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Louisiana Forestry Association meeting

The Louisiana Forestry Association announces its 70th annual convention August 29-31, At the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. Events begin on Tuesday, August 29, with a golf tournament, a clay shoot, and other mostly social events. Registgration for the main business sessions opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at the convention hotel foyer.
Presenters for the Wednesday morning program are:
- Candice Nichol, an associate with Michael Gree4n Architecture in Vancouver, British Columbia, discussing "Timber buildings, and what's ahead."
-Eric Gee, director of EXPO, Lumber Products and Resources for Southern Forest Products Association in Metairie, discussing "Marketing our Southern pine timber."
- James Prather, partner with Galloway Johnson, discussing "The rising cost of truck insurance."
Other events scheduled during the day are First South Farm Credit Bloody Mary Social; International Paper Co. Membership luncheon; Board of Directors meeting; Louisiana Logging Council seminar on truck registration; Landowners meeting, with presentation on forest genetics by Patrick Cumbie with Arborgen.
Association of Consulting Foresters Friends of Forestry Social; Drax Biomass Inc. Fun Night.
On Thursday, Morrow Land Group hosts a breakfast with new LFA officers introducerd. Loren Scott, an economist, will discuss Louisiana's economic future.

Feliciana Wildlife Expo

Clinton LA
A daylong event featuring wildlife presentations and demonstrations will be held on
Sept. 16 near Clinton.
The LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, located at 4419 Idlewild Road, will host the inaugural Feliciana Wildlife Expo. The AgCenter, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Bob R. Jones Wildlife Research Institute and the East Feliciana Tourist Commission are organizing the event.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., speakers will discuss a range of topics, including food plots, deer diseases, deer netting, feral hog toxicants, butchering techniques, Louisiana snakes and 4-H shooting sports programs. A big buck contest also will be held.
A 7 a.m. nature walk will precede the expo. Those interested should gather at the station's south entrance at 13831 Gross Road beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Admission to the expo is free. Food will be available for purchase, and transportation between activities throughout the day will be provided
Public parking will be available at the entrances on Idlewild Road and Gross Road.
More information is available by calling the research station at 225-683-5848, online at

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