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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 01/18/2022
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> January 2022

January 18...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
An Overview of Forestry Taxes will be presented via Zoom. Join this webinar for an overview of forestry taxes including a summary of the different types of taxes that forest landowners pay, terminology used and more! This presentation will also include the ins and outs of classifying your forest land as a business, investment or personal property including how to qualify for a profit motive classification. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

January 21 - February 13…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs through a select number of weekends in January and February. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

January 21...Online at 11 - 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: The Eastern Hellbender will be presented via a Zoom meeting and Facebook Live. The eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America. It is found across 15 states including northern Alabama. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   Meeting ID: 975 0908 9739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 24 - February 16 - Online & face-to-face.
The Master Tree Farmer course is a "hybrid" course combining online and face-to-face learning, it will incorporate self-paced lectures, discussion, quizzes, and other web-based methods of participant-instructor interaction, along with hands-on participation activities in the field. The course will span over 9 weeks and each Monday morning a new section will be released. The participant will have that week to watch the content for that section. Fee: $125. For more information contact Derrick Phinney at (843) 563-0135 or dphinne@clemson.edu.

January 25...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Basics of Timber Basis: Resetting the Table will be presented via Zoom. Join this webinar to learn more about one of the most important financial aspects of timber management that often goes unnoticed or underappreciated. Timber basis is how much you have invested in the timber, and it is used to determine net taxable income. It can be applied to reduce taxable income, financial losses after a storm and more. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

January 26...Online.
Annual Nonpoint Source Conference will be held as a virtual conference. The conference format consists of presentations on projects, topics, efforts associated with nonpoint source pollution and its impact on water quality. For more information contact Susan Summerlin at (334) 394-4354 or susan.summerlin@adem.alabama.gov. Editor’s Note: Nonpoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land.

January 26...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET.
Small Game in the Southeast at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This short course aims to provide technical information about the ecology, habitat, and strategies for hunting small game in the southeast, including outdoor activities and small game habitat field tours. Fee: $250; $50 discount if paid by January 12. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

January 27...Columbus, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Land & Ladies Landowner Workshop: Harvesting Basics at a location to-be-determined. Topics include Markets, Products, Forestry Taxes, and Survey Activity. A field tour will be included as well. Fee: $25; virtual option is $15. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

January 31 - February 4...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn at a private landowner site near Bay Minette. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between January 31–February 4. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9145 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

 

> February 2022

February 1...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Timber Management Expenses and Deductions will be presented via Zoom. Managing your timber costs money, and like any other business, many of your expenses can be deducted from your tax bill. In this presentation, you will learn how to assess your forest management costs and correctly claim your deductions. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

February 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Managing White Oaks: Harvesting & Regeneration Strategies will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Drew Metzler, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

February 3...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the Richard Beard Building, Agriculture and Industries Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: Here are some questions you may consider asking yourself and others. Should the state provide recreational activity property? Is recreation a necessary service? Does the state need more public land to compete with recreational opportunities (many of which are already) provided by private forestland owners? Does the acquisition of more public land, that does not pay taxes, put pressure on private landowners to (eventually) pay more in taxes? Is it not correct that Forever Wild property (over 279,999 acres as of August 1, 2021) does not pay property taxes?

February 7...Barbour County 5:30 PM.
Carbon Market Introduction for Producers and Landowners at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula. This meeting will offer an introduction to carbon markets as we currently understand them, things to consider before entering into carbon contracts, and things that will affect the market going forward. For more information contact Jessica Kelton at (334) 693-3800 or keltoja@auburn.edu.

February 8...Online 8:30 AM - 3 PM CT.
Texas Timber Tax Workshop is designed for forest landowners, consulting foresters, accountants, attorneys, and others who work with forest landowners in matters pertaining to timber tax issues. For more information contact Melissa Yeldell at (979) 458-6650 or melissa.yeldell@tfs.tamu.edu.

February 8...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Keeping More of Your Timber Income Following a Timber Sale will be presented via Zoom. Learn about one of the top ways forest landowners save taxes—receiving capital gain treatment on timber sales. Join this presentation for a detailed discussion of how to qualify for capital gain treatment under IRC 631(a) & (b), recordkeeping tips, and proper tax reporting. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

February 8...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer Webinar Series: Stewardship & Sustainability will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Ashley Smith, Alabama Forestry Association, discusses why conservation education matters. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

February 8...Autauga County 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Carbon Credits Seminar at the Autaugaville Forestry Office, 2226 Alabama Highway 14 West, Autaugaville. Jeff Wright from NCX give information on how to sell your forest's carbon credits. For more information call Matthew Sorrells at (334) 239-5258.

