Free Timber Workshop

Posted: Sep 19, 2022, 12:48 PM

Timber expert Ricky Kilpatrick will share 10 timely tips to help timber producers navigate the current timber market and avoid potential problems during a free workshop scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 2206 Beckett Street in Bossier City.

Workshop activities are sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Trailblazer RC&D.

For more than 30 years, Kilpatrick served the people of this area through the LSU AgCenter Extension Service.

“Over the years of working with forest landowners in the region, there are some items that seem to ‘pop up’ time and time again,” said Kilpatrick. “Some are commonly encountered problems, some are unfavorable situations that could have been avoided with better planning and many are simply due to the economy and current market situations. Some are just ideas that might be helpful.”

On-site registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments. Interactive presentation begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 7:30 p.m.

Please pre-register to attend. Workshop registration is free, but since refreshments will be served, organizers need to know the number of persons planning to attend. To pre-register, or for more information, call or text (318) 237-8350 and leave your name and contact information plus the name/date of the event.

This workshop is provided by the partnership and support of Energy Transfer; Hunt Forest Products, LLC; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; Weyerhaeuser; Allstate Land & Timber Co., Inc. and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Also, Burnham Construction; Canfor Southern Pine; Louisiana Forestry Association; LSU AgCenter; Bossier Parish Police Jury; Bossier Parish Library; 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.