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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 06/24/2022
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> June 2022

June 24...Online at 11:15 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Tree ID Beyond the Basics will join Karen Snape as she delves deeper into the details of how to identify trees. Watch the webinar live via Zoom or Facebook Live. For more information contact Karen Snape at (540) 231-6494 or ksnape@vt.edu.

June 24...Bullock County 1:30 - 5:30 PM.
Natural Resources Tour & Fish Fry at Adam's Angus Farm near Union Springs. The tour will cover topics such as Wild Pig Management, Recreational Pond Management, Stream Crossings & Installation, and Sustainable Forest Management. Preregistration required by June 17. Dinner provided. To register call Bullock County Extension at (334) 738-2580.

June 27-30...Baldwin County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Graham Creek Preserve, 23030 Wolf Bay, Foley. No lodging provided. Fee: $150; breaks and lunches provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more information call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

June 28...Hohenwald, Tennessee 4 - 8 PM.
Forestry Field Day will meet at Lewis County Court House, 110 North Park Street. Topics include forest management for wildlife, managing for top quality white oaks, and a question & answer session with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture - Division of Forestry. Register by June 23. For more information contact Drew Vannatta at (931) 796-3091 or dvannatt@utk.edu.

June 29-30...Portland, Maine.
Forest Landowners Association (FLA) Conference will be held at the Westin Portland Harborview. There is an optional forest tour as well on June 27-28. Fee: $750 non-FLA members; $100 discount for FLA members. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 30...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Managing Parasites in Sheep and Goats. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

June 30...Morgan County 6 - 8 PM.
Getting the Most out of Your Timber Sales at Morgan County Extension Office, 3120 Highway 36 West, Hartselle. Brad Nail, regional forester for the Alabama Forestry Association, will speak on navigating the timber markets, benefits of forestry consultants, and current forestry market initiatives including shortleaf pine and white oak. For more information call the Morgan County Extension Office at (256) 773-2549.

 

> July 2022

July 6...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Honey Bees in Forestry will be presented via Zoom. This talk will discuss honey bees and their uses and impact in forestry. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

July 7...Marshall County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at the Marshall County Alabama Farmers Federation, 1333 Blount Avenue, Guntersville. This event will provide a great opportunity for pond owners and managers to gain a better understanding of what it takes to properly construct, manage, and maintain a recreational pond. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Marshall County Extension at (256) 582-2009 or ckv0002@aces.edu.

July 12...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Cool Season Food Plots will be presented via Zoom Webinar. 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 Regional Extension Agent, Norm Haley, outlines the role of food plots in wildlife management along with some of considerations towards their preparation and planting. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

July 12...Ellisville, Mississippi 6 PM.
Landowner Programs and Carbon Markets at Jones College. Speakers: Dave Godwin and Shaun Tanger. For more information, RSVP to (601) 394-2702.

July 12-14...Lee County.
Teacherís Conservation Workshop at the College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences in Auburn. The workshop will focus on forest ecology, management and products through guest speakers, field trips and hands-on activities. The goal is to demonstrate the importance working forests have to the environment and economy. Teachers pay small fee: $65. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher -- cost is about $500. Teachers are needed. Limited to 25 participants. Contact Ashley Smith at (334) 481-2137 or asmith@alaforestry.org.

July 12-14...Jackson, Mississippi.
Teacherís Conservation Workshop (Metro) at Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Drive. This is a hands-on workshop with an emphasis on forests and other natural resources. Participants learn by demonstration and practical exercises how natural resources education can be integrated into the classroom. This is a highly active workshop, and some activities will require participants to be outside in the heat. Come prepared for nature hikes, mill tours, and other outdoor activities. Forest owners and forest products companies are urged to sponsor a teacher. Fee: $75; lunch provided each day. Contact Lauren Hawkins at (601) 354-4936 or lhawkins@msforestry.net.

July 14...Online 12 Noon CT.
Carbon Markets will be presented via Zoom. This webinar will introduce carbon offset credits and markets with an emphasis on forest carbon offset projects in the United States. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

July 14...Senatobia, Mississippi 6 PM.
Pond Management Meeting at the Tate County Extension Office, 205 French's Alley. Speaker: Keith Mills. For more information, RSVP to (662) 562-4274.

