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Newsroom: 2009

Vlosky Named to Endowed Professorship  
(Louisiana Forest Products Development Center,December 22, 2009)

Dr. Rich Vlosky, professor of forest products marketing and director of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, has been named to the Crosby Land and Resources, L.L.C. Professorship in Forest Sector Business Development. Continuing a commitment to those institutions that provide education, research and outreach to those in the forest community, Crosby Land and Resources, L.L.C. of Mandeville, La., is pleased to announce the establishment of an endowed professorship in support of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center. The center, which is in the LSU AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources, provides assistance to individuals and companies seeking not only to improve their forestry practices, but also potential new economic opportunities through development of their forest resources. Crosby Land and Resources is the largest family-owned, non-industrial, private timberland company in Louisiana and one of the largest in the South. Operating in Louisiana for the past 65 years and with more than 100 years of family involvement in forestry related enterprises in both Louisiana and Mississippi, it continues today to provide forest resources for one of our state’s largest and most important industries. A fourth-generation family business, it is owned by the Robert H. Crosby Jr., Margaret Crosby Cox, Thomas L. Crosby, Richard C. Crosby and Mary Crosby McDuff families. “Through the LFPDC, we continue to support the LSU Ag Center and the School of Renewable Natural Resources in their efforts to offer assistance to Louisiana forest landowners.” said Robert Crosby.  

CNREP Member Heads West African Data Collection Efforts
(August 25, 2009)

Dr. Hamady Diop, a CNREP cooperator and faculty member at Southern University in Baton Rouge, has been appointed Director of Research and Information Systems for the West Africa Subregional Commission of Fisheries. Headquartered out of Dakar, Senegal, Dr. Diop will be responsible for a seven nation effort aimed at standardizing the data collection systems and analyses for the marine fisheries off of the coast of West Africa. A graduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Louisiana State University, Dr. Diop will remain an active participant in CNREP.

Dr. Matthew Freeman Joins CNREP as a Postdoctoral Researcher
(August 15, 2009)

Matthew Freeman, who recently earned a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island and a BSES in Environmental Economics and Management from the University of Georgia, has joined CNREP to participate in research efforts aimed at assessing the socioeconomic condition of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries. Dr. Freeman, a native of coastal South Carolina, has previously worked in the areas of fisheries economics, experimental economics, and regulatory policy.

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