February 9-11...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at the Callaway Resort & Gardens. Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $369.15. For more information contact Susan McMichael at (706) 631-4440 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

February 10...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 4 PM ET.
Timber Taxation Workshop at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. Timber taxes are one of the major expenses every private forest landowner needs to take care of. This course will provide basic information about forest-related federal income taxation and property taxes in Georgia. Fee: $195; $25 discount if paid by January 27. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

February 12-13...Jackson County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at the Jackson County WMA, 234 County Road 141, Hollywood. The workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 14-18...Tallapoosa County 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Learn to Burn Workshop at Wind Creek State Park, 4325 Alabama Highway 128, Alexander City. Experience a day-long “start to finish” learning opportunity. Actively participate with ignition patterns, holding techniques, and mop up. The prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between February 14–18. Depending on weather conditions, selected participants will be given 2 days advanced notice before the program is held. Space is limited to 25 participants. Contact Drew Metzler at (334) 313-0478 or drew.metzler@auburn.edu.

February 15...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Coping With Losses from Nature and Chance will be presented via Zoom. Growing trees can be subject to forces beyond the owners’ control from weather catastrophes to timber theft and more. While forest landowners can’t plan for these unexpected events, they can learn more about the tax implications for casualty loss, non-casualty losses, timber theft, trespassing and more. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 16...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 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.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: February 16, 2022 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

February 16 - March 23...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy - 2.0 is a 6-week online program hosted through a private Facebook Group, only open to participants. Within the group you will have exclusive access to materials, resources, land management professionals, as well as the opportunity to join a network of women just like you. Topics include: Finding and contracting a consulting forester, Determining what timber products you are growing, Income opportunities, Wildlife enhancements, How to select a pine species for your site, and Prescribed burning basics. Fee: $179; $30 discount if paid by November 30. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 17
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 19...Shelby County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Firearms 101: Introduction to Handguns at the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, 3956 Coalmont Road, Helena. The class is perfect for those who want to learn more about handguns, target shooting and firearm safety in a controlled environment. Eye and ear protection, as well as a .22 rimfire handgun and all the ammunition needed, is provided free of charge. If you already have your own handgun and appropriate ammunition, please feel free to bring it for use in the class. For more information or registration visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/24876  If this date doesn’t work for you, there are other dates and a different location for the Firearms 101 class.

February 19-20...Baldwin County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at the District V Wildlife Office, 30571 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort. The workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 21...Bibb County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
ForestHer - Chainsaw Safety Workshop at a location to-be-determined in Centreville. ForestHer workshops are an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting. This workshop will cover the basics of chainsaw safety. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge about chainsaw safety and personal protection equipment, the ladies will also learn how to properly start and operate a chainsaw. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

February 21-23...Online.
Southeast Deer Study Group will be presented virtually once again. The theme for this meeting is The Value of Deer and Deer Hunting to the American Public. Registration required. Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by January 15. For more information call Matt Ross at (518) 391-8414.

February 21-25...Bullock County 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Learn and Burn Live Fire Event at Enon Plantation. A prescribed burn will be conducted on the first available burn window between the 21st - 25th. Participants must expect to be active all day walking, wearing woods clothes, and carrying tools. Limited advance notice could be given depending on weather conditions. Lunch provided. For more information contact Greg Brewer at (334) 329-1106 or gbrewer@alaforestry.org.

February 26-27...Pike County.
Alabama Adult and Youth Trappers Education Workshop at Coastal Plain Land & Timber, 3880 County Road 1165, Troy. The workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10 for adults. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2022

March 4-5...Mobile County.
Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention & Trade Show at the Mobile Convention Center, 1 South Water Street, Mobile. Fee: $195; $20 discount if paid by February 9. For more information call the ACA at (334) 265-1867.

March 7...Elmore County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
ForestHer - Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Elmore County Extension Office, 340 Queen Ann Road, Wetumpka. ForestHer workshops are an opportunity for women landowners to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting. This workshop will cover the basics of chainsaw safety. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge about chainsaw safety and personal protection equipment, the ladies will also learn how to properly start and operate a chainsaw. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

March 7 - May 27...Online.
Woodland Options for Landowners Online is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Forest history, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Marking boundary lines, Understanding your deed, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 15...Biloxi, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Wreath Workshop for Farmers and Producers at Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center, 1815 Popps Ferry Road. This training program is offered for Christmas tree growers, farmers, farmer florists, or anyone with interest in learning how to create and retail evergreen wreaths for a profit. We will discuss suitable plant materials, cold storage, and design of wreaths. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact Jim DelPrince at (662) 549-0521 or jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu.

