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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 11/21/2022
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> November 2022

November 29...Tallapoosa County 6 - 7 PM.
Well Water Workshop at New Site Town Hall, 12791 AL-22, New Site. The workshop will cover the basics of well water testing and well maintenance, how to test your well water, how to interpret test results, and how to select treatment options. For more information contact Jessica Curl at (334) 844-3809 or jcurl@auburn.edu.

November 30...Lee County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Professional Logging Manager (PLM) Workshop at the Lee County Extension Office, 600 South 7th Street, Suite 4, Opelika. Landowners are welcome to attend. CFEs available to registered foresters. Lunch provided. For more information contact Richard Cristan at (334) 750-6471 or rzc0067@auburn.edu.

November 30...Baldwin County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Alabama Master Naturalist Field Day at 20115 State Park Road, Gulf Shores. Content will include interpretive hikes and opportunities to learn about the history, habitats, plants, and animals of the area. Wear clothing for outdoor activities. A change of clothes is encouraged. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water, and a packed lunch. Binoculars are beneficial, but not required. Fee: $15. For more information contact Wesley Anderson at (334) 750-9458 or wma0016@aces.edu.

November 30...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
The Importance of Healthy Streamside Forests will be presented via Zoom. This talk will outline the benefits of trees for streams and rivers. It will also cover some invasives to watch for and strategies for replanting with native plants. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

 

> December 2022


December 1...Elmore County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Natural Resources Tour at 271 Mack Taylor Road, Tallassee. Topics will include: Brown Spot on Loblolly Pine, Multi-purpose land use, Risk Management, and Logging. Fee: $10; lunch included. To register call the Elmore County Extension at (334) 567-6301.

December 3...DeKalb County 9 - 11 AM.
Art of Woodburning at DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne. The classes are open to local residents, overnight guests, and park visitors. Participants in this class will learn the basic techniques of decorative wood burning from artist April Blanks, and will work on their own souvenir DeSoto Falls magnet or ornament. The class is for ages 14 to adult. A second class will be held from 12 Noon - 2 PM. Fee: $25. For more information email Brittney Hughes at brittney.hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 4...Cleburne County 12 Noon - 4 PM.
Learning by the Lake at Cheaha State Park. The interpretive team will help kids connect to the natural world through art, activities, storytelling, games, and much more. For more information contact Mandy Pearson at (256) 488-5115x2814 or mandy.pearson@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 4-5...Montgomery County.
Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Convention Center, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery. For more information contact Caroline Bodden at (334) 613-4953 or cbodden@alfafarmers.org.

December 6...Online 8:45 AM - 4 PM ET.
Virtual Training on Silviculture and Wildlife Best Management Practices for Forestry will help educate landowners and land managers about Florida's Silviculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water quality and the Florida Forestry Wildlife Best Management Practices for State Imperiled Species. For more information email john.stys@fdacs.gov.

December 6...Talladega County 11 AM.
Alabama Forestry Association Sporting Clays Fundraiser at Selwood Farm in Alpine. This is event is for those who are more politically active and want to help raise funds for the Forest PAC. For more information contact Anna Duke at (334) 481-2129 or aduke@alaforestry.org.

December 6...Buckhead, Georgia 6:30 PM.
Greene-Morgan Forest Landowners Association Meeting will be held at Bonner's Restaurant, 1500 Bonner Lane. The meeting will consist of a panel of four foresters. They will give insight from their perspectives of forestry in Greene-Morgan area. RSVP to (706) 549-5050 or greenemorganfla@gmail.com.

December 7...Butler County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Last Chance Professional Logging Manager Workshop at Beeland Park Community Center, 1016 East Commerce Street, Greenville. Landowners welcome to attend. Topics include: Timber harvests around endangered species, Venomous snakes of Alabama, Feral swine, Ecological impacts of forestry, Best Management Practices, and Invasive species identification and control. Fee: Free for those who don't need credits/$50 for credits. Lunch provided. Everyone must register. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (251) 423-9415 or jrm0023@auburn.edu.

December 8...Williston, Florida 9 AM ET.
Landowner Property Tour at the Albert Fuller Tree Farm, 951 NE 140th Avenue. Topics will include agroforestry, livestock grazing, wildlife management, longleaf pine regeneration, prescribed burning, and more. This is a walking tour of less than 1 mile. Wear appropriate field clothing and bring water. Fee: $10; lunch included. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

December 8...Burns, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park Lodge. The program will cover University of Tennessee research programs that support Tennessee wood products industry and forest landowners. Fee: $30. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 9...Shelby County 10 - 11 AM.
ForestHer: Chainsaw Safety at the Shelby County Extension Office, 56 Kelly Lane, Columbiana. This luncheon & mini-workshop was created with women landowners in mind. It will cover the basics of chainsaw safety and personal protection equipment. Participants will also learn how to properly start and operate a chainsaw. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

December 10...Bibb County 7:30 AM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Fall Field Trial will be held at Gates Shaw's Farm in Brierfield. Bring a lunch, snacks, chairs, binoculars, and whatever else you may need for your dog. All participants must register before 7 PM December 8 by sending an email to alabamaquailhuntersinc@gmail.com.

