In November, the LSU AgCenter will hold four workshops for forest landowners and agricultural producers to help them identify opportunities in emerging markets for converting wood or agricultural crops into energy.

The workshops will include information on bioenergy and biofuel production options, potential economic effects of bioenergy in Louisiana, landowner and policy-maker perceptions of bioenergy markets and management issues for forests and cropland, according to an LSU news release.

The forest workshops are scheduled for Nov. 2 at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station in Hammond and Nov. 15 at the Dean Lee Research Station south of Alexandria. The sessions will provide information on potential opportunities for forest landowners interested in woody biomass obtained from thinning conventional forests, raising fast-growing trees for energy and collecting post-harvest residue for various energy products.

The agriculture workshops will be held Nov. 3 at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station in Crowley and Nov. 29 at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

Times for all workshops are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and limited to 120 attendees for each workshop. Registration for all workshops begins Oct. 3 and will continue until the maximum of 120 is reached.