Land is a valuable resource and provides immense benefits to humans and to wildlife. Landowners, farmers or sportsmen who wish to increase the value and benefits of the land they own, hunt or manage should attend the 2012 Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.
On this day, federal and state government agency officials and representatives of private business will provide management recommendations and demonstrate real-life techniques at this unique educational event.
More than 30 topics will be showcased, including:
- Wildlife Opening Management
- Pond Management
- Management for Wild Turkeys, Doves, Quail, Deer (each separate topics)
- Feral Hog Issues
- Selling and Marketing Timber
- Prescribed Burning
- Pinestraw Production
- Cost Share Assistance Programs
- GPS/GIS Use in Managing Land
- Invasive Insects, Disease and Plants
- Safety and Use of Chainsaws and Chippers
Continuing Education Credits (CEU) are available for several fields, including pesticide (several categories), forestry, logger, arborist and wildlife-see website below for more details.
Attendees will shuttle between field day topic sites via tram and will receive a take-home booklet with in-depth topic and speaker information. Registration is $25 prior to Sept. 3, 2012, ($35 after) and includes lunch. Pre-registrants will receive an Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day ball cap.
This event is sponsored by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Warnell School of Forest and Natural Resources, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Fort Valley State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC).
To register, call (770) 229-3477 or mail payment to Office of Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, Ga., 30223.
Visit www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd/index.html for more information.