Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day Offers Advice; Demonstrations

Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day Offers Advice; Demonstrations
Griffin, GA
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – 10:30

Land management techniques, managing for wildlife and various backyard wildlife subjects top the list of topics at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day slated for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the University of Georgia’s Westbrook Research Farm in Griffin, Georgia.

Held every three years, this unique educational event features speakers from federal and state government agencies, and representatives of private business to provide management recommendations and demonstrate real-life techniques.

In the area of land management, some of the most popular topics include thinning, prescribed burning, pinestraw production and the economics of longleaf pine management. Wildlife topics include quality deer management, feral hog control, quail habitat restoration, and management for waterfowl, turkey, and dove. Backyard wildlife topics range from beekeeping as a sideline business to attracting such fascinating backyard wildlife as bats and birds. Additional topics of interest include cost-share assistance, invasive insects and wild game preparation and cooking.

During this all-day event, 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. 6, 2018, ($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.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU) are available for several fields, including pesticide (several categories), forestry, loggers, arborist and wildlife.  See the field day website at www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd/ for more details and a full list of topics.

Sponsors 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.

To register for the event, visit www.ugagriffincontinuinged.com/awfd or call (770) 229-3477.

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