Forestry forum set for April 3 near Alexandria

Bruce Schultz  |  2/28/2019 4:40:17 PM

(02/28/19) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The LSU AgCenter central Louisiana forestry forum will be held April 3 at the State Evacuation Shelter, 6 miles south of Alexandria on U.S. Highway 71 adjacent to the LSUA campus.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and presentations begin at 9 a.m.

Topics to be covered will include federal cost-share programs for forest landowners, a wildlife update, forestry tax tips, wild fire protection and arson investigations. Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and Buck Vandersteen, Louisiana Forestry Association executive director, will talk about developments in forestry and general issues facing the timber industry.

Attending the event will provide six credit hours of continuing education from the Louisiana Forestry Association and the Louisiana Logging Council.

Registration before March 29 is $25 and $40 at the door. Checks can be made out to the LSU AgCenter and mailed to Robbie Hutchins, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302. For more information, contact Hutchins at 318-427-4424.

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