Published on 07/16/12

Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day slated for Griffin

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 that land they own, hunt or manage should make plans to 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 private business representatives will gather together to present this unique educational event to attendees. The field day includes management recommendations and real-life technique demonstrations. More than 25 topics will be showcased, including:

• Wildlife Opening Management

• Pond Management

• Management for Wild Turkeys, Doves, Quail (each separate topics)

• Selling and Marketing Timber

• Prescribed Burning

• Cost Share Assistance Programs

• GPS/GIS Use in Managing Land

• Invasive Insects, Disease and Plants

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 & Wildlife Field Day ball cap.

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 for more information. Special note: CEU credits are available for several fields – see website for more details.

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 DNR-Wildlife Resources Division, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Fort Valley State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC).

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