July 15...Autauga County 9 AM - 1 PM.
ForestHer: Learn the Basics at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 AL-14 W, Autaugaville. ForestHer is a program that was developed with women landowners in mind. During this workshop, participants will learn about forest terminology, forest measurements, map reading and legal descriptions, and how to develop a management plan for your property. Fee: $10; lunch provided. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

July 18...Lee County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Auburn University College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. Fee: $100; breaks and lunch provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

July 19-22...Lee County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Auburn University College of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. No lodging provided. Fee: $150; breaks and lunches provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more information call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

July 20...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM.
Burning Hardwoods: Why Fire is Necessary for Upland Oaks will be presented via Zoom. This talk will cover the fire-adapted characteristics of upland oaks and discuss the importance of fire for maintaining upland oak systems. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

July 21...Lee County 6 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Auburn Area Regional Reception at Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. Catch up on news of importance to your forestland investment and meet others in the forest industry in a relaxed, comfortable environment. For more information contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 21-22...Lee County.
Forest Economics Seminar at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National, 3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika. The seminar will address and discuss federal tax policy and the impact on timberland ownership, improving supply chain effciencies, the outlook for forest product markets, wood based economic development, and supply chain economics. Fee: $100. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

July 24-27...Carbondale, Illinois.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting at the Southern Illinois University Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive. The meeting will include field tours of hardwood management and indoor presentations with from experts and fellow tree farmers. Fee: $215; $40 discount if paid by July 13. For more information contact (765) 496-5013 or walnutcouncil@gmail.com.

July 26...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM ET.
Wildlife Damage Management and Control at Flinchumís Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will provide an overview of managing and controlling damage caused by wildlife species including feral swine, coyotes, beavers, raccoons, armadillos, and other small mammal species. Fee: $160. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 27-28...Tifton, Georgia.
Growth Responses and Financial Returns from Silvicultural Treatments in Southern Pine Plantations at Tift County Extension Office, Room 1468, Carpenter Road S. This course will discuss available silvicultural treatments and their responses and evaluate the trade-offs between the costs and benefits for different mixes of silvicultural treatments. Fee: $360; $60 discount if paid by July 13. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

July 28...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Processing and Marketing Goat Meat. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

July 29-31...Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association (GFA) Annual Conference at Jekyll Island Convention Center. Continuing education credits available. Fee: $600. Questions? Call GFA at (478) 992-8110.

 

> August 2022

August 4-7...Jefferson County.
Farm & Land Expo at the Sheraton Birmingham, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The Expo will feature new products and town hall style presentations on a wide array of topics. The Green Tour appears to include a tour of Jasper Lumber, LLC. Fee: Variable. For more information contact Codie Hancock at (334) 613-4138.

August 7-10...Reading, Pennsylvania.
Northern Nut Growers Association Annual Meeting at the Penn State Berks Campus. The conference is open to all people with an interest in nut trees. This meeting will be held jointly with the Chestnut Growers of America. Fee: $190; $15 discount if paid by June 15. For more information contact Sara Fitzsimmons at (814) 404-6013 or sara@acf.org.

August 9...Online 12 Noon - 1:15 PM CT.
ForestHer: Understanding Carbon Markets will be presented via Zoom Webinar. 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 Regional Extension Agent, Jessica Kelton, explains carbon markets in the US with an emphasis on carbon marketing in the agriculture and forestry sector. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 10...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: August 10, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

August 11...Cherokee County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Recreational Pond Management Workshop at the Chamber of Commerce, 801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre. This event will provide a great opportunity for pond owners and managers to gain a better understanding of what it takes to properly construct, manage, and maintain a recreational pond. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Cherokee County Extension at (256) 927-3250 or rgw0013@aces.edu.

August 11...Autauga County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Land Management Field Day at Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 AL Highway 14 W, Autaugaville. The field day will include presentations on timber management, silvopasture and agroforestry, managing for deer and turkey, trapping nuisance wildlife, and portable sawmills. Some presentations will include demonstrations. Lunch provided. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 11
...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.

August 12-14...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, kidís activities, and more. Fee: $20; $5 discount if purchased in advance. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

August 15...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at the Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $100; breaks and lunch provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

August 16-19...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at the Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. No lodging provided. Fee: $150; breaks and lunches provided. Limited to 50 seats. For more information call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332.

August 19...Bibb County 9 - 11 AM.
Developing a Management Plan will be held in Centreville. This workshop will teach participants how to develop a management plan for their property. They will learn the steps in management plan development and begin creating a management plan for their property. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

August 23-24...Tifton, Georgia.
Forest Herbicide Workshop at Tift County Extension Office, 1468 Carpenter Road South. Participants will learn about forest herbicide safety, application, modes of action, results from recent research trials, integration of herbicide use for site preparation, control of weeds in forest stands, and use in hardwood management. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by August 9. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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: $50; $15 discount if paid by August 1. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.

