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Events for April 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
Apr02
Lafourche Parish Outdoor Adventure Day
4/2/2015  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thibodaux Louisiana

4-H'ers have the opportunity to be in an outdoor setting at a local fish pond where they can participate in casting, fish identification, compact tractor, wetlands, etc. and fish in the local pond afterwards.
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Contact: Naquin, Donna G.
Apr10
Central Louisiana Garden Expo
4/10/2015 - 4/11/2015  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria, 8100 Highway 71 South, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302

Information concerning gardening, landscaping and food safety will be presented by LSU AgCenter specialists. Vendors will be on site selling plants and merchandise related to gardening and landscaping.
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Contact: Sara R Shields
Apr16
Global AgHOUR - Animal Science, Biotechnology, Ecology, Aquaculture, Food Science, Nutrition, Row Crops and AgBusiness at MENDEL University, Czech Republic
4/16/2015  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Efferson #214

Meet upper administration from MENDEL and learn about structure, research and synergies in Animal Science, Biotechnology, Ecology, Aquaculture, Food Science and Nutrition, Row Crops and Ag Business presented by a five-member panel from MENDEL, led by President Ladislav Havel.
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Contact: Ivana Tregenza
Apr19
LA SARE Farm Tour
4/19/2015  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baton Rouge Area

Tour of the Port Hudson Pride area farms. Five farms featured in the tour: Luckett Farms (F&V), Louisiana Pride (small ruminants), Port Hudson Organics (F&V), McKowen Farm (small ruminants), and Feliciana's Best Creamery (dairy). Register Here:https://lasarefarmtourapril2015.eventbrite.com


Contact:
Savage, Ann E.
Apr21
USDA Grant Writing Workshop
4/21/2015  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70118

A grant writing workshop focused on the USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs. Workshop is funded through USDA AMSTA grant funds.
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Contact: Savage, Ann E.
Apr22
High Fence Deer Management Field Day
4/22/2015  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bob R. Jones - Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton, LA 70722

Topics include regulations, enforcement and inspections, herd health, nutrition, stocking rates and forages, reproductive and hemorrhagic disease transmission research, and vector control techniques.
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Contact: Glen T Gentry
Apr22
Wheat and Oat Field Day
4/22/2015  8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Macon Ridge Research Station, 212-A Macon Ridge Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295

The 2015 Wheat and Oat Field Day will be held at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro on April 22. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with field tours to follow. For more information contact Dr. Donnie Miller at 318-766-3769 or 318-614-4044.
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Contact: Miller, Donnie K.
Apr23
USDA Grant Writing Workshop
4/23/2015  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), 1118 3rd Street, Alexandria, LA 71301

A grant writing workshop focused on Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program grants. These workshops were funded through the USDA Ag Marketing Service Technical Assistance Grant.
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Contact: Savage, Ann E.
Apr25
Lafourche Parish 4-H Achievement Day
4/25/2015  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thibodaux High School, 1355 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux, LA 70301

The culmination of the entire 4-H year. 4-H'ers participate in identification contest, demonstrations, testing from project books, fashion review and idol on the bayou. Awards are given for top elementary 4-H'ers, top junior leaders, scholarships and overall club awards are given in the afternoon.
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Contact: Naquin, Donna G.
Apr28
Northeast Region Youth Field Day
4/28/2015  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sweet Potato Research Station, 130 Sweet Potato Road, Chase, LA 71324

The second annual Youth Field Day will be held on April 28, 2015, at the Chase Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase, Louisiana.
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Contact: Lucas-Powell, Lekeisha
Apr28
State 4-H Ambassador Contests
4/28/2015  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LSU Baton Rouge/Parker Coliseum/Nelson Memorial/MiniFarm

The 4-H Commodity Ambassador Program is designed for education and enhancement of 4-H club members. Each ambassador program will emphasize specific Louisiana agricultural commodities including egg, chicken, turkey and seafood.


Contact:
Lavergne, Theresia
Apr30
Global AgHOUR - USDA - Plant Biosecurity Challenges in a Global Agriculture Market
4/30/2015  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Effersoon Hall @212

William E. Spitzer, State Plant Health Director, USDA ASPHIS PPQ shares plant biosecurity challenges, including recent pest introduction into Louisiana, biocontrol, clearance and permits for export/import of agricultural products & GMO crops.


Contact:
Ivana Tregenza