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Friday, December 16

Timber Wealth Management, Accounting, & Taxation Conference

The School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University (MSU) will present the Timber Wealth Management, Accounting and Taxation Conference January 23, 2006, at Pearl River Resort. The event's hours are 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Topics planned for discussion include "A Primer on the Sale, Purchase and Financing of Mississippi Timberland," "Woodlands Conservation Programs," "Casualty Losses on Timber and Other Current Tax Developments" and "Timber Pricing From the Ground Up." A sampling of presenters includes Powell "Gee" Ogletree Jr. and Jackie Walters Rozier, both of the Jackson law firm Adams and Reese, LLP; Alan Holditch, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Leland Speed, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority; and, Dr. Robert "Boo" Daniels, MSU Department of Forestry.

The conference will also include a breakfast, lunch, a panel discussion and a closing reception. Dress is business-casual.

The registration fee is $200 if received before January 9, 2006, and $225 after that date.

For more information, contact Tammy Prather at (662) 325-8029, or via e-mail at


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