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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 10/21/2021
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> October 2021

October 19-21...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Stock Dog Trials, educational seminars, and much more. Fee: $10. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

October 19-21...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.  This workshop will also take place in December 14-16 and January 11-13.

October 20...Lake City, Florida 10 AM - 12 Noon ET.
North Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) Annual Meeting at Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen. Attend CISMA's annual meeting to learn about invasive plants and how you can help with controlling them. People are welcome to bring a lunch and stay after for a hike to identify invasive plants. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 20...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Landowner Laws You Should Know will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Robert Tufts, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

October 21...Dallas County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at ArtsRevive, 3 Church Street, Selma. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

October 21-22...Shelby County.
Alabama Landowners Conference at the Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana. Topics will include Longleaf Management, Turkey Management, Forest Health, and Pesticide Applicator Course Overview. Awards presented: Tree Farm, Helene Mosley Memorial, W. Kelly Mosely, and others. Fee: $100. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

October 22...Baldwin County 8 AM - 2 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 Hwy 104, Fairhope. SmartMap 1.0 introduces audiences to low-cost and easy-to-use geospatial mapping apps for smartphones and tablets. The class reviews the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), GPS and smartphone applications. It provides hands-on tutorials to give attendees experience using these technologies. This workshop also introduces audiences to UAS technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $45. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

October 23...Saltillo, Mississippi 8:30 AM - Noon.
Forestry Field Day at Tommy Smith's tree farm. Topics will include artificial pine regeneration, pine thinning, hardwood management and regeneration, food plots, and more. Lunch provided. Pre-registration is required. RSVP to Bill Burdine at (662) 841-9000 or bill.burdine@msstate.edu.

October 25...Pittsboro, Mississippi 6 PM.
Wildlife Food Plots at the Calhoun Extension Office, 121 Parker Street. Speaker: Dr. John Kushla. RSVP to the Calhoun Extension at (662) 412-3177.

October 26...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Managing Bottomland Hardwoods consists of two parts, a webinar (October 26) and a field tour (October 28 or October 29). Participants may participate in the in-person field tour on either October 28 or 29. Tour times are 9-12 or 1-4 PM on both dates. Attendance in the field tour is not required to participate in the webinar. The field tour will take place at Bladen Lakes State Forest near Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Advance registration is required for the webinar before 11 AM, October 26. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

October 27-28...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Appraisal at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructor: Morgan Mellette. Fee: $350. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

October 28...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Woods & Water, Inc., 5101 Summit Ridge, Tuscaloosa. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; youth under 15 admitted free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

October 29...Albany, Georgia 7:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
Tall Timbers Fall Field Day at Nilo Plantation, 3417 Nilo Drive. Enjoy a field tour around the property along with management discussions covering Wild Quail, Trophy Deer, Storm Clean-up and Reforestation, and Early Season Dove Fields. Fee: $50; breakfast & lunch provided. For more information call Tall Timbers at (850)893-4153x249.

October 29...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Tuscaloosa County Natural Resources Planning Committee Fall Tour at Riverview Farm, off Maxwell Loop Road, three miles south of Shelton State from Highway 69. Topics include Dove Field Management, Hardwood Management, Food Plots, Silvopasture, Orchard/Fruit Tree Management, Pollinators/Honeybees, Shooting Sports, and Archery Demonstration. Fee: $10; catfish lunch provided. Contact Neil Hargle at (205) 349-4630 or pnh0003@aces.edu.

 

> November 2021

November 1-3...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $1,995; $150 discount if paid by October 22. Contact Joe Parsons at (706) 389-8424 or joseph.parsons@uga.edu.

November 3...Autauga County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Annual Fall Landowner Tour at 3495 County Road 26, Billingsley. GPS Coord.: 32.65702, -86.75982  The tour will cover Growth Comparison of 26 year old Loblolly and Longleaf, Tree Girdling for Wildlife, Planting Failure, and more. Fee: $15; lunch provided. For more information call Matthew Sorrells at (334) 239-5258 or autaugafwsc@gmail.com.

November 3...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Turtles of Alabama will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Wesley Anderson, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 3…Shiloh, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, 1140 Catfish Lane. Program will feature discussion on Growing White Oaks in Tennessee. Speaker: Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

November 4...Clarke County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Old Grove Hill Academy Football Field, 15471 Highway 43, Grove Hill. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid in advance. Youth under 15 admitted free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at (334) 285-4550.

November 5...Lee County 8 AM - 2 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center, 1088 Auburn Lakes Road, Auburn. SmartMap 1.0 introduces audiences to low-cost and easy-to-use geospatial mapping apps for smartphones and tablets. The class reviews the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), GPS and smartphone applications. It provides hands-on tutorials to give attendees experience using these technologies. This workshop also introduces audiences to UAS technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $45. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or brodbam@auburn.edu.

November 6...St. Clair County 9 AM - 12 Noon.
Wreath Making with Forest Products at First Baptist Church, Odenville. This workshop will show the participants how items in their woodland can be used for alternate purposes such as craft projects. Fee: $15. For more information contact Lynn Dickinson at (334) 303-8360 or rhodela@aces.edu.

November 8-10...Jackson, Tennessee.
Lumber Grading Shortcourse at the University of Tennessee Experiment Station. Fee: $100; lunch included each day. For more information contact Larry Pitts at (931) 572-8592 or lpitts@tnforestry.com.

