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Mothers Receive Books For Their Newborns
Little Bookshelf

(TV News, 12/24/07) The LSU AgCenter is helping parents prepare their children for success in school through a family literacy program called the Little Bookshelf. (Runtime: 1 minute, 39 seconds)

Conference on Atchafalaya River announced
(Distributed 12/22/07) The LSU AgCenter has announced a conference on the Atchafalaya on Jan. 10-11 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Baton Rouge.

‘Termite hunters’ hard at work in New Orleans
Chris Dunaway inspects for termites

(Distributed 12/22/07) Armed with flashlights and long, sharp probes, LSU AgCenter inspectors search for termites in homes and businesses in the historic New Orleans French Quarter. They crawl through attics and prowl every room in a building, poking at walls suspected of harboring termites and knocking on baseboards listening for hollow sounds that would indicate termites have eaten away the wood.

LSU AgCenter rice farming update meetings begin Jan. 8 in Welsh
(Distributed 12/21/07) Rice farmers can get up-to-date information in preparation for the 2008 crop at a series of four meetings being held across Southwest Louisiana, beginning Jan. 8 in Welsh, by the LSU AgCenter.

LSU AgCenter honors top faculty, staff with 2007 awards
(Distributed 12/21/07) The LSU AgCenter honored five individuals and two teams with its top awards for faculty members as well as two staff members for their outstanding service during its annual conference Dec. 17-18 in Baton Rouge.
2007 strong production year for Louisiana farmers
(Distributed 12/21/07) Large acreage shifts, high yields and good prices marked Louisiana agricultural production in 2007. Many acres shifted away from cotton and into corn. Wheat acres also rose. Overall, Louisiana farmers had a strong year, according to an LSU AgCenter economist Dr. Kurt Guidry.
St. Bernard has first home tour since hurricanes
(Distributed 12/20/07) On Dec. 13, residents returning to St. Bernard Parish enjoyed the first Christmas Tour of Homes since hurricanes devastated the area in 2005.
Louisiana sugar growers see sweet harvest
(Distributed 12/20/07) Louisiana farmers are approaching the end of a good sugarcane harvest, according to industry observers.
Wood recycling research gearing up at Calhoun Research Station
(Distributed 12/20/07) Two researchers have been added to the faculty at the LSU AgCenter’s Calhoun Research Station to develop environmentally friendly and economically viable products and methods to recycle decommissioned preservative-treated wood.
LSU AgCenter unveils new literacy program in St. Helena Parish
Little Bookshelf Program photo
(Distributed 12/17/07) The LSU AgCenter kicked off its Little Bookshelf program in St. Helena Parish at the parish health unit in Greensburg on Dec. 12.
Northeast Louisiana schools signing up for Ag Adventures
(Distributed 12/17/07) Ag Adventures, an educational experience in agriculture for fourth graders, will be held Jan. 28-29 at the Northeast District Livestock Show Barn and Civic Center, both in Delhi.
New year, new fad? No!
(Distributed 12/14/07) Don't start the New Year with the newest fad diet. Instead, choose a plan that helps you make healthy lifestyle changes, advises LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
Beating the odds on losing weight for the new year possible
(Distributed 12/14/07) A New Year’s resolution for many people is to lose weight. The increasing rate of overweight and obesity tells us this pledge hasn’t been working, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
Ag. Commissioner slated for Ag Expo forest landowner forum
(Distributed 12/13/07) Newly elected Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain will present his views and visions on Louisiana forestry at the Ag Expo Forest Landowner Forum.