like to make comments concerning this program. Should private landowners be concerned that the government is removing more and more land (hundreds of thousands of acres) from the private sector?

September 16...Conecuh County 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM.
Deer & Turkey Management Seminar. Location: Bolden Cardwell Hall, Evergreen. Fee: $40; lunch included. Contact Patrick Cook at (334) 850-6837 or mpc0005@aces.edu.

September 16...Ft. White, Florida 9 AM - 1 PM ET.
Forest Landowner Property Tour. Location: Property of Nolan Galloway and Family. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 17...Mobile & Baldwin Counties.
Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Call Alabama PALS (People Against A Littered State) at (334) 263-7737.

September 19-21...Portland, Oregon.
Who Will Own The Forest? Location: World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss the challenges and opportunities to investing in forestland. Fee: $880. Contact the World Forestry Center at (503) 228-1367 or mail@worldforestry.org.

September 20...Calhoun County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Estate Planning. Location: Annistonian Restaurant, 1709 Noble Street, Anniston. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

September 20-22...Madison County.
Annual Shortleaf Pine Conference. Location: Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville. The conference will be full of speakers, field trips, and discussion. Fee: $125. Contact Mike Black at (423) 718-3612 or mblack_NBCI@utk.edu.

September 20-22...Newton, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: Understory Restoration 201. Location: Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. Fee: $250; includes meals and lodging. Contact JJ Bachant-Brown at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

September 21...Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM - 12:30 PM ET.
Tree ID Lab. Location: Leon County Extension Office. No fee. Call Leon County Extension Office at (850) 606-5202.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 21, 2011...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: September 21, 2011 CI Live! (Link will become active after conference is available.)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


September 21...Webinar Noon CT.
Effective Strategies for Avoiding and Managing Family Conflict presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Carol at (773) 572-6432.

September 22...Forsyth, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association Regional Meeting. Call Tim Lowrimore at 1-800-462-7807.

September 22...Bronson, Florida 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Master Naturalist Upland Habitats Module. Location: Levy County Extension Office. Each Thursday through October 27. Fee: $225. Call Emma Willcox at (352) 486-5131.

September 22...Winona, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Managing The Family Forest in Mississippi. Location: Montgomery County Extension Office. Fee: $35; lunch included. Call Jason Gordon (662) 226-6000.

September 22...Greene County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Irvin Eatman’s Farm in Mantua Community. Walking Tour. Please pre-register by September 19. Call Pattie at (205) 372-3401.

September 22...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 prior to the event. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

September 22-23...Fayette County.
Forestry Continuing Education. Location: Bevill State Community College. This program is mainly for foresters. Topics: Biomass, Biofuels, Bioenergy, Bottomland Hardwood Management, Forest Taxation & Casualty Loss from Storm Damage, and Ethics. Fee: $245. Call Jim Sims at (205) 932-0469.

September 22-23...Athens, Georgia.
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Location: Georgia Center. Fee: $345. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

September 23...Tallapoosa County 8:30 AM - Noon.
Fish Pond Workshop. Location: 6370 Lovelady Road, Dadeville. Fee: $5. Pre-registration and payment due September 16. Call Shane Harris at (256) 825-1050.

September 26...Bronson, Florida 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET.
Turkey on Your Land Workshop. Location: Levy County Extension Office. Learn about managing your land to increase turkey populations. Fee: $5; dinner included. Call (352) 486-5131.

September 27...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to GPS using Solo Forest. This class is primarily for foresters. Fee: $225. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440.

September 27...Covington County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-Certification Workshop. Location: Solon Dixon Center, Andalusia. Fee: $50; lunch included. Pre-registration by September 18 required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

September 27...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Biomass in Southern Forests Seminar. Location: Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101. Topic: To cut or not to cut? That is the question. Contact Lori Eckhardt at (334) 844-2720 or eckhalg@auburn.edu.

September 28...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to TCruise. This class is primarily for foresters. Fee: $225. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440.

