- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter will offer a central Louisiana forestry forum on Feb. 25.

The Town Talk reported (https://townta.lk/1g1QUKX) sessions will be in the state evacuation shelter at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Station next to the campus of Louisiana State University-Alexandria campus.

Registration will be at 8 a.m. The program will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch.

The fee is $25 per person for anyone who pre-register by Feb. 21. The fee is $40 per person for registration after Feb. 21. Lunch is included.

Checks can be mailed to Robbie Hutchins, LSU AgCenter forestry agent, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302.

Topics to be covered include the future of AgCenter forestry extension work, the biomass industry in Louisiana, estate planning, the status of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s firefighting capabilities and other issues facing the forestry industry.

More information is available by contacting Hutchins at 318-767-3968.

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