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Linda Benedict  |  9/4/2009 1:51:38 AM

LSU AgCenter Master Horseman program serves as national model
What do a police officer, an Olympian and a fighter pilot have in common? They’re all master horsemen and gathered at Farr Horse Park in Baton Rouge for a three-hour session in March 2009 – the last of their eight-class course in horse training. Diverse groups like this have been successfully completing the LSU AgCenter’s Master Horseman program since 2001.

Congressmen learn about biofuels research in visit to Sugar Research Station
More than a dozen LSU AgCenter scientists met with two members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Aug. 12 to describe their research to identify appropriate plants as sources of feedstocks to produce biofuels, as well as the technology to convert the plants into ethanol or biodiesel.

McMillin receives national meat science award
Ken McMillin, professor of animal sciences and food science at the LSU AgCenter and at LSU, has been awarded the 2009 American Meat Science Association Signal Service Award. This award recognizes members for devoted service and lasting contributions to the meat industry.

Department of Agricultural Chemistry helps keep food safe
From poultry feed to pesticides and from fertilizer to food, the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, which is a joint effort between the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, provides analytical support for regulatory activities, research and agricultural extension work, according to Mark LeBlanc, director.


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