December 10-11...St. Clair County.
Trappers Education Workshop at Majestic Outdoors, 30 Majestic Way, Pell City. 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 13...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Forest Inventories 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 Auburn University Professor, Dr. Becky Barlow, explains forest inventories, their importance in management decisions. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 13...Crossville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Forte's on the Square, 27 East 4th Street. Topic: Farm Service Agency Focus on Forestry. Fee: $30. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 13-14...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. Topics will include managing forest stands for wildlife and timber, managing for white-tailed deer and game bird species in the Southeast, things to consider when planting food plots and other wildlife plantings, and other principles and applications of wildlife-habitat management techniques. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by November 29. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 14...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Forest Stand Improvement will be presented via Zoom. This talk will discuss the concept and techniques related to Forest Stand Improvement (FSI) for wildlife enhancement. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

December 16...Kissimmee, Florida 9 AM - 4 PM ET.
Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council Hybrid Annual Meeting will be hosted in-person at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane. Topics will include Bunchgrass Ecology, Fire Insurance, Burning on Private Ranches, Engaging the Public in Prescribed Fire, and more. There will be equipment demonstrations, sponsor booths, raffle prizes, and pizza. For more information email cfpfc@outlook.com.

December 31 - January 1...Bibb County.
Trappers Education Workshop at 5252 Highway 219, Centreville. 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> January 2023

January 3-5...Online.
Mapping with Drones workshop will be held via Zoom. It does not require any previous knowledge or experience with drones or GIS is required. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. The major goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with the knowledge to operate a drone legally, safely, and effectively. Fee: $250. Registration closes 1 month prior to the start of the workshop. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu or Daniel Cross at falkus@vt.edu.

January 6...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: So You Bought Some Land will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon. Jennifer will cover all the resources available to help new landowners learn about their forests and keep them healthy and productive. This event will be held via Zoom meeting, Facebook Live, or YouTube Premier. For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 7-8...Jefferson County.
Trappers Education Workshop at 2840 Eastern Valley Road (Highway 119), Leeds. 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 20 - February 5…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 21-22...Escambia County.
Trappers Education Workshop at 1133 Bell Creek Road, Atmore. 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 28...Gainesville, Florida 10 AM - 5 PM ET.
Flatwoods Fire & Nature Festival at Austin Cary Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Road. The festival will be a celebration of Florida's forests and the role of fire in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity, and habitat value. Activities include educational exhibits, live animals, prescribed burn demonstrations, food trucks, live music, and more. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

> February 2023

February 3...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Boundary Lines will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jason Fisher. Jason will help explain why, as a landowner, one of the most important things you can do is locate and mark your boundary lines. This is especially important before conducting any type of forest management activity. This event will be held via Zoom meeting, Facebook Live, or YouTube Premier. For more information contact Jason Fisher at (434) 476-2147 or jasonf@vt.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 8...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 8, 2022 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 9
...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 11-12...Jackson County.
Trappers Education Workshop at the Jackson County Wildlife Management Area, 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 15-17...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Bluegreen's Bayside Resort. Fee: $TBD. For more information contact Susan McMichael at (706) 457-1842 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

February 18-19...Baldwin County.
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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 19-25...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week is a good week to include the family in your tree planting activities. Send AFOA a picture of your children or grandchildren planting a tree, or post one to the AFOA MeWe page or AFOA Facebook page.

February 23-24...Brunswick, Georgia.
The Woman Landowner Symposium at Marshes of Glynn Baptist Church, 3780 Highway 82. Topics will include Markets, Reforestation, Estate Planning, Buying Land 101, Chainsaw Safety, Timber Sale Contracts, Income Streams, and more. Fee: $225; $50 discount if paid by December 15, 2022. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or landandladies@gmail.com.

February 25...Dallas County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at the Farmers Co-op, 2519 Highway 80, Selma. No fee. To register, call Joe Johnston 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 other courses being taught at various locations and dates as well as online only courses. Online registration for this course will open January 26. For additional information contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 25-26...Pike County.
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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 26-28...Baldwin County.
The State of Alabama's Governance will be held at the Grand Hotel, 1 Grand Boulevard, Point Clear. The seminar focuses on the state of the state and specifically addresses issues of importance to the state that will be topics during the upcoming legislative session. Fee: $400. Contact Tom Saunders at (334) 481-2135 or tsaunders@alaforestry.org.

 

> April 2023


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

April 14-15...Marshall County.
Location: Headquartered at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL.  Location on Google Maps.

Reserve Your Room:
Call (256) 505-6621. To receive the AFOA special rate be sure to mention you are with the Alabama Forest Owners' Association - Group Code 9777   You may also book your Lake Guntersville room here: Lodging

Description: No details set at this time.

REGISTRATION:

     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 the agenda make sure you come back and print it again closer to the meeting date.


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

 

 

> July 2023

July 21-23...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The expo will have hunting products, apparel, outfitters from all over the world, seminars, outdoor celebrities, kid’s activities, and more. Fee: $TBD; kids receive discounted admission. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.


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