The 27th annual Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum will be March 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Financial Plaza in Shreveport, La.

Sponsors are the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana Forestry Association, Northwest Louisiana Extension Forestry Advisory Committee and the Ark-La-Tex Ag Council.

Registration by March 14 is $20 and $25 thereafter. Lunch is included. Send the fee along with your name and address to Forestry Forum, P.O. Box 370, Benton, La. 71006.

Topics include a panel on “We Need a Mill in North Louisiana;” current economic factors by Mike Dunn, LSU AgCenter forest economist; biofuel potential on forestlands and helpful forestry websites by Mike Blazier, LSU AgCenter forester; and Louisiana’s forestry issues by Buck Vandersteen, director of the Louisiana Forestry Association.

For more information, contact Ricky Kilpatrick, LSU AgCenter area forestry agent, at (318) 965-2326 or