September 28...Covington County 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting. Location: Solon Dixon Center, Andalusia. Topics: Prescribed Burn Associations, Prescribed Burn Insurance, Smoke Screening Technology, and more. Fee: $30; lunch included. Pre-registration by September 18 required. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

September 28...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Using the Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) Resource Center. This webinar will teach you how to use the SFE Resource Center for your fire information needs. Presented by Joseph Roise, North Carolina State University. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

September 28-29...Monroe, Louisiana.
Paddling and Canoeing Business Opportunities and Leasing for Profit on Your Farm. Location: Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge. Fee: $75; lunch included each day. Call Dora at (318) 927-9654x229.

September 28-30...Nashville, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: Music City Sheraton. Fee: $225. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

September 29...Tifton, Georgia.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council (GPFC) Annual Meeting. Location: Tifton Campus Conference Center. Fee: ??? Contact Scott Tanner at (404) 659-4663 or scotttanner@joetanner.com.

September 29...Atlanta, Georgia.
Annual LandThink Summit. Location: Gwinnett Center. Fee: $169. Call Lisa Gray at (877) 339-5263x710.

September 29...Pittsboro, Mississippi 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin? Location: Calhoun County Extension Office. Fee: $20; lunch included. Wear field clothes, boots, and insect repellent. Call John Kushla (662) 566-2201.

September 30 - October 1...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Conference and Tour. Location: Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $99. Call ATFA at 1-888-240-4694.

September 30 - October 1...Dickson, Tennessee.
Tennessee Tree Farmers Meeting. Location: Montgomery Bell State Park. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

September 30 - October 2...Walker County.
Alabama Chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ALAPARC) Fall Meeting. Location: Camp McDowell, Nauvoo. Fee: $200; Room, meals, and registration. Call Bill Sutton at (256) 520-7347.

> October 2011

October 1...Dickson, Tennessee.
Tennessee Tree Farmers Meeting. Location: Montgomery Bell State Park. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

October 3-5...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: $330. Contact Jhanna Gilbert at (352) 392-5930 or jhanna@ufl.edu.

October 3-7...Starkville, Mississippi.
Wood Magic Science Fair. Location: Mississippi State University. The fair is aimed specifically at elementary school students. Pass this along to any teachers you know. Call Amy Garrard at (662) 325-8453.

October 4-6...Covington County.
Longleaf Academy: Understory Restoration 201. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Fee: $300; includes meals and lodging. Contact JJ Bachant-Brown at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

October 5-7...Escambia County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Brewton. Call Chasity Pettis at (251) 867-8042.

October 6...Houston County.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Muleshoe Plantation. Tour a plantation on wagons with stops for discussion. Lunch provided with registration. Call Houston County Extension Office at (334) 794-4108.

October 6...New Harmony, Florida 9 AM CT.
Property Tour. Location: Little Creek Woods, Property of Bob Reid and Betsy Clark. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 6-7...Lee County.
Introduction to GPS. Location: School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101, Auburn University. Fee: $275. Call Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010.

October 7...Winston County 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Loblolly Farm, 1763 County Road 24, Double Springs. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Contact Johnna Franks at (205) 489-5014 or winston.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

October 7-9...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 $225; includes meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Sylvia Payne at (334) 242-3151or sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 7-9...Cambridge, Ohio.
The Great Portable Sawmill Shootout. Location: Guernsey County Fairgrounds. The shootout features side-by-side live demonstrations of a variety of portable sawmills. Seminars will also be held for landowners and sawyers to help provide new ideas and business practices. Fee: $8. Call Ohio Forestry Association at (614) 497-9580.

October 8...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 2 PM ET.
Wild Game Processing: From Field to Table. Location: University of Florida Meat Processing Laboratory, Room 156. Interested in processing wild game? Fee: $45. Contact Chad Carr at (352) 392-2454 or chadcarr@ufl.edu.

