CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
FEBRUARY 2020 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on February
12, 2020 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the
audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Today's issue of Capital Ideas - Live!
is brought to you by
Forester Search, a web resource developed
by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.
a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.
Fuel Wood Pellet Exports and the Forest Industry
is the Community Relations Manager for the Gulf Region at
a wood pellet producer with seven plants in the southeastern U.S. Enviva
announced plans for a
new plant in Sumter County last October. Though some local groups
this new market for low quality wood, the wood pellet industry is
relatively small compared to the forest industry as a whole. We asked Rick to talk about the wood pellet industry--where it
stands now and how the future looks.
future of bioenergy
A new life for low-value wood
Phone: (251) 554-6308
Dr. Tamara L. Cushing
Tax Planning Advice for Forest Landowners
Tamara L. Cushing is the President of the Society of American Foresters
and Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry at
Oregon State University. She is an Assistant Professor and Extension
Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy and is one of the top
forest taxation experts in the U.S. Most recently, she led the Texas Timber
Tax Workshop in Diboll, Texas for forest landowners and professionals who
work with forest landowners in matters related to timber taxes. We asked her
what forest landowners should keep in mind or share with their CPA as they
prepare to file 2019 taxes. For example, although it's too late to make land
decisions in time for taxes, you can avoid paying more than your fair share
of taxes on timber income if you know what can be deducted from the proceeds
of a timber sale.
2019 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners
The Forest Landowner's Guide to the Federal Income Tax
Taxation of Forestry Income - Video
Phone: (541) 737-8246
Dr. Arnold (Beau) Brodbeck
GIS and GPS: SmartMap Technologies for
Beau Brodbeck is both an
Extension Specialist and an Affiliate Faculty in the
School of Forestry and
Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. Beau
will be leading one of his popular SmartMap workshops at the
AFOA Annual Meeting to show landowners how to use GIS and GPS apps to
collect data they can use on their land. In addition, he'll give an overview
Wednesday morning, April 22, of the new mapping and aerial drone technologies that are
available and relatively easy to use for the casual user. Keep an eye on the
for upcoming workshop dates.
GIS KIT app
More about the
SmartMap Course and upcoming workshops
Phone: (251) 937-7176
Trapping as a Forest Management Tool
Alabama Trappers & Predator Control Association
will talk to landowners about wildlife trapping on
Tuesday, April 21 at the AFOA Annual Meeting.
If you manage your land for deer, you might be surprised that coyote trapping, which Mike will cover in
his session, may be more important than we knew.
New research found that coyotes consume deer year-round, including
adult deer. We asked him to tell us more about trapping and the trapping
educational events that he leads for young people as well as adults.
Learn more about trapping and check for
ATCPA Youth and Adult Trapping Workshops
Phone: (205) 926-4072
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