The 50th Annual Forestry Field Day event was held on April 21, 2016. Forestry Field Day is a local event organized by the Forestry Committee of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce. The program allows local Future Farmers of America (FFA) clubs to compete in both individual and group events in order to see which school will receive the J.E. Sanders trophy for the year. Events include log rolling, pulp wood throw, tree identification, and cruising timber to name a few. This year Dean Lewis, Committee Chairman, was honored with a plaque for his many years of service. The guest speaker this year was Greg Pate, Alabama State Forester.
The Pickens County Extension Office plays a vital role in helping to organize and make arrangements for the event and the Forestry Committee.
Every year the Pickens County Extension Office assists the Pickens County Forestry Planning Committee in putting together a Professional Log Managers Workshop (PLM). This workshop serves as a way for foresters and loggers to receive continuing education hours at a local venue. The workshop usually consists of an indoor teaching session, lunch, and an active outdoor learning experience. The annual PLM Workshop is held every fall.
Make sure to keep a lookout for this year’s upcoming PLM Workshop.
The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Learn more about how you can participate today!