October 11...Live Oak, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Landowners Association (FLA) Regional Meeting. Location: Cerveny Conference Center. Topics include: wildlife management, forest markets report, update on state and federal policies, and varietal pine and Eucalyptus. Fee: $20; lunch included. Contact the FLA at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

October 11...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
88 Slides about Longleaf Pine Seminar. Location: Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS), Room 1101. Speaker: John Kush, SFWS. Contact Lori Eckhardt at (334) 844-2720 or eckhalg@auburn.edu.

October 11...Wilcox County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Gee's Bend Terminal, 1001 Earl Hilliard Road, Camden. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

October 11-13...Marshall County.
Forest Technology Users Conference. Location: Lake Guntersville State Park. Fee: $195. Contact Sarah at (850) 309-3910 or swright@thinkf4.com.

October 12...Crenshaw County 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Longleaf Field Day. Location: Weed Baptist Church, just south of Brantley. Indoor information session and afternoon tour. Lunch provided. Call Crenshaw County Extension Office at (334) 335-6312.

October 13...Coosa County 8:30 AM.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Barton-Ridge Plantation, Rockford. Topics: Longleaf Pine Management, Tree Stand Safety, Timber Thinning/Basal Area, and Lime Applications. Contact Roger Vines at (256) 377-4713 or vinesrc@aces.edu.

October 13...St. Clair County 9 AM - 3:15 PM.
Coosa River Basin State of the Watershed Conference. Location: Pell City Civic Center. Registration required. Call Gail Russell at (334) 569-1044.

October 13...Chambers County 6 PM.
Fall Landowner Conference. Topic: Alternate Sources of Income for Forest Landowners. Location: Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Fee: $4; for dinner. Call Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9542.

October 13...Bibb County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 Highway 5, Brent. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

October 14...Newton, Georgia 8:30 AM ET.
Fire Management & Longleaf Pine. Location: Jones Ecological Center at Ichauway Plantation. No fee. Lunch included. Limited space. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

October 14...Webinar 10 AM - 1 PM.
Immigration Web-Seminar. Location: View this web-seminar at your local extension office. A comprehensive three-part web-seminar to help farmers and agribusinesses understand their role and responsibilities in complying with the immigration law. Call the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries at (334) 240-7100.

October 14...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Longleaf Container Grown Seedlings. Topics: What’s Good?, What’s Bad?, and What to Look for in Your Seedling Shipment. Presenter: Mark Hainds, The Longleaf Alliance. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

October 18...Tallahassee, Florida 9:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
Florida Tree Farmer of the Year Tour. Location: 2683 Sarawood Lane. Lunch provided with pre-registration by October 7. Contact Phil at (850) 222-5646 or phil@forestfla.org.

October 18...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
The Forest Products Development Center's Continuing Role in Alabama's Economic Development. Location: School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Room 1101. Speaker: Dr. Ken Muehlenfeld. Contact Dr. Lori Eckhardt at (334) 844-2720 or eckhalg@auburn.edu.

October 18...Clarke County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Magnolia Grill, 642 Allen Road, Grove Hill. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

October 18-20...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Location: Spence field & Expo building. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Hunting & Fishing Demonstrations, Stock Dog Trials, and much more. Fee: $10; children 12 and under admitted free with parent. Contact Sunbelt Ag Expo at (229) 985-1968 or info@subeltexpo.com.

October 19...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Using Smoke Prediction Models for Prescribed Burning Planning. Presented by Alan Long, Administrative Director of the Southern Fire Exchange. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

October 19...Webinar Noon CT.
Passing the Baby - The 8 Must Haves of Successful Succession Planning presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Carol at (773) 572-6432.

October 19-21...Jackson, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: Hilton Jackson. Fee: $385. Contact Eleana Pope at (601) 354-4936 or epope@msforestry.net.

MOVED TO NOVEMBER 3 October 20…Mobile County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Proposed Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Expansion Status Meeting. Location: Grand Bay Community Center, Grand Bay. Call and confirm meeting is taking place before attending. Call Maury Bedford at (228) 497-6322.

October 21-23...Java Center, New York.
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Annual Meeting. Location: Beaver Hollow Conference Center. Fee: $180. Contact TACF at (828) 281-0047 or chestnut@acf.org.

