Whether it is biofuels plants, oil and gas activity or wild pigs, the LSU AgCenter is offering a forum to talk about all these in February 23rd in Alexandria.
The topics will center on a variety of topics important to the forestry indrustry including the West-Central Louisiana Ecosystem Partnership, the intrusion of wild pigs, water issues in the Red River Watershed, including updates on biofuels plants in Madison and Rapides parishes along with the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry's firefighting program.  Program moderators say all other issues that affect the industry will also be discussed.
Pre-registration would save you some money as fees at this time are just $25 dollars until February 17th, but will increase after that time to $40 dollars.  Checks can be mailed to Robbie Hutchins, the LSU AgCenter assistant area forestry agent, 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria, LA 71302.  Registration will start at 8 a.m. at the evacuation shelter next to the LSU-Alexandria Campus.  For more information you can contact Hutchins by email at rhutchins@agcenter.lsu.edu or by phone at 318-767-3968.