Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Forestry Forum in West Monroe, January 15th

Presented with Ag Expo

Friday, January 15, 2016
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

West Monroe Convention Center
901 Ridge Ave.
West Monroe, LA 71291

REGISTRATION 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

8:25am             Welcome – Luke Stamper, Extension Associate, LSU AgCenter, Catahoula Parish

8:30am             2016 Forestry Market Outlook – Dr. Shaun Tanger, Agriculture Economics, LSU AgCenter

9:00am             Benefits of a Consulting Forester – Steve Templin, Consulting Forester, Templin Forestry LLC

9:30am             Tax Saving Topics for Timberland Owners – Paul D. Spillers, Board Certified Tax Attorney

10:10am           BREAK

10:25am           Drax Biomass Russell L. Hatcher, Certified Forester, Fiber Procurement Manager, Morehouse Bioenergy, LLC

10:55am           UAV’s for Forest Applications – Wesley Palmer, GIS Program Coordinator, School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University

11:30am           Buck Vandersteen, Director of Louisiana Forestry Association

11:45am           Recreational Enterprise Potential on your Land - Daryl Jones, Natural Resource Enterprises Program Coordinator, MSU Extension Service & Dora Ann Hatch, Agritourism Coordinator, LSU AgCenter

12:00pm           ADJOURN

The Northeast Forestry Forum qualifies for 4 CLE credit hours for the Louisiana Logging Council.

The Northeast Forestry Forum qualifies for CFE contact hours for the Society of American Foresters.

For Registration Details Please Call:
            Catahoula Parish Extension Office at 318-744-5442 or

Luke Stamper at 318-805-8819 or by email at

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