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Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day set for September 28

University of Georgia

Whether you're managing 10 acres of land or 200, the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day Sept. 28 offers valuable information on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.

This all-day event is designed to show private landowners, hunters and those in forestry or agribusiness how to make the most of their land.

You'll hear research-based updates from experts with UGA, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, Georgia Forestry Commission, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Fort Valley State University.

The field day enables landowners and other outdoor enthusiasts to talk with wildlife biologists, entomologists, agronomists and other speakers. They'll discuss quality management of various wildlife species and the ways wildlife can benefit their land. And they'll show ways the participating agencies can help them better manage their land.

Some of the more than 25 topics include:

* Wildlife opening management.

* Managing nuisance wildlife problems in Georgia.

* Pond management.

* Managing for wild turkeys.

* Pine straw production.

* Prescribed burning.

* Cost-share assistance programs.

* Bobwhite quail habitat management.

* Thinning tree stands.

* GPS/GIS.

* Invasive insects, diseases and plants.

The cost is $30 per person before Aug. 29 and $40 after that. The fee covers lunch, field day presentations and a program booklet with a short synopsis of each topic. If you preregister, you're guaranteed a field day ball cap, too.

You may choose which presentations to attend and board trams to lectures and demonstrations. You may also visit with agency and sponsor representatives and others at an exhibitor booth area.

For more information or a registration form, visit the AWFD Web site at 0208 www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd06.

(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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