Farm Bureau gives $4,000 to Master Farmer Program

Linda Benedict  |  1/30/2010 3:05:21 AM

The LSU AgCenter’s Master Farmer Program received a $4,000 check from the Louisiana Farm Bureau during the bureau’s annual conference in July 2005. Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson made the presentation to Carrie Mendoza, coordinator. He said the program “is one of the most important out there for farmers. Its success will depend on producer involvement and we want to make sure as many farmers as possible have access to the program.” The Master Farmer Program was established four years ago as a way to help farmers learn to reduce runoff into Louisiana’s waterways and improve water quality. To become a Master Farmer, participants must successfully complete the program’s three phases—training, visiting a model farm and developing a conservation plan. For more information about the program contact Mendoza at (225) 578-2906, or cmendoza@agcenter.lsu.edu.


Linda Foster Benedict

(This article was published in the summer 2005 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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