March 17...Escambia County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Brewton Area Regional Reception at The Hourglass, 220 St. Joseph Avenue, Brewton. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

March 18...Dallas County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Wild Pig Management at the Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge, 9022 US Highway 80, Tyler. This workshop will cover topics including: Top 10 Mistakes in Pig Control, Top 10 Must-Do’s for Pig Control, Updates on Feral Swine Control Program, an update on USDA Wildlife Services Efforts to Control Pigs, and Equipment Demonstrations. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

March 18...Online 12 Noon CT.
It’s a Family Affair: Understanding Heirs’ Property and Forestland Ownership will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Productive agricultural land remains elusive for many landowners and agricultural professionals are often limited in helping them due to complicated legal issues. For more information contact James Lewis at (919) 682-9319 or james.lewis@foresthistory.org.

March 19...Limestone County 8 AM - 12 Noon.
Firearms 101: Introduction to Handguns at the Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, 18936 Harris Station Road, Tanner. The class is perfect for those who want to learn more about handguns, target shooting and firearm safety in a controlled environment. Eye and ear protection, as well as a .22 rimfire handgun and all the ammunition needed, is provided free of charge. If you already have your own handgun and appropriate ammunition, please feel free to bring it for use in the class. For more information or registration visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/24884 If this date doesn’t work for you, there are other dates and a different location for the Firearms 101 class.

March 25...Shelby County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at Chelsea Sports Complex, 10259 County Road 11, Chelsea. This workshop will cover basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. It will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration at a pond site. Bring weed and/or water sample along with you to be analyzed for free. Registration required. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

 

> April 2022


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 8-9...Shelby County.
Location: Headquartered at the Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124.  Directions / Google Map

Description: Friday Afternoon and Evening: Forestry Field Day at nearby private forestland followed by Social Hour at L & S Small Engine Repair, Husqvarna Dealer. Saturday: Morning Educational Program at Pelham Civic Complex. Afternoon Forest Management Field Discussions at Oak Mountain State Park.

Hotels in Pelham very close to the Pelham Civic Complex: Quality Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Best Western, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Ramada by Wyndham, Travelodge by Wyndham, Comfort Suites. To book a hotel click here or call (855) 809-4608. Give them city, state, and one of the above hotel preferences.

REGISTRATION: Registration items will become links as the meeting date approaches.

     Online Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

     Mail-in Program Agenda and Attendee Registration

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information. Please remember details will change as the meeting draws closer. Some items may become inaccurate as plans change. If you print it make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date.


     Online Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration - This link is for Exhibitors and/or Sponsors only.

 

April 16...Shelby County 1 - 5 PM.
Firearms 101: Introduction to Handguns at the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Shooting Range, 3956 Coalmont Road, Helena. The class is perfect for those who want to learn more about handguns, target shooting and firearm safety in a controlled environment. Eye and ear protection, as well as a .22 rimfire handgun and all the ammunition needed, is provided free of charge. If you already have your own handgun and appropriate ammunition, please feel free to bring it for use in the class. For more information or registration visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/node/24879 If this date doesn’t work for you, there are other dates and a different location for the Firearms 101 class.

 

> June 2022

June 15...Verona, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Garland and Swag Workshop for Farmers and Producers at the North Mississippi State Research and Extension Center, 5421 MS-145. This training program is offered for Christmas tree growers, farmers, farmer florists, or anyone with interest in learning how to create and retail evergreen garlands and swags for a profit. We will discuss suitable plant materials, cold storage, and design of garlands and swags. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact Jim DelPrince at (662) 549-0521 or jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu.
 

> August 2022

August 23-26...Atlanta, Georgia.
International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center. The IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows for furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, and custom and general woodworking industries. Fee: $TBD. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.

 

> September 2022

September 22...Raymond, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
Evergreen Arrangements Workshop for Farmers and Producers at the Central Mississippi State Research and Extension Center, 1320 Seven Springs Road. This training program is offered for Christmas tree growers, farmers, farmer florists, or anyone with interest in learning how to create and retail evergreen arrangements for a profit. We will discuss social media marketing, suitable plant materials, cold storage, and design of arrangements and centerpieces. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information contact Jim DelPrince at (662) 549-0521 or jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu.

 

> October 2022

October 25-28...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington. Save the date! Fee: $TBD. For more information email Sarah Crate at sarah@longleafalliance.org.


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