Creating A Family Legacy
April 15-16, 2005
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|Exhibitors & Sponsors||Meeting Registration|
Tour and "Meet & Greet"
The 24th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Forest Owners' Association presents: Getting the Kids Involved. This year's meeting will address the issue of offspring apathy regarding the family forestlands while working with experts who, along with a series of tours, seminars, panel discussions, demonstrations and children's activities, will show you how to generate interest in the next generation while actively involving you and your family in the process of discussion.
|Continuting Education Credits|
|PLM - 6|
|CFE - 4|
|Forest Masters - TBA|
Keynote Address: Why Do We Sell Our Land? 9:00 AM
to 9:45 AM
Dr. Catherine Mater will discuss the difficult decisions landowners who have no children or whose children are not interested in their land have to make. Also, expert advice on family relationship issues and information for the new landowner.
|GPS Lecture & Demo:
10:40 AM to NOON AND 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Presented by George Barker and Karen Barker, Natural Resource Technologies, L.L.C.
Location: Lagarde Conference Room, Anniston Museum
|Safe Fun for Everyone:
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM • 10:40 AM - NOON
• 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM • 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Tim Ard with Forest Applications Training, Inc. will present FOUR chainsaw safety programs throughout the course of the day!
|You Can’t Pet Herbicides!
All day event
Herbicides get the job done, but they are not as loveable as goats, so Ernie and Lee Hay of the Meat Goat and Sheep Producers of Talladega County will be on hand all day with their herd of boer goats. They will answer questions about using the animals to get rid of kudzu, the economical benefits to raising goats for meat, and also present a petting zoo for the kids.
|First Ever AFOA Children's
Wood-Mizer Portable Sawmill Demonstration:
All day presentation
Mike Farr and Jimmy Horsley with Wood-Mizer Georgia will be giving sawmill demonstrations throughout Saturday's conference.
Tree Identification Walks:
10:40 • 1:00
|This year's conference will be held at
Anniston Museum of Natural History, which features one of the
Southeast’s most outstanding collections of natural history specimens.
From 5 PM to 8 PM after AFOA's Saturday conference, you can enjoy the Taste of Noble restaurant festival in downtown Anniston - an all-you-can-eat buffet served along Noble Street which will be closed to traffic. Fee: $10 adults, $5 children.
Immediately following the buffet is the Sunny King Criterium professional bicycle race which begins at 8 PM. Watching the race is free. For more information, Contact Mike Poe at (256) 435-5710 or www.sunnykingcriterium.com.
|The Museum is
located in Lagarde Park, Anniston, Alabama, at the junction of Highways
431 and 21. From Interstate 20, exit 185, 7 miles north on Highway 21.
Accommodations (updated 03/18/05):
Best Value Inn
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Assemble at the Long Leaf Lodge at
|1:00||Buses leave for National Wildlife Refuge & Private Forestry Tour. See the forest management practices of a public forest and a privately-owned forest. Tour agenda:|
|Public Forest Tour Details:||
Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife
Tour Leader: Bill Garland, Refuge Biologist.
Tour Agenda: Experience the ecosystem of a former military training base transformed into a wildlife refuge, see stands of natural & old-growth longleaf, and discover the history of the refuge & their management objectives for the future.
|Private Forest Tour Details:||
Private Forest Management
Tour Leader: Michelle Isenberg, BASF Forestry Products Specialist and Associate Wildlife Biologist
Tour Agenda: income opportunities, wildlife management, competition control, hardwood regeneration, aesthetics, longleaf pine management, and other stand management techniques.
Refreshments and conversation back at the Long Leaf Lodge
|8:00||Registration, Coffee, Fruit & Pastries in Auditorium and Classroom Areas|
|8:45||Opening Remarks & Welcome - Keith A. Casey, President, AFOA|
|9:00||Keynote Address: Why Do We Sell Our Land?
Dr. Catherine Mater will discuss the difficult decisions landowners who have no children or whose children are not interested in their land have to make.
|9:45||Psychological Basis for Creating Lasting Memories - Dr. Vivian Friedman, Ph.D., Department of Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, UAB|
|10:10||Legal Basis for Smooth Transfer of Property - Dr. Robert A. Tufts, Auburn University|
MORNING COFFEE BREAK
|10:40||Family Legacy Panel
Henry Barclay, III,
Lehmann, Ullman & Barclay, LLP. Featuring:
The Carden Family • The Carmichael Family • The Barnett Family • The Johns Family • The Casey Family
|12:45||AFOA Annual Business Meeting|
|1:00||Books & Publications on Forestry & Wildlife, Hayes D. Brown, Monroe, Trippe, Brown & Adair, LLP/AFOA General Counsel|
|1:22||Using Maps & Photos & Marking Boundaries, Jeffery N. Lucas, Professional Land Surveyor|
|1:45||Evaluating Your Land's Resources & Potential, Colin Bagwell, Your Forester|
|2:07||Developing a Plan — What’s In / What’s Not, Tom Carignan, Carignan Forestry Consultants, LLC|
AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
|2:40||Site Preparation & Planting, Edward McCullers, Baseline Forest Services|
|2:51||Selling Timber, Billy Rye, Forest Management Specialists, Inc.|
|3:03||Leasing Hunting Land, Terry Love, Forestry Consultants, Inc.|
|3:14||Using Fire as a Tool, John R. Stivers, Forestry Consultant & Fire Specialist|
|3:26||Preventing Encroachment, James A. Morris Jr., Morris Forestry Services|
|3:37||Controlling Brush & Improving Growth, Mark Hainds, The Longleaf Alliance|
|3:49||Animal Nuisance Control, Gary Casper, Predator Control & Conservation|
|4:00||Door Prize Drawing|
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|5:00||Taste of Noble restaurant festival in downtown Anniston|
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|_____________ $15/person advance||SATURDAY Conference & Lunch - $20 after April 8|
|_____________ $ 8/child |(ages 6-13)||SATURDAY Children’s Program|
|_____________ $12/person||FRIDAY Pre-meeting Tour & Social|
|_____________ $ 4/person||FRIDAY Social without Tour|
|_____________ TOTAL||TOTAL AMOUNT DUE for all people included on form|
|Mail with payment to: AFOA - Annual Meeting, P. O. Box 361434, Birmingham, AL 35236|
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