The LSU AgCenter will host the 2009 Agricultural Outlook Conference Feb. 26 in Baton Rouge. The meeting will address current issues facing the state's farmers, agribusinesses and others under the theme “Keeping Louisiana's Agriculture Competitive.”

The program, to be held at the Lod Cook Conference Center, will feature national and regional experts discussing topics such as biofuels, commodity outlooks, economic trends, agricultural policy and the new farm law.

The conference, which begins with registration and a continental breakfast 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, USDA-Rural Development and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.