(03/02/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU AgCenter forestry economist Shaun Tanger received a Southern Regional Extension Forest Resources Award for Excellence. Awards were announced at the Southern Region Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Coordinators meeting held January 20-21 in Athens, Georgia.
Tanger’s award was for his forestry market blog, Stumpage Speak, which details price reports, market trend analysis and the economic outlook for the forestry industry.
“Many landowners, foresters and forestry groups use it to get market information,” Tanger said of his blog.
Tanger has been writing his blog for nearly two years, and he said landowners often use it as a benchmark for negotiating prices.
Southern Region Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Coordinators gave out 18 awards to 68 individuals from seven states. Innovation, ability to show impact and ability to be replicated are among the criteria for these awards.
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