Getting The kids involved

Creating A Family Legacy

April 15-16, 2005
Calhoun County

Anniston Museum of Natural History
800 Museum Drive | Anniston, AL 36206

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Meeting Introduction Area Information
Accommodations Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitors & Sponsors Meeting Registration
Tour and "Meet & Greet"
Main Program

Meeting Introduction

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
  • GPS, GIS what are they? How do they work together
  • Integrating GPS into your mapping system
  • Learning to use GPS and what to watch for (field exercise).
  Safe Fun for Everyone: 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM10:40 AM - NOON1:00 PM - 1:20 PM2:40 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 Program:
  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: 10:401:002:40
If you feel like stretching your legs and getting outdoors after all the classroom instruction, attending consulting foresters will lead brief guided excursions in the woods surrounding the Museum to identify some of North Alabama’s most common trees.

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Area Information

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

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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.
Exhibitors & Sponsors

Advantage Forestry, LLC
Alabama Chapter of the Association of Consulting Foresters
Alabama Urban Forestry Association
Arbor Day Foundation
BASF Company
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Carignan Forestry Consultants
Blue Sky Timber Properties
Colin Bagwell, Your Forester
Cyprus Partners
DuPont - Vegetation Management
Eiland Forestry & Real Estate
Federal Land Bank - North Alabama Branch
Foothills Timber Company, Inc.
The Forest Shop
Forestry Consultants, Inc. - Terry & Melisa Love
International Forest Company
Meeks' Farms
Merrill Lynch - Grandview Office
Simmons Tree Farm
South40 Partners
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Weyerhaeuser Co. - Seedling Nurseries
Wood-Mizer South

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Hotel Accommodations

Accommodations (updated 03/18/05):

Best Value Inn
(256) 832-9480
Holiday Inn Express
(256) 835-8768
Best Western
(256) 831-3410
Motel 6
(256) 831-5463
Comfort Inn
(256) 831-0860
Sleep Inn
(256) 831-2191
Econo Lodge
(256) 831-9480
Super 8
(256) 820-1000
Hampton Inn
(256) 831-8958
The Jameson Inn
(256) 835-2170

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Friday, April 15 - Tour & Social Event

12:30 Assemble at the Long Leaf Lodge at McClellan.

Directions: To reach the Lodge, take Alabama 21 north of Anniston to Baltzell Gate Road. Turn right onto Baltzell Gate Road. Click here for a map.

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 Refuge
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

Saturday, April 16 - Main Program

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


10:40 Family Legacy Panel Discussion, Moderator: Henry Barclay, III, Lehmann, Ullman & Barclay, LLP. Featuring:
The Carden Family  • The Carmichael Family The Barnett FamilyThe 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


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

Forest Owner Advance Registration Form

$15 per person plus optional activities
Please print name as it is to appear on name tag

Name:____________________________________________ Spouse:_________________________________________
Child & Age:_______________________________________ Child & Age:______________________________________
City, State, & Zip:____________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: _______________________       Fax: _______________________      Email: _____________________________

Annual Meeting & Tour Refunds will be made if AFOA is notified by April 8

_____________ $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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Exhibitor Registration
 Exhibit fees do not include registration to the conference

Please print name as it is to appear on name tag

Business Name_____________________________________________________________________________
City, State, & Zip:____________________________________________________________________________
Phone: _________________  Fax: _________________  Email: _____________________
_____________ $100     1 - 10' long indoor space
_____________ $ 15     Exhibitor personnel  ($15 per person)
_____________ $ 15     Additional personnel 
(for those who want their company name featured with exhibitors in future
 newsletters and programs but cannot attend the meeting)
_____________ $250     Lunch (4 available)

_____________ $200

    Tour Buses (2 available)
_____________ $200     Children's Program (2 available)
_____________ $300     Meet & Greet (1available)
_____________ $100     Coffee Break (Morning & Afternoon)
_____________ $ 50     Brochure table
 _____________     TOTAL FEES ENCLOSED

Door Prize - please describe content: _________________________________________________________

Print out the registration form and send with payment to: AFOA - Annual Meeting, P. O. Box 361434, Birmingham, AL 35236

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