Green industry workshop offered

Allen D. Owings  |  1/18/2008 10:21:52 PM

News Release Distributed 01/18/08

A risk management workshop for green industry professionals will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station in Hammond.

The theme of the workshop is, “Surviving Difficult Times – Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Nursery Business.” The program will include general risk management principles, business and financial management tools, marketing strategies and crop insurance, according to LSU AgCenter horticulture professor Dr. Allen Owings.

In addition, updated nursery production budgets from the AgCenter will be presented. Guest speakers will include Drs. John Haydu and Alan Hodges from the University of Florida, Charlie Hall from Texas A&M University and Dr. Laurence Crane from National Crop Insurance Services.

Interested attendees are asked to pre-register by Wednesday, Feb. 6, to enable a headcount for workshop materials and a complimentary lunch. Same-day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the program scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for green industry professionals to hear the latest on these important topics,” Owings said.

More detailed information is available from either Owings at (985) 543-4125 or AgCenter economics professor Roger Hinson at (225) 578-2753.

The workshop is a cooperative effort of the LSU AgCenter, the University of Florida, Texas A&M University, Nursery Crop Insurance Services and the USDA – Risk Management Agency.

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Contact: Allen Owings, (985) 543-4125 or aowings@agcenter.lsu.edu
Contact: Roger Hinson, (225) 578-2753 or rhinson@agcenter.lsu.edu
Editor: Mark Claesgens (225) 578-2939 or mclaesgens@agcenter.lsu.edu

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