October 25...Cullman County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Dodge House Restaurant, 426 Ala. Hwy 69 S., Dodge City. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

October 25-26...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to ArcGIS 10 for Foresters. The goal of this class is to simplify ArcGIS and make it a practical tool for the field forester or landowner. Fee: $275. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440x1.

October 25-26...Cleburne County.
Montane Longleaf Pine Conference. Location: Cheaha State Park. Fee: $155. Contact JJ Bachant-Brown at (334) 427-1029 or jj@longleafalliance.org.

October 25-28...DeKalb County.
Alabama Certified Burn Manager Certification Course. Location: Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne. A few more folks are needed to sign up otherwise the course may be cancelled. No fee! Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or kent@rxfire.net.

October 27...Monroe County 8 AM.
Fall Forestry Tour. Location: USDA Service Center, Monroeville. Contact Shannon at (251) 743-2587x3 or lsh0006@auburn.edu.

October 27...Mobile County 6 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting. Location: Jon Archer Center, Mobile. Call Felicia Cooley at (251) 649-5166.

October 27...Lee County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at CAT Training Center, 6155 Highway 147 North, Auburn. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

October 29...Tuscaloosa County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Forestry and Wildlife Shortcourse. Location: Tuscaloosa County Extension Auditorium. This shortcourse is aimed at first-time and inactive woodland landowners. Fee: $25 (reduced from $30); includes refreshments, lunch, and A Starter's Guide to Managing Your Woodlands. Contact Wayne Ford at (205) 333-0621 or wayneford18@att.net.

October 31...Bronson, Florida 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET.
Deer and Forests Workshop. Location: Levy County Extension Office. Learn about forest management techniques to increase deer numbers. Fee: $5; dinner included. Call (352) 486-5131.

October 31 - November 2...Tifton, Georgia.
Southern Woodland Owners Conference & Solutions Fair. Location: University of Georgia Conference Center. Fee: $110. Optional pre-conference field trips on October 31 for additional fee. Contact Judy Couch at (478) 992-8110 or judy@gfagrow.

> November 2011

November 1...Jefferson County.
Alabama Realtors Land Institute Meeting. Location: Conference Center at the Historic Cahaba Pump Station, Birmingham. Tom Saunders, Alabama Forestry Association, will speak on conservation easements and other topics of interest to landowners. Fee: $120. Call Carol Moncrief at (334) 270-8400.

November 1...Conecuh County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Bolden Cardwell Hall, 200 Mill Street, Evergreen. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

November 1-3...Pickens County 6 PM - 10 PM each night.
Traditional Hunter Education Course. Location: Pickens County Education Center. No fee for Traditional course. Call Frank McMillan at (205) 339-5716. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are many other courses being taught at various locations in November. Hunter Education Course Schedule. Call Marissa at 1-800-245-2740.

November 1-4...Tallahassee, Florida.
Annual Natural Areas Conference. Location: Residence Inn. Fee: $475. Call the Natural Areas Association at (541) 317-0199.

November 3...Tallahassee, Florida 8:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Cogongrass Workshop. Fee: $100. Contact Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

November 3…Mobile County 6 PM - 8 PM. (Originally scheduled on October 20)
Proposed Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Expansion Status Meeting. Location: Grand Bay Community Center, Grand Bay. Call and confirm meeting is taking place before attending. Call Maury Bedford at (228) 497-6322.

November 3...Montgomery County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Alabama Forestry Association, 555 Alabama Street, Montgomery. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

November 4...Calhoun County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Anniston. Contact Emily Haught at (404) 522-1062 or emily@cooldoginteractive.com.

November 4...Newton, Georgia 7:30 AM - 1 PM.
Tall Timbers Fall Field Day. Location: Pineland Plantation. Fee: $50; lunch included. Call Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153x258.

November 8...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Robertson’s BBQ, 15337 Smokey Lane, Fosters. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

November 9...Teleconference 9 AM - Noon ET.
Hardwood Silviculture. Multiple locations in North Carolina. Topics include: Hardwood opportunities, North Carolina Forest Service, and Hardwood Regeneration. Fee: $50; $15 discount if paid by November 1. Call Kelley McCarter at (919) 515-9563.

