News Release Distributed 02/09/12
ALEXANDRIA, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a forestry forum Feb. 23 at the evacuation shelter adjacent to the LSU-Alexandria campus.
The program will begin with registration at 8 a.m., and the last presentation will be at 2:30 p.m. A lunch will be included.
Topics will include updates on biofuels plants in Madison and Rapides parishes, a report on the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry firefighting program, oil and gas activity in central Louisiana, the West-Central Louisiana Ecosystem Partnership, water issues in the Red River Watershed, wild pigs, and other issues affecting Louisiana forestry.
Pre-registration is $25 before Feb. 17 and $40 after that date. Checks can be mailed to Robbie Hutchins, LSU AgCenter assistant area forestry agent, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302.
For more information, contact Hutchins at 318-767-3968 or by email.