LOUISIANA FARMERS and agribusiness leaders will address ways to keep Louisiana's agriculture and forestry competitive at the 2005 AgOutlook Conference Jan. 12-13 in Baton Rouge, La.

The 2005 event will operate under the theme of “Keeping Louisiana's Agriculture and Forestry Competitive” and will be held at the Cook Conference Center and Hotel on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

The 2005 AgOutlook Conference will feature a variety of national and international experts in foreign trade, agricultural policy and commodity futures.

It will open with a reception from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Jan. 12, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the LSU campus and continue with a full day of educational sessions and discussions on Jan. 13.

Registration details, hotel information and directions are available on the Web at www.lsuagcenter.com/2005agoutlook. Additional information also may be obtained by phoning Jamie Segar at 225-578-0388 or e-mailing jsegar@agcenter.lsu.edu. Sponsors are the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.