LSU AgCenter Offering Forestry Forums

Johnny Morgan, Chaney, John A., Chandler, Brian R., Crain, John Barry, Kilpatrick, Ricky L.  |  1/26/2006 4:25:02 AM

News Release Distributed 01/25/06

The LSU AgCenter will offer forestry forums across the state over the next few weeks to help those in the industry keep up with the latest technological advances, tax issues and other vital information.

One of the major topics – particularly for those in the southern portion of the state – will be information on dealing with damage caused by this summer’s hurricanes.

The forums will be held Jan. 31 at Woodworth, Feb. 3 in Hammond and March 9 in Shreveport.

Topics for each of the forums are tailored to landowners and forestry professionals in that area. Some of the topics that will be covered during the forums include estate planning, tax issues, oil leases, timber recovery, forest management after a hurricane and the outlook for the industry. Professional speakers will address the issues at each forum.

Interested individuals can register, obtain programs and ask questions about the individual forums by contacting the LSU AgCenter foresters planning the educational programs:

–The Cenla Forestry Forum will be held Jan. 31 at the Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center near Woodworth. The registration fee is $30. For more information, contact LSU AgCenter forester Barry Crain at (318) 473-3968 or bcrain@agcenter.lsu.edu.

–The Florida Parish Forestry Forum will be held Feb. 3 at the University Center on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus in Hammond. The registration fee also is $30 for that forum. For more information. contact Brian Chandler at (225) 683-3101 or bchandler@agcenter.lsu.edu.

–The Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum will be held March 9 at the Holiday Inn Financial Plaza in Shreveport. The registration fee is $17 if received by March 3 and $22 if received later. For more information, contact Ricky Kilpatrick at (318) 965-2326 rkilpatrick@agcenter.lsu.edu.

For additional information on forestry and other topics related to agriculture, natural resources, family life, 4-H youth programs and much more, contact one of the parish offices of the LSU AgCenter or visit www.lsuagcenter.com.

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Contacts:
Brian Chandler at (225) 683-3101 or bchandler@agcenter.lsu.edu
Barry Crain at (318) 767-3968 or bcrain@agcenter.lsu.edu
Ricky Kilpatrick at (318) 965-2326 or rkilpatrick@agcenter.lsu.edu Writers:
John Chaney at (318) 473-6589 or jchaney@agcenter.lsu.edu
Johnny Morgan at (225) 281-0814 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu

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