November 9...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Alternative Income Opportunities 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 Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Dr. Adam Maggard, discusses alternative opportunities to generate revenue from your forestland. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 9-10....Athens, Georgia.
Healthy Forests: Managing for Bugs, Wildlife, and Big Trees at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth McCarty. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by October 19. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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

 

November 10...Online 6 PM CT.
Rubs and Scrapes: The 411 on How Deer Communicate will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Speaker: Kip Adams, National Deer Association. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

November 11...Coosa County 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Landowner Tour on the Robinson Property off of County Road 93 near the Cottage Grove Community. GPS Coordinates: 32.84493, -86.11344  Topics will include Vegetation control using drones, Upland Oak management, Invasive plants, Recreational trail development, and Herbicide safety. Lunch provided. For more information and to register, call the Coosa County Extension at (256) 377-4713.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 11
...Jefferson/Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Nino's Italian Restaurant, 2698 Pelham Parkway, Pelham. No-host dinner at 6 PM. After dinner we plan to include a presentation by NCX, Forest Carbon Marketplace. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

If you can't make it in-person to the Dinner & Discussion, but would still like to hear the NCX presentation you may join the presentation via Zoom. The presentation is scheduled to start at 6:45 PM CT. Register at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvduCvpzwvGNPj5ca-aODejtu-Ij70a8Sz

 

November 15-17...Baldwin County.
GIS of Alabama Conference at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, 21196 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores. GIS professionals will be given the opportunity to share, experience, and learn new tips, tricks, and ideas in the GIS profession. Fee: $225. Register by October 29. For more information contact Jaime Lambert at (334) 517-2559 or jaime.lambert@alea.gov.

November 16...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Election for the vacant House District 76 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Thad McClammy. If necessary, a runoff will take place December 14, 2021. The special general election will be held March 1, 2022.

November 16-18...Waycross, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: Fire & Longleaf 201 at the Georgia Forestry Commission - Herty Building, 5003 Jacksonville Highway. This workshop will guide landowners and natural resource professionals through the longleaf-specific considerations to address when planning to burn, and contribute to achieving more desirable effects when managing with fire. Instructors will guide participants through evaluating, planning, igniting and managing prescribed fires. This meeting has masks required at times. For more information call the Longleaf Alliance at (334) 427-1029.

November 17...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Trail Cameras: Looking at Wildlife and Analyzing Data will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Keery Steedly, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> December 2021

December 1...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Alabama Timber Market Update will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Adam Maggard, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 2...Burns, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park Lodge, 1000 Hotel Avenue. Topic: Forest Health Issues. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 6-7...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street. This conference encompasses topics related to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in forestry and natural resource management. Topics will include Mapping, UAVS, Forest Inventory, Natural hazards, Recreation, Forest economics, GPS, LiDar, Remote sensing, and more. The conference will be held in hybrid format: Limited in-person attendance and remote attendance will be accommodated through the Georgia Center. Fee: $350; $50 discount if paid by November 5. Remote: $150; $50 discount if paid by November 5. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 8...Athens, Georgia 7:30 AM - 5 PM ET.
Sustainability, Markets, and Forestry BMPs at Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Room 1-304. Instructors: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi and Dr. Jay Shelton. Fee: $$250; $50 discount if paid by November 17. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 8...Online 6 PM CT.
Drugs and Tasers: Research to Train the Next Class of Deer Managers will be presented via Zoom. This webinar is part of the National Deer Association’s (NDA) Beer and Deer Webinar Series. Speaker: Dr. Gino D'Angelo, University of Georgia. Registration required. For more information call 1-800-209-3337.

December 8-9...Online.
Timber Market Analysis will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This class walks through the process to understand, track, and analyze the price, demand, supply, and competitive dynamics of local timber markets and wood baskets. Instructors: Dr. Brooks Mendell, Amanda Lang, and Shawn Baker. Fee: $650; $100 discount if paid by November 23. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 9...Jackson, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting at Catfish Cabin, 1290 S. Highland Avenue. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 14...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Wild Pigs 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 Extension Specialist and Wildlife Biologist, Bence Carter, discusses the impacts that wild pigs have on our native ecosystems and how to effectively manage them. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 14...Crossville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting at Forte's on the Square (upstairs area), 27 East 4th Street, Crossville. Topic: Goals and Plans for Forestry Extension in Tennessee. Speaker: Dr. Ashley Stokes, Dean of Extension, University of Tennessee. Fee: $25; meal included. RSVP to Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 14-16...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.

December 15...Online 12 - 1 PM CT.
Brown Spot Needle Blight of Loblolly Pine will be presented via webinar. Speaker: Dr. Lori Eckhardt, Auburn University. Online registration is required. Webinar link will be provided by email after registration. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 30...Online 8 - 9 AM.
Summer Wildlife Management will show how wildlife management is a year-round process and not just reserved for the months leading up to hunting seasons. This webinar will focus on practices that can be conducted to improve habitat for game species and overall value of the property. Not all of these strategies must be implemented in the first year. However, it is important to have a plan and goals, which will help make implementing these strategies more likely. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> January 2022

January 11-13...Online.
Mapping with Drones will be presented via Zoom. This is an intensive, yet introductory level workshop, and can be considered a ‘drone boot camp’. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. Fee: $200. For more information email John McGee at jmcg@vt.edu.

January 25-26...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.

 

> April 2022


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & ANNUAL MEETING

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

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 will be for Exhibitors and/or Sponsors only.

 

 

> 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.

 

> 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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