November 9...Webinar Noon CT. (Title of Event Changed, 10/26/2011)
Demystifying the Family Office: What is a Family Office and Do I Need One? presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Carol at (773) 572-6432.

November 10...Mobile County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Current Issues Impacting Forest Landowners at Whitney National Bank, 25 N. Beltline Hwy., Mobile. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

November 11...Athens, Georgia 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM ET.
Aerial Photogrammetry Refresher. Location: Warnell School of Forestry, Room 4-516. Fee: $150; lunch provided. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 15...Starkville, Mississippi.
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; navigate to cruise plots; input survey data and navigate to corners; make simple GIS maps; and much more. Fee: $225. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440x1.

November 15...Autauga County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only). Location: Autaugaville. Call Yvonne Thomas at (334) 201-5209.

November 15...Montgomery County 11 AM - Noon.
Joint Legislative Committee on Energy Meeting. Location: Star Wars Room, State House, Montgomery. Call Greg Wren at (334) 395-0123.

November 15...Winston/Marion Counties 6 PM to 8 PM.
Current Issues Impacting Forest Landowners at Alabama Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology, 145 Alabama Hwy. 129, Haleyville. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

November 15-16...Statesboro, Georgia.
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification. Location: Georgia Southern University. Fee: $115. Call Judy Hendrix-Poole at (912) 478-5993.

November 16...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intro to TCruise. Learn how to set up and use the TCruise program to collect and process your forest inventory data. Fee: $225. Call Johnny Thompson at (866) 395-5440x1.

November 16...Columbia, South Carolina 8 AM - 4:45 PM ET.
Timber Taxation Workshop. Location: Sandhill Research and Education Center. Fee: $225; lunch included. Call Susan at (864) 656-0606.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 16, 2011...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your mp3 player: November 16, 2011 CI Live! (Link will become active after conference is available.)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.


November 16...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Prescribed Fire and the Public: Myths and Realities. Presented by Sarah McCaffrey, USDA Forest Service. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

November 16...Autauga County 12 Noon.
PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governors Awards. Location: Marriott at Capitol Hill, Prattville. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737.

November 21-22...Athens, Georgia.
Introduction to ArcGIS. Location: Warnell School of Forestry, Room 4-419. A basic understanding of GIS is highly recommended. Fee: $360; lunch provided on first day. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 28...Webinar 12 PM - 1:30 PM CT.
Accessing USDA Loans for Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals. "A brief overview of the numerous programs within USDA that support the President’s Clean Energy Blueprint and how you might be able to access these programs." Fee: $245. Call Laura Garcia at (818) 888-4445x10.

November 28...Bronson, Florida 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET.
Quail and Timber Workshop. Location: Levy County Extension Office. Learn about managing your timber to benefit bobwhite quail. Fee: $5; dinner included. Call (352) 486-5131.

November 29...Jefferson and St. Clair Counties.
General election for a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, District 45. Dickie Drake, Republican, will face Paige Parnell, Democrat.

November 30...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Invasive Exotic Plants and Their Control. Location: Alachua County Extension Office. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

> December 2011

December 1...Madison County 10 AM.
State of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust Meeting. Location: Alabama A&M University, 4900 Meridian N. Street, Normal, AL. Public comments are welcome. Voice your opinion about the State of Alabama buying more land or removing more land from the private sector. Call (334) 242-3484.

December 1...Talladega County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Current Issues Impacting Forest Landowners at Selwood Farms, 706 Selwood Road, Alpine. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

December 1...Dover, Tennessee 6 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association West Middle Regional Meeting. Location: Cindy’s Catfish Restaurant. Topic: Doing more with less: Improving efficiency in the forest industry. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 3...Shelby County 1 PM.
Get Wild. Location: Oak Mountain State Park. A monthly family-oriented program promoting bird conservation and stewardship. Topic: Choosing the Right Optics for Your Birding Adventures. Programs last 20-60 minutes. Fee: Park admission. Call Oak Mountain State Park at (205) 663-7930.

