Many plant oils, including tea tree oil, are antimicrobial but need to be mixed with water to offer benefit.
Homeschooling offers an alternative to public or private schools and is likely to increase across the U.S. and in Louisiana.
The latest issue of Louisiana Agriculture, the quarterly magazine published by the LSU AgCenter, includes articles on medical marijuana, the urban agriculture
Wenqing Xu serves as the LSU AgCenter food safety specialist and is an assistant professor in the LSU College of Agriculture.
Some of the toughest weeds to manage are those that spread vegetatively, such as bushkiller and torpedograss.
As outlined in Louisiana law, the growth, production and distribution of medical marijuana by the LSU AgCenter will be done according to stringent rules.
A new pest on crape myrtles, the crape myrtle bark scale, is spreading in Louisiana, but can be managed.
For nearly 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, referred to as EFNEP, has been addressing challenges such as obesity.
The recent popularity of the farm-to-table movement is bringing greater interest to the concept of community gardening.
Because Bacillus thuringiensis kills larvae of butterflies, moths and skippers (lepidopterans), care should be taken so that nontarget plants are not treated.
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens has been undergoing significant changes as it moves from a crops research station to a center for urban agriculture education.
The Botanic Gardens and Burden Horticulture Society have developed several annual events to provide both education and fun as well as raise money for programs.
Topics include tree planting, farmer worker protection rules, the Livestock Show, resistant starch and new rice herbicide.
Topics include Hemline for Hearts event, advent of the seersucker suit, and student trip to Greece to study food.
Southern corn rust is a disease that affects the Louisiana corn crop annually, but at different incidences and severity.
The Healthy Communities initiative uses a community participatory model to fight the obesity epidemic in Louisiana.
4-H enrollment is available and encouraged for homeschooled students.
Size matters when it comes to sugar crystals and the efficient processing of cane juice into refined sugar for human consumption.
Extending grazing through fall and winter reduces the amount of harvested forage needed to maintain cow performance and could reduce production costs.
Not only do the teens make improvements in their nutritional habits, they also grow as leaders.
Kenyan scientists visit, Award winners announced, Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health.
In 2004, the Overnight Chaperone Program was developed to educate adult volunteers about how to create safe and positive environments.
This issue features the 4-H program in Louisiana. It includes articles about 4-H programs on coastal and wetlands programs, national science day, and more.
Louisiana 4-H provides a place for youth to connect with both peers and adults in a safe and engaging environment that promotes a sense of belonging.
The 4-H program offers opportunities for youth to discover their inner passion through a diversity of high quality programs.
Selecting a career path is one of the most challenging decisions an adolescent makes.
The foundation of the 4-H youth development program is built on four essential elements: belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.
The Healthy YOUth Healthy Communities program, which is in three Shreveport neighborhoods, is designed to help participants sustain positive changes.
Many Louisiana 4-H’ers look forward to camping with their friends, both old and new, every summer.
For a young person interested in the 4-H shooting sports program, there is no shortage of opportunities.
Meeting brings minorities together, Ag Week spotlights ag on campus, and College participates in national initiative.
Maria Bampasidou never really dreamed of living and working in the United States.
Honey Brake, a hunting lodge in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently pledged $1 million to Louisiana 4-H to permanently fund educational trips and camps.
The concept of funds based on pri¬vate contributions to augment support of 4-H activities in Louisiana began in 1978.
Since its founding in 1880, Southern University has been deeply immersed in providing opportunities for Louisiana youth and has a long tradition with 4-H.
To meet the challenges of the future, it is imperative that youth and adults are aware of the role that agriculture plays in their everyday lives.
The Louisiana 4-H Museum opened in 2008 to commemorate the organization’s 100-year anniversary in the state.
Nearly 6,000 youth are involved in the 4-H shooting sports program, which is one of the newer programs offered by 4-H.
Marsh Maneuvers is part of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program which is funded by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
For nine years during National 4-H Week, the organization has dedicated one day to a lesson emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math or STEM.
Service projects provide youth with valu¬able learning opportunities.
Animal projects have been a staple of 4-H for almost as long as the organization has been in exis¬tence.
4-H’ers have the oppor¬tunity to shape their organization through youth leadership boards. Approximately 160 4-H’ers serve on these boards.
Since the Environmental Education Center opened in 2012, youngsters attending camp have benefited from new opportunities.
The adult obesity rate in Louisiana gives the 4-H Healthy Living Program motivation and urgency.
The unique symbiosis of school and club has opened opportunities to teach 4-H’ers about important environmental challenges.
Only in Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee are 4-H programs used in school systems.
Belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are the essential elements of this youth development program.
4-H is often called one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to youth development programs.