AGRIBUSINESS: Forestry 101 for landowners workshop set for September 29 in Ruston

A free Forestry 101 for Landowners Workshop will be offered on September 29, 2020, at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex in Ruston, Louisiana, to provide information to forest landowners on how to make their woodlands healthier, more profitable, and sustainable. This workshop is hosted by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Trailblazer RC&D.

Featured topics include forest management, marketing, forestry consultants, tax considerations, timber sales and contacts, wildlife considerations, best management practices, USDA assistance, web soil survey, and more. Professional conservationists, foresters, and legal experts will offer the latest information on forest management and financial and technical assistance.

The workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, 161 Road Camp Road, Ruston, Louisiana, and concludes at 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided, so it is important to pre-register for this workshop. To pre-register or for more information on the workshop, call or text (318) 237-8350 and leave your name and contact information plus the name of the workshop.

Free registration for this workshop is made possible by the support of these partners and sponsors: ENABLE Midstream Partners; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; Allstate Land & Timber Co., Inc.; Burnham Construction; Drax Biomass; Origin Bank; Lincoln Parish Police Jury; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Trailblazer RC&D.

Trailblazer RC&D is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, coordination, partnership development, and technical assistance projects to encourage strong communities, sustainable agriculture, and a healthy environment.