Feb 6, 2012 9:34 AM by AP

Workshops in Ark & NW La about forestry & law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Foresters and forest landowners in Arkansas and Louisiana can learn how to manage their legal risks at any of three workshops this winter and spring.
Topics will include wildlife management, insurance, leasing contracts, landowner liability and agritourism, the LSU AgCenter said in a news release.
The first will be Feb. 24 at the Southwest Research & Extension Center, 362 Highway 174 North, Hope, Ark.; the second on March 16 at the Shreveport Holiday Inn, and the third on April 13 in Monticello, Ark.
Speakers will include Tamara Walkingstick of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center; Becky McPeake, with the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service; LSU AgCenter agritourism coordinator Dora Ann Hatch, and Rusty Rumley and Elizabeth Rumley, staff attorneys with the National Agricultural Law Center.
The meetings will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. A registration fee of $20 per person or $30 per couple will cover lunch.
For more information or to register, contact Rusty Rumley at 479-575-2636 or


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