LSU AgCenter Hosts Small Forest Landowner Workshop

Ricky Kilpatrick, Coolman, Denise  |  4/19/2005 10:29:03 PM

News Release Distributed 08/20/04 

SHREVEPORT – "Money Does Grow On Trees!"

At least that’s the basic message to be presented at an LSU AgCenter workshop designed to help forest landowners determine if they are missing out on great opportunities.

The Small Forest Landowner Workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the LSU AgCenter’s Caddo Parish Extension Office, located at 2408 E. 70th St. in Shreveport.

Ricky Kilpatrick, an LSU AgCenter forestry agent, said the workshop will provide forest landowners with information on how they can profit from their timber crops.

"We will have a discussion about ownership issues, such as wills, clear title and contracts, with information presented by a local attorney," Kilpatrick said. "I will discuss forestland values, and some landowners will give their personal stories on issues such as things to avoid, what to look out for, tips of the trade and so forth.

"In addition, we will discuss timber theft – how to avoid it, what to do in case of a theft and so on – with information presented by a Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry enforcement officer."

Information on technical assistance and cost-sharing programs for forest landowners also will be available at the workshop.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but advance registration is requested, because space is limited and a headcount is needed for lunch, Kilpatrick said.

For information or to register, call (318) 965-2326 by Sept. 8.

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Contact: Ricky Kilpatrick at (318) 965-2326 or rkilpatrick@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: A. Denise Coolman at (318) 644-5865 or dcoolman@agcenter.lsu.edu

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