December 6...Colbert County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Current Issues Impacting Forest Landowners at Bevill Center for Environmental Technology, 1011 George Wallace Blvd., Tuscumbia. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

December 6...Knoxville, Tennessee 6 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association East Regional Meeting. Location: Ye Olde Steak House. Topic: Doing more with less: Improving efficiency in the forest industry. Fee: $30. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

Cancelled  December 6-7...Lee County.
Alabama Clean and Renewable Energy Conference. Location: Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. Fee: $75. Contact Kathy Hornsby at (334) 242-5284 or kathy.hornsby@adeca.alabama.gov.

December 7...Chilton County 10 AM - 4 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership Annual Watersheds Conference. Location: Clanton Conference & Performing Arts Center, Clanton. Must register by November 30 for lunch. Call Allison Jenkins at (205) 266-6285.

December 7-8...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology and Management. Location: Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest. This program will attempt to show how a successful deer management program requires an understanding of deer ecology, behavior, and habitat requirements. Fee: $325; $75 discount if paid by November 17. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 8...Grenada, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Biomass and Bioenergy Short Course. Location: Grenada County Office Building. This workshop should provide an understanding of the production and economics of woody biomass for bioenergy and biofuels. Fee: $35; lunch provided. Call Randy Rousseau at (662) 325-2777.

December 8...Webinar Noon CT.
Financing Continuity: How To’s for Providing Liquidity Options presented by The Family Business Advisor. Fee: $159 per phone. Call Carol at (773) 572-6432.

December 8...Morgan County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Current Issues Impacting Forest Landowners at McCollum’s Catfish and Seafood Restaurant, 2101 Gordon Terry Parkway, Decatur. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

December 8...Covington County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Current Issues Impacting Forest Landowners at Solon Dixon Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

December 11-13...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Fee: $275; $25 discount if paid by November 11. Contact Pete Bettinger at (706) 542-1187 or pbettinger@warnell.uga.edu.

Cancelled December 12-13...Athens, Georgia.
Timber Income Tax - Addressing Down Markets and Uncertain Taxes. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Fee: $345. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 13...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting. Location: Black Jack's Grill on Acton Road, Birmingham. Speaker: Claude Jenkins, Alabama Wildlife Federation. Dutch Treat dinner from menu. Call Frank Harris at (205) 424-1381.

Cancelled December 13...Fayette County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Progrms at Fayette Civic Center, 534 Temple Avenue North, Fayette. Fee: $10. Call Lisa Martin, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

December 14...Polycom Workshop 12 PM - 3 PM CT.
Plan for the Future of Your Land. Multiple locations in Florida. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

December 14...Crossville, Tennessee 6 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Middle Regional Meeting. Location: Cumberland Mountain State Park. Fee: $15. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 15...Webinar 11 AM - Noon CT.
Wildlife for Lunch: Conservation & Income through Nature Tourism Operations. Presented by Miles Phillips, Agrilife Extension Nature Tourism Specialist. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813.

December 15...Elmore County 5:30 PM - 9 PM.
Managing Feral Hog Damage. Location: Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, Titus. Topics: Feral Hog History, Biology & Ecology, Feral swine diseases, parasites & implications to humans & livestock, Feral Hog Trapping Techniques, Trap Designs & Removal Methods, and Laws Governing Removal of Animals. No Fee. Contact Kelly Knowles at (334) 844-1010 or knowlkw@auburn.edu.

Cancelled December 20...Calhoun County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Cost Share Programs at Annistonian Restaurant, 1709 Noble Street, Anniston. Fee: $10. Call Lisa, Alabama Forestry Association, at (334) 481-2120.

December 21...Webinar Noon - 1 PM with repeat at 7 PM - 8 PM Eastern Time (ET).
ForestConnect Webinar - Restoring the American Chestnut. Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu. For more details and registration go to www.forestconnect.info


End of 2011 Calendar of Past Events