August 25...Online 9 AM - 3 PM CT.
Wood Flows & Cash Flows will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Maximizing returns from timberland assets and wood-using facilities relies on a current, localized understanding of factors driving forest industry economics, markets and technologies. Wood Flows & Cash Flows details investment-relevant research and insights for the forest industry. This one-day conference includes tangible content that directly applies to strategic plans, market analyses, valuations, and competitive benchmarking. The conference will feature a panel of industry executives, and the Forisk team will share new investment research and strategic analysis for the forest industry, sector by sector. Fee: $600; $100 discount if paid by August 12. Contact Pamela Smith at (770) 725-8447 or psmith@forisk.com.

August 25...Online 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT.
Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series will be presented via Zoom. This month's session topic is Making Profits from Value-added Goat Dairy Products. For more information contact Valens Niyigena at (256) 583-1811 or vzn0022@aces.edu.

August 30 - September 1...Amelia Island, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Omni Amelia Island Resort. Fee: $400; $55 discount if paid by August 1. For more information call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

August 31...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Logging Impacts: Soil and Water Quality will be presented via Zoom. This talk will cover how soils and water quality are protected during and after harvesting timber. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

 

> September 2022

September 1-2...Fayette County.
Forestry Continuing Education at Beville State Community College in Fayette. Topics include Gas Lines, Drones, Whitetail Institute, Logging Safety, Ethics, Forestry Law, Burning, Deer Herd Management, and more. CFE hours available. This meeting is for foresters. Fee: $225; lunch included. For more information call Jim Sims at (205) 932-0469.

September 7...Madison County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Quality Deer Management Workshop at the Charles Stone Agricultural Center, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. This workshop will cater to the land owner or manager who is interested in learning more about white-tailed deer and improving their propertyís habitat in order to attract, hold, and harvest better quality deer. Topics will include deer biology and habitat requirements, the role of food plots and predators in their management, advantages and instructions related to prescribed burning, quality deer management techniques, and habitat enhancements. Discussions regarding, predators, disease, and baiting will be held as well. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

September 8, 9, 14 & 15...Online.
Preparing for Generation NEXT - Legacy Planning Workshop will be presented via Zoom. The workshop covers nine steps to successful legacy planning. Some of these steps include: Commit to beginning the planning, Determine your family assets, Write down long-term goals, Hold a family meeting, Gather essential documents, and more. Fee: $TBD. For more information contact Karen Snape at (540) 231-6494 or ksnape@vt.edu.

September 9, 16, 23, & 30...Online.
Family Directors Essentials is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). This program is for multi-generational family businesses who are current or potential future board of directors for their family enterprise. It would be a good option for families who want to efficiently share common governance approaches with a group of family members/directors. Fee: $1,750 per board representative and $1,550 for each additional member up to a maximum of 5 per family. For more information contact Kristi Daeda at (773) 784-5008 or daeda@thefbcg.com.

September 11...Baldwin County 9 AM.
Issues Affecting Timberland Ownership at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. The seminar will focus on timberland ownership & forest stewardship, developing best management practices, the timber management regulatory framework, adherence to the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act and habitat management, as well as legal issues and generational wealth planning and transfer challenges. Fee: $200; $100 discount if combining registration with the AFA annual meeting just below. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 11-13...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $495; $20 discount if paid by August 12. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 14...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Prescribed Fire & Ticks will be presented via Zoom. This session will focus on current research being conducted on the effects of prescribed fire on tick population dynamics and disease transmission risk to humans. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

September 17...Autauga County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Wreath Making with Forest Products at the Autauga Extension Office, 2226 Highway 14, Autaugaville. This workshop will demonstrate how to use non-timber products in a creative way. Participants will make wreaths with items gathered from local forests. Fee: $15. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

September 20-22...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" and Forest Products Forum at the World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. Fee: $2,800; $300 discount if paid by July 21. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.

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.

September 28...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Ecology & Management of the Firebird will be presented via Zoom. This talk will cover the basics of managing for quail on private lands in Alabama. For more information contact Norm Haley at (256) 574-2143 or nvh0001@aces.edu.

September 29...Autauga County 4 - 8 PM.
Wild Pig Management: Beyond the Basics at the Autauga Extension Office, 2226 Highway 14, Autaugaville. Topics will include the top 10 mistakes in pig control, the top 10 must-do's for pig control, and updates on feral swine programs. There will be equipment demonstrations. Meal included. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

 

> October 2022

October 11-12...Statesboro, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management at the Bulloch County Extension Office, 151 Langston Chapel Road. Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and economical management decisions on managing longleaf stands with an emphasis on early survival and growth. Fee: $330; $55 discount if paid by September 27. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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.

 

> November 2022

November 8...Statewide.
General Election


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