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The Louisiana Forestry Association Annual meeting

The Louisiana Forestry Association, the state's principal support group for the forest industry, announces its annual convention in Shreveport, August 28-30, at Sam's Town Hotel and Casino in Shreveport. Themed as " Forestry - Valued Past, Exciting Future," the meeting annually draws attendance from across the entire industry from landowners, professional foresters, loggers, landowners, forest products manufacturers, equipment and supply sales organizations, and others whose interests include forestry. Beginning with a day-long program of enertainment events, including a golf tournament, clay shoot, and evening social, exhibitors for products and services will set up their wares in thed convention area.
Wednesdays progrm opens with a sponsored breakfast, and a meeting of consulting foresters, with the general business sessikon at 9 a.m. Speakers for the Wednesday meeting include Dr. Brooks Mendell, president and CEO of Forisk, a forest research and informtion firm.  Rawley L. Webber, project maager for the Business Development Group of Loiuisiana Economic Development, and Richie LeBlanc, CEO of Hunt Forest Products in Ruston, will make presentations. The Louisiana Logging Council seminar on Wednesday will include presntations by Guy Cormier, Louisiana Police Jury Association director forlegidlative and governmental affairs, Johnny Thompson, owner of Landmark Spatial Solutions, on use of drones, and Shaun Tnger, LSU assistant professor and forest economist, with Dr. Eric Taylor, and Dr.M ike Blazier, on land aggregator application s for small landowners.
The complete program is available on the LFA website,

Field Day

• Mangham, La.
A wide range of topics involving cattle will be presented at the LSU AgCenter northeast Louisiana beef and forage field day on
Sept. 20 at the Goldmine Plantation in Richland Parish. The event starts at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. A lunch will be provided.
The agenda includes presentations on: - Selection and management of clovers.
- Safe deworming and vaccination practices for bred cows.
- Managing nutrition in fall transition.

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