Forestry forum set for March 11 in Shreveport

Mary Ann Van Osdell, Kilpatrick, Ricky L.

News Release Distributed 02/26/10

The 26th annual Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum will be held Thursday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Financial Plaza in Shreveport.

The program will include presentations on surviving the wood products depression by Matthew Pelkki, of the University of Arkansas; landowner water issues by Bill Branch, of the Sparta Ground Water Commission; tax update by Paul Spillers, tax attorney; Ark-La-Tex forestry issues by Buck Vandersteen, of the Louisiana Forestry Association; and a national perspective of the timber market by Bill Hubbard, of the University of Georgia.

Sponsors are the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana Forestry Association, Northwest Louisiana Extension Forestry Advisory Committee and the Ark-La-Tex Ag Council.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $20 before March 8 and $25 after.

The fee, along with the registrant’s name and address, can be mailed to Forestry Forum, P. O. Box 370, Benton, La. 71006-0370.

More information is available from Ricky Kilpatrick, LSU AgCenter area forestry agent, at 318-965-2326.

Mary Ann Van Osdell

1/4/2011 1:14:32 AM
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