Monday, October 10, 2011

2011 North Region Forestry Field Day

The 2011 North Region Forestry Field Day was held at Bill and Jeanie Snoddy's Loblolly Farm near Double Springs on October 7th.  There were over 100 people in attendance.  The field day featured commercial and educational exhibits, four learning stations, an awards program, and door prizes.  Lunch was provided by the Alabama Natural Resources Council and the Alabama State Tree Farm Committee.  Most of the local arrangements were completed by members of the Winston County Natural Resources Council.  Photos of the event are available at this link.  

According to our evaluation of the learning stations, participants reported an average 56% increase in knowledge about key concepts taught at the stations.  When questioned about how likely they were to implement practices demonstrated at the learning stations, 66% reported they would put the information to work.  While this is the first time that we've evaluated the learning stations in this way, the results are encouraging, and seem to indicate that some landowners will change the way they manage their forestland.

1 comment:

D.R. Shanklin said...

I put some photos I took at the event on my Facebook page -- great foliage!