Upcoming Forestry Extension Events (January and February)

Shaun Tanger  |  1/16/2018 4:54:20 PM

Ag Expo Forestry Forum, Monroe, LA January 16th, 2018 (see flyer for details)

Louisiana Society of American Foresters Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA January 29th- 31st (see meeting mail out attachment for details)

Timber Tax Workshop, Ruston, LA February 9th, 2018 (see flyer for workshop details)

Beauregard Parish Private Pesticide Applicator RE-CERTIFICATION Training

Tuesday, January 30th, 1 pm and 7 pm, Sheriff’s Training Center, 412 Bolivar Bishop Drive, DeRidder, LA

If your applicator’s license will be expiring after March 31st, 2017, then you need to attend recertification training. The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will hold two applicator training classes at the War Memorial Civic Center, DeRidder La at 1:00 PM OR 7:00 PM. This is only for those folks who need to RECERTIFY, and cost is $40.

TWO CHECKS WILL BE NECESSARY; $15 for instruction by LSU AgCenter & $25 for license by LDAF. For more information, contact Keith Hawkins at 337-463-7006 or email at khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu.

SW LA Forestry Association Annual Meeting and Forestry Forum,

Saturday, February 24, 8 am - 12 Noon, War Memorial Civic Center,

250 West 7th Street, DeRidder, LA 70634

The LSU AgCenter and SW LA Forestry Association will be presenting programs to help forest landowners and professional foresters with managing their forests more profitably.

Mr. Buck Vandersteen, Executive Director of the LA Forestry Association, will talk about the State of LA Forester. Mr. Rick Williams, USDA-NRCS Forester, will describe the forestry programs to help forester landowners. Mr. Rodney McKay, a program forester with the National Wild Turkey Federation, will present the benefits of using prescribed fire as a management tool. Mr. George Giltner, a Tree Farmer, will share his knowledge of beneficial fungi and how it improves soil productivity. Mr. Adam Malcom of the USDA-NRCS will have a program about improving pollinator habitat.

The cost is $25 per household comprised of a husband, wife and dependent children. The cost also includes annual membership dues and entitles members to attend other workshops at no charge.

For more information, please contact Keith Hawkins, County Agent, 337-463-7006. Also, you may also obtain regular forestry and wildlife updates by sending your request by email to khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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