Category: Tips & Strategies

This Week On The Land Show Brian Watts sits in with Jonathan Goode Lisa Beasley with The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham talks about the great things going on at their weekly farmers and artisans market. www.pepperplacemarket.com Jimmy Mitchell with Quail Forever talks habitat restoration and the good work their organization is doing to improve quail populations around the state. www.quailforever.org Daniel Hautamaki updates us on the clean-up operation of the Florida panhandle in our Timber Talk segment. www.selandgroup.com/agents/daniel-hautamaki Russ Walters shares Read more…

 This Week on the Land Show Chuck Sykes, Director of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, joins us to discuss the recent turkey hunting season, what is happening with wild hogs, and the new baiting bill.   www.outdooralabama.com Barry Estes, owner of Alabama Hog Control, comes on to talk about wild hog management and the thermal night hunts he guides across Alabama.   www.alabamahogcontrol.com Cooper Holmes, of Southeastern Land Group, discusses the process of Read more…

 On This Week’s Show Blake Hargroder, owner of Blake’s Crawfish, talks about those cajun-flavored crawdads that everyone wants to eat this time of year, and how they grow them on his farm in west Alabama. Russ Walters takes a break from planting their first peanuts of the year to give us the Farmland Report. www.selandgroup.com/agents/russ-walters Brian Watts pauses in the tall timbers to provide some insights in the Timber Talk segment Ben Elliott, with Alabama Ag Credit, talks about some Read more…

On this week’s show Dr. John McCall, Dean of Natural Sciences and Math at the University of West Alabama, joins us to discuss the donation of over 2000 acres of land along the Cahaba River and the great resources UWA provides landowners in dealing with invasive species.  www.uwa.edu Randall Upchurch shares about what is happening on his family farm and about a great poultry farm for sale in Cleburne County, AL. www.selandgroup.com/agents/randall-upchurch Taylor Hart with First South Farm Credit comes in studio Read more…

 On This Week’s Show Mike Ventry, of Accuplan Benefit Services, discusses using Self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) to purchase rural land. https://www.accuplan.net/ Randall Upchurch talks about different types of cattle and the areas suitable for them during our Farmland Report. www.selandgroup.com/agents/randall-upchurch Brian Watts shares about the benefits of using prescribed fire to manage timberland during Timber Talk. www.selandgroup.com/agents/brian-watts Dave and Johnny answer a listener question about the value a large creek adds to a property Tim Baker joins us Read more…

Dave Milton and Jonathan Goode answer a question from a listener this week on The Land Show. Listener, Anthony, asks Dave to discuss the process of Converting Timberland to Farmland. Key Takeaways from this discussion include: What types of soil make the best opportunity to convert timberland to farmland? What is the best process of removing stumps and preparing your new ground? What does it typically cost to convert land from timber to farmland? You can find the full interview Read more…

Narrator: It’s time for a new edition of The Land Show with Dave and Johnny. On the show today with the guys, Ryan Folk with LANDFLIP and LANDTHINK. George Mann, talking deer hunting. Bryan Watts with your Timber Talk segment. Randall Upchurch with your Farmland Report, and of course, the Wild Man himself, Tim Baker, with your wildlife update. So sit on back, relax, and enjoy a new edition of The Land Show with Dave and Johnny. Dave Milton: Hey, Read more…

The Wall Street Journal published an article last week that has caught the attention of many landowners or those who are considering making a timberland investment. This week I have been tagged by friends and followers in posts and comments on Facebook to ask my thoughts about it. The article is entitled “Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.” Ryan Dezember, the author of the article, makes some very insightful observations and reports on broad trends in the Read more…

Private land ownership is a privilege that, as percentages go, very few people in the whole history of the world have had the opportunity to enjoy. The United States was founded on the principle of private property ownership, and it is a right we still enjoy today. The reasons why people purchase land vary widely. In my experience, there is usually a combination of factors, and a shared ethos that drives the decision to acquire rural real estate. Below are Read more…

Alabama offers some of the best hunting and fishing anywhere in the nation. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy lots of time in the wild hunting water fowl, migratory birds, deer, turkeys, wild hogs, or fishing in our numerous rivers, lakes, streams, farm ponds, estuaries, and even the Gulf of Mexico. Our state offers a rich diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities. Because we have so many devotees to all things outdoors, Alabama has some great outdoor publications. Below is a list of a few of the Read more…