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#06-182 July 10, 2006

Register now for the upcoming Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Georgia Forestry Commission, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University will come together to share information with the public at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus (Griffin, GA).

This all-day event is designed to inform private landowners, hunters and those in the forestry or agribusiness fields about using their land to maximize all aspects of the natural environment.

This Field Day is an exceptional education opportunity for landowners and others as participants will have the opportunity to talk directly to wildlife biologists and other speakers about quality management of various species, ways that wildlife can benefit their land and how the participating agencies can help them better manage their land.

Some of the more than 25 topics to be covered include:

A complete listing of topics and speakers is available at the AWFD website at
www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd06/.

Participants attending AWFD will receive lunch and a program booklet that contains a short synopsis of each presentation. They may choose which presentations to attend and can board trams that will take them to the presentation areas where they will hear lectures and see site and equipment demonstrations. Attendees also will have the opportunity to visit with agency personnel, sponsor personnel and others at an exhibitor booth area.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register, at a cost of $30 per person, before August 29, 2006 as the cost will rise to $40 per person after this date. Those who pre-register also are assured of receiving an AWFD ball cap.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Georgia-College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia-Warnell School of Forest and Natural Resources, Georgia Forestry Commission, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Fort Valley State University and WRD.
For more information or to print off a copy of the registration form, visit the AWFD website at www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd06/.


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