2015 SW LA Forestry Association Annual Meeting & AgCenter Forestry Forum


2015 SW LA Forestry Association Annual Meeting & AgCenter Forestry Forum

Saturday March 14, 2015 

8:00 am to 1:30 pm

   Exhibition Hall Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds

506 West Drive, DeRidder, LA 70634

8:00 am      Sign In and Registration

8:30 am      Welcome – Dick Meaux & Keith Hawkins

                       Invocation —

                       Pledge of Allegiance – Shorty Crain

8:45 am      USDA NRCS Update – Corby Moore

 9:15 am      LDAF Update — TBA

 10:00 am    Break

 10:15 am    Feral Hog Control Update – Glen Gentry 

 11:00 am    Business Climate for Forestry in Louisiana — Shaun Tanger

 11:15 am    How the LA Forest Products Development Center Helps Forest Landowners – Todd Shupe

11:30 am    Issues Affecting Forestry in     Louisiana – C. A. “Buck” Vandersteen

12:00 pm   Questions and Evaluations and Door prizes

12:15 am    Lunch – provided


Mr. Dick Meaux – President – SW LA Forestry Association

Mr. George “Shorty” Crain – Treasurer – SW LA Forestry Association

Dr. Shaun Tanger – Forest Economist – LSU AgCenter   

Dr. Todd Shupe – Professor – Louisiana                    Forest Products Development Center.                

Dr. Glen Gentry – Assistant Professor – LSU AgCenter

Mr. Corby Moore – District Conservationist – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

 Mr. Buck Vandersteen – Executive Director –

Louisiana Forestry Association

For more information, contact Keith Hawkins, SW Extension Forester, at 337-463-7006, khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu .

Registration Form

The registration fee is $25 per family. A family is a husband and wife and dependents. Deadline to register is Monday, March 9.

 Detach and mail form to:

Keith Hawkins, LSU AgCenter

PO Box 609

DeRidder, LA 70634

 Make checks payable to: SW LA Forestry Association.








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It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.

 If you have a disability which requires special assistance in this program contact Keith Hawkins at (337) 463-7006 at least 3 days prior to this event.

 Directions to Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder, LA:

 From Lake Charles:

  • North on Highway 171.
  • West on West Drive.
  • Exhibition Hall on north side of the street.


  • From Alexandria:
  • West on Highway 28
  • South on Highway 171.
  • West on West Drive.
  • Exhibition Hall on north side of the street.

Upcoming Events

 Beauregard Parish Private Pesticide Applicator RECERTIFICATION Training. Mon. Mar. 30th, 1 pm & 7 pm, War Mem. Civic Center, DeRidder, LA

International Forest Company Tour. Sat., Mar. 28, 9 AM until 12 noon, 23194 Hwy 111, Evans, LA

FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, Sat. Apr. 11th, 9 AM – 12 Noon, War Mem. Civic Center

Prescribed Burning Workshop. Thur. (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Sat. (8 AM – 12 Noon), May 7, 8 & 9, War Mem. Civic Center.


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