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Press Release

Make Plans to Attend Upcoming Field Day: Lots of Wildlife & Forestry Topics

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (6/22/2015)

Land is valuable – whether you own land, manage land or recreate on land.  It can provide benefits for the landowner by way of yielding crops and timber, benefit wildlife by providing habitat and a food source and benefit those that recreate by providing a fulfilling outdoors experience.  You can make that land even more valuable.  

Attendees at the 2015 Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, GA will hear and see ways to increase the value of the land you use.  At this event, 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 Openings
  • 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
  • Conservation and Purchase Easements
  • Invasive Insects, Disease and Plants
  • Safety and Use of Chainsaws and Chippers
  • Beekeeping 

Continuing Education Credits (CEU) are available for several fields, including pesticide (several categories), forestry, loggers, arborist and wildlife.  See website for more details. 

The event will begin with registration at 8 a.m., topic events will be held from 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Attendees will shuttle between field day topic sites on foot or via tram and will receive a take-home booklet with in-depth topic and speaker information. 

Registration is $25 prior to Sept. 3, 2015, ($30 after) and includes lunch. Pre-registrants will receive an Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day ball cap. Field trip opportunity and special pricing is available for high school students. 

Prior to the event day, participants are encouraged to review the list of available topics and make plans on which subjects interest them the most.  In an effort to help, topics have been grouped into four categories: conservation, forestry, wildlife and small equipment. 

Sponsors of this event include, the University of Georgia Colleges 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 and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 

For more information or for registration information, visit www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd/index.html

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